The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise

Last Updated: Nov 21, 2018

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.

Zero Hour

#1 - Zero Hour

Season 3 - Episode 24

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

star 8.05
420 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga
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Countdown

#2 - Countdown

Season 3 - Episode 23

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

star 8.04
400 votes
Writers: Andre Bormanis, Chris Black
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Regeneration

#3 - Regeneration

Season 2 - Episode 23

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 8.04
439 votes
Writers: Mike Sussman, Phyllis Strong
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Shockwave (1)

#4 - Shockwave (1)

Season 1 - Episode 26

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 7.97
465 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga
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The Expanse

#5 - The Expanse

Season 2 - Episode 26

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 7.97
462 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga
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United (2)

#6 - United (2)

Season 4 - Episode 13

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

star 7.97
404 votes
Writers: Judith Reeves-Stevens, Garfield Reeves-Stevens
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Kir'Shara (3)

#7 - Kir'Shara (3)

Season 4 - Episode 9

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 7.97
394 votes
Writers: Mike Sussman
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Azati Prime

#8 - Azati Prime

Season 3 - Episode 18

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

star 7.96
425 votes
Writers: Manny Coto
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Carbon Creek

#9 - Carbon Creek

Season 2 - Episode 2

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 7.93
481 votes
Writers: Chris Black
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The Council

#10 - The Council

Season 3 - Episode 22

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

star 7.90
419 votes
Writers: Manny Coto
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Proving Ground

#11 - Proving Ground

Season 3 - Episode 13

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

star 7.90
428 votes
Writers: Chris Black
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Babel One (1)

#12 - Babel One (1)

Season 4 - Episode 12

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 7.89
398 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Mike Sussman, Andre Bormanis
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Shockwave (2)

#13 - Shockwave (2)

Season 2 - Episode 1

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 7.87
496 votes
Directors: Allan Kroeker
Writers: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga
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Stratagem

#14 - Stratagem

Season 3 - Episode 14

Archer finds himself face-to-face with Degra, the designer of the Xindi superweapon, and tries to get him to reveal its location.

star 7.85
406 votes
Writers: Mike Sussman
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The Aenar (3)

#15 - The Aenar (3)

Season 4 - Episode 14

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 7.84
412 votes
Writers: Andre Bormanis
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Terra Prime (2)

#16 - Terra Prime (2)

Season 4 - Episode 21

A human isolationist leader threatens to destroy Starfleet Command unless all aliens leave Earth immediately.

star 7.83
392 votes
Directors: Marvin V. Rush
Writers: Judith Reeves-Stevens, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, André Bormanis
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Future Tense

#17 - Future Tense

Season 2 - Episode 16

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 7.83
431 votes
Writers: Mike Sussman, Phyllis Strong
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Cease Fire

#18 - Cease Fire

Season 2 - Episode 15

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 7.82
430 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Chris Black
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Dead Stop

#19 - Dead Stop

Season 2 - Episode 4

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 7.82
495 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Mike Sussman, Phyllis Strong
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Awakening (2)

#20 - Awakening (2)

Season 4 - Episode 8

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 7.82
405 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Andre Bormanis
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E²

#21 - E²

Season 3 - Episode 21

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

star 7.81
420 votes
Directors: Roxann Dawson
Writers: Mike Sussman
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Fallen Hero

#22 - Fallen Hero

Season 1 - Episode 23

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

star 7.79
443 votes
Writers: Alan Cross
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Twilight

#23 - Twilight

Season 3 - Episode 8

A spatial distortion leaves Archer unable to form any new long-term memories. Years in the future, he wakes up one morning and is stunned to learn the outcome of the human-Xindi conflict.

star 7.78
424 votes
Writers: Mike Sussman
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Storm Front (2)

#24 - Storm Front (2)

Season 4 - Episode 2

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

star 7.76
429 votes
Directors: David Straiton
Writers: Manny Coto
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Broken Bow (1)

#25 - Broken Bow (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1

The Enterprise, under Captain Jonathan Archer, sets off on its maiden voyage with a mission to return a wounded Klingon to his people.

star 7.75
762 votes
Writers: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga
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