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Star Trek: Enterprise is a science fiction television series set in the Star Trek universe. (Until the third season its title was simply Enterprise, and it is often abbreviated as ST:ENT or ENT.) The series follows the adventures of the crew of the Enterprise (NX-01), the first human interstellar ship that can achieve Warp 5. Enterprise premiered in the USA on September 26, 2001, and is presently in its fourth season.


Enterprise is a prequel to the other Star Trek series. The pilot episode, "Broken Bow", takes place in 2151, ten years before the founding of the Federation, about halfway between the events shown in the movie Star Trek: First Contact and the original Star Trek series, and roughly 100 years before Kirk and Spock take command of their USS Enterprise in Star Trek: The Original Series.


Enterprise marks several milestones in Star Trek production. It is the first Trek series to be produced in widescreen, the first to be broadcast in HDTV, the first to be produced exclusively on digital video, it was the first Trek series since Star Trek: The Next Generation to debut at the start of a TV season rather than at mid-season, and the first Star Trek series to have a theme song with sung lyrics.


Enterprise was cancelled by UPN on February 2, 2005 after a run of four seasons and 98 episodes - the first Trek series since the original Star Trek to have been cancelled by its network rather than finished by its producers. Despite the announcement, production of the series is being allowed to continue until the end of the season, with the final episode on UPN scheduled for broadcast on May 13, 2005. The 2005–2006 season will mark the first time that a Star Trek series has not been on the air in eighteen years.

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Plots

For plots of specific episodes see: Star Trek: Enterprise episodes

The first two seasons of Enterprise depict the exploration of space by a crew who are able to go (boldly) farther and faster than any humans had previously gone. It presents situations which are not entirely unfamiliar to Star Trek fans, but which allow its characters to face them unencumbered by the experience and rules which have built up over the following years of Trek history. Enterprise takes pains to show the origins of some concepts which have become taken for granted in Star Trek lore, such as Reed's development of force fields, and Archer's questions about cultural interference which would eventually be answered by the Prime Directive.


The Vulcans, meanwhile, are often close by to offer help when needed, but are just as ready to express their opinion that humans are not yet a mature enough species to be exploring the galaxy.


A recurring theme throughout the first three seasons is the "Temporal Cold War." A mysterious entity from the future used technology to advise a species known as the Suliban for the purpose of manipulating the timeline to his will. Sometimes providing bad information to the crew of Enterprise, sometimes saving the ship from destruction, the entity's true motives are unknown. A human from Earth's future visits Captain Archer occasionally to assist him in fighting the Suliban and claiming to prevent damage to the timeline.


Low ratings encouraged the series' producers to seek a new direction for it. The third season changes the series' name to Star Trek: Enterprise and introduces a new enemy, the Xindi, whose goal is the annihilation of the human race due to fears that someday humanity will wipe them out. The entire third season follows one long story arc, which begins in the second season finale "The Expanse" — in which the Xindi deploy a prototype weapon which cuts a wide, deep trench from Venezuela to central Florida, killing seven million people. The Enterprise is refitted as a warship and travels through the Delphic Expanse to find the Xindi homeworld and prevent another attack against Earth.


The third season, especially later episodes, has been received more favorably by fans and critics. The episodes "Twilight", "Proving Ground", were well-received by fans, and the arc formed by the last seven episodes of the third season — "Azati Prime", "Damage", "The Forgotten", "EČ," "The Council", "Countdown" and "Zero Hour" in particular have received praise. Some of these were written or co-written by Manny Coto, a writer new to the series in season 3. His other scripts, such as "Similitude" are also widely considered to be of a higher caliber than earlier stories, which likely contributed to his being promoted to executive producer and showrunner for season 4.


Season 4 has produced, and is expected to continue with, a mixture of two- and three-episode arcs, along with a few standalone episodes. The general theme of the season appears to be a focus on the prequel concept of the series, with many episodes referencing themes, concepts and characters from past Trek series. Season 4 has also seen the finale of the "Temporal Cold War" from previous seasons. The fourth season also saw the much anticipated return of Brent Spiner (Data from Star Trek: The Next Generation) as the criminal mastermind Dr. Arik Soong in a three-episode arc involving genetically enhanced superhumans, the "Augments". Coto has stated that his intent is to push the series towards the eventual founding of the United Federation of Planets.


