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"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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What is the function of Daniels' ribbed suit?

In several episodes, such as ENT: "Azati Prime", Agent Daniels is wearing a ribbed suit that reminds me of the Dune stillsuits designed for cooling. It also has no rank or affiliation marks. What is ...
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Who brought Captain Archer to the 31st century?

In a short sentence in the end of "Shockwave. Part I" episode, Agent Daniels says two things: These two pieces of information seem to contradict each other. Who gave order and who actually performed ...
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Was actually happened to Daniels in “Cold Front”?

At the end of "Cold Front" episode He then Upon questioning by Captain Archer he can offer only an explanation as vague as Is it explained anywhere in more details what actually happened in a ...
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How could agent Daniels survive in 31st century?

The "Shockwave. Part II" episode depicts Is it explained somewhere in this episode
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Why was the future destroyed? [closed]

I understand (though with a little difficulty) that taking Captain Archer out of his original timeline But where is the connection between this and the fact that or, actually, how was it possible at ...
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Why was the library full of books? [closed]

I understand (though with a little difficulty) that taking Captain Archer out his original timeline But how could this fact cause that 31st century library to be full of paper books instead of their ...
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Why was Captain Archer so important?

Somehow I cannot understand the key plot of the "Shockwave. Part II" episode. Why did taking Captain Archer out of his original timeline What was so unique about him? Why couldn't someone else ...
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When did phasers replace cannons in Star Trek ships?

Enterprise NX-01 uses phase and plasma cannons as well as torpedoes. NCC-1031 also used cannons throughout the series, until Such Sweet Sorrow part II. In fact at the Battle of the Binary Stars, both ...
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How many witnesses were there in the “Civilization” episode's final scene?

In "Civilization"'s final scene, Captain Archer says How can that be true, if just prior to that scene we can clearly see another scene in which Seems to me like a clear hole in the episode's plot. ...
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How many miners were operating mines in “Civilization”?

In the episode "Civilization", close to the episode finale we can see an underground mining facility. It is shown in a very quick cameo, yet I am pretty sure that it is large enough to be operated by ...
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Why are Tucker and Malcolm not dead?

I've been re-watching Enterprise and I have the same question I had the first time. In episode 12 of season 4, Babel One, Tucker and Reed are running low on air while in environmental suits, and ...
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Will the Star Trek “Rise of the Federation” series continue?

As of June 2019, the Star Trek: Enterprise: Rise of the Federation series includes 5 books, the latest named Patterns of Interference. Has the author or publisher given any indications of another ...
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Is there a canon reason why Klingon and Romulan vessels are so similar in shape?

Not counting shuttles, transport vessels or bases, Klingon and Romulan ships have a very similar basis in their shapes. They also share the same colors. Is there any canon reason as to why so many ...
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What is the ship shown just before the Enterprise in the ST: Enterprise opening credits? [duplicate]

In Star Trek: Enterprise, season 1 at least, the opening credits show a bunch of aircraft and spacecraft. Just before the Enterprise shows up, there is another ship of similar configuration. Is ...
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Is the NX registry used by StarFleet an homage to the Spirit of Saint-Louis?

Was the Starfleet NX class starships paying homage to Charles Lindbergh's Spirit of Saint Louis, registration: N-X-211?
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Why is mind meld hard for T'pol in Star Trek: Enterprise?

In the episode "Fusion", when Tolaris does the mind meld with T'pol, she resists, then submits. But, the emotions seem overwhelming. Memory-alpha says Another side-effect was the transfer of ...
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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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Does Romulan culture recognize the Katra?

As an off-shoot of the Vulcan race, I'm assuming that they also have a Katra(?). I'm wondering if the Romulans ever try to hold onto a deceased person's Katra. I know life is cheap to them, but I had ...
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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 ...