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Questions tagged [star-trek-enterprise]

"Star Trek: Enterprise" is a Star Trek live-action show. The show lasted 4 seasons from Sept 2001 to March 2005. It also refers to the name of the main ship featured on ST:Enterprise as well as The Next Generation, The Original Series and all of the Star Trek Movies. Use this with the [star-trek] tag. For questions about the Enterprise ships, use [uss-enterprise].

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In Star Trek, is “Aye, Cap” based on real-world military use?

I've been watching Star Trek: Enterprise lately, and I noticed "Aye, Captain" and "Aye, Cap" are used quite often. It's quite a safe bet that Enterprise (and thus the future Federation) is drawing ...
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Does Archer go on any more missions after his speech?

Does Archer actually go on any more missions after he makes that speech? Reed and Mayweather said that they would stay with him because they believed it wasn't his last voyage into space. Or did he ...
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How does one change the polarity of shielding on the NX-01? [closed]

I've been watching the first season of Star Trek: Enterprise, and on more than one occasion, the crew protects themselves by "polarizing the shields" or changing their polarity. The question that ...
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How was Captain Archer captured by the Klingons?

In Star Trek episode ENT: Judgment, Captain Archer is put on trial by the Klingons. The episode begins with the trial and, as far as I remember, it is not shown or even mentioned how has the Captain ...
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Is there an in-universe explanation for the difference between Orion males and females?

All the physical differences between the sexes of the (major) humanoid species of Star Trek are within a range that's known from humankind as well - except for the Orions. Whereas their females are ...
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Does T'Pau start the 'Vulcanism' presented in TOS?

Does T'Pau mark the beginning of that kind of Vulcan culture and self-concept that will later be embodied by Spock? Her rise to power is accompanied by a clear break in how Vulcans perceive ...
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How did Klaang ended up on Earth?

From where Klaang was travelling when he crash-landed on Earth or where exactly Rigel Ten is? If I'm not missing something essential then in "Broken Bow" it is said that: Klaang was traveling from ...
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When was the design for the “original” Enterprise (NX-01) created?

While watching Star Trek: First Contact, I noticed that Captain Picard keeps a case with models of all the previous Enterprises, including what seemed to me to be the Enterprise NX-01. This ship ...
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Why there has been no mobile visual transmission device (remote camera to the bridge) with the away team in Star Trek series?

In Star Trek, ships can communicate visually between them, video communication between captains is quite common, even from a great distance. On the other hand, a mobile visual transmission device (...
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In Star Trek Discovery, is Emperor (Empress?) Georgiou meant to be related to Empress Sato?

I wasn't certain if this was the implication, or that it was simply understood to be the case. Certainly the 'mirror universe' might not necessarily be following the same/parallel timeline as in other ...
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Why doesn't Enterprise go after Daniels' Phasing Device?

In the Enterprise episode Cold Front at about 40:00, Archer accidentally drops Daniels' phasing device out of the shuttle bay into space. Presumably things fall in the shuttle bay because of ...
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Is the Mirror Universe the same one across all Star Trek shows?

Is the Mirror Universe in Enterprise, Discovery, TOS and TNG (The Terran Empire) the same Mirror universe that is in Deep Space Nine? If it is the same Mirror Universe what happened to the Terran ...
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Are the Gorn and the Xindi-Reptilians somehow related?

Has there ever been a reference to the Gorn and the Xindi-Reptilians somehow being related? According to one Federation map I've seen, Xindus, New Xindus and Gorn, in the Gorn Hegemony, are relatively ...
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How much time passed between the first episode Enterprise and the last episode of Voyager?

What is the time difference roughly in years from the first episode of Enterprise to the last episode of Voyager? The reason I ask this is to see if it may be possible for the Discovery to encounter ...
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Why are physical interfaces needed in Borg ships? [duplicate]

Why do Borg starships like their Cubes and Spheres have physical consoles that require a physical touch to operate the ship's systems or to access data? And what is the need of view screens on Borg ...
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Why did Q show the Enterprise-D the Borg when Jonathan Archer's Enterprise had already encountered them? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: The Next Generation, the first Borg were shown to Jean Luc Picard because Q decided to tamper with the fate of Humanity and show them how grosly unprepared they are for what lies in the ...
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Which Star Trek series main ship had the best survival rate?

