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{{disambiguation|the novelization|Broken Bow (novel)}}
   
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Earth launches its first starship of exploration, ''Enterprise'', on a mission to return an injured Klingon to his homeworld. (Series Premiere)
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| colspan="2" | [[Image:NX Enterprise drydock.jpg|200px|Enterprise is launched.]]
 
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| class="even" | [[ENT]]
 
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| class="odd" | Episode:
 
| class="even" | [[ENT Season 1|1x01]]
 
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| class="even" | 2001-09-26
 
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| class="even" | 001
 
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| class="even" | [[2151]]
 
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| class="even" | April 12
 
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| class="odd" | Story by:
 
| class="even" | [[Rick Berman]] & [[Brannon Braga]]
 
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| class="even" | [[James L. Conway]]
 
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| colspan="2" | [[Image:Young_Archer.jpg|200px|Young Jonathan Archer.]]
 
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Earth launches its first starship of exploration, ''Enterprise'', on a mission to return an injured Klingon to his homeworld.
 
   
==Summary==
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== Summary ==
===Teaser===
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=== Teaser ===
In [[San Francisco]] a young [[Jonathan Archer]] paints a model of his father's spacecraft. When he recites a quote from a speech by [[Zefram Cochrane]], [[Henry Archer]] tells him the inventor of [[warp drive]] would be proud of him. Jonathan curiously asks about his father's ship, wondering if it will be bigger than "[[Ambassador]] [[slang|Pointy]]'s" ship. Henry corrects his son, noting that the Ambassador is actually named [[Soval]], an extremely helpful [[Vulcan]]. Jonathan responds that according to [[Billy Cook]], an acquaintance of his, [[Human]]s would already be flying at warp five if the Vulcans had not intervened. Although Henry Archer does not fully understand the reasons behind the Vulcans' constraint, he believes that there must be an explanation.
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[[File:Jonathan Archer, 2121.jpg|thumb|left|Young Jonathan Archer]]
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In [[San Francisco]] of the year [[2121]], a young [[Jonathan Archer]] paints a [[model]] of [[Henry Archer|his father]]'s spacecraft. When he recites a quote from a speech by [[Zefram Cochrane]], [[Henry Archer]] tells him the inventor of the [[warp drive]] would be proud of him. Jonathan curiously asks about his father's ship, wondering if it will be bigger than "[[Ambassador]] [[slang|Pointy]]'s" ship. Henry corrects his son, noting that the Ambassador is actually named [[Soval]], an extremely helpful [[Vulcan]]. Jonathan responds that &ndash; according to [[Billy Cook]], an acquaintance of his &ndash; [[Human]]s would already be flying at [[warp|warp five]], if the Vulcans had not intervened. Although Henry Archer does not fully understand the reasons behind the Vulcans' constraint, he believes that there must be an explanation.
   
Thirty years later, the wreckage of a crashed [[Klingon]] [[K'toch class|''K'toch''-class]] scoutship lies in a cornfield in [[Broken Bow, Oklahoma]], [[Earth]]. [[Klaang]], the Klingon pilot of the craft desperately flees from two pursuing [[alien]]s. This incident attracts the attention of a farmer named [[Moore (farmer)|Moore]]. Although Klaang eventually manages to kill the aliens, he is shot by Moore's [[plasma rifle]].
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[[2151|Thirty years later]], the [[Broken Bow incident]] takes place in [[Broken Bow]], [[Oklahoma]], on [[Earth]]. A pair of [[Suliban|aliens]] pursuing [[Klaang]], the [[Klingon]] pilot of a crash-landed {{Class|K'toch}} [[scout ship]], attract the attention of a farmer named [[Moore (farmer)|Moore]]. Although Klaang eventually manages to kill the aliens, he is shot with Moore's [[plasma rifle]].
   
===Act One===
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=== Act One ===
[[Image:Starfleet and Vulcan personnel discuss Klaang.jpg|thumb|Several Starfleet and Vulcan personnel discuss Klaang.]]
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[[File:Starfleet and Vulcan personnel discuss Klaang.jpg|thumb|Several Starfleet and Vulcan personnel discuss Klaang]]
Aboard an [[inspection pod]], Jonathan Archer, now a [[captain]] in the [[Starfleet (Earth)|Earth Starfleet]], and [[Commander]] [[Charles Tucker III|Charles Tucker]] inspect the prototype [[NX class]] [[starship]] [[Enterprise (NX-01)|''Enterprise'']] in a [[spacedock]] [[orbit]]ing Earth. After being called back to [[Starfleet Medical]], Archer attends a meeting where a group of high-ranking Starfleet officers, including [[Admiral]] [[Maxwell Forrest|Forrest]], discuss Klaang with several Vulcan dignitaries - Ambassador Soval, [[Tos]] and [[Subcommander]] [[T'Pol]]. Archer also meets an alien doctor who is providing Klaang with medical care. Eventually, it is decided that ''Enterprise'' will launch ahead of schedule on a mission to return Klaang to the Klingons' [[homeworld]], [[Qo'noS]]. This decision infuriates the Vulcans, who had objected to humans returning Klaang out of fears that a perceived provincial attitude and accompanying volatile nature to humans would complicate human contact with the Klingons so soon. Vulcan objections, however, fueled the idea that Vulcans deliberately have withhold information from Earth for over a hundred years.
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Aboard an [[inspection pod]], Jonathan Archer, now a [[captain]] in [[Starfleet]], and [[Commander]] [[Charles Tucker III|Charles Tucker]] inspect the prototype {{Class|NX}} [[starship]] {{EnterpriseNX}} in the [[Orbital Drydock Facility]], a [[spacedock]] [[orbit]]ing Earth. After being called back to [[Starfleet Medical]], Archer attends a meeting where a group of high-ranking Starfleet officers, including [[Admiral]] [[Maxwell Forrest|Forrest]], discuss Klaang with several Vulcan dignitaries: Ambassador [[Soval]], [[Tos]] and [[Subcommander]] [[T'Pol]]. Archer also meets an [[Phlox|alien doctor]] who is providing Klaang with medical care. Eventually, it is decided that ''Enterprise'' will launch ahead of schedule on a mission to return Klaang to the Klingons' [[homeworld]], [[Qo'noS]]. The Vulcans completely disagree with this; they had objected to Humans returning Klaang out of fears that a perceived provincial attitude and accompanying volatile nature of Humans would complicate Human contact with the Klingons so soon. Vulcan objections, however, fueled the idea that Vulcans have deliberately withheld information from Earth for over a hundred years.
   
Aboard ''Enterprise'', [[Lieutenant]] [[Malcolm Reed]] and [[Ensign]] [[Travis Mayweather]] discuss the vessel's [[transporter]], a brand new piece of equipment first installed on their ship. As they walk through a corridor, Mayweather reminisces about his childhood aboard [[cargo ship]]s. When they enter [[Engineering]], Reed introduces Mayweather to Commander Tucker. Meanwhile, Archer travels to [[Brazil]] to recruit linguist [[Hoshi Sato]] as his [[communications officer]].
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Aboard ''Enterprise'', [[Lieutenant]] [[Malcolm Reed]] and [[Ensign]] [[Travis Mayweather]] discuss the vessel's [[transporter]], a brand-new piece of equipment first installed on their ship. As they walk through a corridor, Mayweather reminisces about his childhood aboard [[cargo ship]]s. When they enter [[Engineering]], Reed introduces Mayweather to Commander Tucker. Meanwhile, Archer travels to [[Brazil]] to recruit linguist [[Hoshi Sato]] as his [[communications officer]].
   
Another addition to Archer's crew is Subcommander T'Pol, who has been assigned the position of [[executive officer|executive]] and [[science officer]], in exchange for the star charts provided by the Vulcans. In the [[Captain's ready room]], T'Pol is introduced to Commander Tucker by Archer and she gives him a padd confirming her new assignment. An embarrassing encounter with the captain's [[dog]], [[Porthos]}, then followed - as Vulcan females have an heightened sense of smell. Aside from the T'Pol, whom Archer saw as an Vulcan "chaperone", the Doctor he met before at Starfleet Medical is also added to the ''Enterprise''' crew.
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Another addition to Archer's crew is Subcommander T'Pol, whose assignment for the position of [[executive officer]] and [[science officer]] was obligatory in exchange for the [[Vulcan star charts]]. In the [[captain's ready room]], T'Pol is introduced to Commander Tucker by Archer and she gives him a [[PADD]] confirming her new assignment. An embarrassing encounter with the captain's [[dog]], [[Porthos]], then follows, since Vulcan females have an heightened sense of smell. Along with T'Pol &ndash; whom Archer saw as a Vulcan "chaperon" &ndash; the Doctor he met before, at Starfleet Medical, is also added to ''Enterprise''{{'}}s crew.
   
At ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s launching ceremony, Admiral Forrest makes a speech and finds there is no better person to captain the first warp 5 starship than the son of its inventor, Jonathan Archer. After this, a recording of a speech by Doctor Zefram Cochrane is played.
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[[File:Enterprise (NX-01) in drydock.jpg|thumb|left|The spacedock where the ''Enterprise'' was constructed]]
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At ''Enterprise''{{'}}s launching ceremony, Admiral Forrest makes a speech and remarks there is no better person to captain the first Warp 5 starship than the son of its inventor, Jonathan Archer. After this, a recording of a speech by Doctor [[Zefram Cochrane]] is played, from the dedication ceremony of the [[Warp Five Complex]], 32 years ago.
   
[[Image:Temporal communications chamber.jpg|thumb|Aboard a strange alien complex, an alien officer talks to a mysterious figure.]]
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:"''On this site, a powerful engine will be built. An engine that will some day help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it. Thousands of inhabited planets, at our fingertips. And we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds and seek out new life, and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly, where no man has gone before.''
Meanwhile, in a [[temporal communications chamber|strange chamber]] aboard an [[Suliban helix|alien complex]], a Suliban officer confers with a [[Future Guy|mysterious silhoutte]] and promises to recover evidence that the figure requires. This evidence apparently was in the hands of Klaang when he was pursued by the Suliban.
 
   
===Act Two===
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As these historic words are spoken, Archer remembers his childhood, when he and his dad placed an anti-gravity controller into the model. Mayweather then asks for instructions. He responds, ''"Take her out, Mr. Mayweather. Straight and steady.''" And so, the NX-01 Enterprise leaves [[Orbital Drydock Facility|spacedock]] and jumps into warp.
Aboard ''Enterprise'', Archer observes a jar full of [[immunocytic gel worm]]s in sickbay. The doctor he met earlier, a [[Denobulan]] in the [[Interspecies Medical Exchange]] program named [[Phlox]], asks the captain to make sure that he doesn't shake the worms. Archer helps Phlox unpack medical equipment and an [[Altarian marsupial]], an animal that makes the captain squirm because its droppings are used as medicine. Meanwhile, Travis Mayweather shows Commander Tucker the "[[sweet spot]]", an area of every ship where [[gravity]] is reversed. Mayweather is a well-travelled "space [[boomer]]" and has visited the planets [[Trillius Prime]], [[Draylax]], and both the [[Teneebian moons]]. Later, when Tucker enters the ship's [[mess hall]], he is offered a seat by [[Crewman]] [[Fletcher (Crewman)|Fletcher]] but the engineer replies that he has already been asked to the [[Captain's dining room|captain's mess]]. There, the engineer eats with Archer and T'Pol while they discuss Human evolution.
 
   
However, all is not well - during a test of the ship's [[warp reactor]], a verbal conflict between Hoshi and T'Pol arises. When Ensign Sato insults T'Pol in the Vulcan language, the science officer retorts that she was instructed to speak [[English language|English]] during her assignment aboard the ship and expects Hoshi to do the same. Later, the vessel loses main power while Archer, Hoshi and Phlox are in sickbay, trying to interrogate Klaang. Alien soldiers board ''Enterprise'' and attack the Starfleet officers. Klaang recognizes the aliens as [[Suliban]] and although Archer manages to shoot one of the aliens, the Klingon is abducted from the ship.
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[[File:Temporal communications chamber.jpg|thumb|Aboard a strange alien complex, an alien officer talks to a mysterious figure]]
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Meanwhile, in a [[temporal communications chamber|strange chamber]] aboard an [[Suliban helix|alien complex]], a Suliban officer confers with a [[Humanoid Figure|mysterious silhouetted figure]] and promises to recover evidence that the figure requires. This evidence apparently was in the hands of Klaang when he was pursued by the Suliban.
   
===Act Three===
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=== Act Two ===
On the bridge, an irritated Archer asks his crew why the Suliban were not detected by ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s [[sensor]]s. When Lieutenant Reed tells him that the starboard sensor logs did record a spatial disturbance, the captain orders the [[bridge crew]] to conduct a full investigation into the incident. T'Pol advises Archer to consult the [[astrometric computer]] in San Francisco, believing that he has no hope of finding Klaang himself. However, the captain decides not to take her advice and forbids T'Pol from contacting Starfleet. In sickbay, Phlox shows Archer the corpse of the alien soldier that was left aboard ''Enterprise''. The doctor has learned that the alien has Suliban [[DNA]], but its anatomy has been altered by very sophisticated genetic modifications.
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Aboard ''Enterprise'', Archer observes a jar full of [[immunocytic gel worm]]s in [[sickbay]]. The doctor he met earlier, a [[Denobulan]] in the [[Interspecies Medical Exchange]] program named Dr. [[Phlox]], asks the captain to make sure that he doesn't shake the worms. Archer helps Phlox unpack medical equipment and an [[Altarian marsupial]], an animal that makes the captain squirm because its droppings are used as medicine. Meanwhile, Travis Mayweather shows Commander Tucker the "[[sweet spot]]", an area of every ship where [[gravity]] is reversed. Mayweather is a well-traveled "space [[boomer]]" and has visited the planets [[Trillius Prime]], [[Draylax]], and both the [[Teneebian moons]]. Later, when Tucker enters the ship's [[mess hall]], he is offered a seat by [[Crewman]] [[Fletcher (Crewman)|Fletcher]] but the engineer replies that he has already been asked to the [[Captain's dining room|captain's mess]]. There, the engineer eats with Archer and T'Pol while they discuss Human evolution.
   
[[Image:RigelX2151.jpg|thumb|''Enterprise'' heads to Rigel X.]]
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However, all is not well &ndash; during a test of the ship's [[warp reactor]], a verbal conflict between Hoshi Sato and T'Pol arises. When Ensign Sato insults T'Pol in the Vulcan language, the science officer retorts that she herself was instructed to speak [[English language|English]] during her assignment aboard the ship and expects Hoshi to do the same. Later, the vessel loses main power while Archer, Hoshi and Phlox are in sickbay, trying to interrogate Klaang. Alien soldiers board ''Enterprise'' and attack the Starfleet officers. Klaang recognizes the aliens as [[Suliban]] and, although Archer manages to shoot one of the aliens, the Klingon is abducted from the ship.
In [[Engineering]], T'Pol helps Tucker to review the sensor data. Before long, Archer and Hoshi enter. Using Hoshi's translation of Klaang's words and T'Pol's reluctant assistance, Archer learns that Klaang visited [[Rigel X]] just before his scoutship crashed on Earth. The captain contacts the bridge and orders Mayweather to set course for the tenth planet in the [[Rigel system]]. Meanwhile, an alien officer aboard the Suliban complex interrogates Klaang in Klingonese. This Suliban officer asks Klaang where he left a particular unnamed item, but the Klingon claims ignorance. He tells the officer that he was sent to meet a Suliban woman named [[Sarin]] on Rigel X, but states that Sarin did not give him anything. As ''Enterprise'' approaches the planet, Archer and T'Pol brief an [[away team]] in the ship's [[launch bay]]. Archer informs the officers that Klaang was a courier and tells them to find the person who gave the Klingon whatever he was carrying, so they might find out why the Suliban have captured Klaang.
 
   
The team travel to Rigel X in ''[[Shuttlepod 1]]'' and search in a trade complex on the planet's frozen surface. Searching the complex, Reed and Mayweather are persuaded to watch a pair of alien females performing with [[insect|butterflies]] by a man who claims he saw Klaang. Doubting the man's honesty, the officers soon leave. While T'Pol investigates, Tucker finds it hard to accept several aliens that he encounters, including a [[Lorillian]] mother and son. Meanwhile, Archer and Hoshi see a group of Klingons but they quickly disappear. Soon after, the officers are attacked and captured by Suliban.
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=== Act Three ===
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On the [[bridge]], an irritated Archer asks his crew why the Suliban were not detected by ''Enterprise''{{'}}s [[sensor]]s. When Lieutenant Reed tells him that the [[starboard]] sensor logs did record a spatial disturbance, the captain orders the [[bridge crew]] to conduct a full investigation into the incident. T'Pol advises Archer to consult the [[astrometrics]] [[computer]] in San Francisco, believing that he himself has no hope of finding Klaang. However, the captain decides not to take her advice and forbids T'Pol from contacting Starfleet. In sickbay, Phlox shows Archer the corpse of the alien soldier that was left aboard ''Enterprise''. The doctor has learned that the alien has Suliban [[DNA]], but its anatomy has been altered by very sophisticated genetic modifications.
   