Season 4 also addressed some discrepancies fans saw with the Vulcans of The Original Series to those depicted in Star Trek: Enterprise. The "Vulcan Civil War," which includes "The Forge," "Awakening," and "Kir'Shara" were hailed as among the most interesting and intricately woven plotlines of Enterprise. In it, the characters meet T'Pau (a character who shows up in The Original Series in the episode "Amok Time") and the audience sees Romulans trying to undermine the stability of the balance in power between the Andorians and Vulcans.


The exploration element of the first two seasons (and previous Trek series) has been downplayed in the fourth season, which is informally referred to as the "Solar System Arc" due to the fact that most storylines begin with Enterprise being assigned a mission from Earth, rather than simply encountering adventure through exploration. While many die-hard Trekkers have welcomed the show's focus on introducing concepts from later/previous Trek series, some critics have bemoaned the decision to more or less abandon the "exploring strange new worlds" concept of the early seasons.


The creators of the series also made the decision with season four to focus mainly upon the three core characters of the series -- Archer, Tucker, and T'Pol -- in lieu of further developing the supporting characters (Sato, Mayweather, Reed, and Phlox). This format, based upon the similar "triumverate" format used for the Original Series (which primarily focused on the trio of Kirk, McCoy, and Spock), has sparked further criticism from fans used to the ensemble format of TNG, DS9 and Voyager. However, this plan seems belied by many of the fourth season episodes, which feature characters such as Sato and Mayweather much more than has been the case in earlier seasons.


The series cancellation was announced prior to the writing of the final episode of the fourth season, which allows the writing team to craft a series finale. Spoiler warning : among Enterprises final episodes are expected to be a two-parter detailing how Klingons become more human-looking during the period of TOS, a two-parter taking place in the Mirror Universe and featuring a starship from the TOS era, and a series of episodes relating to the creation of a League of Nations-style forerunner to the United Federation of Planets. A unique resolution of the Trip/T'Pol relationship is also planned.


Themes

Enterprise has been seen as an attempt to move Star Trek away from the political correctness of recent series towards being a more traditional action adventure. The casting of a white male as captain, his preference for unilateral action, the introduction of the Suliban as the clearly-indicated and largely simplistic 'bad guys', and even the dropping of the name "Star Trek" from the title are seen as distancing the new series from those which came before.


One newspaper writer has compared Star Trek's hawkish shift with the advent of the War on Terrorism. The name "Suliban" was, in fact, based upon the name of the Taliban, though the production work for Enterprise occurred well before the September 11, 2001 attacks. [1] (http://www.brannonbraga.com/2002/Articles/2002_may.htm)


Theme song

The series' theme song, a pop song written by Diane Warren and sung by Russell Watson, is a marked contrast to the sweeping instrumental themes used in all other Star Trek series. It is also the first such theme not to have been composed specially for Star Trek, having previously appeared (performed by Rod Stewart) in the film Patch Adams (1998). Like other aspects of the series, the theme song has polarized Trek fans, with many loving the song and many considering it inappropriate for a Star Trek series. A new, more upbeat arrangement of the theme song was introduced with the third season, but this had no impact on the controversy, except to elicit criticism from some who liked the original one.


The song is known by several titles, most commonly "Faith of the Heart" (the title from Patch Adams). However, the official soundtrack CD for Enterprise, as well as all releases of the song by Watson, give it the new title of "Where My Heart Will Take Me."


In late October 2004, the official website startrek.com posted a preview (http://www.startrek.com/startrek/videoview?id=7730&episodeid=6485&count=-1) of what appears to be a possible new opening credits sequence, in which Scott Bakula recites a modified version of the famous "Space, the final frontier ..." speech (with the phrase "where no human has gone before" in place of "where no man" or "where no one"). Although no credit text is shown over the footage of Enterprise flying through space, it is about the same length as the current opening credits. The music used for this piece of footage (which startrek.com currently calls a tribute, not a new opening credits sequence) is "Archer's Theme" which is a more traditional orchestral instrumental heard over the closing credits. Speculation is rife among fans that the credits may be changed, perhaps in an effort by the producers to win back those viewers who were turned off the series by its unconventional theme song, or as an indication of the fourth season's "back to the basics" approach.


Another iron in this fire is the existence on various file sharing networks of a 14+MB MPG file containing the current opening credit sequence with the music replaced by the orchestral closing title theme from Star Trek: Generations. The file contains a fairly official looking slate from "Paramount Television Operations", and has likewise generated both approval and annoyance from fans ("They've got that; why don't they use it?")


