TV Series | TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
A century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.
Originally Jolene Blalock's character of T'Pol was supposed to be called T'Pau. This was the name of a character that appears in Star Trek: Amok Time (1967), an episode of Star Trek (1966) written by Theodore Sturgeon. They changed it at the last minute because if they used the character of T'Pau, they would have to pay royalties to Sturgeon's estate every time T'Pau was used, i.e. every episode of "Enterprise." Incidentally, the character of T'Pau later made an appearance in the three-part Vulcan renaissance story arc in season 4.
It'll be nice to have a first contact where no-one's thinking about charging weapons.
During the first season, Malcolm, (the weapons expert), is giving phase pistol lessons to Hoshi. During the lesson, all Bridge officers are called back to their stations. Hoshi makes a comment, so much for practice, and she hands the phase pistol back to Malcolm, her finger still on the trigger, and the muzzle of the phase pistol aimed directly into Malcolm's chest. No matter the century, or the weapon, this action ranks as the #1 safety violation of handling weapons. It is unlikely that Malcolm, the armory expert, would ignore this safety violation and not immediately reprimand Hoshi.
The opening credits montage contains archive footage of famed pioneers of air and space, including Amelia Earhart, Chuck Yeager, Alan Shepard and Buzz Aldrin (or at least his boot).
The Canadian cable network Space Channel uses a different version of the closing credits. While the regular closing consists of white text on a black background, the Space broadcasts fills the top half of the screen with a picture of Earth with the Enterprise logo superimposed over it, with the credits condensed onto the lower half of the screen.
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