Well, I'm finally ready to start my PHD project for Temporal Starfleet Academy, and my mentor has suggested "observing" as a crew member on the Enterprise! Or the Enterprise (D)...or the Enterprise (...
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Is there any in-universe explanation of the likenesses caused by actor-recycling in Star Trek?

In the more recent Star Treks (Enterprise, DS9 and Voyager), the same actors have been used to portray several characters. An example is Jeffrey Alan Combs, who played Weyoun and Brunt in DS9, Shran ...
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What was future Archer going to gain by stopping Mankind?

That silhouetted guy who used to command Silik was actually Archer from future. If you can remember what he made Silik do, he also tried to stop Mankind from its deep space missions (once Enterprise ...
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Was Crewman Daniels' experience parallel to Archer's?

In Star Trek Enterprise, there was a character named crewman Daniels who travelled back in time from the 31th century to influence Captain Archer. Daniels visited many times, and we saw his visits ...
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Are the Star Trek Discovery uniforms seen anywhere else in TOS canon?

So now that we have a teaser trailer (US trailer, Netflix trailer), is there any indication that these uniforms are simply upgraded Enterprise uniforms, or is this pure "Abrams reboot"? They seem to ...
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What TV show has had the most actors appear on any of the Star Trek movies and/or TV series?

Watching an episode of Frasier followed by watching the TNG episode Cause and Effect with Kelsey Grammer as Captain Morgan Bateson got me to thinking. What TV show has had the most actors appear on ...
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Why wasn't the crew armed at all times?

Especially after the search for, and subsequent encounters with, the Xindi, why did the Enterprise hold onto the idea of being a ship of exploration rather than a military ship? In several episodes, ...
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Dr. Phlox's gag on Captain Archer?

In the episode, "A Night in Sickbay" of Star Trek: Enterprise, Captain Archer and others, including the dog Porthos, return to the ship and have to go through decon because of a pathogen. The decon ...
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Does Captain Archer ever meet any other Enterprise captains?

We know that Kirk meets Picard in Generations. And that Scotty mentions an "Admiral Archer" in Star Trek (2009). Does Archer ever meet any other Enterprise captains?
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Why did the Reptilians kill the Insectoids?

I am very confused by the turn of events that led the Reptilians to squash the Insectoids like bugs in Enterprise. The Guardians promised the Reptilians that they would become the dominant race after ...
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Why are there no more Denobulans?

In Star Trek: Enterprise, the good Doctor Phlox is a Denobulan. Clearly Denobulans are well-respected and liked by humans, even at that early stage of Earth's entry into the galactic stage. My ...
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Why didn't the mirror universe's tech progress past the main timeline's?

In Star Trek TOS, we see the Defiant disappear to unknown parts ('The Tholian Web'), and Star Trek: Enterprise revealed that the Defiant went back in time to the mirror universe ('In a Mirror Darkly',...
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What happened to the Menk and Valakians?

In the first season Enterprise episode Dear Doctor, the Enterprise encounter the Valakians, who it is discovered are a dying race. The more primitive Menk, who share a homeworld with the Valakians are ...
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How could the Syrrannites hide in the Forge?

In Enterprise's episode arc The Forge / Awakenings / Kir'shara , Captain Archer and T'Pol enter The Forge, a desert on Vulcan described by Tucker as: TUCKER: It's got electrical sandstorms. ...
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Does the ghost ship from Star Trek: Voyager appear in Enterprise?

Watching through Voyager for the first time since the 90's, I noticed something. In season 5 episode 18 (The Fight), the crew encounter a "ghost ship" in which its crew have been long since deceased. ...
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Why aren't transporters used more often in Star Trek Enterprise?

I am watching ENT for the first time. I have watched most of TOS, TNG, and all of Voyager. I am wondering if anyone can tell me why the crew didn't use the transporters more often? It would seem to me ...
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Why didn't the Borg drones in “Regeneration” become individuals?

