Summary: "In the mid-22nd century, the Earth ship Enterprise is launched under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer. When the crew rescues an alien from a crashed spaceship, Earth gets its first look at the alien's race - the Klingons. Archer and his crew must walk a fine line as they attempt to communicate with the Klingon pilot, whose language is completely unknown, and whose homeworld wants him back. Is this the beginning of friendship...or interstellar war?" (Star Trek Com)
(TV Guide):(Debut) Scott Bakula stars in this Star Trek prequel set one century before the Capt. Kirk era, about 150 years from today.
Enterprise follows the adventures of Earth's first warp-driven starship, commanded by Bakula's willful Capt. Jonathan Archer. Sharp dialogue and touches of sly continuity (Citizen Baines' James Cromwell briefly reprises his Zephram Cochrane role from the film “First Contact”) spark the explosive premiere, as Archer volunteers to go where no human has gone before to return a Klingon to his home planet---over the objections of Earth's Vulcan allies.
Summary: When Archer and Trip are invited to a desert-like planet by an alien leader after they help fix his ship, they discover he is a terrorist who has lured them onto his planet under false pretenses. Meanwhile, T'Pol, while in command, faces a tough decision when she cannot locate Archer and Trip in the desert. (Star Trek Com)
(TV Guide) When Archer and Trip repair a vessel belonging to an alien leader (Clancy Brown) the Earthmen are repaid with an invitation to their new friend's volatile world.
Story by: Andre Bormanis, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga