A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
Enterprise is hit with a rather intense anomaly. Refusing to leave an injured T'Pol behind, Archer is struck by the anomaly, leaving his brain infected with parasites, preventing him from making any ...
The year is 2151. Earth has spent the last 88 years since learning how to travel faster than the speed of light studying under the wisdom of their alien ally called the 'Vulcans'. Now, the first crew of human explorers sets out into deep space on a ship called the 'Enterprise' to see what is beyond our solar system.
Because the show is one hundred years before Kirk, some old technology reappears, including flip-open communicators, manual sliders on the transporter and the science station viewfinder. Most of the sound effects for the Enterprise come from the original Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), including all the bridge sounds, doors, communicator chirps and most of the panel sounds. Instead of shields, the Enterprise has polarized hull plating, emergency bulkheads in the place of forcefields, a grappler in absence of a tractor beam, and instead of hand-held phasers, the crew is introduced to phase pistols. There are no photon torpedoes, but simply torpedoes (until the start of season three). The transporter has only recently been approved for transporting bio-matter (people), and no one on the crew trusts it. The ship has four docking doors for shuttlepods. The design of 22nd-century Enterprise NX-01 bears a striking resemblance to the 24th century Akira Class starship, first introduced in Star Trek: First Contact (1996). Enterprise carries a designation of NX-01 which, according to established canon, indicates a prototype starship. It also indicates the first Starfleet starship to use this naming convention. Enterprise is the first Starfleet vessel to use the new warp 5 engine developed by Zefram Cochrane and Jonathan Archer's father, Henry. See more »
The phrase "Temporal Cold War" is used in several episodes, but a "cold war" is a non-shooting standoff, there are no hostile engagements. This is not a cold war since there are hostile engagements. This is a "temporal war." See more »
Before the opening credits of Star Trek: Enterprise: Stigma (2003) (original air date 5 February 2003) a tribute to the crew of the space shuttle Columbia (deceased 1 February 2003) states "To the crew of the space shuttle Columbia, you continue to be our inspiration." See more »
The Season 1 DVD release in May 2005 included several minutes of deleted scenes for several episodes. Most of these were obvious trims for time or pacing, but a couple of more substantial cuts are also included, such as a scene from "Two Days Two Nights" showing how Archer arranged for his crew to take shore leave on Risa (including a line of dialogue from T'Pol that foreshadows the following season's episode "The Seventh"). See more »
I just finished binge watching all 4 seasons and i am happy to say i thoroughly enjoyed myself.
I do remember seeing a few episodes when i was younger but i didnt pay much attention. I do agree with others when they say this show was a victim of its time. There was so many other shows on at the time it just got lost. I liked all the characters. I enjoyed most of the story lines. I would say 90% of the episodes are great. You always have some fillers in any tv show. One thing i did hate was not the original theme song but when they changed it. It was terrible and was really distracting. Many didnt like the original theme song but i thought it gave the show its own personality. Anyway i enjoyed. The show should of been at least 6 seasons. I just hope the actors know what a wonderful show they made and not remember all the idiot critics comments that plagued this show. I dont know why people listen to critics
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