===Act Four===
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[[File:RigelX2151.jpg|thumb|left|''Enterprise'' heads to Rigel X]]
[[Image:Sarin - Suliban.jpg|thumb|Sarin.]]
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In [[engineering]], T'Pol helps Tucker to review the sensor data. Archer and Sato soon enter. Using both Sato's translation of Klaang's words as well as T'Pol's reluctant assistance, Archer learns that Klaang visited [[Rigel X]] just before his [[scout]] [[ship]] crashed on Earth. The captain contacts the bridge and orders Mayweather to set course for the [[Rigel X|tenth planet]] in the [[Rigel system]]. Meanwhile, an alien officer aboard the Suliban complex interrogates Klaang in [[Klingonese]]. This Suliban officer asks Klaang where he left a particular unnamed item, but the Klingon claims ignorance. He tells the officer that he was sent to meet a Suliban woman named [[Sarin]] on Rigel X but that Sarin did not give him anything. As ''Enterprise'' approaches the planet, Archer and T'Pol brief an away team in the ship's [[launch bay]]. Archer informs the officers that Klaang was a courier and tells them to find the person who gave the Klingon whatever he was carrying, so they might find out why the Suliban have captured Klaang.
Hoshi, T'Pol and Tucker are imprisoned by the alien soldiers in a section which is sealed by a [[forcefield]]. Archer is taken to a woman who looks Human but who changes her appearance after he is kissed by her. The woman's name is Sarin - the same Suliban female that Klaang met on Rigel X earlier. Sarin was once a member of the [[Suliban Cabal|Cabal]], the Suliban military. She informs Archer that the Cabal are following orders from a faction in the [[Temporal Cold War]], a conflict fought through [[time]]. The Suliban are promoting internal strife in the [[Klingon Empire]] and Klaang was transporting evidence of this back to Qo'noS to prevent a civil war.
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The team travel to Rigel X in [[Shuttlepod 1]] and search in a trade complex on the planet's frozen surface. Reed and Mayweather are persuaded, by a man who claims that he saw Klaang, to watch a pair of alien females performing with [[insect|butterflies]]. The pair of officers doubt the man's honesty and soon leave. While T'Pol investigates, Tucker finds difficulty with accepting several aliens that he encounters, including a [[Lorillian]] mother and son. Archer and Sato meanwhile catch a fleeting glimpse of a group of Klingons. Soon after, the entire [[away team]] is attacked and captured by Suliban.
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=== Act Four ===
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[[File:Sarin - Suliban.jpg|thumb|Sarin]]
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Sato, T'Pol and Tucker are imprisoned by the alien soldiers in a section which is sealed by a [[force field]]. Archer is taken to a woman who looks Human but who changes her appearance after she kisses the captain. The woman's name is Sarin &ndash; the same Suliban female that Klaang met on Rigel X earlier. Sarin was once a member of the [[Suliban Cabal|Cabal]], the Suliban military. She informs Archer that the Cabal are following orders from a faction in the [[Temporal Cold War]], a conflict fought through [[time]]. The Suliban are promoting internal strife in the [[Klingon Empire]] and Klaang was transporting evidence of this back to Qo'noS to prevent a [[civil war]].
   
 
Sarin offers to help Archer find the Klingon, but agents of the Suliban Cabal discover them and open fire. Sarin frees the Starfleet officers but is killed in the fight between the Cabal and her small group of renegade Suliban. Archer, injured while on the run, manages to escape in the [[shuttlepod (22nd century)|shuttlepod]]. With a damaged [[thruster]], the [[shuttlecraft]] ascends into the [[atmosphere]] as T'Pol contacts ''Enterprise'' and announces that she is taking command of the ship. When Captain Archer loses consciousness, he dreams about himself as a child flying his model spacecraft on a beach with his father. He is disappointed when the model crash-lands in the sand, and his father tells him that he can't be afraid of the wind as T'Pol watches from the shore.
 
Sarin offers to help Archer find the Klingon, but agents of the Suliban Cabal discover them and open fire. Sarin frees the Starfleet officers but is killed in the fight between the Cabal and her small group of renegade Suliban. Archer, injured while on the run, manages to escape in the [[shuttlepod (22nd century)|shuttlepod]]. With a damaged [[thruster]], the [[shuttlecraft]] ascends into the [[atmosphere]] as T'Pol contacts ''Enterprise'' and announces that she is taking command of the ship. When Captain Archer loses consciousness, he dreams about himself as a child flying his model spacecraft on a beach with his father. He is disappointed when the model crash-lands in the sand, and his father tells him that he can't be afraid of the wind as T'Pol watches from the shore.
   
===Act Five===
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=== Act Five ===
After ''Shuttlepod 1'' has returned to ''Enterprise'', T'Pol and Tucker use the [[Decontamination chamber|Decon chamber]] to rid themselves of a [[protocystian spore]] they picked up on Rigel X. Here, Tucker questions whether he should take command rather than T'Pol, because she was only assigned to the ship as an "observer". The engineer worries that T'Pol will not continue the search for Klaang if she takes command.
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[[File:Trip and T'Pol, decon.jpg|thumb|left|T'Pol and Tucker decontaminating]]
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After ''Shuttlepod 1'' has returned to ''Enterprise'', T'Pol and Tucker use the [[Decontamination chamber|decon chamber]] to rid themselves of a [[protocystian spore]] they picked up on Rigel X. Here, Tucker questions whether he should take command rather than T'Pol, because she was only assigned to the ship as an "observer". The engineer worries that T'Pol will not continue the search for Klaang if she takes command.
   
Six hours later, Archer regains consciousness in sickbay. Phlox removes an [[osmotic eel]] from Archer's leg that the doctor used to cauterize the captain's wound. T'Pol and Tucker visit and the Vulcan informs Archer that they have tracked a Suliban ship that left Rigel X just after the captain was injured. Archer is surprised that T'Pol didn't order a course back to Earth, but the Vulcan states that, as acting captain, she was obligated to anticipate Archer's wishes.
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Six hours later, Archer regains consciousness in sickbay. Phlox removes, from Archer's leg, an [[osmotic eel]] that the doctor used to cauterize the captain's wound. T'Pol and Tucker visit and the Vulcan informs Archer that they have tracked a Suliban ship that left Rigel X just after the captain was injured. Archer is surprised that T'Pol didn't order a course back to Earth, but the Vulcan states that, as acting captain, she was obligated to anticipate Archer's wishes. Archer responds that, as acting captain, she could have done whatever she wanted.
   
 
As ''Enterprise'' continues to follow the Suliban ship, Archer, back in his quarters, is making a [[log entry]], pausing the log several times to question himself about T'Pol's motives to continue the mission.
 
As ''Enterprise'' continues to follow the Suliban ship, Archer, back in his quarters, is making a [[log entry]], pausing the log several times to question himself about T'Pol's motives to continue the mission.
   
:''"''Enterprise'' starlog, Captain Jonathan Archer - April 16, [[2151]]. We've been tracking the Suliban ship for ten hours, thanks to our... science officer, who came up with a way to tweak the sensors. I have no reason to believe that Klaang is still alive, but if... what the Suliban woman told me is true, it's crucial that we try to find him. I still haven't decided whether to ask Subcommander T'Pol about this "Temporal Cold War". My instincts tell me not to trust her."''
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:"Enterprise'' starlog, Captain Jonathan Archer &ndash; [[April|April 16]], 2151. We've been tracking the Suliban ship for ten hours, thanks to our... science officer, who came up with a way to tweak the sensors. I have no reason to believe that Klaang is still alive, but if... what the Suliban woman told me is true, it's crucial that we try to find him. I still haven't decided whether to ask Subcommander T'Pol about this 'Temporal Cold War.' My instincts tell me not to trust her.''"
   
 
Archer hears the warp drive changing and looks out his window to see that the ship has dropped out of warp. He contacts T'Pol, who asks him to come to the bridge.
 
Archer hears the warp drive changing and looks out his window to see that the ship has dropped out of warp. He contacts T'Pol, who asks him to come to the bridge.
   
[[Image:Gas giant.jpg|thumb|Gas giant.]]
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[[File:Gas giant.jpg|thumb|Gas giant]]
There, a [[gas giant]] is displayed on the [[viewscreen]]. T'Pol tells Archer that the Suliban craft entered the planet's radiation belt a few hours ago, scattering the vessel's [[warp trail]]. T'Pol instructs Reed to run a spectral analysis on fragments he has detected nearby. The bridge crew finds that the fragments were left from fourteen different ships. Realizing that ''Enterprise'' has found an area used frequently by the Suliban, Archer orders Reed to activate the ship's weapon systems and to polarise the hull plating. The captain then directs Mayweather to set a course that will take the ship into the planet's atmosphere.
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There, a [[gas giant]] is displayed on the [[viewscreen]]. T'Pol tells Archer that the Suliban craft entered the planet's radiation belt a few hours ago, scattering the vessel's [[warp trail]]. T'Pol instructs Reed to run a [[spectral analysis]] on fragments he has detected nearby. The bridge crew finds that the fragments were left from fourteen different ships. Realizing that ''Enterprise'' has found an area used frequently by the Suliban, Archer orders Reed to activate the ship's weapon systems and to polarize the [[hull plating]]. The captain then directs Mayweather to set a course that will take the ship into the planet's [[atmosphere]].
   
===Act Six===
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=== Act Six ===
Aboard the alien complex, the Suliban officer talks with the mysterious figure. The officer is unsure whether Sarin gave the ''Enterprise'' crew anything, but he knows that ''Enterprise'' has followed a Suliban ship and is nearby. He promises the figure that he will destroy the Human vessel before it locates the [[Suliban helix|helix]], the complex that he is currently on. The figure says that he didn't intend for Humans or Vulcans to become involved yet, and demands that the officer must stop Sarin's message from reaching Qo'noS.
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Aboard the alien complex, the Suliban officer talks with the mysterious figure. The officer is unsure whether Sarin gave the ''Enterprise'' crew anything, but he knows that ''Enterprise'' has followed a Suliban ship and is nearby. He promises the figure that he will destroy the Human vessel before it locates the [[Suliban helix|Helix]], the complex that he is currently on. The figure says that he didn't intend for Humans or Vulcans to become involved yet, and demands that the officer must stop Sarin's message from reaching Qo'noS.
   
In the atmosphere of the gas giant, ''Enterprise'' almost loses the warp trail. T'Pol estimates that the ship's condition should improve, shortly before the bridge starts to shudder. She uses a [[viewer]] at her station to determine that the quakes are being caused by unexpected [[liquid phosphorus]]. When the ship's condition improves, the officers detect two [[Suliban cell ship]]s and the helix. Hoshi reads more than three thousand bio-signs aboard the alien station, but is unable to find Klaang with the ship's sensors. When Suliban ships start attacking, ''Enterprise'' returns to the phosphorus layer, where the enemy vessels can't find the Starfleet craft. T'Pol reports that the helix seems to be comprised of hundreds of other vessels, locked together by magnetic seals. When Hoshi finally detects Klaang aboard the complex, Reed suggests using the transporter to get him out but Archer finds Reed's plan too risky. The captain decides to use ''Enterprise''<nowiki>'</nowiki>s [[grappler]] to retrieve one of the attacking cell ships and bring it aboard ''Enterprise''.
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In the atmosphere of the gas giant, ''Enterprise'' almost loses the warp trail. T'Pol estimates that the ship's condition should improve, shortly before the bridge starts to shudder. She uses a [[viewer]] at her station to determine that the quakes are being caused by unexpected liquid [[phosphorus]]. When the ship's condition improves, the officers detect two [[Suliban cell ship (spherical)|Suliban cell ship]]s and the helix. Sato reads more than three thousand bio-signs aboard the alien station, but is unable to find Klaang with the ship's sensors. When Suliban ships start attacking, ''Enterprise'' returns to the phosphorus layer, where the enemy vessels can't find the Starfleet craft. T'Pol reports that the helix seems to be comprised of hundreds of other vessels, locked together by magnetic seals. When Sato finally detects Klaang aboard the complex, Reed suggests using the transporter to get him out but Archer finds Reed's plan too risky. The captain decides to use ''Enterprise''{{'}}s [[grappler]] to retrieve one of the attacking cell ships and bring it aboard ''Enterprise''.
   
In the [[situation room]], aft of the bridge, Mayweather questions Archer and Tucker about the workings of the captured Suliban vessel. As the engineer seems to be slightly unsure of the craft, Mayweather believes that he would make a better pilot. Archer replies that the ensign is needed on board ''Enterprise'' and Tucker believes that piloting the Suliban vessel won't be as hard as it seems.
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In the [[situation room]], [[aft]] of the bridge, Mayweather questions Archer and Tucker about the workings of the captured Suliban vessel. As the engineer seems to be slightly unsure of the craft, Mayweather believes that he would make a better pilot. Archer replies that the ensign is needed on board ''Enterprise'' and Tucker believes that piloting the Suliban vessel won't be as hard as it seems.
   
In the captain's ready room, T'Pol attempts to discourage Archer from leaving. She suggests that he appeal for support from a nearby Vulcan ship. The captain suspects the Vulcan is displaying [[emotion]]al concern, but T'Pol claims that the Vulcan High Command will hold her responsible if anything happens to Tucker or the captain. Reed enters, carrying two cases into the room - one holds a magnetic device and the other holds two newly designed weapons called [[phase pistol]]s. According to the lieutenant, the weapons have two settings - stun and kill. He advises Archer not to confuse the two.
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In the captain's ready room, T'Pol attempts to discourage Archer from leaving. She suggests that he appeal for support from a nearby Vulcan ship. The captain suspects the Vulcan is displaying [[emotion]]al concern, but T'Pol claims that the [[Vulcan High Command]] will hold her responsible if anything happens to Tucker or the captain. Reed enters, carrying two cases into the room &ndash; one holds a magnetic device and the other holds two newly designed [[weapon]]s called [[phase pistol]]s. According to the lieutenant, the weapons have two settings &ndash; stun and kill. He advises Archer not to confuse the two.
   
[[Image:Jonathan Archer and Charles Tucker III in a Suliban cell ship.jpg|thumb|Archer and Tucker operate the stolen cell ship.]]
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[[File:Jonathan Archer and Charles Tucker III in a Suliban cell ship.jpg|thumb|Archer and Tucker operate the stolen cell ship]]
 
Archer and Tucker leave ''Enterprise'' and use the captured cell ship to travel to the helix, where they find Klaang. Although the Klingon is initially hostile, Archer threatens the alien with his phase pistol so he will cooperate with the captain's orders. Together, the three men move through the helix and attack any Suliban guard that approaches them. The captain instructs Tucker to return to the cell ship with Klaang while he stays behind and tries to separate the helix using the magnetic device. After doing so, Archer contacts Tucker and tells the engineer not to return for him, but to take Klaang to ''Enterprise''. Tucker complies as several of the drifting enemy ships surrounding the commandeered cell ship collide.
 
Archer and Tucker leave ''Enterprise'' and use the captured cell ship to travel to the helix, where they find Klaang. Although the Klingon is initially hostile, Archer threatens the alien with his phase pistol so he will cooperate with the captain's orders. Together, the three men move through the helix and attack any Suliban guard that approaches them. The captain instructs Tucker to return to the cell ship with Klaang while he stays behind and tries to separate the helix using the magnetic device. After doing so, Archer contacts Tucker and tells the engineer not to return for him, but to take Klaang to ''Enterprise''. Tucker complies as several of the drifting enemy ships surrounding the commandeered cell ship collide.
   
===Act Seven===
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=== Act Seven ===
Tucker ignites the cell ship's thruster exhaust, giving Hoshi, on board ''Enterprise'', the opportunity to tell T'Pol what to look for. When T'Pol detects Tucker's position, she thanks Hoshi in the [[Vulcan language]].
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Tucker ignites the [[cell]] ship's [[thruster]] exhaust, giving Sato, on board ''Enterprise'', the opportunity to tell T'Pol what to look for. When T'Pol detects Tucker's position, she thanks Sato in the [[Vulcan language]].
   
