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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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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What was the usage period of the EM33?

Are there any references to EM-33 pistols outside of ST:Enterprise? Is there an exact date as to when the EM-33s were completely phased out (even on freighters)?
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What Star Trek episodes (any series) have been censored?

I just came across this: At one point, Data makes a reference to the Irish Reunification of 2024, and because of that, the BBC refused to air the episode. It didn’t air on the U.K. government’s ...
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What alien was forced to control that superweapon?

Some Enterprise ep had an alien I remember was forced (and kidnapped?) to command a system with their mental abilities, strapped and trapped in a chair looking dead in control. If it helps, if i ...
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Why do Klingons in ENT look different than in TOS? [duplicate]

Why do the Klingons in ENT look different than the Klingons in TOS? I understand the explanation for the difference after TOS, but since ENT is before TOS.
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Why aren't the Xindi referred to anywhere other than Enterprise?

The Xindi (multiple species in the sector) were shown only in Enterprise. What happens to them in the later timelines? Why isn't there any mention of these species in other Star Trek series, since ...
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Why did they choose that theme song for Star Trek Enterprise?

In all the series of Star Trek, except Enterprise, the theme music has no words and seems to inspire the general Star Trek "march" of "boldly going where no one has gone before." Enterprise's theme is ...
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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 was S03E21 of Star Trek: Enterprise named “E²”?

The name of Season 03 Episode 21 of Star Trek: Enterprise was E². Why? All episodes had a meaningful name which was related with the story, but I am unable to understand why that episode was named E²....
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Where should I begin with Star Trek: Enterprise?

Star Trek: Enterprise seems to vie with Voyager as the worst Star Trek series, but from what I've heard, it redeems itself later in the series. When does this actually happen? What are the reasons ...
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By what factor does Xindi's subspace vortex tech shorten the distance?

If my memory serves, the Aquatic ship needed between 10 and 24 hours to travel from the Delphic Expanse to the Sol System via subspace vortex (while helping the Enterprise NX-01 return in the last ...
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Do Enterprise-era humans hunt for food or not?

In "Rogue Planet", Archer states that hunting went out of style on Earth over a hundred years ago. However, the crew of the Enterprise clearly eat meat and, in "Dead Stop", Commander Tucker would eat ...
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What are the gauntlets joined by a cable used in Ushaan called?

In the Star Trek Enterprise season four episode United, the Andorian ritual Ushaan is depicted. It is a duel to the death with the Andorian ice miners tool Ushaan-tor. During the duel, Archer and ...
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Where does Trip get his six shooter in the Episode “North Star”

In the episode North Star, Trip, T'Pol and Archer all beam down to the surface of a planet with humans from the American wild west. Trip has a period appropriate gun. Where does he get it from?
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Why does Hoshi wear a Blue (science division) uniform when she is the comms officer?

In TOS, Uhura was the comms officer, and wore the red of the operations division. In enterprise, the colors seem to be the same as TOS. Archer (captain) and Travis (helmsman) wore gold, the medical ...
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How did Archer time-travel into his own body?

I think it is well-understood that Star Trek has almost never handled time travel with much consistency to speak of. Any time someone travels to the past, the effects of their actions on the future ...
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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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Who standardized Stardate throughout the galaxy?

In Delphic Expanse, Degra sent a coded message to Enterprise NX-01 containing a stardate for when Enterprise should rendezvous with Degra's ship. T'Pol was able to calculate that the given stardate ...
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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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Can destruction of the black hole restore original timeline?

Nero travelled back in time which created a new timeline (Star Trek 2009 movie). The same thing happened when Vosk travelled back in time (Star Trek: Enterprise season 4). When time machine of Vosk ...
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How did the Andorians exit the Delphic Expanse?

It was mentioned many times in Star Trek: Enterprise that the thermobaric cloud surrounding the Delphic Expanse would let you into the Delphic Expanse, but not let you out of the Delphic Expanse. One ...
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Why were Ferengi unknown to 24th century Starfleet?

In Star Trek: Enterprise, the Enterprise NX-01 encountered Ferengi. In Star Trek: The Next Generation, when the Enterprise-D was in pursuit of the Ferengi who stole an energy converter, the captain's ...
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Why didn't the Earth & Vulcan battle cruisers engage the Xindi SuperWeapon and Reptilian ship?

Earth already had battle cruisers in the Sol System which engaged a Klingon Bird of Prey before the Xindi saga. Addtionally, Vulcan battle cruisers were also near Earth: When timeline was fixed in "...
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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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How did the Sphere Builders build the Spheres?

