Star Trek: Enterprise is the fifth live-action TV series set in the Star Trek universe and the sixth in total. Created by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, and based upon Gene Roddenberry's classic 1966 Star Trek (and its subsequent spin-offs), Enterprise was a "prequel", set a century before the time of Kirk and Spock. The series followed the voyages of the first starship Enterprise and mankind's first steps into the "final frontier". Initially titled without the Star Trek prefix, Enterprise ran an abbreviated four seasons. The series debuted in 2001 on the United Paramount Network. Cancellation of the series occurred in 2005.
As of 2009, Enterprise is the only Star Trek production whose continuity does not necessarily have two separate timelines that run parallel due to the events of the 2009 film reintroducing the crew of James T. Kirk.
Enterprise was set in the 22nd century, at a time before the Federation and while United Earth was just becoming a player in interstellar politics.
Like its predecessor, Star Trek: Voyager, Enterprise aired on UPN, rather than in first-run syndication like TNG or DS9. Initially, the ratings for Enterprise were as strong as those for Voyager, but the new series steadily lost viewers, and was finally canceled after its fourth season.
Numerous factors contributed to the demise of Enterprise. Due to its setting, the show was perhaps doomed from the start to step on the toes of previous canon and fanon, provoking the ire of the core Star Trek fan base. Enterprise may also have taken a ratings hit because viewers that used then-new digital video recorders were not yet included in official counts.
Enterprise accomplished a number of technical firsts for the Star Trek series, including the first episode aired in high-definition, "Exile", and the first episode produced entirely with digital video equipment, "Storm Front".
 Basic plotEdit
Launched in the year 2151, the NX class starship Enterprise, (the first of United Earth's advanced warp five vessels) was at first on temporary assignment. Though years of preparation still lay ahead, the ship was unexpectedly put into service when a Klingon national crash-landed on Earth, putting the entire planet at stake should he not make it back to his people. Under the command of United Starfleet Captain Jonathan Archer, son of the famed scientist Henry Archer, the crew of Enterprise succeeded in their mission, but found themselves surrounded by deeper mysteries. Warranting the extension of their assignment into a full-blown mission of deep space exploration, the crew of the Enterprise set off into the unknown, taking with them a Vulcan science officer (or chaperone) named T'Pol and a Denobulan doctor named Phlox.
Enterprise's first years were rocky; while the ship made contact with such species as the Suliban and the previously mentioned Klingons, such contact was not peaceful. In its first two years alone, the ship's crew found themselves in armed conflict with a range of species from the Tholians to the Coridan to the Borg... and things only got worse. By its third year in space, an alien species known as the Xindi brutally attacked Earth, killing millions.
The NX-01 was dispatched to a remote and previously uncharted area of space known as the Delphic Expanse in order to prevent the Xindi from completing their ultimate goal of destroying Humanity. While the ship was successful, after nearly a year in the Expanse, the ship suffered severe damage and many losses.
Upon returning home, Enterprise served a more diplomatic role in the service of United Earth, easing relations between the Vulcans, the Andorians, and the Tellarites, and paving the way toward a Coalition of Planets, an alliance that would eventually lead to the founding of the United Federation of Planets. Though still often tumultuous, Enterprise continued its mission of exploration as well, bringing Humans in contact with even more new worlds and new civilizations.
Throughout its ten year voyage, the events of Enterprise shaped the next generation of space exploration. Enterprise was truly the first to "boldly go where no man had gone before..."
 Main castEdit
- Scott Bakula (as Jonathan Archer)
- John Billingsley (as Phlox)
- Jolene Blalock (as T'Pol)
- Dominic Keating (as Malcolm Reed)
- Anthony Montgomery (as Travis Mayweather)
- Linda Park (as Hoshi Sato)
- Connor Trinneer (as Charles Tucker III)
Star Trek: Enterprise was the only Star Trek series to complete its run without a change in cast (though rumors suggest the addition of Jeffrey Combs as Shran was planned for the scrapped fifth season).
