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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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 (...
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How long did Captain Archer live for?

Was it ever mentioned or made known how long Captain Archer lived for? I am sure I read something saying he died sometime in the 23rd century.
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Could T'Pol still be alive in the 24th century?

Could T'Pol still be alive during the TNG time period, since Vulcans have a life span of over 200 years?
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How many MACOs were on board the Enterprise?

How many MACOs were on board the Enterprise? I remember an episode where Captain Archer told Major J. Hayes to bring six of your best men, so that implies there were at least more than seven on board....
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Which time line is later? Star Trek: Voyager's “Living Witness” or Enterprise's “Cold Front/Shockwave”

Does the episode Living Witness go the furthest into the Star Trek timeline since it's 700 years into the future, or is Crewman Daniels' timeline the furthest?
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How many ships did Starfleet have during Star Trek Enterprise?

How many ships did Starfleet have during the 22nd century? I remember and an episode where the Klingons attacked near earth and three ships came to the enterprises aid, one was the intrepid, and there ...
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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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Who was the person who fired the Xindi weapon?

Who was the pilot that fired the Xindi weapon at earth? I am sure I remember a episode where they mention his name.
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Vulcan ship speed capability

What was the fastest a Vulcan ship could go during the 22nd century, since the enterprise could only go as fast as warp 5
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Why doesn't anyone mention the obvious about the Vulcan temple?

In Star Trek: Enterprise, Vulcans repeatedly give Archer grief for the destruction of their prized and ancient temple thing at P'Jem, and no one ever says the obvious thing that shuts down that stupid ...
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How did first contact with the Klingons lead to war?

In TNG "First Contact" (the episode, not the film), Picard claims: ...there is no starship mission more dangerous than that of first contact. We never know what we will face when we open the door ...
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Did computers in Star Trek ever rival the typical humanoid brain in sophistication?

In the Enterprise episode "Dead Stop", T'Pol says: The cerebral cortex is the most sophisticated computer known to exist. When I first heard this, it took me back a little because of the franchise'...
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Why is the Enterprise XCV 330 not on the wall in Archer's ready room?

As can be seen in the below image of Archer's ready room, there are four sketches of various ships bearing the name Enterprise: Compare this, though, to to the below image seen on the Enterprise in ...
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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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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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Do we ever see the Repair Station from ST:Enterprise “Dead Stop” again?

In the Star Trek Enterprise episode Dead Stop, the Enterprise crew encounters an automated repair station. Is that repair station ever mentioned again (or has it been mentioned before, as the ...
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Why aren't T'Pol's eyebrows like typical Vulcan eyebrows?

I've started watching Enterprise and noted that T'Pol's eyebrows aren't those of a typical Vulcan. Here's an image of her in season 1: Note how here eyebrows don't point upwards like a typical ...
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How did Starfleet have an admiralty if it didn't have a fleet?

When you watch Star Trek: Enterprise you see them communicating with Starfleet command, Admiral Forrest is a recurring character. It seems to me that the admiralty and command structure is very ...
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Does James T Kirk know about Jonathan Archer?

I recall that Jim Kirk and Spock and the original Star Trek crew were sent on a three year mission to explore new worlds using the new warp technology, as if they were the first ones. But the ...
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Why do we see so few Andorians or Tellarites serving in Starfleet or aboard starships?

Obviously, out of universe having these alien species would be a huge headache for make-up and financial drain in terms of production costs, but is there an in-universe explanation? Tellarites and ...
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Do we have a copy of Captain Jonathan Archer's final speech in the final episode of the series Enterprise “These are the voyages?”

First I have to say after completely loving the series, I mean really loving it, the final episode was a huge letdown. I was going to post a question here about why they would do it on a "Next ...
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When was the Verteron Array built exactly and why wasn't it used against the Xindi when they were about to destroy earth?

Enterprise "Terra Prime": PAXTON [on viewscreen]: I've just taken over the verteron array on Mars. I can now fire on any ship or facility in the system. (He blasts a new crater on the Moon.) ...
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Which Captain ordered the most Crew to their deaths?

Currently rewatching all of Voyager, and remembering how callous Janeway was in ordering Tuvix's death. And how many times she threatens to, and actually activates the Self-Destruct Sequence. I ...
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At what point and why does it become (almost) impossible to transport through shields in the Star Trek Universe?

In all of the other series besides "Enterprise" the transporter only works with the shields down. I'm not going to quote the multitudes of episodes but it's a given to any Star Trek fan that shields ...
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How was the USS Columbia able to catch up to the USS Enterprise?