The Sphere Builders couldn't exist in our dimension to build Spheres on their own. The Xindi were the Sphere Builders' only contact in our dimension. Also, the Xindi didn't know who built the Spheres, ...
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What prevented the Sphere Builders from correcting their mistakes?

In Star Trek: Enterprise, Archer saved humanity from the Xindi, but he didn't really care about the real enemy, the Sphere Builders. In the episode Zero Hour, the crew of the Enterprise NX-01 ...
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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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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 did Shran call Archer “Pink Skin”?

Andorian skin color was Blue, but humans weren't the first encounter with the totally different skin color. They already knew Vulcans who possessed same pink-ish skin color. Why did Shran really call ...
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How did trans-dimensional beings appear in Xindi council?

The main goal of trans-dimensional beings was to make our dimension habitual to them. But, it seemed like the goal was meaningless when they could always exist in our dimension without glitch. When ...
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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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How did Xindi contact trans-dimensional beings?

After Archer got captured and he told some dirty secrets to Degra and good council members, it was shown that they called on a meeting with trans-dimensional being for doubt-clearance. How did they ...
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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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Which type of ethics was Archer talking about?

In the Star Trek: Enterprise TV series, the Enterprise was almost destroyed by a Xindi attack in the Delphic Expanse. Its Warp drive was not working. Warp drive was very, very important at that time. ...
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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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Did any of TOS 5 year mission first contacts aliens show up in later Star Trek episodes as Borg?

Are there any examples of Star Trek TOS aliens being assimulated by the Borg in any of the following versions of the Star Trek TV/Movie franchise?
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Why didn't 'trans-dimensional beings' demolish Enterprise near 1st sphere Enterprise encountered?

While following ion-trail of pirates, Enterprise encountered the sphere after crossing the cloaking barrier of sphere. Archer ordered to put Enterprise in orbit of sphere to find what pirates were ...
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What was the purpose of what happened to Trip in the last episode?

Personally, Trip was my favourite character in Star Trek: Enterprise and I really didn't like it when was shown in the last episode. I want to know why the directors/writers decided this was ...
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Why was paper-based technology adopted on 23rd century starship?

In the 22nd century, there wasn't any paper-based technology on board USS Enterprise NX-01. Tablets were everywhere. Even for reporting, analyses were filed digitally. They even had a Microsoft ...
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Why did the Xindi council reject using the bioweapon against humans?

In Star Trek: Enterprise, the Xindi Reptilians secretly went into Earth's past to destroy humans using a bioweapon. They did this secretly because Xindi council rejected the use of this bioweapon. ...
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Why did Vulcans fail to find Kir'Shara prior to Archer?

Archer discovered location of Kir'Shara after he became host of Surak's katra. But, that's not the first time anyone became host of Surak's katra. Syrran (who transferred katra to Archer before death) ...
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Why did T'Pol act like a human woman with Trip?

I've found this photo on web which reminds me the scene from Star Trek: Enterprise: [NSFW] Naked T'Pol from the back As I've remembered.. After Trip became jealous of his own clone, she kissed ...
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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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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 is the lack of Suliban accounted for in the timeline after “Star Trek: Enterprise”?

How is the lack of Suliban accounted for in the timeline after Star Trek: Enterprise? I have to ask because it didn't make sense to me that a new species would be introduced in a prequel without an ...
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In Star Trek: Enterprise, why did the repair station kidnap Mayweather for brain-based processing?

In an episode of Star Trek: Enterprise TV series, a cloaked mine damaged Enterprise in Romulan space, which limited Enterprise to a maximum speed of warp 2.1, with which it'd have taken a decade for ...
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What was the function of ring-shaped module in 22nd century Vulcan ships?

All 22nd century Vulcan ships had a ring-shaped module. Not just starships, but small shuttle pods also had this module. As Vulcans do everything logically, there must be some purposes of those ...
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What Planet or System are Orion Slave Girls Actually From?

Orion slave girls have been with Star Trek since, literally, the beginning of Trek. (This image is Vina, as slave girl, in The Cage.) Okay, I know -- they're from Orion. But Orion is a ...
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Why did Starfleet not adopt or acquire the Xindi's subspace vortex technology?

In Enterprise, the Xindi used a method of propulsion where they would generate subspace vortexes, allowing them to traverse vast distances faster than traditional warp drives. The Xindi eventually ...
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Why did the Xindi test a mini-superweapon on Earth?

At the end of season two in Star Trek: Enterprise, the Xindi attack earth with their prototype mini-superweapon, killing 7 million humans and some alligators. This precipitates all the events of ...