Star Trek: Enterprise

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"It's Good to be Home."

Star Trek: Enterprise is the latest entry in the Star Trek television saga and takes place during the mid-22nd century. Under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer, the crew of the first warp five starship (the Enterprise NX-01) begin to explore the galaxy. As their mission progresses, the crew encounter familiar races like the Klingons and Andorians as well as some new ones.

Starting in the first episode, the Enterprise crew discover their time has become a front in the mysterious Temporal Cold War. They sometimes find themselves up against the Suliban, an aggressive race that is apart of a faction of the war and given orders by an unknown being from the future. In the second season finale, things take a deadly turn when an alien race named the Xindi attack Earth. With the Xindi preparing another attack and humanity facing destruction, the Enterprise crew have only one option. The third season sees the crew searching the mysterious Delphic Expanse for the Xindi and trying to stop them before their next attack. The fourth season has the crew back home and opening up brand new adventures, one with special guest Brent Spiner. As of season four, T'Pol has officially left the Vulcan High Command and joined Starfleet Command, she has been promoted to Commander.

The theme tune for Enterprise is titled "Faith of the Heart", performed by Russell Watson and written by Diane Warren.moreless

    Star Trek to boldly go... again


    Star Trek moves along space-time continuum

  • Scott Bakula

    Scott Bakula

    Captain Jonathan Archer

    John Billingsley

    John Billingsley

    Dr. Phlox

    Jolene Blalock

    Jolene Blalock


    Dominic Keating

    Dominic Keating

    Lt. Malcolm Reed

    Anthony Montgomery

    Anthony Montgomery

    Ensign Travis Mayweather

    Linda Park

    Linda Park

    Ensign Hoshi Sato

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    Fan Reviews (171)

    • Story arc gets old fast (SPOILER)

      I have watched all ST series and was excited when I realized a new one was coming.

      After watching it my verdict are so-so.

      What I liked:

      - Back to the basics.

      - More military style and less lounge like.

      - The beginning of space travel with only 4.5 warp.

      - Beginning of weaponry and beam me up tech.

      - The characters - they all act their ass of and I loved everyone one of them.

      What I dislike:

      Main story arc are taking to long - a whole season only focusing on the story. This is not true Star Trek. Star Trek is each episode are new, exciting, what will happen, who will they encounter, how will they get out of it.

      SPOILER: And to be honest - the story that the Xindi will destroy Earth for an unknown reason (if there is one, it eluded me). Come on writers - you can do better than that. Seriously.

      Bottomline is a 6.5 from me based on:

      - not true to the Star Trek as we know it.

      - story arc that are lousy and not that exciting.moreless
    • Yet another show cancelled too soon

      Just getting good and CANCELLED. Bring it back BAPHOONS of the industry!
    • voyage ended too soon

      I grew up with the original series it was my trek bible, every series after I judged by it,not the acting, or the wonky sets or the sometimes corny scripts,but the premise behind all of that. the people, the friendships, the loyalties, the excitement of going where no man had gone before the sheer joy and flustration of being human in an alien world and figuring out how to get through every situation.

      I liked TNG, but the longer it ran the more same old same old slid in. Voyager was good. DS9 was chaotic and more like watching children in a playground. so I was thrilled when Enterprise arrived, back to the basics, no rules, find your own way in space. and I loved it. it was raw, no special effects the people were people with human reactions to every situations. Maybe, as someone said in a previous comment, you have to be an original trekkie to really appreciate Enterprise.

    • It was good. But not quite good enough.

      ENT was a very good premise for a show. And as for the characters and the ship, it fulfilled my expectations. It was more military, more stripped down than comfortable. Unfortunately, it was too big of a shift from past Trek shows. TNG, VOY, and DS9 were all fantastic, but for the same reason. It was a utopian world of exploration. Every episode of TNG, there would be some kind of alien or problem to deal with, usually ending in a peaceful solution. Voyager's hull damage was repaired after every episode. and DS9 was all about the new frontier, the Gamma Quadrant. But Enterprise found itself more often than not in a scuffle with a hostile alien species, and it seems to me like this drove away many classic trek fans.

      My friend is currently going through all of the star trek (prime universe) TV shows and Movies. So far, having gone through ENT, TOS, and TAS, He liked Enterprise best. This is understandable. It is a fantastic show. It just requires you to not judge it against the Trek you already know.