It was rumored that the episode "Borderland", scheduled to air in the United States on October 29, would feature new credits, but this turned out not to be the case. It has since been stated that the "new" credit sequence was simply something created as a special "added attraction" for the startrek.com website and there are no plans, at present, to change the televised credits. Ironically, after three seasons of complaints from some fans about the "Where My Heart Will Take Me" theme song, there are indications that protests may greet any new credit sequence from those who liked the original tune and associated credit sequence.


As of January 2005, it is generally assumed that no new credits sequence is planned for the remainder of the season, however producer Manny Coto has stated that an upcoming two-part episode, "In a Mirror, Darkly", which takes place within the Mirror Universe, will reportedly feature a unique opening credits sequence intended to capitalize on the alternate universe setting.


Due to the emphasis given to the character of T'Pol and the frequent, failed attempts by her Vulcan superiors to take her away from Capt. Archer and Enterprise, there are some fans who feel that the lyrics of the current theme song actually refer to T'Pol - They're not going to hold me down...they're not going to change my mind... - although the emphasis on this has become less pronounced in the fourth season.


Controversy

Many Trekkies have been upset by Enterprise, claiming that it violates the canon which has been established in previous series and movies. Brannon Braga, executive producer of the series, has gone on record as challenging the fans who make such claims to prove it:

What have we done? Give me one good example. There are some picayune things that we have chosen to do. We have not broken the rules, but we have bent rules. But there's nothing that important. It's not like we've stated that Kirk never existed. What have we done? [2] (http://scifipulse.net/Trek%20Archive/August03/BrannonBraga.html)

Even before the series premiered, it was controversial, with some vocal fans stating that a prequel to such a well-known franchise should simply not be attempted. (The negative response to George Lucas' "prequels" to his original Star Wars franchise was often cited as a precedent for the reaction to a Star Trek prequel.) Others were upset that a widespread rumor that the new Trek series would focus on Captain Hikaru Sulu and the crew of the U.S.S. Excelsior (featured in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country and a popular episode of Star Trek: Voyager, "Flashback") proved to be false. The final episode of Voyager broadcast earlier in 2001 was unpopular with many fans, and the fact the same production team of Berman and Braga were going to run Enterprise was also controversial with fans before production began.


Cosmetic aspects of the series were also points of contention. In order to make the series distinct from the previous Trek series (and acknowledging the abundance of Star Trek series on the air), the producers chose not to put the words "Star Trek" in the title. This idea backfired, with many fans rejecting the series based on this decision alone. Early in the third season, the series title was altered to include the words Star Trek though it cannot be said for certain whether this move convinced any non-fans to watch the series again.


The production style of the series also led to conflict amongst fans, with some criticizing the series for not replicating the style of the 1960s Original Series while others praised the show for not going for a retro look.


Several episodes have proven to be flashpoints for fan criticism. The first season episode "Dear Doctor" was controversial due to the ethics displayed by Dr. Phlox with regards to letting a race of beings die in order to save another. The second-season episode "A Night in Sickbay" was a comedy episode widely derided by critics and fans, although it nonetheless received a Hugo Award nomination and is often cited by the cast as one of their favorite episodes. Another second-season episode, "Regeneration", introduced the Borg and attracted wide criticism over its alleged breaking of continuity (although the previous series Voyager had already established that Starfleet was well aware of the Borg before the apparent first contact seen in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode "Q Who"). The decision to introduce a romance between T'Pol and Trip Tucker also fanned the flames of criticism, as critics and fans generally regarded it as poorly executed. Even Jolene Blalock (who portrays T'Pol) has derided it in interviews as a sophomoric attempt to resort to sex appeal to try to win back a wider audience. Supporters of the decision counter that Star Trek, in general, has a poor track record with regards to introducing romance between characters, and that the Trip-T'Pol relationship is generally better handled than similar relationships in past shows. However, the decision to go in this direction was also criticized by ardent fans of the series who felt that such a relationship should instead have been established between T'Pol and Archer.


