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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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 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 »

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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 »

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Young Archer: "Where no man has gone before."
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »

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Where My Heart Will Take Me
Written by Diane Warren
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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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