Star Trek: Enterprise

Broken Bow (1)

Season 1, Ep 1, Aired 9/26/01
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  • Episode Description
  • After decades of being held back from deep space exploration by the Vulcans, Captain Jonathan Archer takes command of the NX-01 Enterprise—Earth's first warp five starship.Enterprise's mission is to return an injured Klingon, the first the human race has ever encountered, to his people. However, when a villainous race of aliens called the Suliban kidnap the Klingon, Archer and his crew must make an unexpected detour to Rigel X to retrieve their alien cargo and stave of an interstellar crisis.moreless

  • Cast & Crew
  • Scott Bakula

    Captain Jonathan Archer

  • Jason Grant Smith

    Crewman Fletcher

  • John Billingsley

    Dr. Phlox

  • Mark Moses

    Henry Archer

  • Thomas Kopache


  • Fan Reviews (8)
  • A great start

    By rkoenn, Mar 13, 2014

  • This pivotal pilot begins a transitional era in Earth's history.

    By bmoshier, Mar 01, 2006

  • Humans are finally allowed to venture out into space on their own, without the hand holding of the vulcans, to explore space and meet new civilizations, thanks mainly to the crew of Capt Archer.

    By captainbritain, Jun 07, 2008

  • The First Captain, The first Crew, The First Mission. Captain Archer and his crew has to take a Klingon to his home world before the Suliban get him! Will they get him home in time?

    By Reaganfan, Feb 11, 2008

  • excellent

    By sfviewer, Jul 28, 2007

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (5)

    • Archer: (to Soval) When your logic doesn't work, you raise your voice? You've been on Earth too long.

    • Young Jonathan: (Young Jonathan is painting a model ship.) Where no man has gone before.
      Henry Archer: Dr. Cochrane would be proud of you.
      Young Jonathan: I know the whole speech by heart. When is it going to be ready to fly?
      Henry Archer
      : Let the paint dry first.
      Young Jonathan: No. I mean your ship.
      Henry Archer: Not for a while. It's not even built yet. You know that.
      Young Jonathan: How big will it be?
      Henry Archer: Pretty Big.
      Young Jonathan: Bigger than Ambassador Pointie's ship?
      Henry Archer: His name is Soval, and he's been very helpful. And I told you not to call him that, Jonathan.
      Young Jonathan: Well, Billy Cook said we'd be flying at warp 5 by now if the Vulcans hadn't kept things from us.
      Henry Archer: Well, they have their reasons. God knows what they are.

    • Archer: We've been deferring to their judgement for 100 years.
      Admiral Forrest: Jon…
      Archer: How much longer?
      T'Pol: Until you've proven you're ready.
      Archer: Ready to what?
      T'Pol: To look beyond your provincial attitude and your volatile nature.
      Archer: Volatile? You have no idea how much I'm restraining myself from knocking you on your ass.

    • Archer: Admiral!
      Admiral Forrest: Jon, I think you know everyone.
      Archer: Not everyone.
      Admiral Leonard: It's a "Klingot".
      Tos: A "Klingon".
      Archer: Where did he come from?
      Williams: Oklahoma.

    • Dr. Zefram Cochrane: (recorded speech) On this site, a powerful engine will be built. An engine that will someday help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it, thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips! And we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds and seek out new life and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly where no man has gone before.

    Notes (4)

    • The episode won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series.

    • International Airdates United Kingdom: 07 January 2002 on Sky One

    • "Broken Bow" was originally aired as a feature-length episode. The episode is split into two parts in syndication.

    • James Cromwell reprises his Star Trek: First Contact role of Dr. Zefram Cochrane.

    Trivia (4)

    • Nitpick: When Reed brings in the "new" hand weapons he says that they are "Phasers". However in the Star Trek The Next Generation episode "A Matter Of Time" Worf states that Phasers weren't yet invented in the 22nd century. (This also doesn't match up to "The Cage" where the hand weapons are called 'lasers'.)

    • Trivia: Admiral Forrest, Admiral Leonard and Commander Williams are named after Deforest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner.

    • Mission Date: 16 April 2151

    • Nitpick: The first close-up of the Suliban at the door of the corn field silo shows a shadow. However, in the next shot the shadow is gone.

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