Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Broken Bow: Part I 

Enterprise, Earth's first Warp 5 vessel, embarks on a dangerous first mission: bringing back a chased Klingon to his home world of Qo'noS.


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 ... Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
John Fleck ... Silik
Melinda Clarke ... Suliban Sarin
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister ... Klaang (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
Vaughn Armstrong ... Admiral Maxwell Forrest
Jim Beaver ... Admiral Daniel Leonard
Mark Moses ... Henry Archer
Gary Graham ... Ambassador Soval
Thomas Kopache ... Vulcan Attaché Tos


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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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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Did You Know?


Up to this series, the pilot of each Star Trek series after the first included a cameo of a character from the previous one. However, because "Enterprise" takes place 100 years before Star Trek: The Original Series (1966), the cameo was not of a series character, but of Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell), who appeared in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) and in Star Trek: The Original Series: Metamorphosis (1967) portrayed by Glenn Corbett. See more »


Shortly after departure, Captain Archer states they will arrive at Kronos is ~80 hours. He later states they are traveling at 30 million km/s. That is 100x the speed of light, which means they would be traveling at just above warp 4.6, though he was likely stating an approximation, and they were actually traveling slightly slower. However, even at 30 million km/s, they would only travel ~0.91 light-years in 80 hours, which wouldn't even get them to our nearest star, Alpha Centauri (4.367 light-years away). It would take 16 days just to get there at that speed. See more »


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


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Off to a good start
4 October 2001 | by starlight-1See all my reviews

The latest Star Trek gives all hope for the future of television. In light of what has been happening in the USA the last few weeks, Trek can have a unique ability to inspire. This series tries to do that right from the start. Departing from the typical Trek opening of ships flying, they've grounded the scifi story in ideas we see around us today then finish off with their ideas of the future set to the beat of a "I can touch the stars" opening theme. I was not so impressed by the story line in Broken Bow as we're never quite sure what the "Temporal Cold War" is all about and other loose ends. But, I think part of the idea of this series is that everything is supposed to be going by so fast for these characters that they can hardly keep up with it all. Kind of a wild carnival ride where you know you missed some things but you get off thinking "wow, let's do that again!" Scott Bakula has a terrific ability to bring a thoughtfull presence to the hectic environment and the script in the first episode uses him effectively. While you do get the sense that everyone is still looking for their "space legs" concerning their characters as everyone has superficial emotions, there was a sweetness to the Braga/Berman script and some considered moments built on well-done special effects. These are the moments that make the show seem real and allow you to feel that you can put yourself in the place of the characters and think "maybe, some day, that could be me (God, I hope it is!) " which is really what this series is all about and why it's so popular.

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