In the 23rd episode of the second season of Star Trek: Enterprise, a couple of Borg drones are allowed to regenerate. Assimilation ensues. Why did they start assimilating things instead of becoming ...
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Was Jonathan Archer really going to be called “Jeffrey Archer”?

I've seen in quite a few places a claim that when Star Trek Enterprise was being written, the character of Captain Archer was going to have the first name Jeffrey, and it was only because a British ...
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When was time travel technology invented in the Star Trek universe?

In Enterprise, agent Daniels informs Captain Archer that the mysterious figure who aids and directs the Suliban is someone from the 28th century, when they haven't yet discovered how to physically ...
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What's that ship in the opening credits of 'Star Trek: Enterprise'?

In the Star Trek: Enterprise opening credits it seems to step through starship history up to the Enterprise NX-01. After Cochran's Phoenix, there is a ship that we see almost only from behind, and ...
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Is the backstory regarding the USS Franklin inconsistent or unnecessarily complicated?

Major spoilers follow. In Star Trek Beyond we learn that Apparently, So, we can infer he took command Yet the Franklin is Despite that fact, the NX-01 is a warp five vessel. . Yet, . To ...
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Was this character from Star Trek Beyond on Archer's ship?

Be forewarned that there are major spoilers ahead. In Star Trek Beyond, we find out that As I recall, the only MACOs who actually saw action in the Xindi campaign were the ones assigned to Archer's ...
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What is the purpose of the Enterprise tail fin?

In Star Trek Enterprise (the prequel series), the NX-01 has a fin/wing that connects the two engines and nacelles. What is contained in this area? There appears to be a large room in the middle of ...
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Who was informing the Suliban Cabal in the Temporal Cold War?

In Star Trek: Enterprise, there was a silhouetted figure that was informing Silik and the rest of the Cabal. I don't recall ever seeing who he was, or what he was trying to do. Who was he?
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Which Star Trek episodes deal with the Omega Particle?

I'm interested in learning more about the Omega Particle as revealed in the Star Trek TV shows (TNG, DS9, VOY, ENT). What shows deal with the Omega Particle, and what is the recommended viewing order?...
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Which ship has made the most first contacts?

From what we see in Star Trek, first contacts are very important dealings. So, my question is which ship 1 has made the most number of first contacts? Allow me to define 'first contacts'. For the ...
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What was the highest rated episode of Star Trek?

In all of the televised episodes of Star Trek (TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT), what was the single highest Nielsen rated episode?
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What is the explanation for the Enterprise wreckage in ENT, Episode 1x16?

At the beginning of StarTrek:Enterprise season 1 episode 16 "Shuttlepod One", the characters Malcom Reed and Trip Tucker are shown to be in a shuttlepod, navigating an asteroid field while searching ...
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Star Trek: Enterprise - Episode Carbon Creek, song ID

In the episode Carbon Creek of Star Trek: Enterprise, T'pol's great-grandmother T'Mir crash lands with several other Vulcans outside a town named Carbon Creek, Pennsylvania—hence the name of the ...
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Why did Captain Archer compete at boxing?

I understand that Captain Archer's hand skills saved his life and the lives of others more than once. I also understand that Captain Archer had to frequently time travel, due to the temporal cold war (...
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Why didn't T'pol disrupt the terrorist broadcast of the Terra Prime leader

T'pol was standing inches away from the leader of a Xenophobic radical group as he was making terroristic threats, shooting the moon with his laser cannon, and labeling her baby as the ultimate threat....
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Why do the genetically enhanced augments from the Eugenics wars often lose fights?

They are described as being: 5x as strong as humans 2x as intelligent as humans 2x as long lived as humans Quicker (better reflexes) than humans This sounds great. I'd feel honored to have them ...
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Why would the other Xindi species give a race of fish-people equal standing?

On Star Trek: Enterprise, 1 of the 5 races of Xindi on the Xindi council are fish-people (for lack of a better term). I am having trouble understanding how a race of under-water non-humanoids could ...
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Why is warp 5 so special? Or is it?

The Enterprise series of Star Trek sees the flight and adventures of Earth's first warp 5 starship. This starship was the result of the "Warp Five program," which is referenced throughout the series (...