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
Tom Lister Jr. ... 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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During filming of this episode veteran Star Trek actors Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes visited Scott Bakula on the set to give him advice about what to expect while working on the series. See more »


In the opening shot of Kronos, the CG figure walking by the base of the bridge with a sword-like object in their hand can be seen to "ascend" one step before it actually reaches the area with the steps leading up to the bridge. See more »


[first lines]
Young Archer: "Where no man has gone before."
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Archer's Theme
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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What I missed about Star Trek
31 October 2001 | by laurelp52See all my reviews

Star Trek was exploration, new planets, cultures etc. All the ones that came after there was any "unknown" it was all politics and racism just the way we live now. Yes! And also, I loved Quantum Leap and Scott Bakula. He really makes "Enterprise" and I love the twist of being "before" the perfection of Star Trek, sometimes "beam me up", doesn't work! I always hate the way some people live to "bad mouth" anything and everyone. We see them for the small people they are.

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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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