The BEST Episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Mar 16, 2020

Network: UPN

Taking place during the mid-22nd century, the crew of the first warp five starship (the Enterprise NX-01) begin to explore the galaxy under the command of Captain Jonathan Archer. As their mission progresses, the crew encounter familiar races like the Klingons and Andorians as well as some new ones.


#1 - Regeneration

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired May 7, 2003

The remnants of an alien ship and two frozen cybernetic bodies are uncovered in the arctic by a research team. These aliens soon thaw out and flee Earth, taking the research team with them. Starfleet orders Enterprise to find them, but the crew aren't prepared for just how dangerous these aliens really are.

star 7.94
1,974 votes
Writers: Mike Sussman, Phyllis Strong
Shockwave (1)

#2 - Shockwave (1)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired May 22, 2002

Starfleet orders Enterprise to return home when the crew seemingly causes the destruction of an alien planet they were exploring. Archer is visited by former crew member Daniels, who traveled through time to warn him that the Suliban are trying to sabotage Enterprise's mission, and the two travel through time to try to thwart the Suliban's plans.

star 7.91
1,964 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Brannon Braga, Rick Berman
The Expanse

#3 - The Expanse

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired May 21, 2003

An alien race known as the Xindi launch an attack on Earth, causing great casualties and massive damage. As Enterprise heads back home, an unlikely source informs Archer about the Xindi and that their next attack will destroy Earth.

star 7.91
2,147 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Brannon Braga, Rick Berman
Kir'Shara (3)

#4 - Kir'Shara (3)

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 3, 2004

Archer, T'Pol and T'Pau attempt to bring the Kir'Shara — an artifact believed to contain Surak's original writings — to the Vulcan capital, as the NX-01 gets involved in a Vulcan-Andorian military clash.

star 7.91
1,728 votes
Writers: Mike Sussman
Zero Hour

#5 - Zero Hour

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired May 26, 2004

Archer puts his life on the line in a risky gambit to intercept the Xindi superweapon and disarm it from within.

star 7.85
2,052 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Brannon Braga, Rick Berman
Carbon Creek

#6 - Carbon Creek

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 25, 2002

After Archer and Trip become curious about a visit she made to a Pennsylvania mining town called Carbon Creek, T'Pol explains to them that Vulcans actually had their first contact with humans in 1957. That year, a Vulcan ship crashed on Earth and three crew members survived, including T'Pol's great grandmother. They pose as humans in Carbon Creek and take on jobs while waiting for rescue and soon find themselves becoming more involved with the town's residents.

star 7.84
2,096 votes
Writers: Chris Black
Azati Prime

#7 - Azati Prime

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 3, 2004

Archer sets out on a suicide mission to destroy the Xindi superweapon as Enterprise faces a brutal attack.

star 7.82
1,980 votes
Writers: Manny Coto
Future Tense

#8 - Future Tense

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 19, 2003

The Enterprise crew find a small craft drifting in space and are surprised to find it contains a human corpse. More questions arise when the Suliban and Tholians make claims to the craft.

star 7.81
1,933 votes
Writers: Mike Sussman, Phyllis Strong

#9 - Countdown

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired May 19, 2004

With help from Xindi allies, the Enterprise crew attempts to stop the arming of the Weapon aimed toward Earth.

star 7.78
2,005 votes
Writers: Andre Bormanis, Chris Black
The Council

#10 - The Council

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired May 12, 2004

Archer and Hoshi stand before the Xindi Council as T'Pol and Reed lead a team into the heart of a Sphere.

star 7.75
1,918 votes
Writers: Manny Coto
Babel One (1)

#11 - Babel One (1)

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 28, 2005

Enterprise journeys to Babel with a Tellarite ambassador on board for peace talks with the Andorians, when a distress call from Shran is received.

star 7.75
1,808 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Andre Bormanis, Mike Sussman
Shockwave (2)

#12 - Shockwave (2)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 18, 2002

Daniels and Archer must find a way back to the 22nd century in order to make sure history plays out as it should. Meanwhile, on board Enterprise, the Suliban have taken over the ship, but Reed, Trip, and T'Pol formulate a plan to eject the aliens.