The NX-01 Enterprise has left space dock and been gone for awhile. They had to travel 8.2 hours at maximum warp with the engines running at 105%. Enterprise "Affliction": T'POL: The freighter's ...
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Were the Xindi in Enterprise and the Xendi in The Next Generation the same species?

TNG "The Battle": Captain's log, stardate 41723.9. In response to a Starfleet order we are in the Xendi Sabu star system, having rendezvoused with a Ferengi vessel which has requested a meeting....
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What was the process by which the Augments or Genetically Enhanced Humans were made?

ENT: "Cold Station 12": SMIKE: That's not what my father said. ARCHER: Soong is not your father. SMIKE: What do you mean? ARCHER: (fetching a PADD) Your biological father was Miklos ...
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Were the Augments from the show “Enterprise” the same genetically enhanced people that were in “The original Star Trek series?”

In ENT: "Augments" there are a group of 19 genetically enhanced human embryos that Dr. Arik Soong stole out of a secret medical facility and raised as his children. Later in the episode Dr. Arik Soong ...
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How were Doctor Arik Soong and Noonien Soong related?

I see Noonien listed as a descendant of Arik, but I'm not exactly sure how they are related. Is there a Soong family tree of some sort that shows who married who, the name of the offspring, etc. that ...
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How did the Terran Empire take over the Vulcans?

In the episode "In the Mirror Darkly", the Terran Empire consider the Vulcans as slaves, but the Terrans only obtained one Vulcan scout ship - how would have this been enough to take over a warp-...
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How does Trip escape from Ehrehin and Valdore?

In the novel The Good That Men Do, while on the ship with Ehrehin one moment Trip is passing out/dying and Valdores forces are closing in and the next moment hes on earth and he doesnt mention ...
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Origin of these images of the Enterprise in space-dock?

In Star Trek Chronology, the above two images are featured. I was just wondering what their source is as I don't recall seeing the Enterprise in spacedock during the series or movies.
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Was Khan a genetically-enhanced embryo?

Was Khan Noonien Singh the result of a genetically-enhanced embryo, or was he enhanced at a later point in his life? From my recollection, this is not specifically addressed in the TOS episode "Space ...
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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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Why would the Vulcans take so long to translate the Kir'Shara?

After finding the Kir'Shara, T'Pau says that it will take years to translate all of the writings. However, with the katra of Surak "living" in a Vulcan priest, they quite literally have the author ...
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Who were the aliens in “Star Trek: Enterprise” episode “Silent Enemy” (S01E11)?

Grew up watching Star Trek TOS reruns, then happily watched the newer series until life took over and I only ever caught a few episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise. Now, with a bit more time on my hands,...
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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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What benefits did Vulcans get from Humans in the beginning?

Vulcans have been assisting humans since before the formation of United Federation of Planets. After the first contact and before the first deep space mission of mankind, they did seriously assist ...
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Would the Vulcans defend Earth from a Klingon attack before the Federation?

In the days of Captain Archer, before there was a Federation of Planets, if the Klingons decided to launch an all out assault on Earth, would the Vulcans rally to our defense?
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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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When did Archer maroon a ship full of innocent people?

In Home (4x03), on the mountain with his old girlfriend, Archer says he marooned a ship full of people and tortured someone. ERIKA: You did what any captain would have done. ARCHER: Does that ...
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Why does the Enterprise in “Star Trek Enterprise” look more modern than the one in the Original Series?

Star Trek : Enterprise takes place over a hundred years before the "Original Series" (with Kirk and the crew) but we have a problem here. The spaceship in the series TOS is very spartan, where they ...
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Why did the Borg run from 22nd century 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 Happened to Mestral?

In Star Trek: Enterprise episode Carbon Creek (Season 2 Episode 02): I'm curious if there is any more in-universe explanation about what may have happened as a result of this story. I haven't read ...
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What is the name on the bottle of Scotch in the final episode of Star Trek Enterprise?

In the final episode of Star Trek Enterprise, "These are the Voyages", Archer and Trip are drinking a toast from a bottle of Scotch (timestamp 27:23) All I can make out is "20 Year", Malt, "Scotch ...
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What produces the sound of transportation? (Out-of-Universe)

This question asks what in-universe phenomena produces a sound when transportation occurs. This is interesting, but it brings up another interesting question - what produces the sound, out-of-...
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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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What type of computer systems do Starships use? [closed]

Star Trek starships are massive, incredibly advanced pieces of technology, with a lot of that technology being handwaved most of the time, but references to it cropping up in dialogue frequently ...