When Archer suggests to visit the ancient Vulcan monastery of P’Jem, the away team gets into the middle of an ambush of Andorian Imperial Guards accusing the monks of spying on their world. The blue-skinned, antennae-bearing folks behave pretty badly, but when Reed leads a rescue party in, reluctantly using the transporter, they discover that their suspicion is indeed right, and the Vulcans really did what they were accused of.
Season 1, Episode 7
Terra Nova was an early earth colony somewhere between now and then. Contact eventually broke, and now Enterprise passes by to solve their mystery. They find themselves less than welcome by the survivors, driven underground by a desaster they believe was man-made.
Season 1, Episode 6
After finding Archer in a shower at zero-G, the plotline turns to Chief engineer Tucker helping a crew of aliens hitch hiking in the Warp wake of Enterprise. The first contact has, well, unexpected consequences for him. It is only with the involuntary help of some Klingons that he can restore his health and his honour.
Season 1, Episode 5
Research on a Minshara class planet leaves a small group of crewmen with Tripp Tucker, Travis Mayweather and T’Pol stranded in a storm. The storm blows up some spores causing hallucinations, and pretty soon the group find themselves overpowered by surpressed distrust against the Vulcan science officer.
Season 1, Episode 4
Eager to make first contact, Enterprise docks with a ship that is not responding their hails. They find the crew dead, and some extraction apparatus suggesting some bad guys will return to collect the victims‘ blood. T’Pol advises captain Archer to leave things untouched in order not to endanger his own crew. He almost agrees, but weighs human values higher than those of Vulcans, and returns to use the wreck’s communications systems to alert their people. Unfortunately the body pirates return and disable Enterprise’s yet untested weapons. In the literal last second another ship appears: The victims‘ folks have come for their people, but misinterpret the situation. Only with Ho Shi Sato’s help can Archer convince them where to look for the real culprit, and in a joint effort the two ships destroy the third.
Season 1, Episode 3
I have become quite fond of the new Enterprise series, and had begun writing an episode guide just for my personal archives. I’ll publish this here, currently only as a plain list. Enjoy…
What you need to know: „Enterprise“ (ENT) deals with the time frame after the invention of the warp drive by Zephran Cochrane, and before the launch of the NCC-1701 under captain Kirk. In other words, the guys riding the NX-01 Enterprise, the first, experimental starship, are space rookies. Captain Archer and his science officer, the Vulcan T’Pol, have never fired a phaser before, and don’t trust beaming. Involuntary comedy is sometimes at an alltime high. The technology tries to look retro, but the technobabble is just the same. One has to be a serious trekkie to enjoy it.
Pilot episode: A Klingon fleeing from two Suliban lands on earth, and is almost killed by a farmer in a corn field. Admiral Forrest deploys Enterprise, though not quite ready yet, against the advice of the Vulcans, to bring him back to Kronos. Unfortunately the Suliban mange to kidnap him out of sickbay. Archer decides to try and save the mission by going to Rigel X, where the Klingon had come from. They encounter Suliban of both types: genetically enhanced warriors partaking as mere pawns in a „Temporal Cold War“, and more peaceful rebels who had tried to co-operate with the Klingons. When T’Pol overrides her Vulcan orders and helps Archer trace the Suliban ships, they are able to destroy a Suliban helix, save the Klingon an return him to Kronos.
Season 1, Episodes 1 and 2