Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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First Flight 

"First Flight" is an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise starring Scott Bakula, John Billingsley, and Jolene Blalock. After his close friend and colleague A.G. Robinson is killed in a mountain climbing accident, Captain Archer tells T'Pol about the Warp 2 test flight almost ten years earlier.



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Episode cast overview:
... Commander / Captain Jonathan Archer
... Dr. Phlox (credit only)
... Sub-Commander T'Pol
... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed (credit only)
... Ensign Travis Mayweather (credit only)
... Ensign Hoshi Sato
... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
... Ruby
... Commodore Maxwell Forrest
... A.G. Robinson
... Vulcan
... Flight Controller
John Moody ... Security Officer (as John B. Moody)


Enterprise receives word that Captain A.G. Robinson died in an accident. Archer and T'Pol take a shuttle to confirm a dark matter nebula that has yet to be discovered. Enroute to the nebula, Archer recalls the beginnings of Starfleet's NX program, including an unauthorized adventure with Robinson, Tucker and himself. Written by Meribor

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During the flashback, Tucker reveals the reason behind his nickname to Archer. As he is Charles Tucker III, his nickname is short for "triple." See more »


When T'Pol states she's never read anything about 2 Starfleet pilots stealing the Warp 3 prototype, despite the history of their early warp flights being well-documented, Archer says it's not something Starfleet Command wanted to advertise. However, when they returned from the flight and were chewed out by Commodore Forrest, there were Vulcans present, who would have reported the incident to the High Command. See more »


Commander Jonathan Archer: What's your name, Lieutenant?
Lieutenant Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Charles Tucker, sir. But... everybody calls me Trip.
Commander Jonathan Archer: 'Trip'?
Lieutenant Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: My dad's Charles Tucker, and so is his dad; that makes me the third, so... triple - 'Trip'.
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References Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan (1982) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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29 March 2015 | by See all my reviews

Although I hate flashback episodes, this one is pleasant and worth seeing. As T'Pol and Archer are on some mundane (but pretty) mission, Archer talks about his old friend, A.G. Robinson (Keith Carradine)--as he's just received word that the guy died. The story goes back about a decade before Enterprise is launched. At that time, Archer and Robinson are test pilots and they're working on a warp engine program. At first the pair are rivals and go through a stupid macho fist fight (the low point of the show) but later team up to work on the project--which is a problem as the Vulcans have convinced the humans to put this warp project on hold.

This is a decent but not great episode of the show. However, while I complained about the fight, I did really like the very final line by T'Pol--it was actually rather sweet.

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