star 7.75
2,212 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Brannon Braga, Rick Berman

#13 - E²

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired May 5, 2004

An attempt to use a Xindi subspace corridor leads the Enterprise crew to a bizarre encounter with their own descendants.

star 7.72
1,919 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Mike Sussman
Dear Doctor

#14 - Dear Doctor

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 23, 2002

The crew discovers a new planet with two races, one in desperate need of medical and scientific assistance. In the course of trying to help, Dr. Phlox recalls his own Denobulan past to address the ethical dilemmas that arise in the present.

star 7.68
2,101 votes
Writers: Andre Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton
First Flight

#15 - First Flight

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired May 14, 2003

Archer tells T'Pol the story of when he and a rival named A.G. Robinson were in competition for breaking the Warp 2 barrier.

star 7.67
1,832 votes
Directors: LeVar Burton
Writers: Chris Black, John Shiban
Dead Stop

#16 - Dead Stop

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 9, 2002

Suffering from damage inflicted in the Romulan minefield and unable to complete repairs on their own, Archer orders a distress call to be put out. A response leads Enterprise to a repair station, which surprisingly has no crew aboard it and is run by computer. Repairs on Enterprise are carried out quite efficiently and quickly, though the price for all this is much higher than the crew could've guessed.

star 7.67
2,113 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Mike Sussman, Phyllis Strong
Proving Ground

#17 - Proving Ground

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 21, 2004

An Andorian ship led by Commander Shran arrives in the Delphic Expanse to help Enterprise hone in on the Xindi super-weapon.

star 7.67
2,002 votes
Writers: Chris Black
The Aenar (3)

#18 - The Aenar (3)

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired Feb 11, 2005

Archer visits Shran's icy homeworld to find an Andorian subspecies called the Aenar, to determine their connection to the marauder destroying ships in the region.

star 7.66
1,961 votes
Writers: Andre Bormanis
Fallen Hero

#19 - Fallen Hero

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired May 8, 2002

The Enterprise is sent to the planet Mazar to pick up a Vulcan ambassador expelled for misconduct.

star 7.65
2,055 votes
Writers: Alan Cross
Cease Fire

#20 - Cease Fire

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 12, 2003

Both the Vulcans and the Andorians make a claim to a small planet and military conflict soon erupts. As the fighting goes on, the Vulcans announce they are willing to discuss cease fire terms. However, Imperial Guard officer Shran believes only Captain Archer can be trusted to mediate the situation, which drags the Enterprise crew into the tense situation.

star 7.65
1,951 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Chris Black
Awakening (2)

#21 - Awakening (2)

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 26, 2004

Archer and T'Pol encounter the Syrrannites, a radical group hiding in the Vulcan desert, while the NX-01 crew contends with Vulcan power ploys.

star 7.65
1,922 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Andre Bormanis
In a Mirror, Darkly (1)

#22 - In a Mirror, Darkly (1)

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired Apr 22, 2005

In the mirror universe, Commander Archer mutinies against Captain Forrest in order to capture a future Earth ship found in Tholian space.

star 7.63
2,073 votes
Directors: James L. Conway
Writers: Mike Sussman
The Augments (3)

#23 - The Augments (3)

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 12, 2004

In defiance of their "father," Arik Soong's Augments devise a heinous plot against the Klingons which will surely lead to interstellar war.

star 7.63
1,910 votes
Directors: LeVar Burton
Writers: Mike Sussman
Storm Front (2)

#24 - Storm Front (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Oct 15, 2004

With Silik's help, Archer hones in on the temporal operative who altered Earth's past and threatens to destroy all of time.

star 7.63
1,899 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Manny Coto
The Forgotten

#25 - The Forgotten

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 28, 2004

Two high-ranking Xindi offer to stop the launch of their superweapon if Archer can prove they've been manipulated. Meanwhile, the crew mourns their lost mates.

star 7.62
1,995 votes
Directors: LeVar Burton
Writers: Chris Black, David A. Goodman