Aboard the helix, Archer fights with the alien officer. The alien nearly kills Archer with his own phase pistol, but the captain moves out of the way just in time. The alien chases Archer into another room where a strobing, pulsating light throbs. Just as the alien shoots again, Archer is beamed aboard ''Enterprise''. Tucker apologizes for using the transporter, but claims it was the only way to recover the captain. ''Enterprise'' immediately leaves the gas giant at warp speed.
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Aboard the helix, Archer fights with the alien officer. The alien nearly kills Archer with his own [[phase pistol]], but the captain moves out of the way just in time. The alien chases Archer into another room where a strobing, pulsating light throbs. Just as the alien shoots again, Archer is beamed aboard ''Enterprise''. Tucker apologizes for using the [[transporter]], but claims it was the only way to recover the captain. ''Enterprise'' immediately leaves the gas giant at warp speed.
   
[[Image:Klaang confronts the Klingon Chancellor.jpg|thumb|Klaang confronts the Klingon Chancellor.]]
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[[File:Klaang confronts the Klingon Chancellor.jpg|thumb|left|Klaang confronts the Klingon Chancellor]]
After arriving on Qo'noS, Archer, Klaang, Hoshi and T'Pol enter the [[Klingon High Council Chamber]]. As Klaang addresses the [[Klingon High Council|High Council]] in Klingonese, Hoshi tries her best to interpret his words. According to the linguist, Klaang says something about disgracing the Klingon Empire and mentions that he's ready to die. The [[Unnamed Klingons#Klingon Chancellor|Klingon Chancellor]] approaches Klaang and cuts a small wound in his hand with a jagged dagger. The Klingons then pour some of Klaang's blood into a vial that they examine with a large high-tech apparatus. The extracted DNA from his blood contains a wealth of Suliban information. The Klingons shout in gruff approval, but soon quieten again. The Chancellor approaches Captain Archer and, holding the dagger against the captain's throat, says something in Klingonese that Archer interprets as a thanks. Once the Chancellor leaves, Hoshi comments that the captain's interpretation was incorrect, and claims that Archer wouldn't want to know what the Klingon actually said.
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After arriving on Qo'noS, Archer, Klaang, Sato and T'Pol enter the [[Klingon High Council Chamber]]. As Klaang addresses the [[Klingon High Council|High Council]] in Klingonese, Sato tries her best to interpret his words. According to the linguist, Klaang says something about disgracing the Klingon Empire and mentions that he's ready to die. The [[Unnamed Klingons#Klingon Chancellor (2151)|Klingon Chancellor]] approaches Klaang and makes a small cut in his hand with a jagged dagger. The Klingons then pour some of Klaang's [[blood]] into a vial which they examine with a large scientific device. The extracted [[DNA]] from his blood contains a wealth of Suliban information. The Klingons shout in gruff approval, but soon quiet again. The Chancellor approaches Captain Archer and, holding the dagger against the captain's throat, says something in Klingonese that Archer interprets as a thanks. Once the Chancellor leaves, Sato comments that the captain's interpretation was incorrect, and claims that Archer wouldn't want to know what the Klingon actually said.
   
 
Aboard ''Enterprise'', Archer tells his crew that the starship's mission is to continue. Tucker begins work on repairing the starship as Archer orders Mayweather to set a course for an inhabited planet nearby. Although there is an ion storm between the starship and its destination, the captain tells Mayweather that they can't be afraid of the wind.
 
Aboard ''Enterprise'', Archer tells his crew that the starship's mission is to continue. Tucker begins work on repairing the starship as Archer orders Mayweather to set a course for an inhabited planet nearby. Although there is an ion storm between the starship and its destination, the captain tells Mayweather that they can't be afraid of the wind.
   
[[Image:Henry Archer and young Jonathan Archer.jpg|thumb|Archer with his father, Henry.]]
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[[File:Henry Archer and young Jonathan Archer.jpg|thumb|Archer with his father, Henry]]
 
Archer remembers himself as a child, standing beside his father as his model spacecraft flew across the sunny morning sky.
 
Archer remembers himself as a child, standing beside his father as his model spacecraft flew across the sunny morning sky.
   
==Background Information==
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== Deleted scenes ==
*This is the first episode of [[Star Trek: Enterprise]] and the only feature-length episode in that series.
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There are several [[deleted scene]]s from the feature version of the episode. There were three presented in the extra features of the ''[[Star Trek: Enterprise|Enterprise]]'' [[ENT Season 1 DVD|season one DVD release]]. The numbers on the scene tag are the numbers of what the scenes would have been in the episode.
   
*With the addition of this episode, Enterprise became the first [[Star Trek]] spin-off not to have a character from the previous Trek series appear in its pilot episode. [[Leonard H. McCoy|Doctor McCoy]] was seen briefly in [[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'s "[[Encounter at Farpoint]]"; [[Jean-Luc Picard|Captain Jean-Luc Picard]] appeared in [[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'s "[[Emissary (episode)|Emissary]]"; and [[Quark]] had a cameo appearance in [[Star Trek: Voyager]]'s "[[Caretaker (episode)|Caretaker]]". [[Morn]] also appears in that episode.
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=== "Broken Bow" deleted scene 092 ===
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[[File:Markalian dockmaster, broken bow.jpg|thumb|left|The alien dockmaster]]
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Archer and Sato are meeting with an [[Unnamed Markalians#Dockmaster on Rigel X|alien dockmaster]] in a landing port control tower, asking questions about Klaang, and querying what business he had on Rigel X. Although the dockmaster is preoccupied monitoring the traffic to the planet's trade complex, including a craft he calls ''[[Elkan Nine]]'', he is curious to learn that the officers are Human and, with some persuasion from Archer, researches Klaang in Rigel X's records. He informs the officers that the Klingon visited the planet in a ''K'toch''-class vessel seven days earlier, but does not elaborate on what Klaang did, or whom he met, stating that visitors to Rigel X "value their privacy". When Archer mentions the Suliban, the dockmaster claims he has never heard of the word, and suggests that the officers' [[universal translator|translator]] must be malfunctioning. Sato, holding the translator, confirms that the device is not at error, however.
   
*Several of the guest characters' names are homages to ''The Original Series''. Admiral Forrest (named after [[DeForest Kelley]]), Admiral Leonard ([[Leonard Nimoy]]), Commander Williams ([[William Shatner]]) and Tos (an abbreviation of '''T'''he '''O'''riginal '''S'''eries).
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=== "Broken Bow" deleted scene 099 ===
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This scene features Reed and Mayweather, moments after having observed the [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Butterfly Dancers|butterfly dancers]] on Rigel X. The same alien who persuaded them to watch the dancers follows them through a crowded, narrow arcade and presents them with the opportunity to view an "inter-species performance". Seeing Reed consider this, Mayweather realizes that the alien knows nothing about Klaang and advises Reed that their "guide" is trying to take advantage of their interest in the new surroundings. Reed declines the offer and, as he and his companion walk away from the alien, Mayweather exclaims disbelief that they were almost fooled by the man. While the officers move past an entertainer demonstrating fire-breathing skills, Reed replies by reminding his companion that they are explorers.
   
*Farmer Moore was named after [[Ronald D. Moore]].
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{{bginfo|This version of the scene slightly differs from the scene as it was written in the episode's script, which mentions a "topless fire-eater" of unspecified sex earlier than when the fire-breathing female, dressed in a bikini, appears in the filmed version of the sequence. Also, in the script, the alien reacts to Reed's dismissal of his offer by shaking his head in disappointment and disappearing into the crowd. The filmed version of the scene, however, shows none of this and the camera pans away from the alien while he is standing still in the position where the officers leave him.}}
   
*[[Vaughn Armstrong]] (who holds the record for playing the largest amount of alien guest characters on ''Star Trek'') played his first human role in this episode as Admiral Forrest. The character would continue to appear throughout the series.
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=== "Broken Bow" deleted scene 154-155 ===
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[[File:TPol - early pilot haircut.jpg|thumb|T'Pol's original look]]
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In this scene, Sato and Reed discuss the symptoms of frost bite (as Sato is convinced she has it) while {{EnterpriseNX}} tracks the vessel they are following. When an alarm rings, and Mayweather alerts T'Pol (who we see, for a split second in her original look) to the fact they are losing sight of the ship, she orders an increase in speed. Mayweather reminds her that he cannot do so without authorization, which they subsequently receive from engineering.
   
*[[James Cromwell]] reprises his [[Star Trek: First Contact]] role, [[Zefram Cochrane]], in this episode, although his name does not appear in the credits.
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== Memorable Quotes ==
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"''Where no man has gone before.''"
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: - Said twice, first by young '''Jonathan Archer''', reciting a speech by '''Zefram Cochrane''', which is heard later
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:: - ''This was the very first line of the series.''
   
*Sections of Zefram Cochrane's speech were taken from the opening narrations heard in the title sequences of ''The Original Series'' and ''The Next Generation''.
 
   
*Gary Graham, who plays Soval in this episode, previously played [[Tanis (Ocampa)|Tanis]] in "[[Cold Fire]]", an episode of ''Star Trek: Voyager''.
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"''How big will it be?''"<br />
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"''Pretty big.''"
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: - '''Jonathan Archer''' asks his father '''Henry''' about the upcoming starship to have the first warp five engine
   
*Thomas Kopache, who plays Tos in this episode, would later play a male [[Sphere Builder]] in "[[Harbinger]]". He also previously appeared in TNG, DS9 and VOY.
 
   
*[[Porthos]] is the only character, besides the regulars, to appear in both this episode and the finale of the series, "[[These Are the Voyages...]]".
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"''Neptune and back in six minutes.''"
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: - '''Archer''', marveling at ''Enterprise''
   
*The model starship which young Jonathan Archer plays with in flashbacks throughout this episode was designed by illustrator [[Jim Martin]] and built by the [[Paramount Pictures|Paramount]] prop shop.
 
   
*This episode's script establishes that the two Teneebian moons that Ensign Mayweather visited when he was young were originally two [[Andorian]] moons.
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"''Great... you scratched the paint.''"
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: - '''Archer''', after a small inspection pod piloted by Tucker bumps into the bottom of ''Enterprise''
   
*[[Rigel X]] was also the last place visited by ''[[Enterprise (NX-01)|Enterprise]]'' before its decommission in [[2161]].
 
   
*This episode marks the first appearance of the [[Denobulan]]s, in the form of [[Phlox]], although the name of his species would not be revealed until "[[Terra Nova (episode)|Terra Nova]]".
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"''Where'd he come from?''"<br />
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"''Oklahoma.''"<br />
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"''Corn farmer named Moore shot him with a plasma rifle.''"
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: - '''Archer''', asking about Klaang, a Klingon with '''Williams''' and '''Forrest'''{{'}}s response
   
*This episode describes the [[first contact]] between [[Earth]] and the [[Klingon Empire]]. The Klingons were, of course, seen on all of the previous ''[[Star Trek]]'' series, all taking place either one or two centuries after this episode. Other [[alien]] races seen on other ''Star Trek'' series who were first encountered by the [[Enterprise (NX-01)|NX-01 ''Enterprise'']] include [[Andorian]]s, [[Nausicaan]]s, [[Ferengi]], [[Romulan]]s, the [[Borg]], [[Tholian]]s, [[Coridan]]s, [[Orion]]s, [[Organian]]s, and, in the [[Mirror Universe]], the [[Gorn]].
 
   
*Many have claimed that the [[Klingon]]-[[human]] [[First Contact]] seen here contradicts [[canon]] in that it seems to go against established facts from "[[First Contact (episode)|First Contact]]" ([[TNG]]). In that episode, [[Jean-Luc Picard|Captain Picard]] noted that initial contact between the two powers was "disastrous" and that it provoked [[Starfleet]] to change their First Contact protocols. Most believe the events seen in "Broken Bow" hardly constitute a "disastrous" initial contact, nor would it instigate a change in contact procedure since it was a Klingon who initiated first contact by crash-landing on [[Earth]]. However, it is most likely that Picard was referring to repeated contacts throughout the next several decades (such as those witnessed in "[[Borderland]]" and "[[Divergence]]"), leading to the adversarial relationship in [[2218]], as mentioned by [[Leonard McCoy|Dr. McCoy]] in "[[Day of the Dove]]" ([[TOS]]). There are some, however, who believe that first contact between humans and Klingons came sooner than it should have as a result of the [[Temporal Cold War]], although that claim is unsubstantiated.
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"''Volatile? You have no idea how much I'm restraining myself from knocking you on your ass.''"
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: - '''Archer'''{{'}}s first words to T'Pol, in response to her claim that Humans are not ready to make their own decisions
   
*A certain amount of controversy was sparked when it was decided to have the [[Klingon]]s appear as they did after [[Star Trek: The Original Series]] - ''with'' their trademark forehead ridges. This caused much speculation and debate among fans as to how the race had evolved from having bony ridges on their foreheads in this episode to having smooth foreheads in [[James T. Kirk|Kirk's]] [[23rd century|era]]. However, an explanation for these differences was finally provided in the [[ENT Season 4|fourth season]] episodes "[[Affliction]]" and "[[Divergence]]".
 
   
*The [[Enterprise (NX-01)|NX-01 ''Enterprise'']] would go on to encounter the [[Klingon]]s in the episodes "[[Unexpected]]", "[[Sleeping Dogs]]", "[[Marauders]]", "[[Judgment]]", "[[Bounty]]", "[[The Expanse]]", "[[The Augments]]", "[[Affliction]]", and "[[Divergence]]".
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"''Don't screw this up.''"
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: - '''Forrest''', after Archer declares he and the crew of ''Enterprise'' will return Klaang to Qo'noS
   
*The [[Temporal Cold War]] plot, which began in this episode, would be continued in "[[Cold Front]]" and would conclude in "[[Storm Front, Part II]]".
 
   
===Memorable Quotes===
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"''It's a Klingot.''"<br />
''"Where no man has gone before."'' - Said twice, first by young Jonathan Archer, reciting a speech by Zefram Cochrane, which is heard later. Very first line of the series
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"''A Klingon.''"
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: - '''Admiral Leonard''' and '''Tos''', while observing [[Klaang]]
   
''"Volatile? You have no idea how much I'm restraining myself from knocking you on your ass."'' - Archer's first words to T'Pol, in response to her claim that humans are not ready to make their own decisions
 
   
''"Keep your shirt on, lieutenant."'' - Said twice, first by Lieutenant Malcolm Reed doing an impression of Commander Charles "Trip" Tucker, then by Trip, himself.
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"''Listen to me, you're making a '''mistake!'''"<br />
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"''When your logic doesn't work, you raise your voice? You've been on Earth too long.''"
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: - '''Soval''' and '''Archer'''
   
''"You can't be afraid of the wind."'' - Said twice, first at the start of the episode by Henry Archer when young Jonathan Archer was having trouble flying a model starship, then at the end of the episode by Captain Archer, in reply to Ensign Mayweather's suggestion to fly around an ion storm, a minor spatial disturbance
 
   
''"On this site, a powerful engine will be built. An engine that will someday help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it - thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips... and we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds, and seek out new life and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly... where no man has gone before."'' - Doctor Zefram Cochrane's speech from the dedication ceremony for the Warp Five Complex, in [[2119]]
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"''You're upside down, Ensign.''"
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: - '''Tucker''' to Mayweather while in the [[sweet spot]] of ''Enterprise''
   
''"Let's go."'' - Captain Archer's order to engage warp and depart Earth
 
   
''"Optimism, captain!"'' - Phlox's advice to Captain Archer, before the Denobulan doctor smiles a massive grin
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"''I heard this platform's been approved for bio-transport.''"<br />
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"''I presume you mean fruits and vegetables.''"<br />
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"''I mean armory officers and helmsmen.''"<br />
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"''I don't think I'm quite ready to have my molecules compressed into a datastream.''"
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: - '''Mayweather''' and '''Reed''', discussing the ship's brand new transporter
   
''"Ponfo mirann!''" - Hoshi's Vulcan insult. According to [[Rick Berman]] and [[Brannon Braga]], this phrase can be translated as "Go to hell!" (Episode's audio commentary, [[ENT Season 1 DVD]])
 