The series has polarized some areas of the Trek fan community, to the point where two "factions" have been identified: initially the term "Gushers" was used to describe fans who enjoy the series, while "Bashers" was applied to Trekkers who did not like the show. Each group tends to object to these titles, however, and more recently the terms have been modified to usually refer to only the extreme fans on both sides (i.e. those who reject any criticism of Enterprise are called gushers, while those who hate the show and refuse to be swayed are called bashers). The negative extreme is illustrated by the existence of the "Kill Enterprise" movement that was created by Polish Star Trek fans in response to fan-based efforts to save the show. An ongoing debate among Trekkers is whether or not the cancellation of this series will mark the end of televised Star Trek. In an ironic twist to the years-long fight to bring Star Trek back to television in the 1970s and 1980s, there are a growing number of Trekkers who feel that the concept has worn itself out and should either be retired, or laid to rest for a number of years. Enterprise's producers have stated on a few occasions that, no matter how long the current series runs, when it ends it will probably be the last Star Trek television series for some time to come, although it is possible the movie franchise may continue as there is already talk of an 11th Star Trek film which may serve the bridge the gap between the events of Enterprise and those of The Original Series.


The producers of Enterprise were faced with a controversy of another kind with the 2004 episode "Harbinger" which included a love scene in which T'Pol's buttocks were briefly shown. Aside from complaints from some fans that such nudity was inappropriate for Star Trek, the episode was also scheduled to air not long after the Super Bowl XXXVIII controversy in which Janet Jackson "accidentally" exposed a breast on live TV, leading to an upswing in censorship in America. As a result, when the episode was finally aired on UPN, the scene was censored. Viewers in Canada, however, saw the uncensored version and it is assumed that the uncensored version will appear on the upcoming DVD release.


Alleged continuity problems

Main article: Star Trek: Enterprise alleged continuity problems.

Future

Despite most critics agreeing that Enterprise's third season was its strongest yet, and most episodes of the fourth season receiving near-unanimous praise, the series continues to suffer in the ratings. This, along with the poor box office performance of Star Trek: Nemesis, has given the Star Trek franchise in general an uncertain future. While some have placed blame on the current production staff or on the concept of the series, others blame its parent network UPN for not promoting the series and allowing major affiliates to preempt it on many occasions for local sports coverage, a fact they say is ignored by critics. Many fans also reported that they chose to watch UPN's weekend rebroadcasts of the series, which were not counted in the ratings. Another factor is the fact that, as of 2004, there had been continuous Star Trek production for 17 years, suggesting "burnout" on the part of fans who simply want something new. Following Enterprise's cancellation, executive producer Rick Berman blamed "franchise fatigue" for the show's poor reception.


There was speculation that the series would be cancelled if ratings did not improve before the third season ended in May 2004. In response, several fan campaigns to save the show were launched; most notably those of "The Enterprise Project (http://www.enterpriseproject.org)" and "Save Enterprise (http://www.saveenterprise.com)" — the former has bought several full page advertisements in the Hollywood Reporter to encourage the network to renew the show, and to congratulate the cast and crew when that occurred. The ads were funded by donations from fans; excess funds were donated to charity in the names of several cast members.


On May 20, 2004 it was announced that Enterprise had been renewed for a fourth season, but that the show would move from Wednesday to Friday. Paramount cut its per-episode price and reduced the number of season 4 episodes from 24 to 22 so that the series would be more financially attractive to the struggling UPN, and it is assumed that one reason why the show was renewed was so that Paramount would have enough episodes for proper syndication should it be cancelled (100 episodes are generally deemed necessary for this, although Enterprise's total output is considered close enough with 98 episodes).


It was hoped the new timeslot would reduce the number of network affiliate preemptions of the show and allow a more accurate account of its viewership. However, viewers reported that UPN's affiliate in New York City aired a baseball playoff game rather than the fourth season premiere on October 8, 2004. This, combined with other UPN affiliates airing coverage of the second debate between George W. Bush and John Kerry that night in lieu of network programming, resulted in very low ratings numbers for the fourth season premiere. The next episode, aired on October 15, scored even lower ratings, though it was reported that the actual number of viewers of the episode went up from the previous week, and although the ratings aren't as high as they were on Wednesday nights, the series often scored higher ratings than competing programs on The WB, or the Friday night movie UPN used to air in the timeslot.


