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Star Trek: Enterprise: Broken Bow (1)

In the nine decades following Zefram Cochrane's visionary warp flight in space and the First Contact that followed, the human race has been slowly guided by the Vulcans toward developing the Warp Five engine. Mankind is at last able to explore the virgin depths of space with a revolutionary new starship, the Enterprise NX-01, under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer. Plans to launch Enterprise are moved up when a Klingon courier is shot down by unknown assailants and crash-lands in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. Feeling that the Vulcans have been condescending toward mankind for years, Archer insists it's the humans' responsibility to return the injured Klingon to his homeworld alive. Archer is fully backed by Starfleet Command, and the Vulcans' objections fall upon deaf ears.


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x1
Production Number: 40358-721
Airdate: Wednesday September 26th, 2001


Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Jan 07, 2002
United Kingdom Jan 07, 2002
Australia Feb 20, 2002
New Zealand Mar 03, 2002
Germany Mar 15, 2003
Italy Jul 06, 2003
NL (Sci-Fi) Sep 01, 2008

  • Currently 8.5/10
8.5/10 (4 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Gary Graham (1)
As Soval
Recurring
James Horan
As Humanoid Figure
Recurring
Jim Fitzpatrick (1)
As Commander Williams
Recurring
John Fleck
As Silik
Recurring
Mark Moses
As Henry Archer
Recurring
Melinda Clarke
As Sarin
Recurring
Thomas Kopache
As Tos
Recurring
Tom 'Tiny' Lister, Jr.
As Klaang
Recurring
Vaughn Armstrong
As Admiral Forrest
Recurring
Jim Beaver
As Admiral Daniel Leonard
Joseph Ruskin
As Suliban Doctor

Co-Guest Stars
Byron Thames
As Crewman
Recurring
Marty Davis
As Young Archer
Recurring
Peter Henry Schroeder
As Klingon Chancellor
Recurring
Chelsea Bond
As Alien Mother
Ethan Dampf
As Alien Child
Jason Grant Smith
As Crewman Fletcher
Matt Williamson
As Klingon Council Member
Ricky Luna
As Carlos
Ron King
As Farmer
Van Epperson
As Alien Man
Main Cast
Scott Bakula
As Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley
As Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock
As Sub-Commander/Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating
As Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery
As Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park
As Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer
As Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Episode Quotes
T'Pol: My reason for being here is not espionage. My superiors simply asked me to assist you.
Archer: Your superiors don't think we can flush a toilet without one of you to assist us.

Travis: Course laid in, sir. Request permission to get underway.
(T'Pol looks at her console and turns to Captain Archer)
T'Pol: The coordinates are off by point two degrees.
Captain Archer: (slightly annoyed) Thank you.
(Captain Archer turns back to Mayweather)
Captain Archer: Let's go.
(Enterprise jumps into warp)

Archer: God she's beautiful.
Trip: And fast. Warp four point five next Thursday.
Archer: Neptune and back in six minutes.

Trip: If I didn't know better, I'd think you were afraid of flying.
Archer: If I'm afraid of anything, it's the scrambled eggs I had for breakfast.

Trip: Since when do we have Vulcan Science Officers?
Archer: Since we needed starcharts to get to Kronos.
Trip: So we get a few maps...and they get to put a spy on our ship?
Archer: Admiral Forrest says we should think of her more as a "chaperone."

T'Pol: Space is very big, Captain...a shadow on your sensors won't help you find them. This is a foolish mission.

T'Pol: You are going to be contacting Starfleet to advise them of our situation.
Archer: No, I'm not. And neither are you. Now get the hell out there and make yourself useful.

Archer: We've been deferring to their judgement for a hundred years.
Admiral Forrest: John...
Archer: How much longer?
T'Pol: Until you've proven you're ready.
Archer: Ready to what?!
T'Pol: To look beyond your provincial attitudes and volatile nature.
Archer: Volatile? You have no idea how much I'm restraining myself from knocking you on your ass!



Warning: Star Trek: Enterprise season 1 episode 1 guide may contain spoilers
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