   
==Links and References==
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"''Keep your shirt on, loo-tenant.''"
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: - Said twice, first by '''Malcolm Reed''' doing an impression of Trip Tucker, then by '''Tucker''' himself
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"''Four days and four days back. Then she's gone. In the meantime we are to extend her every courtesy."''<br />
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"''I don't know. I'd be more comfortable with Porthos on the bridge."''
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: - '''Archer''' and '''Tucker''', discussing T'Pol
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"''I took a shower this mornin', how about you, Cap'n?''"
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: - '''Commander Tucker''', making fun of T'Pol's heightened sense of smell
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"''You ever slept in zero-G?''"<br />
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"''Slept?''"<br />
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"''It's just like being back in the womb.''"
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: - '''Mayweather''' and '''Tucker''' while upside down in the "sweet spot"
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"''T'Pol tells me she's been living in the Vulcan compound in Sausalito.''"<br />
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"''No kidding. I lived a few blocks nearby when I first joined Starfleet. Great parties in the Vulcan compound.''"
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: - '''Archer''' and '''Trip'''
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"''Grandma taught me to never judge a species by their eating habits.''"
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: - '''Trip''', in response to T'Pol's criticism over Humans still eating the flesh of animals
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"''You can't be afraid of the wind.''"
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: - Said twice, first by '''Henry Archer''' when young Jonathan Archer was having trouble flying a model starship, then at the end of the episode by '''Captain Archer''', in reply to Ensign Mayweather's suggestion to fly around an ion storm, a minor spatial disturbance
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"''On this site, a powerful engine will be built. An engine that will someday help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it - thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips... and we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds, and seek out new life and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly... where no man has gone before.''"
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: - '''Zefram Cochrane'''{{'}}s speech from the dedication ceremony for the Warp Five Complex, in [[2119]]
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"''Take her out, Mr. Mayweather... straight and steady.''"
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: - '''Captain Archer''', ordering Ensign Mayweather to leave space-dock
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"''Let's go.''"
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: - '''Captain Archer'''{{'}}s order to engage warp and depart Earth
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"''Optimism, captain!''"
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: - '''Phlox'''{{'}}s advice to Captain Archer, before the Denobulan doctor smiles a massive grin
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"''Ponfo mirann!''"
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:- '''Hoshi Sato'''{{'}}s Vulcan insult
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::''According to [[Rick Berman]] and [[Brannon Braga]], this phrase can be translated as "''Go to hell!''"'' (Episode's audio commentary, [[ENT Season 1 DVD]])
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"''I'm not interested in what you think about this mission, so take your Vulcan cynicism and bury it along with your repressed emotions."''
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: - '''Archer''', to T'Pol
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"''How complicated can it be? Up, down, forward, reverse... I'll figure it out.''"
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: - '''Tucker'''{{'}}s response to learning the controls of the captured Suliban vessel
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"''He says, 'his wife has grown ugly'?"
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: - '''Hoshi Sato''', translating Klingon spoken by Klaang
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"''I think the doctor's right, Captain; unless "stinky boots" has something to do with all this?''"
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: - '''Hoshi Sato''', after Phlox explains that Klaang has no idea what he is saying
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"''Do you know how to tell him to shut up?''"<br />
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"''Shut up!''"
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: - '''Archer,''' asking '''Hoshi''' to translate his request into Klingon, and Hoshi, not even bothering to do so
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"''Now get the hell out there and make yourself useful.''"
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: - '''Captain Archer''', to T'Pol
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''[Klaang says something in Klingon]''<br />
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"''I don't particularly like the way you smell either!''"
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: - '''Trip Tucker''', while flying back to ''Enterprise'' with Klaang
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"''Ensign Mayweather tells me that we'll be at Kronos in about eighty hours. Any chance he'll be conscious by then?''"<br />
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"''There's a chance he'll be conscious within the next ten minutes. Just not a very good one.''"
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: - '''Archer''' and '''Phlox''' discuss Klaang's condition
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"''Your superiors don't think we can flush a toilet without one of you to assist us.''"<br />
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: - '''Captain Archer''', to T'Pol
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"''A seven-foot Klingon doesn't go unnoticed.''"
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: - '''Archer''', on Klaang
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"''That's... never happened before.''"
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: - '''Archer''', to Sarin after she kisses him and transforms into a Suliban
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"''Bridge, we're taking damage down here! What's going on?''"<br />
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"''Just a little trouble with the bad guys.''"
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: - '''Tucker''' and '''Archer'''
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"''I'll take that as a thank you.''"<br />
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"''I don't think they have a word for thank you.''"<br />
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"''What did he say?''"<br />
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"''You don't want to know.''"
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: - '''Archer''' and '''Hoshi''', in reference to the [[Klingon Chancellor]]'s response to Klaang's return
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"''I hope nobody is in a big hurry to get home. Starfleet seems to think that we're ready to begin our mission.''"
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: - '''Archer'''
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"''I'm reading an ion storm on that trajectory, sir. Should I go around it?''"<br />
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"''We can't be afraid of the wind, Ensign. Take us to warp four.''"
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: - '''Travis Mayweather''' and '''Jonathan Archer'''
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== Background Information ==
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[[File:Broken Bow audio commentary recording.jpg|thumb|Recording a new [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray|Blu-ray]] [[audio commentary]] in [[2013]]]]
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* This is the first episode of ''[[Star Trek: Enterprise]]'', then called simply ''Enterprise'', and the only feature-length episode of the entire series.
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* The name of this particular episode (pronounced "Broken Boh", rather than rhyming with "cow") was chosen around the same time as the identically named town featured herein received its moniker. The name was used as this episode's title partly because it &ndash; in episode co-writer [[Brannon Braga]]'s opinion &ndash; worked "great" as a title, another reason being that it integrated well with the naming of both the town and the [[Broken Bow incident]]. ({{STC|135}}, p. 22)
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===Story and Script===
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* At first, [[Rick Berman]] and [[Brannon Braga]] did not plan to write this episode together, an experience that nevertheless set a precedent for subsequent episodes of the same series. "''I don't know why we decided to write the pilot of ''Enterprise'' together, the first time we wrote together,''" Braga recalled. "''We were working out the story; beating out the story, scene by scene, and one of us just said, 'We're practically writing this together. Let's do it!{{'}}''" [http://trekcore.com/blog/2013/03/exclusive-brannon-braga-interview-part-ii] Braga clarified, "''I think maybe Rick said, 'What if we wrote this together? And I was like, 'Sounds great. You know, I don't want to write a two-hour thing by myself.{{'}}''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part I: Countdown", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) Summing up the experience of writing this episode with Berman, Braga stated, "''It went really well.''" ("In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* The writing duo set out with a particular aim in mind. Admitted Brannon Braga, "''Our goal, as lofty and pretentious as it sounds, was to do the best pilot ever for ''Star Trek''.''" ({{STC|139}}, p. 22) How they would try to achieve this underwent much consideration, while the plot formed. Braga commented, "''We had to basically come up with a story that would give ''Enterprise'' a ''reason'' to go on its first mission, other than: 'let's just launch and go out and have our first adventure.' We wanted to give Archer a specific noble goal &ndash; a test; an incident that would test humanity's ability to prove themselves, and kinda piss off the Vulcans, too. I had an image of Klingons in small-town America. My first image was, 'What if we show Klingons attacking Iowa?' Then we pared it down to, 'What if a Klingon crash-landed in a cornfield?{{'}}''" Braga also noted that the mission he and Rick Berman decided upon &ndash; returning Klaang to his people, in defiance of the Vulcans &ndash; additionally enabled the writers to bring T'Pol on board the ship. ({{STC|135}}, p. 22)
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* After conceiving of the contortion abilities exhibited by the Suliban, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga consulted Visual Effects Producer [[Dan Curry]], ensuring that it would be possible to show such flexibilities on-screen. ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 27)
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* Several of the guest characters' names were invented as homages to [[Star Trek: The Original Series|The Original Series]]. These consist of Admiral Forrest (named after [[DeForest Kelley]]), Admiral [[Daniel Leonard|Leonard]] ([[Leonard Nimoy]]), Commander [[Williams (Commander)|Williams]] ([[William Shatner]]) and [[Tos]] (an abbreviation of '''T'''he '''O'''riginal '''S'''eries).
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* [[Moore (farmer)|Farmer Moore]] was named after [[Ronald D. Moore]], a former ''Star Trek'' staff writer and friend of Brannon Braga.
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* The two [[Teneebian moons]] that Ensign Mayweather visited when he was young were originally scripted to be two [[Andorian]] moons.
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* References, in this episode, to Phlox having enjoyed Chinese food in San Francisco were inspired by the creators of ''Enterprise'', Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, having originally written, in the development stages for the series, virtually contemporaneous scenes set in Chinatown. Also, San Francisco was used because it had been established as the primary location of Starfleet. ("In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* This episode's script was entirely written without any of the show's regular cast having yet been selected. ({{STTM|2|9}}, p. 22)
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===Cast===
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* [[Scott Bakula]] waited until after he and [[Paramount Television]] executives [[Kerry McCluggage]] and [[Garry Hart]] had read this episode's script before accepting the role of Jonathan Archer. Bakula later recalled, "''Garry Hart told me when he read the script he immediately thought of me.''" ({{STTM|2|9}}, p. 12) The script gave Bakula a similar impression. "''They had him pretty much on the page when I got the pilot script,''" Bakula said of the character. ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 14) His approval of the script actually helped convince Bakula into committing to portray Jonathan Archer over the course of the forthcoming series. ({{STTM|2|9}}, p. 12) The actor subsequently commented, "''Actually, the monumental event of the [first] season, for me, was the pilot.''" ({{STC|139}}, p. 33) Compared with later installments of the series, he found this outing was "very physical." In addition, of all Captain Archer's lines of dialogue from [[ENT Season 1]], Bakula reckoned that his line here, "''Let's go!''" was the most like a catchphrase, such as, "''Engage,''" "''Make it so,''" or "''Do it!''" from the other series. ({{STC|135}}, p. 27 & 30)
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* Similarly to Scott Bakula, T'Pol actress [[Jolene Blalock]] auditioned for her role only after she read the script of this episode. "''It was just brilliant,''" she later reminisced. ({{STC|135}}, p. 37)
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* It was a foregone conclusion that the main performers who were cast for this episode were about to become series regulars on ''Enterprise''. However, [[Connor Trinneer]]'s agent told him about this arrangement only after Trinneer &ndash; who had been auditioning for Charles "Trip" Tucker in extreme ignorance about the part &ndash; was cast in the role, with the agent stating, "''This isn't a pilot. This is a show. This is episode one.''" Thereafter receiving and reading the script of this installment informed an initially surprised Trinneer that his role would be an extensive one in both this episode and the subsequent series. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* Hoshi Sato actress [[Linda Park]] was thrilled that this episode depicts the linguist at her place of work, [[Amazon University]]. "''That side of her is great because we see her doing what she loves to do,''" Park enthused. Of Sato's dispute with T'Pol in this installment, the actress stated, "''What she finds so annoying about the Vulcan is she seems to look down on people who are vulnerable and passionate and act with a sense of childishness. Hoshi thinks the Vulcan is arrogant and full of herself.''" ({{STC|135}}, pp. 52 & 53)
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* Malcolm Reed actor [[Dominic Keating]] initially felt apprehensive about appearing in this outing but was eventually very pleased with it. He recollected, "''I was so nervous [....] Having seen the pilot, though, I have to say it's a wonderful piece of work [....] I can be terribly self-critical most of the time, but even I came away from watching the pilot thinking, 'You know what, I did a good job.' There was enough there to give audiences a rough idea as to who Malcolm Reed is, but at the same time enough of a smudged edge that left you with plenty of questions about him.''" (''[[TV Zone]]'', issue #147, p. 30)
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* When it came time to play the lead parts in this episode, tensions among the main cast were high in general, though the performers were also ultimately satisfied with the installment. Remembered Dominic Keating, "''I'm sure everyone in the cast felt a certain degree of trepidation. I think we all must have looked at one another and thought, 'So-and-so's character seems so well-defined and they're a perfect fit in the role. Why aren't I as good as they are. I really have no idea who my character is. I'm just standing here saying their lines.' Because we're such a tight cast and quickly became close to each another we all admitted to having those initial feelings of total inadequacy [....] All of us were really proud of the final product.''" (''[[TV Zone]]'', issue #147, p. 30) In terms of the performances, Travis Mayweather actor [[Anthony Montgomery]] noted, "''We were giving everything we had from the very first episode.''" ("Part Two: Front Lines", [[ENT Season 3 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* While playing the [[Suliban]]'s mysterious benefactor herein, actor [[James Horan]] was not given a copy of the full script but was instead provided with only the pages featuring his own dialogue. ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 44)
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* This episode features the first time that [[Vaughn Armstrong]], who holds the record for playing the most alien guest characters on the various ''Star Trek'' series, played a Human role, appearing as Admiral Forrest.
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* This episode features the second of three guest appearances of a (former) {{w|WWE}} superstar on ''Star Trek'' (in this case, [[Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.]]). The other two were [[The Rock]] and [[Big Show|The Big Show]].
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* Though he usually worked on ''Enterprise'' as a stunt coordinator, [[Vince Deadrick, Jr.]] enjoyed performing as a security guard who &ndash; during the scene wherein Klaang is kidnapped from ''Enterprise''{{'}}s sickbay by invading Suliban &ndash; gets attacked and fires at the Suliban. "''It was nice to have a little one-on-one between Scott [Bakula] and myself, holding that big old rifle,''" Deadrick stated. "''It's fun playing that kind of stuff.''" ({{STC|138}}, p. 43)
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===Preproduction===
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* This is the second of two feature-length episodes of ''Star Trek'' directed by [[James L. Conway]], the other being {{DS9|The Way of the Warrior}}. Rick Berman originally contacted James Conway about the prospect of directing this installment on Friday {{d|16|February|2001}}, when Conway received a phone call from Berman. "''He says, 'I'm gonna ruin your weekend. I want you to direct the ''Enterprise'' pilot. It's a $12 million production.' Biggest production they've ever done, biggest production I would've ever done,''" recollected Conway. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) Scott Bakula agreed, "''They spent a fortune on this pilot.''" (''[[Cinefantastique]]'', Vol. 33, No. 5, p. 21) Conway continued, "''I had a wonderful weekend thinking about it.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* James Conway found that directing this episode easily fit into his schedule as an executive vice-president at Spelling Television. "''They've often called me and wanted me to come and do a ''Star Trek'' show and I was not able to, but this time, because the pilot episode fell between seasons, we were just finishing our own pilots and I was available,''" Conway remembered. "''When Rick [Berman] called, I was thrilled that he asked me, and thrilled that I was able to come in!''" ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 46)
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* As James Conway was available to direct this episode, official arrangements were made for him to do so, which took place over the next couple of weeks after the weekend of [[17 February|17]] and [[18 February]] 2001. "''We got Kerry McCluggage, president of [[Paramount Pictures|Paramount]], to sign off and [[UPN]] to sign off,''" the director said. "''So, I started prepping ''Enterprise." ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* When James Conway arrived to helm the episode, its script was finalized. "''When I first read it, I said, 'This is a wonderful script, but I can't believe they're ever going to let us do it; it's so expensive!' There was a lot of action and a lot of visual effects &ndash; much more than you'd ever find on a television show. But they let us do it!''" ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 46)
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* This episode's preproduction period included five weeks of casting the performers, a process which James Conway was highly involved in. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* In total, the making of this episode involved the creation of forty-three different sets. ({{STTM|3|3}}, p. 86) "''It was definitely like a movie workload,''" noted Senior Illustrator [[John Eaves]], who was tasked with designing the interiors and exteriors of the {{Class|NX}} {{NX|Enterprise}} as well as designing the other vessels that appear herein. ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 48) Concerning the over-forty sets used in this episode, James Conway remarked, "''We'd never walked on to [them] before &ndash; and that means you have to prelight and light all these sets for the first time.''" ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 47)
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* James Conway recalled that, once the sets for the interiors of ''Enterprise'' were built, he "sat in there probably for four or five hours over a number of days imagining, visualizing each scene and where the camera would go, trying to discover every possible place, interesting place, to put a camera and get a cool shot." He did this keeping in mind that other directors of later ''Enterprise'' episodes would likely arrive on the set with their first question being, "''What angle hasn't been shot?''" Conway told himself that he would like the answer to be that he had already shot every conceivable angle. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* Both the [[Interspecies Medical Exchange]] ward and the observation deck of the [[Orbital Drydock Facility]] were mostly redresses of a set that went on to represent ''Enterprise''{{'}}s [[armory]], during the series run. ([[text commentary]], [[ENT Season 1 DVD]])
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* The model starship which young Jonathan Archer plays with in [[Flashback (story device)|flashbacks]] throughout this episode was designed by illustrator [[Jim Martin]] and built by the Paramount Pictures prop shop. ([[text commentary]], [[ENT Season 1 DVD]])
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* The [[osmotic eel]] that Phlox uses on Archer's leg was created by Makeup Supervisor [[Michael Westmore]]. ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 112)
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* Upon initially reading the pilot script, Costume Designer [[Robert Blackman]] was intrigued with the idea of creating clothing designs that were not products of the extremely distant future. "''With that, came a lot of interesting things we hadn't done before,''" he said. ({{STC|135}}, p. 71)
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* Robert Blackman produced full-body sketches of both the pair of [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Butterfly Dancers|butterfly dancers]] and [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Burlesque Show Alien|the yellow-skinned alien man]] who, on [[Rigel X]], invites Reed and Mayweather to watch them perform. Creating the look of the dancers entailed a collaboration between Blackman's costume department and Michael Westmore's makeup department. ({{STTM|2|8}}, pp. 92 & 93)
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* The producers at first hoped for production on this episode to begin in May 2001. However, as the costuming department prepared to start their efforts on ''Enterprise'' while simultaneously wrapping up work on ''[[Star Trek: Voyager]]'', threats of an actors' strike loomed on [[Hollywood]], endangering this plan. ({{STC|135}}, p. 72)
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* After five weeks of preproduction, a cast reading at Paramount gave the regular cast members their first chance to meet each other. James Conway stated about the episode, "''It came alive right then and there [....] And then had a day rehearsal after that.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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===Production===
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* This episode entered production very soon after the finalization of the making of ''Voyager''. Noted [[Denise Okuda]], "''As soon as we could, we started in earnest on ''Enterprise''.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part I: Countdown", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) Scott Bakula clarified, "''They had two weeks off [after ''Voyager''], I think, and then we were right back on it again.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part III: First Flight", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* The beginning of this episode's filming was one or two weeks after Jolene Blalock was cast as T'Pol and around three or four days to possibly a week after the official casting deal was made for Scott Bakula to play Archer. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) Owing to the quickness of the intermittent period between the making of the ''Voyager'' series finale {{e|Endgame}} and the production of this episode, Bakula had anxiety regarding the professionalism of the production team. "''My biggest fear coming here was that the [stage] crew that's been here forever, and had just rolled over the last huge ''Voyager'' episode and had a week off and were back shooting the pilot, would be, like, 'Yeah, just get in the chair, whatever, and we'll shoot you.{{'}}''" Bakula found, much to his relief, that he had no need to worry in such a way. ({{STC|135}}, p. 25)
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* Around the same time as shooting began on this outing, Vince Deadrick, Jr. presented Scott Bakula with a gift, to start their relationship off. "''I knew he'd be doing a lot of stunts,''" Deadrick related. "''So I gave him a little stunt bag with his name on it with a set of elbow and knee pads, and said, 'Here we go. These are for you.' I also told him we'd add as we go along, meaning probably a spine pad, hips and everything else.''" ({{STC|138}}, p. 42)
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* The first scenes to be shot on the first day of this pilot episode's production were scheduled to be the bridge scenes that form part of ''Enterprise''{{'}}s launch, scenes supervised by James Conway. ([[text commentary]], [[ENT Season 1 DVD]]) Preparing the bridge set for this footage at first proved troublesome; although each screen on the set for ''Enterprise''{{'}}s bridge was run by its own computer, there was some initial difficulty with the computers, all of which were in a video control room commonly referred to as "video village." Reflected Denise Okuda, "''We got there the day of the shoot, the very first time on the pilot, at four-thirty in the morning, and we had technical difficulties. I can't even explain what it felt like. They had never all been fired up at the same time. So, we had some that were up, some that weren't. When we were getting ''that'' close to action, I really thought I was gonna have to go out and tell the first AD, 'Hey, we got a problem. We can't roll camera.' I did not want to do that.''" The difficulty was not completely resolved, with every computer firing up, until thirty seconds before the camera rolled. "''Then we went to Craft Service, got a cup of coffee, went back up to the Art Department and collapsed,''" concluded Denise Okuda. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part I: Countdown", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) Also regarding the first day's filming, Dominic Keating remembered, "''When I took that first step up onto the bridge, and Jim Conway said, 'Action,' it was like... well, here goes.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* The first day of this episode's production that involved [[John Billingsley]] incorporated the shooting of a scene he had auditioned with, when trying out for his role as Phlox. Though Billingsley had incorporated bird-like squawking in the scene consistently throughout his audition process as well as in front of James Conway, performing the same sounds during filming turned out to be unsuccessful. Dominic Keating happened to be on the set at the same time as the scene was being shot. Conway, meanwhile, was behind the video control room when Billingsley delivered the animal noises. In response, the director suddenly started repeatedly shouting, "''Cut.''" "''And Jim walked out from behind video village on to the set,''" continued Keating, "''and looked John square in the eye and went, 'Are you shitting me?!' And [...] poor John. He just went, 'Listen, I'm not married to it.{{'}}''" Nonetheless, the scene stayed exactly the same as it had been when Billingsley had auditioned with it. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* One of Vince Deadrick, Jr.'s favorite stunts came in this episode. This stunt had a Suliban-playing performer drop from the ceiling right into the camera, showing Klaang's perspective of a Suliban dropping down on top of him. Remembering how the performer who played the Suliban was involved in this successful stunt, Deadrick stated, "''We had him on a ratchet or decelerator, and his nose actually ends up touching the frame of the lens [....] That was a fun shot to do. I felt really proud of that one.''" ({{STC|138}}, p. 43)
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* Having witnessed the enormity of the pilot episode for the television series ''Terra Nova'', Brannon Braga feels "Broken Bow" was made on an even bigger scale than that other pilot episode, which was touted by the media as "the biggest, most expensive pilot ever made." Braga pointed out, "Enterprise ''was the biggest pilot I've ever worked on. Even adjusted for inflation, it probably was more expensive too. And the number of days.... It was like a feature film.''" The making of this outing was a mixed experience for Braga, who later described it as "a ton of fun," "great" but also "stressful" and "a miserable time." Braga especially found it difficult to completely enjoy the filming of this episode, because he was extremely anxious about hiring a regular ''Enterprise'' writing staff before the pilot wrapped production. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* Unsure whether ''Enterprise'' would be broadcast with an aspect ratio of square-like 4:3 or widescreen 16:9, James Conway framed shots in this episode so that they were suitable regardless of whichever aspect ratio was used. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) The episode's production was at first complicated by the fact that the type of film initially used for shooting the series had to be compatible with [[DVD]] formats, causing Director of Photography [[Marvin Rush]] to make some choices he might otherwise have made differently. Production Designer [[Herman Zimmerman]] later noted, "''We had some learning curves we had to assimilate the first few days of shooting, knowing that we were heading in that direction.''" ({{STC|135}}, p. 61)
