The BEST episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise

Every episode of Star Trek: Enterprise ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise!

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.

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Regeneration
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7.94
2040 votes

#1 - Regeneration

Season 2 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/7/2003

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.

Directors: David Livingston
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Shockwave (1)
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7.92
2023 votes

#2 - Shockwave (1)

Season 1 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/22/2002

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.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
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The Expanse
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7.92
2208 votes

#3 - The Expanse

Season 2 - Episode 26 - Aired 5/21/2003

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.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
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Kir'Shara (3)
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7.91
1785 votes

#4 - Kir'Shara (3)

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/3/2004

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.

Directors: David Livingston
Writer: Mike Sussman
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Zero Hour
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7.85
2114 votes

#5 - Zero Hour

Season 3 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/26/2004

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

Directors: Allan Kroeker
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Carbon Creek
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7.84
2159 votes

#6 - Carbon Creek

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/25/2002

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.

Writer: Chris Black
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Azati Prime
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7.82
2033 votes

#7 - Azati Prime

Season 3 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/3/2004

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

Writer: Manny Coto
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Future Tense
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7.81
1995 votes

#8 - Future Tense

Season 2 - Episode 16 - Aired 2/19/2003

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.

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Countdown
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7.78
2067 votes

#9 - Countdown

Season 3 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/19/2004

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

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Babel One (1)
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7.75
1867 votes

#10 - Babel One (1)

Season 4 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/28/2005

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

Directors: David Straiton
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The Council
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7.75
1969 votes

#11 - The Council

Season 3 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/12/2004

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

Directors: David Livingston
Writer: Manny Coto
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Shockwave (2)
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7.74
2279 votes

#12 - Shockwave (2)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/2002

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.

Directors: Allan Kroeker
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E²
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7.71
1972 votes

#13 -

Season 3 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/5/2004

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

Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writer: Mike Sussman
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Dear Doctor
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7.69
2173 votes

#14 - Dear Doctor

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/23/2002

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.

Directors: James A. Contner
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Dead Stop
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7.68
2172 votes

#15 - Dead Stop

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/9/2002

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.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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First Flight
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7.68
1899 votes

#16 - First Flight

Season 2 - Episode 24 - Aired 5/14/2003

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.

Directors: LeVar Burton
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Proving Ground
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7.67
2064 votes

#17 - Proving Ground

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/21/2004

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

Directors: David Livingston
Writer: Chris Black
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The Aenar (3)
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7.66
2027 votes

#18 - The Aenar (3)

Season 4 - Episode 14 - Aired 2/11/2005

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.

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Fallen Hero
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7.66
2134 votes

#19 - Fallen Hero

Season 1 - Episode 23 - Aired 5/8/2002

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

Writer: Alan Cross
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Cease Fire
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7.66
2029 votes

#20 - Cease Fire

Season 2 - Episode 15 - Aired 2/12/2003

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.

Directors: David Straiton
Writer: Chris Black
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Awakening (2)
star
7.66
1978 votes

#21 - Awakening (2)

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/26/2004

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.

Directors: Roxann Dawson
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In a Mirror, Darkly (1)
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7.63
2131 votes

#22 - In a Mirror, Darkly (1)

Season 4 - Episode 18 - Aired 4/22/2005

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

Directors: James L. Conway
Writer: Mike Sussman
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United (2)
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7.63
1979 votes

#23 - United (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13 - Aired 2/4/2005

Archer tries to unify the Andorians, Tellarites and Vulcans in a plan to capture a marauder ship threatening to destabilize the region.

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The Forgotten
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7.63
2052 votes

#24 - The Forgotten

Season 3 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/28/2004

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.

Directors: LeVar Burton
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The Augments (3)
star
7.62
1966 votes

#25 - The Augments (3)

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/12/2004

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

Directors: LeVar Burton
Writer: Mike Sussman
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