The BEST Episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 8, 2020
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.
#2 - 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.
#3 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#10 - 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.
#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.
#12 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#19 - 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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#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.
#25 - Broken Bow (1)
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 26, 2001
The Enterprise, under Captain Jonathan Archer, sets off on its maiden voyage with a mission to return a wounded Klingon to his people.