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* During the first week of this installment's shooting period, Rick Berman and the principal cast of ''Enterprise'' took a break from filming on the ''Enterprise'' bridge set, which was on [[Paramount Stage 18]]. This was done in order to film a short presentation in which Berman introduced Scott Bakula, who proceeded to introduce the rest of the cast, including [[John Billingsley]] without Phlox's makeup and costume. ("Cast Introduction", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* This episode's production schedule consisted of more than seventeen days, at which point, Rick Berman stated, "''We're half-way done with [it].''" ({{STC|134}}, pp. 12 & 76) James Conway once referred to his duration on the episode as having been "five months." ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part III: First Flight", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* This episode's production incorporated an unusual amount of [[Filming locations|location filming]]. Noted James Conway, "''It was a very location-heavy show [....] We were on location more than we weren't. And we had very specific looks we had to do.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) Conway elaborated, "''We did two days in [[Bakersfield]] <nowiki>[</nowiki>[[California]]<nowiki>]</nowiki> [...] and then we were three days at a water treatment plant and one day in an electrical power plant, and one day at [[Malibu]], so we were out quite a bit.''" ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 47) Bakersfield was used for the sequence depicting the [[Broken Bow incident]], standing in for [[Broken Bow]] itself, whereas Malibu stood in for Hoshi Sato's Brazilian, outdoors classroom as well as some of its surroundings and Malibu's [[Zuma Beach]] was used for the beach scenes that feature in Archer's flashbacks. ([[text commentary]], [[ENT Season 1 DVD]]) [[Rigel X]] scenes were filmed at the Redondo Power Plant and Hyperion Water Treatment Plant. ({{e|These Are the Voyages...}} [[text commentary]], [[ENT Season 4 DVD]]) James Conway and Herman Zimmerman had "a lot of fun" capturing footage at the power plants and in Bakersfield respectively, though Conway later described the location work at the power plants as "the most difficult thing we shot," due to the fact that arranging these locations turned out to be "very time-consuming." There were several additions made to the locations for this production; a futuristic-looking grain silo and newly grown corn were added to the site selected in Bakersfield and atmospheric elements such as steam, dripping water and lights were taken to the power plants, with soap flakes used as snow in the seemingly outdoors footage set on Rigel X. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) The filming in Malibu likewise involved the addition of a yawning and the classroom itself. ([[text commentary]], [[ENT Season 1 DVD]]) The footage taken in Bakersfield was shot on 12 and 13 June 2001, whereas the scenes captured in Malibu were filmed on 19 June 2001. {{incite}} The late June filming of the Malibu scenes was near the end of the episode's shooting schedule. ([[text commentary]], [[ENT Season 1 DVD]])
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* On a night before one of the days which was scheduled for filming at the water treatment plant, a party for foreign advertising was held on the Paramount lot, at which free alcohol was served. After a considerably drunk Connor Trinneer took four bottles of alcohol from behind the bar without authorization and went home, he participated in the film shoot the next day then proceeded to return home, where he received a phone call from Rick Berman. Trinneer, regretting his actions during the previous night, worried that Berman was calling to fire him for stealing the bottles but Berman's motive for making the call, much to the actor's relief, was actually because the producers of ''Enterprise'' had decided to change the first name of Trinneer's role from Spike to Trip. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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[[File:Diane and Elaine Klimaszewski.jpg|thumb|150px|The Klimaszewski sisters during the making of this episode]]
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* Encompassing seven layers of foul-smelling latex, the physical design of the butterfly dancers took nine hours to be painted. [[Diane Klimaszewski]], who played the blue butterfly dancer, passed out and vomited due to the appliances. Despite these physical reactions to the latex, she considered the episode as being worth the discomfort. Regarding the experience of creating the scene in which she herself and twin sister [[Elaine Klimaszewski]] played the pair of aliens, Diane recalled, "''We each had our own trailer and we were filming by the beach, near a water treatment plant. I had my trailer door open, so passers-by would look in and freak out to see this alien!''" ({{STM|119}}, p. 43)
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* The scene showing Archer being transported, while running, from the Suliban Helix to the transporter platform aboard ''Enterprise'' involved live-action footage whose filming was organized by James Conway. "''We had set up a shot and Jim really wanted to get it,''" explained Visual Effects Supervisor [[Ronald B. Moore]]. "''It was getting close to the end of the shoot [....] When Jim set up the camera for this thing, he [Scott Bakula] was running right towards the camera.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* While directing this outing, James Conway endeavored to embellish it with "as many dynamic angles as I could find a way to put in." ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 47) He filmed "every possible, cool angle I could find on the [''Enterprise'' ship] sets." Conway went on to recall, "''I also wanted the style of the show, as I directed the pilot, to not look like the other shows. And so, if you look at the show, you'll see one shot becomes another. There's often times that the camera's on somebody and it racks to this, or it's on somebody and it pans to that. So, the camera is helping discover us along the way, instead of the classic big wide shot, medium shot, close-up. I tried to use the camera in a very interesting way, to make it feel different and stand out.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) Despite thinking that the eventual version of the episode includes "a lot of dynamic shots" as well as "a lot of pace and energy," he also believes it contains no filming techniques that set it too far apart from the earlier-made ''Star Trek'' productions. ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 47)
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* Ultimately, James Conway &ndash; a director of fourteen previous televised ''Star Trek'' episodes &ndash; discovered that he was well-suited to the shooting of such an historically important installment of ''Star Trek'' as this. "''Having been a fan, and having directed all those episodes and being fluent with all of the ''Star Trek'' stuff,''" he related, "''it enabled me to completely understand all of the jokes and all of the subtext and be able to translate them to film.''" ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 47)
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* James Conway additionally found that the episode's production "ran very smoothly." "''Our hours weren't too bad [....] Given all those things [the multitude of new sets and complex action sequences as well as the rare length of time spent on location], and with all the complications that we had, I thought it went incredibly well.''" ({{STTM|2|7}}, p. 47) In addition, Conway reminisced, "''The shooting was a delight, I had a great time every day [....] [It was] a great way to spend five months.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* Although the production team were initially told ''Enterprise'' would be shown with a boxy aspect ratio of 4:3, this was not the selection made by television network UPN. "''At the last minute,''" said James Conway, "''UPN finally said , 'Okay, we'll go widescreen.' So, I went back in and [...] every scene, I had to reframe visually in the bay, and futz with almost every shot to make sure it was framed properly.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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===Visual Effects===
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* For the visual effects artists who participated in this episode's creation, the aim was simply (in Dan Curry's words) "to do the best work we've ever done." The workload they were presented with was an extraordinary challenge, though. "''The pilot has over 300 effects shots in it; a lot of movies don't have that many, and they probably have more than a month or two to do them!''" exclaimed Ron Moore. ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 24) Given the pilot's extreme workload of visual effects shots, Moore considered it fortunate that the episode was the only one which his department had to concentrate on, at that time. ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* In order to tackle the massive amount of work, the in-house VFX team from Paramount brought in both of their regular CGI vendors, [[Foundation Imaging]] and [[Eden FX]]. Foundation was assigned to handle most of the space shots whereas Eden was principally brought in to deal with CG elements which had to be added to live-action footage. ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 24)
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* The workload was so enormous that, at Foundation Imaging, [[Robert Bonchune]] had to divide his supervising duties with [[David Morton]]. "''This is the biggest thing we've ever done for ''Star Trek''. We had over 70 shots, so it's a huge show,''" related Bonchune. "''Dave Morton and I split the roles on the pilot. He supervised the [[gas giant]] stuff; I supervised model construction and space sequences.''" ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 24)
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* To make sure all the visual effects could be approved as quickly as possible, Dan Curry and his boss, Supervising Producer [[Peter Lauritson]], regularly visited the CGI vendors instead of waiting for the companies to deliver their input. This freed Ron Moore from having to supervise the incoming shots and, as an alternative, he devoted himself to overseeing the compositing work at [[CIS Hollywood]]. ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 24)
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* The pace was frantic, especially because the VFX artists were unwilling to compromise on quality. ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 24) "''The thing that I stressed to our vendor companies and the staff,''" said Dan Curry, "''is that the technology to create visual effects is available to anyone who wants to invest in the hardware, so what we have to do is make sure that we try to approach everything with superior artistry and thinking; we try to make sure that each shot informs the audience about what's going on and delights them with images and surprises.''" ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 25) Curry relished the [[adrenaline]] involved in the frenetic approach to delivering the VFX and the process worked well, with all the shots being completed on time. ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 24)
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* One of the first shots that Eden FX did for this episode was that of the wrecked Klingon ship in the cornfield. In common with the other shots they delivered, this involved adding a CG element to live-action footage. ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 27) An establishing wide shot of [[Amazon University]] was an obvious visual effect. Subtler VFX were used to expand the spacedock observation deck, adding an additional level to the room and making the audience larger. Phlox's [[immunocytic gel worm]]s were also depicted with CGI. ([[text commentary]], [[ENT Season 1 DVD]])
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* Showing the Suliban's extraordinary physical maneuvers and some of their technology in this pilot episode represented other challenges. In fact, adding a pre-echo effect to all the footage set in the [[temporal communications chamber]] was one of the most difficult effects in the whole episode. ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 28) Midway through the installment's post-production schedule, Dan Curry explained, "''Ron [Moore] has, working with [[Paul Hill]] at CIS, been focusing on the temporal chamber stuff [....] And I've been focusing on, among other things, the Suliban's [dislocation ability], again working with [[John Teska]] out of Foundation.''" ({{STC|135}}, p. 77)
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* As the live-action footage of Scott Bakula running aboard the Suliban Helix had been filmed without blue screen, the task of getting a matte for the visual effect shot of Archer simultaneously being transported off the ship was made much more difficult. It thus challenged the visual effects artists to an enormous degree. "''It was very, very complex,''" admitted Ron Moore. "''It was a very hard shot, which always surprised me [because] it was [simply] a transporter.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* Entirely CGI models were used for not only the Suliban but also the starship ''Enterprise''{{'}}s senior officers; this signified the first time such models were utilized for the regular characters of a ''Star Trek'' series. Regarding these digitized versions of ''Enterprise'' crew members, [[John Gross]] &ndash; a co-founder of Eden FX &ndash; said, "''They were used a lot in the pilot.''" ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 28)
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* By the time the group finished their task of completing a total of over 300 VFX shots, all members of the team were exhausted but happy with the experience. ({{STTM|2|10}}, p. 30)
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===Music and Sound===
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* The episode's score, composed by [[Dennis McCarthy]], was recorded on {{d|10|September|2001}} and {{d|11|September|2001}} at [[Paramount Stage M]]. Despite the events of the second day, and the offer to postpone the recording session, McCarthy and the orchestra decide to continue with the schedule. McCarthy would describe this, in the liner notes to the [[Broken Bow (soundtrack)|episode's soundtrack release]], as "''the hardest recording session of my entire career''".
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* The score was released by [[Decca Records]] in {{y|2002}}.
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* At one point, Dennis McCarthy cited this episode, which had an enormous impact on the style of music typically used for the series of ''Enterprise'', as one of his favorites from all the ''Star Trek'' outings he ever worked on. "''Rick [Berman] came in and I played the first cue, which was thunderous,''" remembered McCarthy, "''and he just said, 'Great, that's our style down.{{'}}''" (''In Conversation: The Music of ''Star Trek: The Next Generation, [[TNG Season 5 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* During shots set on the NX-01 bridge, background sound effects from the TOS-''Enterprise'' bridge can be heard.
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* An instrumental version of the ENT theme song, "[[Where My Heart Will Take Me]]", plays over the closing credits of this episode.
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===Continuity===
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* By ''Star Trek''{{'}}s fictional chronology, this is the first episode of all six TV series.
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* Like previous spin-off premieres, the new crew of ''Enterprise'' was sent off by a character who made a [[Character crossover appearances|crossover]] from a previous role; in this case, [[Zefram Cochrane]] returned, having previously appeared in both {{TOS|Metamorphosis}} and {{film|8}} (played by [[Glenn Corbett]] and [[James Cromwell]] respectively, the latter of whom reprised the role in an uncredited capacity for this installment). Unlike previous spin-off premieres, Cochrane was not a main character from a series that directly preceded the new series. In the previous cases, Doctor [[Leonard McCoy|McCoy]] was seen briefly in the ''[[Star Trek: The Next Generation]]'' pilot, {{e|Encounter at Farpoint}}; Captain [[Jean-Luc Picard]] appeared in the ''[[Star Trek: Deep Space Nine]]'' pilot, {{e|Emissary}}; and [[Quark]] had a cameo appearance in the ''[[Star Trek: Voyager]]'' pilot, {{e|Caretaker}}, in which [[Morn]] also appeared.
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* Sections of Zefram Cochrane's speech were taken from the opening narrations heard in the title sequences of ''The Original Series'' and ''The Next Generation''.
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* [[Porthos]] is the only character, besides the regulars, to appear in both this episode and the finale of the series, {{e|These Are the Voyages...}} (although technically, all ''Enterprise''-related characters in the last episode are [[hologram]]s created by the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701-D|-D}}'s [[holodeck]]).
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* Young Jonathan Archer's miniature starship that features herein reappears in the Season 3 episode {{e|Similitude}}.
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* The series finale of ENT, {{e|These Are the Voyages...}}, establishes that Rigel X was additionally the last place visited by ''Enterprise'' before its decommission in [[2161]].
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* This episode marked the first appearance of the [[Denobulan]]s, in the form of Phlox, although the name of his species was not revealed until {{e|Terra Nova}}.
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* This episode portrays the [[First Contact]] between Earth and the Klingon Empire. The Klingons were, of course, seen on all of the previous ''Star Trek'' series, all taking place either one or two centuries after this episode. Other [[alien]] races seen on other ''Star Trek'' series who were encountered earlier by ''Enterprise'' include [[Andorian]]s, [[Nausicaan]]s, [[Ferengi]], [[Romulan]]s, [[Borg|the Borg]], [[Tholian]]s, [[Coridan]]s, [[Orion]]s, [[Organian]]s, and, in the [[mirror universe]], the [[Gorn]].
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* For the first time, this episode shows that the facial appearance of the Klingons, prior to the 23rd century, was much as it was in the 24th century; the Klingons in this outing appear with distinctive forehead ridges, in common with how they were established in ''Star Trek'' productions created subsequently to the making of the original series, set in the 23rd century. An explanation for the differences between how they are shown in this era and how they appear in TOS was finally provided in the [[ENT Season 4]] episodes {{e|Affliction}} and {{e|Divergence}}.
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* The ''Enterprise'' crew went on to encounter the Klingons in the episodes {{e|Unexpected}}, {{e|Sleeping Dogs}}, {{e|Marauders}}, {{e|Judgment}}, {{e|Bounty}}, {{e|The Expanse}}, {{e|The Augments}}, {{e|Affliction}}, and {{e|Divergence}}.
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* In {{e|Judgment}}, Captain Archer's advocate [[Kolos (Klingon)|Kolos]] turns the [[Klingon]] court's attention to how Archer had assisted the Empire in the past, referring to events in this episode.
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* The Temporal Cold War plot, which began in this episode, was continued in {{e|Cold Front}} and concluded in {{e|Storm Front, Part II}}. The arc was intended to carry throughout the run of the series, but was mostly scrapped when the series took on a "new direction" in its [[ENT Season 3|third season]].
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* The scene in which Archer inspects ''Enterprise'' in [[drydock]] with Tucker is reminiscent of the scene in {{film|1}} in which [[James T. Kirk|Kirk]] looks over the {{USS|Enterprise|NCC-1701}} with [[Montgomery Scott|Scotty]], or less notably, the scene in {{e|All Good Things...}} featuring [[Captain]] [[Jean-Luc Picard|Picard]] and [[Lieutenant]] [[Natasha Yar|Yar]].
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===Reception and Aftermath===
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* Rick Berman was extremely enthusiastic about this episode during its production. Seventeen days into the installment's shooting schedule, Berman gave an interview to {{STC}} in which he said of the pilot, "''It is everything I had hoped it would be,''" and remarked that the episode's revelation of the Vulcans having been "rather patronizing" to Humans historically is "learned by the audience in a very entertaining fashion." Berman also commented about the selection of James Conway as the director of this outing, saying, "''He couldn't have been a better choice because [...] the stuff we're getting from him is all pure gold.''" ({{STC|134}}, pp. 12, 13 & 76) Berman has repeatedly expressed, in hindsight, that he thinks this episode was "terrific." ({{st.com|rick-berman-answers-your-questions-part-2||article}}; "In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) In {{y|2011}}, he named it as one of his favorites from all the episodes he himself worked on. {{st.com|rick-berman-answers-your-questions-part-2||article}} In {{y|2012}}, Berman revealed a fondness for how one of the antagonist Vulcans is assigned aboard ''Enterprise'' but he criticized the first uses of both the phase pistol and, at least for beaming a lifeform, the transporter in this episode, saying these came too early in the run of the series. ("In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* Brannon Braga was generally happy with this installment too; he termed it "certainly the most ambitious" of ''Star Trek''{{'}}s pilot episodes and went on to say, "''If you look at the sheer amount of action sequences and production value, it was pretty impressive.''" ({{STC|139}}, p. 22) Braga also expressed, "''I don't wanna sound self-aggrandizing, but I think it's the best ''Star Trek'' pilot all around. Maybe in part because the people making it had been there a while and they'd worked on all of them and perfected what they were doing. I don't know [....] One of the great things in the pilot I love is a really simple premise, that we have to take a Klingon back to his homeworld, and we lose him,''" said Braga with a chuckle, "''like, in the first leg of the journey.''" Braga also agreed with Rick Berman's opinion that, once used in this episode, the novelty of the phase pistol and biological transporting wore off. ("In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* James Conway was ecstatically pleased with how this pilot episode wound up, from a creative perspective. "''I was very happy with the quality of what we were getting,''" he reflected. "''When I saw the edited movie, I said, 'This is really good.{{'}}''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* At one point, [[David A. Goodman]] called this outing "the best pilot of any of the sequel series." [http://trekcore.com/blog/2012/11/star-trek-federation-the-first-150-years-david-goodman-interview-part-ii/]
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* The first footage from this episode that was seen by Connor Trinneer was viewed by him after he had completed his work on seven episodes of the series; he glimpsed sections of the pilot while rerecording lines of dialogue in a "looping" session. In an interview with ''Star Trek Communicator'' later that day, Trinneer declared, "''The graphics and effects are unbelievable. It all looks outstanding. And it's a real experience seeing yourself in it all.''" ({{STC|135}}, p. 56)
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* Prior to the show's telecast premiere, [[UPN]] ran a pre-recorded message in which Scott Bakula urged viewers to donate blood to the {{w|American Red Cross}} in the aftermath of the {{w|September 11, 2001 attacks}}. The episode premiered just two weeks after those attacks.
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* TV commercials promoting the series premiere incorporated the song "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling.
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* A certain amount of controversy was sparked when it was decided to have the Klingons appear as they did after ''The Original Series'' &ndash; ''with'' their trademark forehead ridges. This at first caused much speculation and debate among fans as to how the race had evolved from having bony ridges on their foreheads, in this episode, to having smooth foreheads in [[James T. Kirk|Kirk]]'s [[23rd century|era]]. ({{STC|135}}, p. 74)
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* This pilot episode was given a special premiere at the [[Paramount Theater]], at [[Paramount Studios]]. {{brokenlink|http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/news/article/9583.html}}
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* On its network premiere, this episode achieved a Nielsen rating of 7.0 and was watched by a total average of 12.54 million viewers, gaining a 16% share among adults aged eighteen to forty-nine, the show's target audience. [http://archive.is/nRhKY] Regarding the Nielsen figure, Brannon Braga rhetorically asked, "''Do you know how big that is by today's standards?''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part III: First Flight", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) Consulting Producer [[David A. Goodman]] remarked that the episode received "great ratings." ("Part One: Call to Arms", [[ENT Season 3 Blu-ray]] special features) The fact that the episode was viewed by an average of 12.5 million viewers made it UPN's best Wednesday night rating, and its second highest-rate night of all time (after its launch night, when {{e|Caretaker}} premiered). ({{STM|86}}) Furthermore, Mayweather actor [[Anthony Montgomery]] proclaimed, "''We had the second-highest numbers for 'Broken Bow', our pilot episode, of any show in ''Star Trek'' history.''" ("Part Two: Front Lines", [[ENT Season 3 Blu-ray]] special features) The pilot was well received by not only fans but also critics, earning positive reviews. James Conway was thrilled with the reactions to the episode. "''The reviews were fantastic, and then the sixteen share. Not only that; it went up every half-hour, which is what you wanna see,''" he elucidated, "''so nobody tuned out at any point and the ratings went up. Every half-hour, it got higher and higher and higher. So, that was the icing on the cake. So, in all ways, critically, audience-wise, creatively for me [...] it was just the best.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part II: Boarding the NX-01", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features) Of the episode's success, Braga remarked, "''We pretty much accomplished what we set out to do [....] And the icing on the cake was the overwhelming response of the audience and critics. That was something we hoped and prayed would happen, but it exceeded our wildest expectations.''" ({{STC|139}}, p. 22)
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* This episode won the 2002 [[Emmy Award]] for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series, beating out a later episode, {{e|Breaking the Ice}}, in the same category. "Broken Bow" also received Emmy nominations for its prosthetic makeup designs and for its sound editing. Although many people at Paramount treated the news of the Emmy win as old hat because ''Star Trek''{{'}}s Emmys were most often won by the technical departments, Ron Moore liked coming to the set the next morning, as he had work there that day, and enjoyed talking to all his collaborators who were pleased for the visual effects artists. While Moore was on the set the same morning, one of the show's Assistant Directors let Moore know he had a phone call, a very rare event for him while on the set. The caller turned out to be Scott Bakula, who was calling to thank and congratulate the visual effects team, from New York. There, Bakula was holding up a show, which he was about to act in, just so he could make the call. Moore reminisced about the call, "''It was the nicest thing, I'll never forget that.''" ("To Boldly Go: Launching ''Enterprise'', Part III: First Flight", [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] special features)
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* When this installment was released on [[VHS]], ''[[Star Trek Magazine]]'' rated the episode 5 out of 5 arrowhead insignias. ({{STM|90}}, p. 56) In the same publication's "Ultimate Guide", however, the episode was given only 4 out of 5 arrowhead insignias. ({{STM|164}}, p. 77)
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* The book ''[[Star Trek 101]]'', by [[Terry J. Erdmann]] and [[Paula M. Block]], lists this episode as one of the "Ten Essential Episodes" from ''Star Trek: Enterprise''.
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* The unofficial [[Reference works|reference book]] ''[[Beyond the Final Frontier]]'' (p. 358) says about this pilot episode, "''An excellent start, a clever bend of ''Star Trek'' traditions, like Klingons and alien dancing girls, and intriguing new elements like the time-traveling baddies and the spiky relationship with the Vulcans. An episode that introduces the new characters well, it has some nice variations in tone, from comedy to action. It's a shame the transporter is used as a deus ex machina &ndash; it's not so much that you see the solution coming, it's that after 700 previous episodes of ''Star Trek'' it's hard to get excited about seeing it.''"
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* Several items from this episode were sold off on the [[It's A Wrap! sale and auction|''It's A Wrap!'' sale and auction]] on eBay, including a language lecture computer {{stala|8732}} and a [[Suliban]] [[interrogation]] device. {{stala|9473}} The disruptor rifle used by Klaang at the beginning of this episode was also [[Star Trek auctions|auctioned]] off in ''It's A Wrap!'' (item #2890), along with a Denobulan medical chest used by Phlox (item #480).
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=== Production History ===
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* Final draft script: {{d|11|May|2001}}
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* Premiere airdate: {{d|26|September|2001}}
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=== Video and DVD Releases ===
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* UK VHS release (two-episode tapes, [[Paramount Home Entertainment]]): Volume 1.1, catalog number VHR 5325, {{d|1|April|2002}}.
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* As part of the UK VHS collection ''[[Enterprise 1.1-1.3 Collectors Edition]]'': {{d|19|August|2002}}
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* As part of the [[ENT Season 1 DVD]] collection.
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* As part of the ''[[Star Trek: Fan Collective - Klingon]]'' collection.
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* As part of the [[ENT Season 1 Blu-ray]] collection.
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== Links and references ==
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=== Starring ===
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*[[Scott Bakula]] as [[Captain]] [[Jonathan Archer]]
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*[[John Billingsley]] as [[Doctor]] [[Phlox]]
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*[[Jolene Blalock]] as [[Subcommander]] [[T'Pol]]
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*[[Dominic Keating]] as [[Lieutenant]] [[Malcolm Reed]]
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*[[Anthony Montgomery]] as [[Ensign]] [[Travis Mayweather]]
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*[[Linda Park]] as [[Ensign]] [[Hoshi Sato]]
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*[[Connor Trinneer]] as [[Commander]] [[Charles Tucker III|Charles "Trip" Tucker III]]
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=== Also Starring ===
 