Additionally, it is unclear why the network replays each first-run episode in a weekend timeslot the same week it is released — effectively making its ratings appear worse than they are, since Nielsen does not rate the rerun. The so-called "rerun effect" was particularly noticeable during the 2003-2004 season when Enterprise aired on Wednesday nights in competition with Smallville, a series that attracted a similar demographic; a number of Enterprise viewers indicated that they chose to watch the weekend rerun or otherwise "time-shift" Enterprise (using VCRs, TiVo, or other methods) in order to watch Smallville which was not similarly rebroadcast by The WB.


In October 2004, it was announced that Enterprise was the 25th most popular Season Pass on the TiVo television recording system in the United States. Although TiVo has yet to achieve the same level of popularity as home video recording, this is an indication of the show's popularity among those who choose to tape the program on Friday and watch it later (i.e. "time-shifting"). In December it was reported that Enterprise was the top-rated dramatic program on UPN, although by January it had fallen behind the law drama Kevin Hill, though it remained ahead of the critically acclaimed mystery series, Veronica Mars.


Paramount Network Television president Garry Hart was quoted in an August 2004 New York Times article that Paramount and UPN stand by the series and hope to see it continue for several more seasons. However, Hart's subsequent departure from his position a week later placed this outcome in doubt.


A new co-executive producer, Manny Coto, was brought in for the fourth season. Coto decided to retain the "arc" concept of season 3, but reduce it from one arc for the entire season to several "mini-arcs" of two or three episodes, with a few standalones. The first of these arcs resolved the "Temporal Cold War" storyline set up in the pilot episode and touched on occasionally during the first three seasons. Coto was a fairly well-received writer for the show in season 3, and has stated that he intended to cater more to fans of the older incarnations of the franchise. As a result, following the resolution of the Temporal Cold War, every remaining episode of season 4 related in some way to a race or concept introduced in TOS or TNG. Ironically, this new direction has generated criticism from those who don't want Enterprise to be a rehash of previous series. Although Rick Berman and Brannon Braga remain actively involved in producing the series, Coto's appointment is considered by some to be a way of placating fans upset by Berman and Braga's handling of Voyager and early seasons of Enterprise.


Over the summer of 2004, it was reported that a special appearance by original Trek star William Shatner was being planned, reprising his character James T. Kirk. News reports in early October indicated that negotiations between Shatner and Paramount were "warming up" however. A major stumbling block was said to be Shatner's asking price, coupled with his commitments to the TV series Boston Legal. Although some media outlets reported that Paramount was hoping to get Shatner to appear in the fourth season finale, ultimately, an appearance by Shatner could not be arranged before the series was cancelled. The producers were more successful in obtaining the services of at least one other Trek series veteran. Brent Spiner of Star Trek: The Next Generation made an appearance in episodes 4 through 6 of the fourth season as Arik Soong, an ancestor of Noonien Soong who created the android Data. In January 2005, reports emerged that TNG stars Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis may appear in the series finale, most likely playing their characters William Riker and Deanna Troi; although Sirtis has denied this rumor, Frakes reportedly confirmed it at a British science fiction convention in February [3] (http://www.trektoday.com/news/130205_01.shtml).


The Internet gave rise to near-continuous rumors and speculation regarding the show's future from the earliest days of the series, and this reached a fever pitch as the fourth season began and Nielsen ratings for the show, although an improvement for the Friday night timeslot, still dropped in comparison to the previous season. Wildcat rumors of a shortened season and even a mid-season cancellation sparked quick denials from producers and insiders, while Internet discussion boards posted and dissected every public statement - positive and negative - made by cast members, producers, and network executives. Some rumors caused concern for people involved in the series. In January 2005, for example, several websites reported that Scott Bakula's publicist Jay Schwartz quoted him as being unhappy with the series, and "hoping" that it ended after season 4. Schwartz disclaimed the quote that same day, stating that Bakula remained happy to be working on Enterprise; Bakula himself denied the rumor in an interview with the creator of SaveEnterprise.com, Tim Brazeal.


Cancellation and aftermath

On February 2, 2005, speculation as to the future of the series came to an end when UPN announced (http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/9469.html) that the series had been cancelled, and that its final episode would air on Friday 13 May 2005. Although there are grassroots efforts underway to seek either a reversal of the situation, or for Enterprise to be picked up by another network, Rick Berman, in an interview (http://tv.zap2it.com/tveditorial/tve_main/1,1002,271|93332|1|,00.html) after the announcement, said such a pick-up was unlikely. In another interview, reported by scifi.com (http://scifi.com/scifiwire2005/index.php?id=30331), Berman apparently indicated that there were no plans to "shop" the series around to other broadcast outlets, although this is disputed by the fansite Bakulanews (http://bakulanews.pitas.com/#WHATRICKSAID) which suggests Paramount is still hopeful of changing UPN's mind about cancellation.


