Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Broken Bow 

Archer learns from the Suliban Sarin that Klaang was carrying a message to the Klingons to prevent civil war within the Klingon Empire. Sarin urges Archer to find him.


James L. Conway


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Cmdr. T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lt. Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
John Fleck ... Silik
Melinda Clarke ... Suliban Sarin
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Klaang (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Vaughn Armstrong ... Adm. Maxwell Forrest
Jim Beaver ... Adm. Daniel Leonard
Mark Moses ... Henry Archer
Gary Graham ... Ambassador Soval
Byron Thames ... Crewman


In the mid-22nd century, the Earth ship Enterprise is launched under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer. When the crew rescues an alien from a crashed spaceship, Earth gets its first look at the alien's race - the Klingons. Archer and his crew must walk a fine line as they attempt to communicate with the Klingon pilot, whose language is completely unknown, and whose homeworld wants him back. Is this the beginning of friendship...or interstellar war? Written by Brian Barjenbruch

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The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series. See more »


In the early scene at the medical bay, Captain Archer says that the Vulcans have been holding Star Fleet back for 100 years. However, this takes place in 2151, and the first warp flight was in 2063, only 88 years ago. The Vulcans never made contact 10 years in advance of the first warp flight because it was against their rules. See more »


[first lines]
Young Archer: "Where no man has gone before."
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Referenced in Star Trek: Enterprise: Detained (2002) See more »


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Gene Roddenberry Would Be Proud
12 June 2004 | by Leon_WallsSee all my reviews

"Broken Bow" takes us back to where it all began. Set 150 years in our future and 100 years before Kirk, Spock and McCoy. This installment of the "Star Trek" franchise, is in my opinion the first series since "TOS" to recapture the feelings of wonder, danger and excitement of "Going Where No Man Has Gone Before". Scott Bakula is perfectly cast as Jonathan Archer, the first Captain of the first "Star Ship Enterprise". He and the entire cast truly show a true reverence for the Star Trek legacy. John Billingsley is Brilliant as the alien Dr. Phlox, and Jolene Blalock is totally luscious as the tempting but logical Vulcan science officer T'Pol. Broken Bow is in my opinion the best premier episode of any of the Treks, and I believe Gene Roddenberry would surely be proud.

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English | Klingon

Release Date:

26 September 2001 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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