A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
Enterprise is hit with a rather intense anomaly. Refusing to leave an injured T'Pol behind, Archer is struck by the anomaly, leaving his brain infected with parasites, preventing him from making any ...
The year is 2151. Earth has spent the last 88 years since learning how to travel faster than the speed of light studying under the wisdom of their alien ally called the 'Vulcans'. Now, the first crew of human explorers sets out into deep space on a ship called the 'Enterprise' to see what is beyond our solar system.
In the episode Star Trek: The Next Generation: Yesterday's Enterprise (1990) (broadcast 11 years before Star Trek: Enterprise (2001) aired), two references were made to a planet called Archer IV. Since no one involved with 'Enterprise' has ever mentioned this planet as the inspiration for Archer's name, it is probably coincidental. However, in the later episode Star Trek: Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II (2005), a future computer display mentions that Captain Archer had two planets named after him: Archer's Planet and Archer IV (thus a deliberate retcon of the origin of Archer IV's name by the makers of 'Enterprise'). Additionally, in Star Trek: Nemesis (2002), we see a starship named "Archer" on the tactical display, although this was a conscious reference, since this movie was made during the initial broadcast of 'Enterprise'. See more »
The montage shown during the introduction shows events in the history of flight and space exploration but not in chronological order. Also, the events seem to focus on American achievements and doesn't show Russias role in the space race including the first object in space (Sputnik), first animal in space (Laika the dog) & first man in space (Yuri Gagarin). See more »
Opening credits are in alphabetical order. Fortunately, the name of series' captain Scott Bakula comes earlier in the alphabet than the others, so his name is still top-billed. See more »
There are two versions of episode "Shockwave Part 2". It originally aired on 18-Sep-2002, but when it re-aired in its first rerun on 23-Oct-2002, it was an 'extended version', with about 1-minute 4-seconds of added footage. See more »
This series was underrated and under appreciated in it's time. It's was getting into a good stride toward the end but unfortunately wasn't renewed for the full 7 seasons many other shows in the franchise got.
I found the show to be a compelling prequel to the original Star Trek. It was interesting to see humans as the newcomer to deep space; they were more than often met with aliens with far superior technology, a lot of them not so friendly. They had to be resourceful to achieve their goals and defeat stronger enemies. It was a refreshing change from the previous shows where the Federation was virtually the dominant faction with the most advanced technology and huge fleet.
Enterprise was about humans being the underdogs and still besting their foes. It was fun to watch!
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