Star Trek: Enterprise is the fifth television series set in the Star Trek universe. Created by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, and based upon Gene Roddenberry’s classic 1966 Star Trek.
Enterprise is a “prequel”, set a century before the time of the Original Series. The series followed the voyages of the first starship Enterprise NX-01 and mankind’s first steps into the “final frontier”. Initially titled without the Star Trek prefix, Enterprise ran only four seasons. The series debuted in 2001 and the cancellation of the series occurred in 2005.
As of 2011, Enterprise is the only Star Trek production whose continuity does not have two separate timelines that run parallel due to the events of J.J. Abrams 2009 film reintroducing the Original Crew and James T. Kirk.
Read a listing of all the Episodes from season one.
Episode 1: Broken Bow:
Enterprise, Earths first vessel capable of exploring the universe, is to embark on a dangerous first mission: bringing back a chased Klingon to his home world. Archer learns from the Suliban Sarin that Klaang was carrying a message to the Klingons to prevent civil war in the Klingon Empire.
Episode 2: Fight or Flight
Captain Archer wants to convert curiosity into deeds and decides to enter a ship floating in space. Hoshi has trouble adjusting to life on Enterprise.
Episode 3: Strange New World
Human curiosity speaks louder than Vulcan logic. Despite T’Pol’s objection, Archer sends an away team to explore an uninhabited planet before getting a full scan of its unique properties. When nightfall arrives, the away team seeks shelter from a storm in a nearby cave. Panic and anxiety strike the team when a pollen brings on hallucinations of a life-form in the cave. Tucker’s preconceptions of Vulcans are intensified when his delusions convince him T’Pol, in league with the “rock people,” intend to kill him and his human crew-mates.
Episode 4: Unexpected
After helping to repair the warp drive on board of a Xyrillian ship, Trip notices a strange bulging on his arm.
Episode 5: Terra Nova
Enterprise tries to find out what happen on Terra Nova, the first colonization attempt outside Earths solar system.
Episode 6: The Andorian Incident
Archer, Trip and T’Pol are caught at a Vulcan sanctuary by Andorians. They think the sanctuary is used to spy on Andoria.
Episode 7: Breaking the Ice
Enterprise discovers a comet which contains the very rare element eisilium. Then unexpectedly a Vulcan ship arrives. Captain Vanik tells they’re interested in human behavior.
Episode 8: Civilization
Encountering a new civilization, Archer discovers that other space-faring aliens have already arrived on the planet. Blamed by a local woman for a widespread sickness. Archer investigates, and discovers the other off-worlders are stripping the planet’s resources.
Episode 9: Fortunate Son
Responding to a distress signal from a freighter which has been attacked by Nausicaan pirates. Archer finds the freighter’s crew have a Nausicaan prisoner whom they are torturing for information. The freighter’s acting captain is unrepentant.
Episode 10: Cold Front
Enterprise has a group of aliens watching a stellar phenomenon on board. When the ship is miraculously saved from blowing up, crewman Daniels has an important message for Archer.
Episode 11: Silent Enemy
While the Enterprise fends off attacks from an uncommunicative alien vessel, Hoshi is tasked with discovering Malcom Reed’s favorite food in time for his birthday. Unfortunatley, Reed misinterprets Hoshi’s intrests in him.
Episode 12: Dear Doctor
The crew encounters an alien race in desperate need of medical and scientific assistance. Phlox declines to assist them because of his ethical beliefs leaving Archer to decide whether to help them find their own solutions.
Episode 13: Sleeping Dogs
When Enterprise comes across a wounded Klingon vessel, T’Pol, Hoshi, and Reed take a shuttle pod down to investigate. There they are ambushed by a hostile female Klingon who hijacks the shuttle pod, leaving the Enterprise crewmembers dangerously stranded on the Klingon vessel. Now it is up to Archer to take the Klingon under guard and enlist her help in rescuing his crew.
Episode 14: Shadows of P’Jem
Archer and the crew are disappointed to discover that T’Pol has been ordered by the Vulcan High Command to leave the Enterprise – and equally frustrated at her seeming indifference to leaving their ranks. T’Pol’s last mission as a Starfleet officer, however, proves eventful when she and Archer are kidnapped by a militant faction on an alien planet and find themselves once again at the mercy of the volatile Andorians.
