Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Enterprise discovers a mining colony of the Paraagans. The crew gets an invitation for a meeting on the surface and a shuttle pod tries to break through the atmosphere. All of the sudden ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview:
... Captain Jonathan Archer
... Dr. Phlox
... Sub-Commander T'Pol
... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
... Ensign Travis Mayweather
... Ensign Hoshi Sato
... Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
... Silik
... Temporal Agent Daniels
... Admiral Maxwell Forrest
... Humanoid Figure
... Receptionist
David Lewis Hays ... Tactical Crewman


Enterprise discovers a mining colony of the Paraagans. The crew gets an invitation for a meeting on the surface and a shuttle pod tries to break through the atmosphere. All of the sudden just under the shuttle a giant explosion begins and scorches the earth beneath. All 3600 colonists are reported dead. After examination Enterprise finds out plasma leaking from the pod's vents ignited tetrazine in the atmosphere. Lieutenant Reed however ensures he closed the plasma vents before the shuttle went of. After conversations with admiral Forrest of Starfleet Command, captain Archer learns Enterprise' mission is canceled and they must return home, not to return to space for another ten or twenty years. When the ship has altered course, crewman Daniels, a time traveler, pays a visit to captain Archer. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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With this episode, Enterprise is the first Star Trek series to end in a cliffhanger at the end of its first season. See more »


When Archer and Tucker go into Daniels' locked room it is dark and no attempt to turn on the lights is made. WhIle it could be assumed that power to the room had been cut since it was not in use, in Star Trek: Enterprise: Shockwave, Part II Reed goes into the same locked room and immediately turns on the light. See more »


Ensign Travis Mayweather: From what Commander Tucker tells me, people back home think that we're doing nothing out here but getting in trouble.
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Then it's our job to let the people back home know what really happened. Anyone tries to badmouth Captain Archer in front of me is gonna get an earful, in any language they want.
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A Devastating Blow
14 March 2017 | by See all my reviews

The Enterprise is on its way to a planet ruled by women. They are a quickly advancing culture. As the shuttle enters the atmosphere, there is a massive explosion, killing everyone. Archer is devastated, believing the shuttle caused the extermination on the planet. He is called back by Starfleet and the Vulcans, to face the music, possibly ending the mission of Enterprise. All tests show that it should not have happened. That night, Archer is transported back to earth, eight months earlier, where he meets the time traveler. He gives Archer information on what to do and absolves him and his crew of blame. Once again, our old friends the Suliban are in the middle of all this. They carry out a daring raid, but as the episode ends, everything goes wrong.

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