In the days immediately following the cancellation announcement, the Star Trek fan community remained divided between those who were upset by the news, and by those who welcomed it. Some fans, posting to online newsgroups and bulletin boards, blamed Berman and Braga for the cancellation, while others blamed network head Les Moonves, who was identified in the media as the individual who made the decision to cancel the show.


During an online chat at startrek.com on February 11, 2005[4] (http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/community/chat/archive/transcript/9564.html), Scott Bakula stated that the major reason for the show's cancellation is that it no longer fits the profile or desired demographic of UPN (the network's schedule primarily consists of so-called "urban" sitcoms and reality programming; during the 2004-2005 season, Enterprise was one of only three dramatic series on the network, all of which have scored low Nielsen ratings), a situation that has existed since the show's second season. He also said that major changes to the management of both Paramount and UPN during 2003-2004 resulted in past supporters of Star Trek departing the organization (most notably the aforementioned Gary Hart). Bakula said the series was to have been cancelled at the end of the 2003-2004 season, but support from Hart and others earned the show one final year. Bakula also stated that he was not optimistic that Paramount has the will to seek a revival of Enterprise in another venue.


Soon after the cancellation announcement, Enterprise received a 2005 Saturn Awards nomination for Best Dramatic Series.


DVD release

In October 2004, Paramount announced that it will release the first four seasons of Enterprise on DVD in North America during 2005, with the current season arriving in the fall of 2005. There was concern raised in fan circles that the announcement of a DVD release, coupled with Paramount advertising television syndication for the series beginning in the fall of 2005, indicated that the series was less likely to be renewed for another season. It has yet to be revealed whether these two developments had any bearing on the decision to cancel the program; Voyager was offered to syndication midway through its run with no impact on its network status, and TNG, DS9, and Voyager all saw episodes released to home video during their runs, long before those series ended.


Cast

Main characters

Recurring characters

  • Admiral Maxwell Forrest, Archer's superior officer (Vaughn Armstrong), killed during the fourth season in "The Forge", although a Mirror Universe version of the character will appear in Season 4.
  • Soval, a Vulcan ambassador (Gary Graham)
  • Silik, a Suliban (John Fleck), killed in "Storm Front (Part II)" at the start of the fourth season.
  • Crewman Elizabeth Cutler, a young, inexperienced crewmember (Kellie Waymire) who appeared several times during the first season. Cutler's status is not known as of the start of season 4; Waymire died in 2003; however the character has been mentioned as being a crewmember since the actress' death.
  • Degra, a Xindi-Primate (Randy Oglesby). A recurring character during the third season, murdered in "The Council".
  • Major Hayes, leader of the MACO team during the third season, killed in "Countdown" (Steven Culp)
  • Shran, member of the Andorian Imperial Guard (Jeffrey Combs)
  • Crewman Daniels, a temporal agent from the 30th Century (Matt Winston), supposedly died several times.
  • Michael Rostov, a member of Tucker's Engineering team who has appeared occasionally (Joseph Will)

See also

External links

  • Star Trek (http://www.startrek.com/) official site
  • Enterprise (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0244365/) at the Internet Movie Database
  • "Star Trek: Enterprise (http://www.memory-alpha.org/en/index.php/Star_Trek:_Enterprise)" article at Memory Alpha, a Star Trek wiki
  • Star Trek episode reviews by Jamahl "Jammer" Epsicokhan (http://www.st-hypertext.com)
  • Save Enterprise (http://www.saveenterprise.com/)
  • EnterpriseFans (http://www.enterprisefans.com/)
  • EnterpriseProject (http://www.enterpriseproject.org/)
  • Star Trek: Enterprise Petition (http://www.startrekfans.net/petition/)
  • Kill Enterprise (http://www.killenterprise.org/)
  • Television Without Pity >> Enterprise (http://televisionwithoutpity.com/show.cgi?show=71)


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Enterprise is refitted as a warship with the addition of MACOs, seen as the precursor to the heavily armed Starfleet security personnel in other Star Trek series, and travels through the Delphic Expanse to find the Xindi homeworld and prevent another attack against Earth.
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