Episode 15: Shuttlepod One
On a routine shuttlepod mission to investigate an asteroid field, Trip and Reed find themselves suddenly cut off from the Enterprise and become convinced that the mothership has been destroyed. With a limited oxygen supply and almost no chance of being rescued, the opposite-minded twosome must battle their annoyance with one another while also coming to terms with their impending demise.
Episode 16: Fusion
The Enterprise hosts a group of Vulcans who, unlike T’Pol and the other Vulcan High Command, are eager to embrace and experience their own emotions. When one of their rank tempts her to adapt their more free-spirited approach to life, T’Pol finds herself faced with a confusing and intriguing dilemma.
Episode 17: Rogue Planet
While exploring an uncharted planet, Enterprise crew members encounter a group of aliens who are hunting down indigenous creatures for recreation. During their exploration, Archer is mesmerized by visions of a woman desperately attempting to communicate with him. The woman’s ethereal distress signal informs Archer that she and others like her are actually the prey of the alien hunters. Heeding her call, Archer levels the playing field against the alien hunters.
Episode 18: Acquisition
When the Ferengi, a group of intergalactic thieves, stun the Enterprise crew and try to rob the ship, it’s up to Trip to work covertly to stop them. After the Ferengi awaken the Captain to force his assistance in pillaging his ship, Trip secretly reveals to Archer that he has inadvertently escaped the effects of the noxious gas and they work together to try to surreptitiously thwart the robbery and save the crew.
Episode 19: Oasis
While exploring a crashed vessel on a desolate planet, the Enterprise crew is haunted by some ghostly figures, and they encounter an alien race that has survived despite insurmountable odds. Trip helps repair their derelict vessel and is befriended by Liana, an attractive humanoid alien who develops feelings for him.
Episode 20: Detained
While exploring a planet, Archer and Mayweather enter a “military zone” and are detained in an internment prison by an alien race called Tandarans, who are at war with the Suliban. While the Enterprise crew’s previous encounters with the Suliban have been disastrous, Archer and Mayweather find themselves sharing a cell with some Suliban detainees who they believe may be wrongly imprisoned.
Episode 21: Vox Sola
A strange, symbiotic alien creature boards the Enterprise capturing a few of the crew members, including Archer and Trip, and cocoons them in its web feeding off their bodies to survive. With the captured crewmembers’ lives in jeopardy, Hoshi, under T’Pol’s command, faces her biggest challenge by trying to find a way to communicate with the lifeform in order to return it to its home planet.
Episode 22: Fallen Hero
When a Vulcan ambassador is accused of secretive criminal misconduct, Enterprise is asked to transport her back to the Vulcans. Following an attack by a corrupt alien race, T’Pol defends the Ambassador and, for the first time, asks Archer for his help. Meanwhile, after the Vulcan diplomat boards the Enterprise, alien weapons begin firing from hostile ships, putting everyone’s lives at risk.
Episode 23: Desert Crossing
When Archer and Trip are invited to a desert-like planet by an alien leader after they help fix his ship, they discover he is a terrorist who has lured them onto his planet under false pretenses. Meanwhile, T’Pol, while in command, faces a tough decision when she cannot locate Archer and Trip in the desert.
Episode 24: Two Days and Two Nights
When the crew takes shore leave on the famous pleasure planet of Risa, Archer has a mysterious encounter with an alien woman; Hoshi has a surprising romantic rendezvous; Mayweather has a rock-climbing accident; and Trip and Reed go clubbing only to end the evening as unwitting victims of robbery. Meanwhile, Phlox stays on board the Enterprise with T’Pol to take his annual 48-hour hibernation and exhibits some uncharacteristic oddities when they have to wake him up after an injured crew member returns from shore leave.
Episode 25: Shockwave: Part 1
Starfleet orders Enterprise to return home when the crew seemingly causes the destruction of an alien planet they were exploring. Archer is visited by former crew member Daniels, who traveled through time to warn him that the Suliban are trying to sabotage Enterprise’s mission, and the two travel through time to try to thwart the Suliban’s plans.