 Production crewEdit
- Rick Berman - Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Writer
- Brannon Braga - Co-Creator, Executive Producer, Writer
- Chris Black - Co-Executive Producer, Writer
- Manny Coto - Co-Executive Producer, Writer
- John Shiban - Co-Executive Producer, Writer
- David A. Goodman - Supervising Producer, Writer
- Ken LaZebnik - Supervising Producer, Writer
- Mike Sussman - Producer, Writer
- Alan Brennert - Producer, Writer
- André Bormanis - Executive Story Editor, Science Consultant, Writer
- Alan Kobayashi - Graphic Designer
- Dawn Velazquez - Producer
- Gene Roddenberry - Creator of Star Trek
 Episode ListEdit
 Season 1Edit
ENT Season 1, 26 episodes:
|Fight or Flight||1x03||003||2151-05-06||2001-10-03|
|Strange New World||1x04||004||Unknown||2001-10-10|
|The Andorian Incident||1x07||007||Unknown||2001-10-31|
|Breaking the Ice||1x08||008||Unknown||2001-11-07|
|Shadows of P'Jem||1x15||014||Unknown||2002-02-06|
|Two Days and Two Nights||1x25||025||2152-02-18||2002-05-15|
 Season 2Edit
ENT Season 2, 26 episodes:
|Shockwave, Part II||2x01||028||Unknown||2002-09-18|
|A Night in Sickbay||2x05||030||Unknown||2002-10-16|
 Season 3Edit
ENT Season 3, 24 episodes:
 Season 4Edit
ENT Season 4, 22 episodes:
|Storm Front, Part II||4x02||078||Unknown||2004-10-15|
|Cold Station 12||4x05||081||Unknown||2004-11-05|
|In a Mirror, Darkly||4x18||094||2155-01-13||2005-04-22|
|In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II||4x19||095||2155-01-18||2005-04-29|
|These Are the Voyages...||4x22||098||47457.1||2005-05-13|
 The would-be Season 5Edit
Possible design of a 22nd century Kzinti starship
The Enterprise was due to visit Stratos, showing the split-up of its society as it is depicted in TOS: "The Cloud Minders"
Revisiting the mirror universe and possibly featuring Hoshi Sato being empress of the Terran Empire was discussed for Season 5.A fifth season of Star Trek: Enterprise was never produced, since the show was officially cancelled on 2 February 2005. The producers, however, had already devised numerous plans for future seasons, which could have started airing by September 2005. Most information is based on comments by producer Manny Coto.
- A Kzinti episode had been suggested as a prequel to TAS: "The Slaver Weapon", which progressed as far as a "rough rendering" of a Kzinti starship, commissioned by writer Jimmy Diggs. The story was titled "Kilkenny Cats." 
- Manny Coto has stated that, had the series been given a fifth season, the recurring character of Shran may have joined the crew of Enterprise, as an "auxiliary or an advisor"  
- At the 2009 VegasCon, Coto suggested that two big themes of the season would have been to show "origins of the Federation" and "whispers of the Romulan war". Consequently, the Romulans would be the major villains of the season, although other species may have appeared in the mini-arcs. Brannon Braga noted that he and Rick Berman had considered making "Future Guy" a Romulan. 
- Plans existed for an episode showing the construction of the first starbase, most likely in the Berengaria system. First hints to that episode were already given in "Bound". 
- Enterprise was due to revisit (actually previsit) the cloud city Stratos on Ardana showing the formation of the two castes seen in TOS: "The Cloud Minders". 
- Furthermore, revisiting the mirror universe, which had already been shown in "In a Mirror, Darkly", and possibly featuring Hoshi Sato being empress of the Terran Empire had also been discussed. At the 2009 VegasCon, Coto revealed that one idea was to spread four or five episodes through the season, as a kind of "mini-series inside a series". He stated it was his "big regret" at not getting a chance to do so. 
- Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens pitched a story with Alice Krige as a Starfleet medical technician who makes contact with the Borg from Season 2 ("Regeneration") and becomes the Borg Queen. 
- Writer/producer Mike Sussman hoped to have T'Pol finally meet her father, and reveal to the audience that he was in fact a Romulan agent who had posed as a Vulcan officer prior to faking his own death. The suggestion that T'Pol was half-Romulan would have shed light on her affinity for Humans as well as her interest in experimenting with emotions. (Information provided by Mike Sussman)
- In a 2009 interview, Welsh writer/producer Russell T Davies, showrunner of the British series Doctor Who, said that he had considered doing a crossover between Doctor Who and Star Trek, but the latter was canceled before the idea could be pursued.
- A design for a 5th Season refit of the Enterprise is planned for inclusion in the 2011 Star Trek: Ships of the Line Calendar.
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