*[[John Fleck]] as [[Silik]]
 
*[[John Fleck]] as [[Silik]]
 
*[[Melinda Clarke]] as [[Sarin]]
 
*[[Melinda Clarke]] as [[Sarin]]
 
*[[Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.]] as [[Klaang]]
 
*[[Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.]] as [[Klaang]]
*[[Vaughn Armstrong]] as [[Maxwell Forrest]]
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*[[Vaughn Armstrong]] as [[Admiral]] [[Maxwell Forrest]]
 
*[[Jim Beaver]] as [[Daniel Leonard]]
 
*[[Jim Beaver]] as [[Daniel Leonard]]
 
*[[Mark Moses]] as [[Henry Archer]]
 
*[[Mark Moses]] as [[Henry Archer]]
 
*[[Gary Graham]] as [[Soval]]
 
*[[Gary Graham]] as [[Soval]]
*[[Thomas Kopache]] as [[Tos (Vulcan)|Tos]]
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*[[Thomas Kopache]] as [[Tos]]
*[[Jim Fitzpatrick]] as [[Williams (Commander)|Williams]]
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*[[Jim Fitzpatrick]] as [[Commander]] [[Williams (Commander)|Williams]]
*[[James Horan]] as [[Future Guy|Humanoid Figure]]
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*[[James Horan]] as the [[Humanoid Figure]]
*[[Joseph Ruskin]] as [[Suliban]] Doctor
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*[[Joseph Ruskin]] as a [[Unnamed Suliban|Suliban Doctor]]
*[[Marty Davis]] as Young [[Jonathan Archer]]
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*[[James Cromwell]] as [[Zefram Cochrane]] (uncredited)
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*[[John Fleck]] as [[Silik]]
*[[Van Epperson]] as Alien Man
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*[[Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.]] as [[Klaang]]
*[[Ron King]] as [[Moore (farmer)|Farmer Moore]]
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*[[Vaughn Armstrong]] as [[Admiral]] [[Maxwell Forrest]]
*[[Peter Henry Schroeder]] as [[Klingon chancellor|Klingon Chancellor]]
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*[[Jim Beaver]] as [[Daniel Leonard]]
*[[Matt Williamson]] as [[Unnamed Klings#Klingon Council Member|Klingon Council Member]]
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*[[Mark Moses]] as [[Henry Archer]]
*[[Byron Thames]] as Crewman
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*[[Gary Graham]] as [[Soval]]
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*[[Thomas Kopache]] as [[Tos]]
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*[[Jim Fitzpatrick]] as [[Commander]] [[Williams (Commander)|Williams]]
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*[[James Horan]] as the [[Humanoid Figure]]
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*[[Joseph Ruskin]] as a [[Unnamed Suliban|Suliban Doctor]]
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*[[John Fleck]] as [[Silik]]
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*[[Melinda Clarke]] as [[Sarin]]
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*[[Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.]] as [[Klaang]]
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*[[Mark Moses]] as [[Henry Archer]]
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*[[James Horan]] as the [[Humanoid Figure]]
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=== Co-Stars ===
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*[[Marty Davis]] as [[Jonathan Archer|Young Archer]]
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*[[Van Epperson]] as an [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Burlesque Show Alien|Alien Man]]
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*[[Ron King]] as [[Moore (farmer)|Farmer]]
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*[[Peter Henry Schroeder]] as the [[Unnamed Klingons#Klingon Chancellor (2151)|Klingon Chancellor]]
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*[[Matt Williamson]] as a [[Unnamed Klingons#Klingon Council Member (2151)|Klingon Council Member]]
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*[[Byron Thames]] as a [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel|Crewman]]
 
