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

Summary[edit | edit source]

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.

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Characters[edit | edit source]

Episode characters[edit | edit source]

Henry ArcherJonathan ArcherCarlosZefram CochraneFletcherMaxwell ForrestAlex GaetaJamran HarnothKlaangDaniel LeonardM'RekTravis MayweatherMcDermottRichard MoorePhloxPorthosMalcolm ReedSarinHoshi SatoSilikSovalT'PolTosCharles Tucker IIIMarcus WilliamsKlimasz butterfly dancersunnamed Xarantineosmotic eel
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ChefBilly CookGodPaul Mayweather, Sr.

Novelization characters[edit | edit source]

Henry ArcherJonathan ArcherZefram CochraneMaxwell ForrestAlex GaetaJamran HarnothKlaangDaniel LeonardTravis MayweatherRichard MooreM'RekPhloxPorthosMalcolm ReedSarinHoshi SatoSilikSovalT'PolTosCharles Tucker IIIMarcus Williams
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Sally ArcherChefBilly CookAlbert EinsteinGodAdolf HitlerPaul Mayweather, Sr.Horatio NelsonLi QuanJoseph Stalin

Starships and vehicles[edit | edit source]

Enterprise (NX-class) • Shuttlepod 1K'toch-classOrbital Six (inspection pod) • Suliban cell shipSuliban helix
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Elkan Nineaircraft carrierKlingon Warbirdtrain

Locations[edit | edit source]

Orbital Drydock FacilitySuliban Helix

Stellar[edit | edit source]

Rigel systemSol system
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Altair systemArcturus systemSector 3641

Planets, moons and planetoids[edit | edit source]

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

Planetary[edit | edit source]

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

Races and cultures[edit | edit source]

DenobulanHuman (British) • KlimaszKlingonLorillianMarkalianSulibanVulcanXarantine
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DraylaxianHuman (AustrianCeltEastern EuropeanHunViking) • Neanderthal

States and organizations[edit | edit source]

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

Ranks and titles[edit | edit source]

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

Science and technology[edit | edit source]

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 references[edit | edit source]

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

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Episode images[edit | edit source]

Connections[edit | edit source]

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 )

Timeline[edit | edit source]

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:
Shockwave
chronological order
Previous Adventure:
Shockwave
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
2121
Prologue
Next Adventure:
Preconceptions


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