Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Broken Bow: Part 1 

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.



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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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26 September 2001 (USA)  »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


The theme song to the show, called "Where My Heart Will Take Me" and performed by Russell Watson, was composed by Diane Warren for the film Patch Adams (1998), and was recorded under the title "Faith of the Heart", by Rod Stewart, for that motion picture. 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 »


[first lines]
Young Archer: "Where no man has gone before."
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References Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Good but a bit slow...
16 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

I am an oddity. I liked "Star Trek: Enterprise" when it came out a decade and a half ago. Sure, it featured the crew a couple hundred years earlier and with less impressive hardware, but I liked the stories. I also didn't mind the pacing of this double-length episode. However, it's slow and deliberate pace isn't for everyone and my wife was yelling at the screen after a while because she wanted things to speed up a bit! However, I rather expect most premier episodes to be a bit slow, as they're trying to give a lot of back story and establish characters.

This show begins in the earliest days of the Federation. The Earth only recently came into contact with aliens through the work of Zefram Cochran and now, a generation later, the humans are planning on launching a new ship, Enterprise. However, it's obvious that their Vulcan allies are NOT thrilled about the illogical humans going into space and offer to let one of their officers (the humorless hottie with big lips) tag along to 'help'. The first mission is a much more perilous one than anticipated, as they plan on sending the ship to Kronos to return an injured Klingon to his home. Humans just don't get how humorless and warlike this injured guy is!! However, something really weird happens on the mission-- some time-shifting aliens, the Suliban, kidnap the Klingon! Why and how will they get him back to return him home?!

To me, the best thing about this show are the Vulcans. Unlike other Trek series, these aliens are MUCH more haughty and not especially nice. I like the tension between them and the humans. The show is worth seeing and it will take a bit for the show to slip into a higher gear!

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