*[[Ricky Luna]] as [[Carlos (student)|Carlos]]
 
*[[Ricky Luna]] as [[Carlos (student)|Carlos]]
*[[Jason Grant Smith]] as [[Fletcher (Crewman)|Fletcher]]
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*[[Jason Grant Smith]] as [[Crewman]] [[Fletcher (Crewman)|Fletcher]]
*[[Chelsea Bond]] as [[Lorillans#Lorillan mother|Lorillian Mother]]
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*[[Chelsea Bond]] as a [[Unnamed Lorillians#Lorillian mother|Alien Mother]]
*[[Ethan Dampf]] as [[Lorillans#Lorillian child|Lorillan Child]]
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*[[Ethan Dampf]] as a [[Unnamed Lorillians#Lorillian child|Alien Child]]
*[[Diane Klimaszewski]] as Butterfly Dancer
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*[[Diane Klimaszewski]] as a [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Butterfly Dancers|Dancer]]
*[[Elaine Klimaszewski]] as Butterfly Dancer
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*[[Elaine Klimaszewski]] as a [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Butterfly Dancers|Dancer]]
*[[Mark Correy]] as [[Alex]] (uncredited)
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*[[Marty Davis]] as [[Jonathan Archer|Young Archer]]
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*[[Van Epperson]] as an [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Alien Man|Alien Man]]
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*[[Ron King]] as [[Moore (farmer)|Farmer]]
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*[[Ricky Luna]] as [[Carlos (student)|Carlos]]
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*[[Chelsea Bond]] as a [[Unnamed Lorillians#Lorillian mother|Alien Mother]]
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*[[Ethan Dampf]] as a [[Unnamed Lorillians#Lorillian child|Alien Child]]
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*[[Diane Klimaszewski]] as a [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Butterfly Dancers|Dancer]]
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*[[Elaine Klimaszewski]] as a [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Butterfly Dancers|Dancer]]
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*[[Marty Davis]] as [[Jonathan Archer|Young Archer]]
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*[[Byron Thames]] as a [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel|Crewman]]
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*[[Peter Henry Schroeder]] as the [[Unnamed Klingons#Klingon Chancellor (2151)|Klingon Chancellor]]
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*[[Matt Williamson]] as a [[Unnamed Klingons#Klingon Council Member (2151)|Klingon Council Member]]
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=== Uncredited Co-Stars ===
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*[[Tyler Abrams]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Anthony Acker]] as a [[Unnamed Vulcans (22nd century)#Vulcan adviser 2|Vulcan delegate]]
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*[[F. Alekseyeva]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[David Keith Anderson]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Jef Ayres]] as [[Crewman]] [[Haynem]]
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*[[Irina Bazidott]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Warp Five Complex scientists|scientist]]
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*[[Kenneth Beck]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Woody Bosco]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Connie Bosmans]] as a [[Unnamed Vulcans (22nd century)#Vulcan delegates|Vulcan delegate]]
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*[[Rafael Boza]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Margery Bradbard]] as a [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Female Admirals (2151)|Starfleet admiral]]
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*[[Solomon Burke, Jr.]] as [[Billy (Starfleet)|Billy]]
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*[[B. Burton]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Paulo Caillile]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Sofie Calderon]] as a [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Science crewman in mess hall|science division crewman]]
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*[[Mario Carter]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Crewman (2151)|operations division crewman]]
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*[[Manuel Cazz]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Gina Chai]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Michael Chong]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Warp Five Complex scientists|scientist]]
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*[[Marijane Cole]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Cecilia Conn]] as a [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female command division crewman (mess hall)|command division crewman]]
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*[[Mark Correy]] as [[Alex]]
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*[[James Cromwell]] as [[Zefram Cochrane]]
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*[[Vince Deadrick, Jr.]] as a [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Security crewman/ Engineer on fire|security crewman]]
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*[[Janet Dey]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Sandro DiPinto]] as a [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Science division crewman (2151)|science division crewman]]
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*[[Milton James Donaldson]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Renae Duran]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Bob Earns]] as a [[Unnamed Vulcans (22nd century)#Vulcan delegates|Vulcan delegate]]
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*[[Evan English]] as [[Ensign]] [[Tanner]]
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*[[L. English]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Alyssa Espinoza]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Mimi Fisher]] as [[Bennett (Crewman)|Bennett]]
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*[[Susan Foley]] as a [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Surgeons|Starfleet Medical surgeon]]
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*[[Stacy Fouche]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female engineering/ bridge crewmember|operations division crewman]]
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*[[Devinna Garcia]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Edwin Garcia]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Hilde Garcia]] as [[Crewman]] [[Rossi]] ([[deleted scene]])
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*[[Lindly Gardner]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female engineering crewmember|operations division crewman]]
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*[[Hank Gartrel]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[N. Gehr]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Maria Celeste Genitempo]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Angela Giampietro]] as an [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)#Alien Woman|Alien Woman]]
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*[[Nelson Grande]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[J. Harris]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Alberto Hector]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Dieter Hornemann]] as a [[Unnamed Vulcans (22nd century)#Vulcan delegate|Vulcan delegate]]
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*[[Aldric Horton]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Security crewman|operations division crewman]]
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*[[Cheri Isabella]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female crewmember|operations division crewman]]
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*[[Roman James]] as a [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Female Rear Admiral|Starfleet Rear Admiral]]
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*[[Betty Jimenez]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Connie Kang]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Debra Lamb Bailleaux]] as an [[Unnamed humanoids (22nd century)|alien fire eater]] ([[deleted scene]])
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*[[Steven Lambert]] as a [[Unnamed Suliban#Suliban agents (Broken Bow)|Suliban agent]]
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*[[Kristin Lindquist]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Sven Lindstrom]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[James Lozano]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Betty Matsushita]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Christy Melendrez]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[R. Michael]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Marlene Mogavero]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female engineer|operations division crewman]]
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*[[Simone Montanti]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Shauna Moore]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Warp Five Complex scientists|scientist]]
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*[[Gilbert Morales]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Arthur Murray]] as a [[Unnamed Markalians#Background|Markalian dock crewman]] ([[deleted scene]])
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*[[Carmen Nogales]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female crewmember (2151)|operations division crewman]]
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*[[J. Nunez]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Stephanie Nunez]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[W. Oldford]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Glenn Ota]] as a [[Unnamed Benzites#Benzite on Rigel X|Benzite on Rigel X]]
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*[[Sonia Parikh]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[Monica Parrett]] as a [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female command division crewman (2151)|command division crewman]]
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*[[Woody Porter]] as [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Rear Admiral|Starfleet Rear Admiral]]
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*[[Sandra Quoos]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[David Richards]] as [[Unnamed Markalians#Background|Markalian dockmaster]] ([[deleted scene]])
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*[[Cesar Rodriguez]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Linguistic students|linguistic student]]
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*[[R. Rosenberg]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Tobias Schonleitner]] as a [[Unnamed Vulcans (22nd century)#Vulcan delegates|Vulcan delegate]]
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*[[J. Scott]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Mernoosh Shazadi]] as a [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Female Admirals (2151)|Starfleet admiral]]
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*[[Paul Sklar]] as a [[Unnamed Suliban|Suliban]]
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*[[Pablo Soriano]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Joel Steingold]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Darryl Stewart]] as a [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Admiral|Starfleet admiral]]
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*[[Quint Strack]] as a [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Transporter operator (2151)|command division crewman]]
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*[[Max Thayer]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[A. Thomas]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[M. Tucker]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Thelma Tyrell]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female engineer (2151/2152)|operations division crewman]]
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*[[Cynthia Uhrich]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Female engineer (2151)|operations division crewman]]
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*[[John Wan]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Male engineer|operations division crewman]]
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*[[Mark Watson]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Mike Watson]] as a [[Unnamed Suliban#Suliban agents (Broken Bow)|Suliban agent]]
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*[[Gary Weeks]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Engineering crewman/ Steward|operations division crewman]]
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*[[Todd Wieland]] as an [[Unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel#Security crewman/ engineer|operations division crewman]]
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*[[David Williams]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Warp Five Complex scientists|scientist]]
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*[[K. Williams]] as a [[Unnamed Humans (22nd century)#Enterprise launch guests|Human civilian]]
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*[[Jon Wright]] as a [[Unnamed Markalians#Background|Markalian dock crewman]] ([[deleted scene]])
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*[[Prada]] as [[Porthos]]
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*[[Unknown performers]] as [[Unnamed Starfleet personnel (22nd century)#Surgeons|two Starfleet Medical surgeons]]
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=== Stunt doubles and stand-ins ===
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* [[David Anderson]] as
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** [[Stand-in]] for [[Anthony Montgomery]]
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** Stand-in for [[Peter Henry Schroeder]]
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** Stand-in for [[Paul Sklar]]
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** Stand-in for [[Steven Lambert]]
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** Stand-in for [[Mike Watson]]
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** Stand-in for [[John Fleck]] (splinter unit)
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* [[Kenneth Beck]] as stand-in for [[Vaughn Armstrong]]
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* [[Larry Carroll]] as stand-in for [[Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.]]
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* [[Gina Chai]] as stand-in for [[Linda Park]]
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* [[Amy Kate Connolly]] as
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** Stand-in for [[Melinda Clarke]]
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** Stand-in for Linda Park
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** Utility stand-in
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* [[John Duff]] as [[photo double|running double]] for Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.
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* [[Evan English]] as
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** Stand-in for [[Dominic Keating]]
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** Stand-in for John Fleck
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** Stand-in for [[Ricky Luna]]
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* [[Diamond Farnsworth]] as [[stunt double]] for [[Scott Bakula]]
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* [[Anthony Gaffe]] as stand-in for [[David Richards]]
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* [[Gregory Hinton]] as stand-in for Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.
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* [[Lisa Hoyle]] as stunt double for [[Jolene Blalock]]
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* [[Simone Montanti]] as
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** Stand-in and [[hand double]] for Jolene Blalock
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** Stand-in for [[Diane Klimaszewski]]
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** Stand-in for [[Elaine Klimaszewski]]
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* [[Mike Muñoz]] as stand-in for [[Marty Davis]]
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* [[J.R. Quinonez]] as
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** Stand-in for [[John Billingsley]]
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** Utility stand-in
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* [[Jeff Sanders]] as stunt double for Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.
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* [[Richard Sarstedt]] as
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** Stand-in for Scott Bakula
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** Stand-in for [[Mark Moses]]
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** Stand-in for [[Joseph Ruskin]]
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** Stand-in for [[Steve Lambert]]
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** Stand-in for [[Ron King]]
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** Stand-in for [[Jason Grant Smith]]
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** Stand-in for [[James Horan]]
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* [[Pablo Soriano]]
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** Stand-in for [[Vince Deadrick, Jr.]]
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** Stand-in for [[Mike Watson]]
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** Stand-in for Scott Bakula (splinter unit)
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** Utility stand-in
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* [[Mark Watson]] as stand-in for [[Connor Trinneer]]
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* [[Mike Watson]] as stunt double for Connor Trinneer
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=== References ===
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[[2121]]; [[Altarian marsupial]]; "[[Soval|Ambassador Pointy]]"; [[april]]; [[astronaut]]; ''[[Atlantis (OV-104)|Atlantis]]''; [[autonomic system]]; [[autosequencer]]; [[auxiliary power]]; [[boomer]]; [[bread stick]]; ''[[Broken Bow]]''; [[Broken Bow incident]]; ''[[California Clipper]]''; [[Chef (Enterprise NX-01)|Chef]]; [[Chinese food]]; [[clock]]; [[Billy Cook|Cook, Billy]]; [[corn]]; [[cornfield]]; [[Corvallen]]; [[courier]]; [[crash landing]]; [[decontamination chamber]]; ''[[Deep Flight 1]]''; [[dockmaster]]; [[Draylax]]; [[Draylaxian]]; [[droppings]]; [[Earth]]; ''[[Elkan Nine]]''; [[SS Emmette|''Emmette'', SS]]; {{type|Emmette}}; [[endocrine system]]; [[enzyme]]; [[espionage]]; [[farmer]]; [[fire]]; [[First Contact]]; [[gas giant]]; [[genetic engineering]]; [[hay]]; [[immunocytic gel worm]]; [[inspection pod]]; [[ion storm]]; [[Jelik]]; [[Klingon]]; [[Klingon disruptor]]; [[Klingon language]]; {{Class|K'toch}}; [[Sensor array|lateral sensor array]]; [[life span]]; [[linguistic database]]; [[liquid]]; [[logic]]; [[long range sensor]]; [[Lorillian]]; [[McIntyre]]; [[methane]]; [[model]]; [[nitrogen sulfide]]; [[non-humanoid]]; [[Oklahoma]]; [[Orbital Drydock Facility]]; [[osmotic eel]]; [[OV-165]]; [[paint]]; [[paint brush]]; [[phase pistol]]; [[phosphorus]]; [[plasma coil]]; [[plasma rifle]]; [[postcard]]; [[protocystian spore]]; [[remote control]]; [[remote controlled model spaceship]]; [[Sausalito]]; [[scout]]ship; [[Sector 3641]]; [[sensor log]]; [[silo]]; [[Starfleet Medical]]; [[stethoscope]]; [[Suliban]]; [[Suliban Cabal]]; [[Suliban cell ship (cylindrical)]]; [[Suliban cell ship (spherical)]], [[Suliban helix]], [[Suliban pistol]]; [[sweet spot]]; [[cyclohexane]]; [[Teneebian moons]]; [[Tholia]]; [[tricyclic plasma drive]]; [[Trillius Prime]]; [[valve sealant]]; [[vegetarian]]; [[viewer]]; [[Vulcan]]; [[Vulcan Compound]]; [[warp]]; [[Warp Five Complex]]; [[warp five engine]]
   
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Real World article
(written from a Production point of view)
"Broken Bow"
ENT, Episode 1x01
Production number: 001
First aired: 26 September 2001
  1st of 97 produced in ENT
  1st of 97 released in ENT
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629th of 728 released in all
Enterprise (NX-01) leaving drydock
A feature-length episode

Written By
Rick Berman & Brannon Braga

Directed By
James L. Conway
April 16, 2151/2121
  Arc: Temporal Cold War (1 of 13)
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For the town in Oklahoma, please see Broken Bow.
For the novelization, please see Broken Bow (novel).

Earth launches its first starship of exploration, Enterprise, on a mission to return an injured Klingon to his homeworld. (Series Premiere)

Summary Edit

Teaser Edit

Jonathan Archer, 2121

Young Jonathan Archer

In San Francisco of the year 2121, a young Jonathan Archer paints a model of his father's spacecraft. When he recites a quote from a speech by Zefram Cochrane, Henry Archer tells him the inventor of the warp drive would be proud of him. Jonathan curiously asks about his father's ship, wondering if it will be bigger than "Ambassador Pointy's" ship. Henry corrects his son, noting that the Ambassador is actually named Soval, an extremely helpful Vulcan. Jonathan responds that – according to Billy Cook, an acquaintance of his – Humans would already be flying at warp five, if the Vulcans had not intervened. Although Henry Archer does not fully understand the reasons behind the Vulcans' constraint, he believes that there must be an explanation.

Thirty years later, the Broken Bow incident takes place in Broken Bow, Oklahoma, on Earth. A pair of aliens pursuing Klaang, the Klingon pilot of a crash-landed K'toch-class scout ship, attract the attention of a farmer named Moore. Although Klaang eventually manages to kill the aliens, he is shot with Moore's plasma rifle.

