Star Trek: Enterprise: Season 1, Episode 1

Broken Bow: Part 1 (26 Sep. 2001)
"Enterprise" Broken Bow: Part 1 (original title)

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Enterprise, Earths first vessel capable of exploring the universe, is to embark on a dangerous first mission: bringing back a chased Klingon to his home world.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Klaang (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
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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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In the Star Trek chronology, this is the first episode of all six TV series. See more »


In ST:DS9, it's made clear that entering warp within a star system can lead to disastrous consequences, and it therefore takes 3 hours to travel between the station and Bajor by shuttlecraft. In the DS9 episode "By Inferno's Light" and in "ST: The Motion Picture," warp was engaged within a star system (Bajor's and Earth's, respectively) at great risk. Yet in this episode they go to warp without any concern, starting at warp 4 and up to 4.5 as soon as they "clear Jupiter." See more »


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The Foolish Mission
18 October 2007 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In 2151, in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, a farmer shoots the Klingon Klaang with his plasma rifle after the explosion of a methane store in his farm and the Klingon is sent to the Starfleet Hospital. The Vulcan ambassador Soval proposes to unplug the life support system and bring the corpse of Klaang to his warrior empire in planet Kronos with honor. However, Captain Jonathan Archer proposes to go with the Enterprise in her first voyage and bring back Klaang alive to his home planet. Jonathan invites Ensign Hoshi Sato and Dr. Phlox, who is treating Klaang, to complete his crew, and the Vulcan Sub-Commander T'Pol is assigned to participate in the dangerous first mission of Enterprise. When the equipment of the starship is shut-down, Klaang is kidnapped by Sulibans after a shooting in the hospital. After the autopsy of the Suliban killed in the shooting, Captain Archer is informed by Dr. Phlox that the alien was actually a mutant, altered in a sophisticated genetic engineering process. T'Pol modifies the sensors of the Enterprise to track the Suliban spacecraft until she reaches planet Riger X. They investigate and disclose that Klaang was a courier, bringing an important message about the Temporal Cold War from the Suliban Sarin to the leaders of the Klingons in Kronos.

In spite of being a huge fan of Star Trek, I have not followed the episodes of "Enterprise" on cable television. I have decided to buy the DVD box of the First Season and this first episode surprised me. The adventure of the first Enterprise, Captain Jonathan Archer, the gorgeous T'Pol, Reed, Mayweather, Dr. Phlox, Hoshi and Trip is excellent, at least in this pilot. I have noted in IMDb that this episode is actually divides in two parts, but on DVD they are just one, therefore my review is valid for both. I did not like the music score theme, which I found very annoying, but this was an exception in this great show. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Broken Bow"

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