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Andorian escape pod

Andorian escape pod (2153)

An Andorian escape pod was a type of emergency vessel-escape vehicle used by the Andorian Imperial Guard in their vessels during the 22nd century, particularly in Andorian battle cruisers.

In 2153, Commander Thy'lek Shran took the Kumari to assist Captain Jonathan Archer and Enterprise NX-01 in the Delphic Expanse. He briefly needed to kidnap the captain in a scheme to capture the Xindi weapon, and later left him adrift in one of the Kumari's escape pods, which was equipped with a navigation beacon. (ENT: "Proving Ground")

Whether the escape pod was released in space, or kept aboard (similar to the Suliban cell ship from ENT: "The Communicator") was not explored.

Later, in 2154, when the Kumari was destroyed by a Romulan drone ship imitating a Tellarite cruiser, nineteen crewmen were able to escape alive, though many injured, in escape pods that Enterprise later rescued. (ENT: "Babel One")

In the final draft script of "Proving Ground", this type of escape pod was described as "tiny".

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