      But as I said, It wasn't good enough. While i thoroughly enjoyed Enterprise, it had it's flaws.

      Flaw #1: The Writing - It wasn't good enough. That's the bottom line. There were good concept, great concepts even in Enterprise, but unfortunately the greatness stopped there. the stories and characters weren't written consistently enough, the only characters that didn't seem to have Multiple Personality Disorder were T'Pol and Phlox, arguably the gems of the series.

      Flaw #2: The Xindi - They were Enterprise's Jem'Hadar. The idea of a series being one overarching plot was a good one, and the Xindi themselves are a very interesting species, as is the Superweapon arc. Unfortunately, the Writing has to be mentioned again. The Xindi arc had no payoff. The superweapon is destroyed, Earth is saved, the Spheres are gone... and? The only real closure for the Xindi was in an alternate future they will be members of the Federation.

      Flaw #3: Season 4 - After the detached episodes of seasons 1 and 2, and the overarching story in season 3, the fourth season really didn't know what it was doing. And of course, there was that abomination of a finale. This mediocre-at-best ending was probably what meant that the season 5, aka the Romulan arc, never happened.

      So that brings me to the final verdict. Enterprise holds up well as a prequel series, setting up the universe we know and love.

      + Good premise

      + Interesting Characters

      - Shallow Xindi Arc

      - Mediocre Ending

      Final verdict: 7/10moreless
    • Let's put the Criticism where it belongs, OK?

      Opinions are like, well, you know ... we all have one.

      It fries me a little that absolutely, hands-down, *The Best* of the post-TOS Trek series gets put down here. Granted, I didn't think that Scott Bakkula would have made a very good Captain, given his previous series, "Quantum Leap", but I have to say, his acting in this role changed my mind. He's a much better actor when he's serious.

      The series was *exactly* what the franchise needed - a look back at what started it all. It was brilliant! Crew members anxiety over the transporter, the warp 4.5 engine, paltry weapons, and almost non-existent protective "shields". But Hey! This was the state-of-the-art. It's all they had.

      The foreboding gun-metal gray of the interior, and the excitement of warp travel to the distant stars. Awesome. It was the shot in the arm that the franchise needed. But, judging from the reviews here, I can see why it failed. This show was for the Trekkers from the 60's. A return to boldness and adventure. Not the transparent contrived episodes which made up much of the post-TOS series'. The kids didn't get it. The later TNG, and VOY were for kids. Granted, both had some very intriguing episodes, but you had to suffer with a lot of junk to get there.

      What Enterprise did, and what TNG started with, was putting cinematography back into the series. From the middle of TNG, and all of Voyager, it looked like they lit the stage with florescent lights! Way too bright, no shadow, no dramatic lighting. Sad, and sterile. Enterprise tried a little harder with darker sets, darker bridge.

      Forget Picard - instead of being in an old folks home, they made him Captain of the Enterprise? He should of been Captain of the Love Boat. With him forgetting if he was American, or English - C'mon Stewart?! Is it shed-ule or schedule? Is it Datar or Data. *Make it So!* An Enterprise captain that deals almost entirely as a diplomat, belongs in a play, not on an action TV show.

      Forget Janeway - Going to get a lot of sexist email on this - but again, this woman as Captain of a starship? Perhaps someone else, not this chick. She sounded like she smoked 3 packs a day for 30 years before acting in this part. Her whole character completely irked me. Pardon my stereo-types, but this was not a swashbuckling captain. Again, sensitivity training, heart-to-hearts with the crew. It just didn't work. It's not open for discussion.

      DS9 - a floating mall passing for a star trek spin-off. At that point, I knew that the producers had hit bottom. Berman and Braga became a hiss and a by-word. Vomit.

      Those that would argue there were too many holes - that's what Star Trek Encyclopedias are for. Every series ESPECIALLY TOS had gaping holes.

      The series cancelled because UPN ran episodes on Saturday's and because of the convenience, more and more people were watching the Saturday re-runs instead of during the week, where the show earned ratings based on viewing. Low ratings mean cancelled shows. Whether that was done on accident, or was intentionally done to kill of the show, I don't know.

      But, I do have one negative - the main title theme song. The break with traditional horns and orchestras was a *big* mistake. I sail right through it on netflix.

      I wish they'd put the crew out in a motion picture. And Soon!


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    extraordinary situations, speed of light travel, spinoff, alien technology, uncharted lands