Earth launches its first starship of exploration, Enterprise, on a mission to return an injured Klingon to his homeworld.


Nearly ninety years after Zefram Cochrane's warp flight and first contact, humans have been guided by Vulcans towards developing the first warp five engine. Now that engine has been developed and installed aboard Earth's first warp five starship, Enterprise, commanded by Captain Jonathan Archer, son of the engine's chief designer. When a Klingon shuttlecraft crashlands in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Enterprise's launch date is moved up in order to take the sole Klingon, Klaang, home to his people. Despite protests from Vulcan Ambassador Soval, Admiral Maxwell Forrest orders Archer to assemble his crew and prepare to leave in three days.



Enterprise personnelEdit

Jonathan ArcherAlex GaetaTravis MayweatherPhloxPorthosMalcolm ReedHoshi SatoT'PolCharles Tucker III
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Other Starfleet personnelEdit

Maxwell ForrestDaniel LeonardMarcus Williams

Other charactersEdit

Henry ArcherJamran HarnothKlaangM'RekMooreSarinSilikSovalTos
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Sally ArcherZefram CochraneBilly CookAlbert EinsteinGodAdolf HitlerPaul Mayweather, Sr.Horatio NelsonLi QuanJoseph Stalin

Starships and vehiclesEdit

Elkan NineEnterprise (NX-class) • K'toch-classOrbital Six (inspection pod) • Suliban cell ship
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aircraft carrierKlingon Warbirdtrain


Orbital Drydock FacilitySuliban Helix


Rigel systemSol system
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Altair systemArcturus systemSector 3641

Planets, moons and planetoidsEdit

EarthQo'noSRigel X
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DraylaxJupiterMarsNeptuneTeneebian Moon (1)Teneebian Moon (2)Trillius Prime


BrazilOklahoma (Broken Bow) • Quintash Plaza (Customs Center) • San Francisco
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AfricaBig Sur AquariumChinaGrand CanyonHawaiiJapanSausalito (Vulcan Compound) • TulsaWarp Five Complex

Races and culturesEdit

DenobulanHuman (British) • KlingonLorillianSulibanVulcan
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Draylaxian • Human (AustrianCeltEastern EuropeanHunViking) • Neanderthal

States and organizationsEdit

Amazon UniversityCentral SecurityInterspecies Medical ExchangeKlingon EmpireKlingon High CouncilStarfleet MedicalSuliban CabalUnited Earth StarfleetVulcan High Command
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Spacecrate Incorporated

Ranks and titlesEdit

aideambassadorarmory officerastronautbureaucratcaptainChancellor of the High Council of the Klingon Empirechaperonechief engineerchief medical officercommandercommunications officerconstablecookcouriercrewmandancerdockmasterdoctorensignfire-eaterhelmsmanhirelinglieutenantphysicianrear admiralscience officerspystewardsubcommandervegetarianvice admiralVulcan Ambassador to United Earth

Science and technologyEdit

airlockallergyalveoliamoebaannular confinement beamantigrav gurneyartificial gravityatmosphere (cyclohexanethermosphere) • autonomic systemautosequencerauxiliary powerauxiliary throttlebiobedbiologybiomimetic garmentbloodblue giantbronchial tubeButterfly Effectcausalitycauterizationcoaxial portcommunicatorcompound retinadeflectordilithiumdisruptorDNAdocking interfaceearpieceEM-33endocrine systemenzymeevolutionextravehicular suitforcefieldfrequencyfrostbitegas giantgenetic engineeringgenomegeothermal energygrapplergravitonguidance systemhand scannerholograminertial clampInternally Metered Pulse Driveinverted depth chargeion stormKlingon disruptorleadlinguistic databaseliquidlong range sensorlungmaglockmagnetic coil readermethanemethyloxidemicronmoleculemyofibernatural selectionnitrogen sulfidenon-humanoidpaddphase pistolphonetic processorphosphorusphysicspitch controlplasma bulletplasma coilplasma decayplasma pistolplasma rifleplexiglasspolarityprefrontal cortexprotocystian sporequantum physicsradiationribscopesensorsensor arrayspectral analysisspatial disturbancestealthsubcutaneous pigment sacsuffocationSuliban pistolsyntaxtime traveltransportertricyclic plasma driveultravioletuniversal translatorvalve sealantwarp drivewarp factorwarp five enginewarp nacellewombzero gravity

Other referencesEdit

2119, 2121, 9th century, 20th centuryAltarian marsupialapartmentapeAprilbaked beanbazaarbeaglebirdboomerbootbreadstickbrothelbutterflycannibalcandlecarnivorecatchameleonchickenChinese foodcorncornfieldcowcrash landingdaggerdecontamination chamberdedication ceremonydialectdogdragondry iceEarth Starfleet uniformeggegg drop soupenclaveEnglish languageespionagefield jacketfireFirst contactforkfox's denfruitghostgolfgrizzly bearguinea pighathawaiian shirthayICUimmunocytic gel worminsectjeansJelikjellyfishknifelanternleilife spanlogicmammothmarketmodelmOghklykmollusknounOld WestOrientalosmotic eelOuija boardpaintpaint brushpigpork'n'beanspostcardpotatorabbitremote controlled model spaceshipreprimandRigelian languagesandsand duneseat beltsensor logsesame seedshortssilosilverskilletspareribspiderspongesquadronstethoscopestylussweet spotswitchbladeT-shirtTemporal Cold Wartennis shoeticktlhIngan Holtoilettrade complextrouseruniversityvegetablevialVulcan languageVulcan star chartswaterweaningwerewolfwheatWorld War II



Novelization imagesEdit

Episode imagesEdit


Star Trek: Enterprise prose publications
Novelizations Broken BowShockwaveThe Expanse
Original novels set during the series By the BookWhat Price Honor?Surak's SoulDaedalusDaedalus's ChildrenLast Full MeasureRosetta
set after the series The Good That Men DoKobayashi MaruThe Romulan War (Beneath the Raptor's WingTo Brave the Storm) • Rise of the Federation (A Choice of FuturesTower of BabelUncertain LogicLive by the CodePatterns of Interference )
published order
Previous episode:
First episode
Enterprise episode produced Next episode:
Fight or Flight
Previous episode:
First episode
Enterprise episode aired Next episode:
Fight or Flight
Previous novelization:
First in series
Enterprise novelizations Next novelization:
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Chapter 6
Pocket Next Adventure:
What Price Honor?
Prologue Section 2
Previous Adventure:
First adventure
Voyages of the
Enterprise NX-01
Next Adventure:
Fight or Flight
The above chronology placements are based on the primary placement in 2151.
The Pocket Books Timeline places events from this story in one other timeframe:
Previous Adventure:
A Girl for Every Star
Next Adventure:

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