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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 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 was the highest rated episode of Star Trek?

In all of the televised episodes of Star Trek (TOS, TAS, TNG, DS9, VOY & ENT), what was the single highest Nielsen rated episode?
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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'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 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 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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What is the purpose of the Enterprise tail fin?

In Star Trek Enterprise (the prequel series), the NX-01 has a fin/wing that connects the two engines and nacelles. What is contained in this area? There appears to be a large room in the middle of ...
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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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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 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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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 ...
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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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. Between first contact and mankind's first deep space mission, they provided mankind with substantial ...
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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 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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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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Why do the Vulcans seem to despise humans so much in “Star Trek: Enterprise?”

I've just finished season 1 of Star Trek: Enterprise (I'm half-way through the cliffhanger season finale/premiere). Unless I missed something in the early episodes, I've yet to figure out why it is ...
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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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Is the backstory regarding the USS Franklin inconsistent or unnecessarily complicated?

Major spoilers follow. In Star Trek Beyond we learn that Apparently, So, we can infer he took command Yet the Franklin is Despite that fact, the NX-01 is a warp five vessel. . Yet, . To ...
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What legal problems prevented T’Pau from being used in “Star Trek: Enterprise?”

While wandering through a Star Trek rabbit hole, I came across this tidbit on the Wikipedia page for T'Pol; bold emphasis is mine: “Series producer Rick Berman said they originally intended that a ...
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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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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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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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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 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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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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