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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How can the Next Generation's unfamiliarity with the Borg be explained after Archer's encounter?

In Regeneration Starfleet learns about a culture that we (as audience) know as The Borg. According to TNG, the Federation doesn't seem to know anything about these beings when they "first" meet them. ...
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Are those stars moving past the window when the ship is at warp?

When the enterprise (ENT) is moving at warp we see numerous stars flying past in the windows: However, according to warp speed charts, at warp 5 (the maximum speed of the 1st enterprise) it would ...
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How much does the Enterprise increase/vary in size between models?

In the show Enterprise, it's mentioned the ship has a complement of about 80 and you also see some of the MACOs sharing quarters in season 3 (although they are not part of the normal crew so it's not ...
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Are the events of Enterprise considered canon?

The series "Enterprise" takes place a century before the events of TOS. Are the things that happened in Enterprise considered canon or would they be a spin-off series of sorts? The specific events I'...
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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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How does the 2009 Star Trek film mesh with Enterprise canon?

All of the events in the 2009 Star Trek movie would have taken place after the adventures of Captain Johnathan Archer and company. So, unless J.J. Abrams and friends decide to completely hand-wave ...
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How long does it take for someone to get promoted in Starfleet?

After watching the series finale of Star Trek Enterprise, not a single bridge officer has acquired additional rank in the 10 year mission of the NX-01. How is that possible?
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Were the NX-01 or any other major elements of Enterprise referenced in an earlier series?

With the obvious exception (for the most part) of the 2012 film, Star Trek movies and TV series generally stay pretty true to canon in terms of in-universe history. So I began to wonder, as I'm now ...
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How does First Contact occur in the alternate timeline (from Star Trek 2009)?

Based on what we know, how does First Contact occur in the Star Trek 2009 timeline? And does First Contact mean the Enterprise-E crew is still somehow canon in this timeline? Star Trek: Enterprise is ...
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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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What produces the sound of transportation?

Whenever people transport in Star Trek, we hear a distinctive sound which seems to be unique for each Trek series. In-universe, where does this sound come from, what produces it and why is ...
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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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How did humans and vulcans communicate in Star Trek: First Contact?

In the 23rd century, it was displayed that Zefram Cochrane didn't know about universal translator. That's why he was unfamiliar with and asked about its working principle to Kirk (Star Trek: The ...
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How did Archer conclude that Borg would screw up Earth in 24th century?

In the 22nd century, after the Enterprise NX-01 destroyed a Borg ship, Doctor Phlox told Captain Archer about a subspace message he was receiving when he was infected by the Borg's nanobots. The ...
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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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Were the NX-class starships named after the Shuttles?

From Enterprise we know that the first two warp-5-capable NX-class starships were the NX-01 Enterprise and NX-02 Columbia. Lo and behold, the U.S. Space Shuttle Orbiters were built in the following ...
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Is Time travel in “Star Trek: Enterprise” totally illogical?

Normally Star Trek seems to based on some sort of logic, but the time travel in "Star Trek: Enterprise" seems to have no logic at all, or am I just missing it? Example: If they go back in time to ...
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How did the Borg come to know about Earth?

When the Enterprise-E destroyed a Borg cube in the 24th century, a small part of it travelled back in time (2063) to stop first contact of Humans with Vulcans. During the fight with Picard, two Borg ...
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What Star Trek work takes place the furthest into the future of the Federation?

Star Trek: Enterprise turned out to be a cool series, with some convoluted time-travel story arcs. In one, you see the Federation far in the future fighting a battle against the sphere builders. I ...
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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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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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Why didn't the Ferengi just steal the whole NX-01?

In Episode 1x19, a couple Ferengi manage to stun (almost) the entire crew of the Enterprise NX-01 and board it wearing gas masks to steal valuables: We see the four Ferengi dock with a pretty ...
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What function do Xindi cheek holes serve?

All 5 of the extant sapient Xindi species have the same holes (and a line of bumps) on their cheeks, as can be seen below: Has it ever been explained what purpose they serve, or how such different ...
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How big was the Vulcan state before they joined the Federation?

As a long-time Trek fan who just finished watching the ENT series for the first time, I realized that there were very few clues on just how large and widespread the Vulcan state[1] actually was, ...
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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 was Shakespeare's work in the mirror universe no different than in the normal universe?

In the mirror universe, Archer and his team captured the USS Defiant of the normal universe. After analysing the data of its computers, they found that the works of Shakespeare in both universes were ...
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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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Where is the Delphic Expanse?

What is the location of the Delphic Expanse? It doesn’t appear on any maps that I’ve seen, and the Xindi homeword is only 50 light-years away from Earth.
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Enterpise S01E18 Rogue Planet: Is the planet the same one the changelings are from in DS9?

The shape shifters on the rogue planet are they actually the changelings that create the dominion ? Seems a big coincidence to have two rogue planets with shape shifters on it.
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Why didn't Temporal Agents stop McCoy from altering the past?

When McCoy altered the past, the entire Federation vanished. Meaning that this was a very critical event. Temporal Agents were supposed to keep eyes on timeline. Whenever timeline was altered and ...
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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 ...