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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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In which (if any) Star Trek episodes does that show’s captain not appear?

I’m curious as to how many, if any, episodes of the original five broadcast Trek series did not include a single appearance by that show’s lead actor, the Captain for that particular show. I.E., TOS ...
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How can an address refer to the "USA" if no countries exist in Star Trek?

In the Star Trek: Enterprise episode Affliction, Lieutenant Reed is seen working for section 31 (just a guess, from the fact where the sketchy black coat guy in his chat with Jon asks Jon to read ...
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Did 9/11 have any effect on the Star Trek franchise?

Is there any evidence in the form of interviews or statements from the cast, crew or writers of Star Trek that confirm that the events of 9/11 had an influence on the show? For example, causing ...
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Was there any attempt to have Q meet Archer?

I've seen Enterprise many times, and it only now occurred to me that Archer never encountered Q or a member of the Q Continuum. If you believe Trelane is part of the Q Continuum, then it would seem ...
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Why didn't Archer go back and help the Illyrians?

In the episode Damage, Archer boards and steals a warp coil from a Illyrian ship. The issue is, it will take the Illyrians 3 years to get home. After stopping the Xindi, why didn't the Enterprise ...
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Can a Vulcan cure their pon farr by mating with someone of the same gender?

In the Star Trek: Enterprise episode, "Bounty", we hear the following exchange between T'Pol and Phlox: PHLOX: You know what's wrong with you? T'POL: It's not something we discuss with ...
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What role do Targs serve in Klingon society?

In the TNG episode Where No One has Gone Before and DS9's Apocalypse Rising, the animals called targs are said to be kept as pets but in the Enterprise episode Sleeping Dogs it is implied they were ...
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Why did Paxton create the hybrid baby?

In the final episodes of Enterprise, we discover It is unclear to me from the episodes why he actually did this. Is a clear explanation ever given? He does reveal to the world in his big speech; ...
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Vulcan Mind Melds and Bonding

I'm sorry if this has been asked before; I have tried to look for the answer. As a result of watching the Enterprise episode, Stigma, I am wondering how Vulcans bonded without mind melding. By bonding ...
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Is Enterprise-J and Temporal Agent civilization no longer in existence in the future?

According to this StarTrek.com article: The Enterprise-J deserves a lot of credit. It is one of the ships that helped destroy the galactic threat of the Sphere-Builders in the Battle of Procyon V. ...
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Why did stopping Vosk from returning to the future reset the timeline (including the past)

In the Enterprise season 4 episodes Storm Front 1 & 2, the ship ends up in an alternative timeline where the Germans overran England and invaded the East coast of the US during WWII. (These ...
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Star Trek episode where the crew is incapacitated on the bridge

I'm trying to recall a Star Trek episode (either Voyager or Enterprise) from a specific action scene. My impression is that the crew is on the bridge, and some threat is causing them to be ...
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Did the NX-class refit actually appear in the "Star Trek: Enterprise" TV series?

I found pictures of a refit version of the NX-01 from Star Trek: Enterprise. This design added another hull underneath the ship. Did the ship ever appear on-screen with this design during the TV ...
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How do the Xindi fit in with the humanoid origin theory presented in “The Chase”?

In The Next Generation episode “The Chase” it states that all humanoids come from the same ancestral species however the Xindi (which have six species) only some of them are humanoid. How does this ...
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Are the Q affected by timeline changes?

The Q are an all-powerful race: they can shapeshift and create life almost instantly. But when the timeline is altered, what happens to the Q? For example, in the Enterprise episode Shockwave the ...
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How different biologically are Remans, Romulans, and Vulcans?

How different biologically are Remans, Romulans, and Vulcans? According to the question How are Vulcans and Romulans different from each other?, when Beverly Crusher tried to heal a Romulan with a ...
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Why are Remans telepathic when Romulans are not?

Are Romulans, Vulcans and Remans the same race? I know that around the 4th century Vulcans who rejected the teachings of Surak (whom they call The Dissembler) left Vulcan to go to Romulus, but who are ...
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Are the Tholians humanoid species?

In the TOS episode: “The Tholian Web”, the Tholian Loskene has only its head visible, and it looks as they are unlike any humanoid we've ever seen before. However, in the Enterprise episode: “In A ...
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What's the music in the end of Star Trek: Enterprise S03E18?

There is a song (or tune) at the end of Enterprise season 3 episode 18 (about 4 minutes from the end and playing almost non stop until the end). It's the song that's playing when the reptilians attack ...
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Why was T'Pol exempted from Starfleet uniform protocol?

Beginning in Season 4 of "Star Trek: Enterprise", science officer T'Pol received a Starfleet commission granting her the rank of Commander. However, afterwards she continued to wear civilian Vulcan ...
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Why did Phlox's mouth start to exhibit this behavior?

I've been watching Star Trek: Enterprise and I noticed that, starting with Season 2, the left side of Dr. Phlox's mouth no longer moved correctly. I looked up the actor, John Billingsley, to see if he ...
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When did humans first encounter the Tellarites?

I'd like to expand (clarify?) this answer made in 2011 by DVK-on-Ahch-To. It cites this Wikipedia article: In 2152, Humans made first contact with the Romulans when the Enterprise NX-01 encountered ...
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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 ...
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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 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 ...