Act One Edit

Starfleet and Vulcan personnel discuss Klaang

Several Starfleet and Vulcan personnel discuss Klaang

Aboard an inspection pod, Jonathan Archer, now a captain in Starfleet, and Commander Charles Tucker inspect the prototype NX-class starship Enterprise NX-01 in the Orbital Drydock Facility, a spacedock orbiting Earth. After being called back to Starfleet Medical, Archer attends a meeting where a group of high-ranking Starfleet officers, including Admiral Forrest, discuss Klaang with several Vulcan dignitaries: Ambassador Soval, Tos and Subcommander T'Pol. Archer also meets an alien doctor who is providing Klaang with medical care. Eventually, it is decided that Enterprise will launch ahead of schedule on a mission to return Klaang to the Klingons' homeworld, Qo'noS. The Vulcans completely disagree with this; they had objected to Humans returning Klaang out of fears that a perceived provincial attitude and accompanying volatile nature of Humans would complicate Human contact with the Klingons so soon. Vulcan objections, however, fueled the idea that Vulcans have deliberately withheld information from Earth for over a hundred years.

Aboard Enterprise, Lieutenant Malcolm Reed and Ensign Travis Mayweather discuss the vessel's transporter, a brand-new piece of equipment first installed on their ship. As they walk through a corridor, Mayweather reminisces about his childhood aboard cargo ships. When they enter Engineering, Reed introduces Mayweather to Commander Tucker. Meanwhile, Archer travels to Brazil to recruit linguist Hoshi Sato as his communications officer.

Another addition to Archer's crew is Subcommander T'Pol, whose assignment for the position of executive officer and science officer was obligatory in exchange for the Vulcan star charts. In the captain's ready room, T'Pol is introduced to Commander Tucker by Archer and she gives him a PADD confirming her new assignment. An embarrassing encounter with the captain's dog, Porthos, then follows, since Vulcan females have an heightened sense of smell. Along with T'Pol – whom Archer saw as a Vulcan "chaperon" – the Doctor he met before, at Starfleet Medical, is also added to Enterprise's crew.

Enterprise (NX-01) in drydock

The spacedock where the Enterprise was constructed

At Enterprise's launching ceremony, Admiral Forrest makes a speech and remarks there is no better person to captain the first Warp 5 starship than the son of its inventor, Jonathan Archer. After this, a recording of a speech by Doctor Zefram Cochrane is played, from the dedication ceremony of the Warp Five Complex, 32 years ago.

"On this site, a powerful engine will be built. An engine that will some day help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it. Thousands of inhabited planets, at our fingertips. And we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds and seek out new life, and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly, where no man has gone before.

As these historic words are spoken, Archer remembers his childhood, when he and his dad placed an anti-gravity controller into the model. Mayweather then asks for instructions. He responds, "Take her out, Mr. Mayweather. Straight and steady." And so, the NX-01 Enterprise leaves spacedock and jumps into warp.

Temporal communications chamber

Aboard a strange alien complex, an alien officer talks to a mysterious figure

Meanwhile, in a strange chamber aboard an alien complex, a Suliban officer confers with a mysterious silhouetted figure and promises to recover evidence that the figure requires. This evidence apparently was in the hands of Klaang when he was pursued by the Suliban.

Act Two Edit

Aboard Enterprise, Archer observes a jar full of immunocytic gel worms in sickbay. The doctor he met earlier, a Denobulan in the Interspecies Medical Exchange program named Dr. Phlox, asks the captain to make sure that he doesn't shake the worms. Archer helps Phlox unpack medical equipment and an Altarian marsupial, an animal that makes the captain squirm because its droppings are used as medicine. Meanwhile, Travis Mayweather shows Commander Tucker the "sweet spot", an area of every ship where gravity is reversed. Mayweather is a well-traveled "space boomer" and has visited the planets Trillius Prime, Draylax, and both the Teneebian moons. Later, when Tucker enters the ship's mess hall, he is offered a seat by Crewman Fletcher but the engineer replies that he has already been asked to the captain's mess. There, the engineer eats with Archer and T'Pol while they discuss Human evolution.

However, all is not well – during a test of the ship's warp reactor, a verbal conflict between Hoshi Sato and T'Pol arises. When Ensign Sato insults T'Pol in the Vulcan language, the science officer retorts that she herself was instructed to speak English during her assignment aboard the ship and expects Hoshi to do the same. Later, the vessel loses main power while Archer, Hoshi and Phlox are in sickbay, trying to interrogate Klaang. Alien soldiers board Enterprise and attack the Starfleet officers. Klaang recognizes the aliens as Suliban and, although Archer manages to shoot one of the aliens, the Klingon is abducted from the ship.

Act Three Edit

On the bridge, an irritated Archer asks his crew why the Suliban were not detected by Enterprise's sensors. When Lieutenant Reed tells him that the starboard sensor logs did record a spatial disturbance, the captain orders the bridge crew to conduct a full investigation into the incident. T'Pol advises Archer to consult the astrometrics computer in San Francisco, believing that he himself has no hope of finding Klaang. However, the captain decides not to take her advice and forbids T'Pol from contacting Starfleet. In sickbay, Phlox shows Archer the corpse of the alien soldier that was left aboard Enterprise. The doctor has learned that the alien has Suliban DNA, but its anatomy has been altered by very sophisticated genetic modifications.

RigelX2151

Enterprise heads to Rigel X

In engineering, T'Pol helps Tucker to review the sensor data. Archer and Sato soon enter. Using both Sato's translation of Klaang's words as well as T'Pol's reluctant assistance, Archer learns that Klaang visited Rigel X just before his scout ship crashed on Earth. The captain contacts the bridge and orders Mayweather to set course for the tenth planet in the Rigel system. Meanwhile, an alien officer aboard the Suliban complex interrogates Klaang in Klingonese. This Suliban officer asks Klaang where he left a particular unnamed item, but the Klingon claims ignorance. He tells the officer that he was sent to meet a Suliban woman named Sarin on Rigel X but that Sarin did not give him anything. As Enterprise approaches the planet, Archer and T'Pol brief an away team in the ship's launch bay. Archer informs the officers that Klaang was a courier and tells them to find the person who gave the Klingon whatever he was carrying, so they might find out why the Suliban have captured Klaang.

The team travel to Rigel X in Shuttlepod 1 and search in a trade complex on the planet's frozen surface. Reed and Mayweather are persuaded, by a man who claims that he saw Klaang, to watch a pair of alien females performing with butterflies. The pair of officers doubt the man's honesty and soon leave. While T'Pol investigates, Tucker finds difficulty with accepting several aliens that he encounters, including a Lorillian mother and son. Archer and Sato meanwhile catch a fleeting glimpse of a group of Klingons. Soon after, the entire away team is attacked and captured by Suliban.

Act Four Edit

Sarin - Suliban

Sarin

Sato, T'Pol and Tucker are imprisoned by the alien soldiers in a section which is sealed by a force field. Archer is taken to a woman who looks Human but who changes her appearance after she kisses the captain. The woman's name is Sarin – the same Suliban female that Klaang met on Rigel X earlier. Sarin was once a member of the Cabal, the Suliban military. She informs Archer that the Cabal are following orders from a faction in the Temporal Cold War, a conflict fought through time. The Suliban are promoting internal strife in the Klingon Empire and Klaang was transporting evidence of this back to Qo'noS to prevent a civil war.

Sarin offers to help Archer find the Klingon, but agents of the Suliban Cabal discover them and open fire. Sarin frees the Starfleet officers but is killed in the fight between the Cabal and her small group of renegade Suliban. Archer, injured while on the run, manages to escape in the shuttlepod. With a damaged thruster, the shuttlecraft ascends into the atmosphere as T'Pol contacts Enterprise and announces that she is taking command of the ship. When Captain Archer loses consciousness, he dreams about himself as a child flying his model spacecraft on a beach with his father. He is disappointed when the model crash-lands in the sand, and his father tells him that he can't be afraid of the wind as T'Pol watches from the shore.

Act Five Edit

Trip and T'Pol, decon

T'Pol and Tucker decontaminating

After Shuttlepod 1 has returned to Enterprise, T'Pol and Tucker use the decon chamber to rid themselves of a protocystian spore they picked up on Rigel X. Here, Tucker questions whether he should take command rather than T'Pol, because she was only assigned to the ship as an "observer". The engineer worries that T'Pol will not continue the search for Klaang if she takes command.

Six hours later, Archer regains consciousness in sickbay. Phlox removes, from Archer's leg, an osmotic eel that the doctor used to cauterize the captain's wound. T'Pol and Tucker visit and the Vulcan informs Archer that they have tracked a Suliban ship that left Rigel X just after the captain was injured. Archer is surprised that T'Pol didn't order a course back to Earth, but the Vulcan states that, as acting captain, she was obligated to anticipate Archer's wishes. Archer responds that, as acting captain, she could have done whatever she wanted.

As Enterprise continues to follow the Suliban ship, Archer, back in his quarters, is making a log entry, pausing the log several times to question himself about T'Pol's motives to continue the mission.

"Enterprise starlog, Captain Jonathan Archer – April 16, 2151. We've been tracking the Suliban ship for ten hours, thanks to our... science officer, who came up with a way to tweak the sensors. I have no reason to believe that Klaang is still alive, but if... what the Suliban woman told me is true, it's crucial that we try to find him. I still haven't decided whether to ask Subcommander T'Pol about this 'Temporal Cold War.' My instincts tell me not to trust her."

Archer hears the warp drive changing and looks out his window to see that the ship has dropped out of warp. He contacts T'Pol, who asks him to come to the bridge.

Gas giant

Gas giant

There, a gas giant is displayed on the viewscreen. T'Pol tells Archer that the Suliban craft entered the planet's radiation belt a few hours ago, scattering the vessel's warp trail. T'Pol instructs Reed to run a spectral analysis on fragments he has detected nearby. The bridge crew finds that the fragments were left from fourteen different ships. Realizing that Enterprise has found an area used frequently by the Suliban, Archer orders Reed to activate the ship's weapon systems and to polarize the hull plating. The captain then directs Mayweather to set a course that will take the ship into the planet's atmosphere.

Act Six Edit

Aboard the alien complex, the Suliban officer talks with the mysterious figure. The officer is unsure whether Sarin gave the Enterprise crew anything, but he knows that Enterprise has followed a Suliban ship and is nearby. He promises the figure that he will destroy the Human vessel before it locates the Helix, the complex that he is currently on. The figure says that he didn't intend for Humans or Vulcans to become involved yet, and demands that the officer must stop Sarin's message from reaching Qo'noS.

In the atmosphere of the gas giant, Enterprise almost loses the warp trail. T'Pol estimates that the ship's condition should improve, shortly before the bridge starts to shudder. She uses a viewer at her station to determine that the quakes are being caused by unexpected liquid phosphorus. When the ship's condition improves, the officers detect two Suliban cell ships and the helix. Sato reads more than three thousand bio-signs aboard the alien station, but is unable to find Klaang with the ship's sensors. When Suliban ships start attacking, Enterprise returns to the phosphorus layer, where the enemy vessels can't find the Starfleet craft. T'Pol reports that the helix seems to be comprised of hundreds of other vessels, locked together by magnetic seals. When Sato finally detects Klaang aboard the complex, Reed suggests using the transporter to get him out but Archer finds Reed's plan too risky. The captain decides to use Enterprise's grappler to retrieve one of the attacking cell ships and bring it aboard Enterprise.

In the situation room, aft of the bridge, Mayweather questions Archer and Tucker about the workings of the captured Suliban vessel. As the engineer seems to be slightly unsure of the craft, Mayweather believes that he would make a better pilot. Archer replies that the ensign is needed on board Enterprise and Tucker believes that piloting the Suliban vessel won't be as hard as it seems.

In the captain's ready room, T'Pol attempts to discourage Archer from leaving. She suggests that he appeal for support from a nearby Vulcan ship. The captain suspects the Vulcan is displaying emotional concern, but T'Pol claims that the Vulcan High Command will hold her responsible if anything happens to Tucker or the captain. Reed enters, carrying two cases into the room – one holds a magnetic device and the other holds two newly designed weapons called phase pistols. According to the lieutenant, the weapons have two settings – stun and kill. He advises Archer not to confuse the two.

Jonathan Archer and Charles Tucker III in a Suliban cell ship

Archer and Tucker operate the stolen cell ship

Archer and Tucker leave Enterprise and use the captured cell ship to travel to the helix, where they find Klaang. Although the Klingon is initially hostile, Archer threatens the alien with his phase pistol so he will cooperate with the captain's orders. Together, the three men move through the helix and attack any Suliban guard that approaches them. The captain instructs Tucker to return to the cell ship with Klaang while he stays behind and tries to separate the helix using the magnetic device. After doing so, Archer contacts Tucker and tells the engineer not to return for him, but to take Klaang to Enterprise. Tucker complies as several of the drifting enemy ships surrounding the commandeered cell ship collide.

Act Seven Edit

Tucker ignites the cell ship's thruster exhaust, giving Sato, on board Enterprise, the opportunity to tell T'Pol what to look for. When T'Pol detects Tucker's position, she thanks Sato in the Vulcan language.

Aboard the helix, Archer fights with the alien officer. The alien nearly kills Archer with his own phase pistol, but the captain moves out of the way just in time. The alien chases Archer into another room where a strobing, pulsating light throbs. Just as the alien shoots again, Archer is beamed aboard Enterprise. Tucker apologizes for using the transporter, but claims it was the only way to recover the captain. Enterprise immediately leaves the gas giant at warp speed.

Klaang confronts the Klingon Chancellor

Klaang confronts the Klingon Chancellor

After arriving on Qo'noS, Archer, Klaang, Sato and T'Pol enter the Klingon High Council Chamber. As Klaang addresses the High Council in Klingonese, Sato tries her best to interpret his words. According to the linguist, Klaang says something about disgracing the Klingon Empire and mentions that he's ready to die. The Klingon Chancellor approaches Klaang and makes a small cut in his hand with a jagged dagger. The Klingons then pour some of Klaang's blood into a vial which they examine with a large scientific device. The extracted DNA from his blood contains a wealth of Suliban information. The Klingons shout in gruff approval, but soon quiet again. The Chancellor approaches Captain Archer and, holding the dagger against the captain's throat, says something in Klingonese that Archer interprets as a thanks. Once the Chancellor leaves, Sato comments that the captain's interpretation was incorrect, and claims that Archer wouldn't want to know what the Klingon actually said.

Aboard Enterprise, Archer tells his crew that the starship's mission is to continue. Tucker begins work on repairing the starship as Archer orders Mayweather to set a course for an inhabited planet nearby. Although there is an ion storm between the starship and its destination, the captain tells Mayweather that they can't be afraid of the wind.

Henry Archer and young Jonathan Archer

Archer with his father, Henry

Archer remembers himself as a child, standing beside his father as his model spacecraft flew across the sunny morning sky.

Deleted scenes Edit

There are several deleted scenes from the feature version of the episode. There were three presented in the extra features of the Enterprise season one DVD release. The numbers on the scene tag are the numbers of what the scenes would have been in the episode.

"Broken Bow" deleted scene 092 Edit

Markalian dockmaster, broken bow

The alien dockmaster

Archer and Sato are meeting with an alien dockmaster in a landing port control tower, asking questions about Klaang, and querying what business he had on Rigel X. Although the dockmaster is preoccupied monitoring the traffic to the planet's trade complex, including a craft he calls Elkan Nine, he is curious to learn that the officers are Human and, with some persuasion from Archer, researches Klaang in Rigel X's records. He informs the officers that the Klingon visited the planet in a K'toch-class vessel seven days earlier, but does not elaborate on what Klaang did, or whom he met, stating that visitors to Rigel X "value their privacy". When Archer mentions the Suliban, the dockmaster claims he has never heard of the word, and suggests that the officers' translator must be malfunctioning. Sato, holding the translator, confirms that the device is not at error, however.

"Broken Bow" deleted scene 099 Edit

This scene features Reed and Mayweather, moments after having observed the butterfly dancers on Rigel X. The same alien who persuaded them to watch the dancers follows them through a crowded, narrow arcade and presents them with the opportunity to view an "inter-species performance". Seeing Reed consider this, Mayweather realizes that the alien knows nothing about Klaang and advises Reed that their "guide" is trying to take advantage of their interest in the new surroundings. Reed declines the offer and, as he and his companion walk away from the alien, Mayweather exclaims disbelief that they were almost fooled by the man. While the officers move past an entertainer demonstrating fire-breathing skills, Reed replies by reminding his companion that they are explorers.

This version of the scene slightly differs from the scene as it was written in the episode's script, which mentions a "topless fire-eater" of unspecified sex earlier than when the fire-breathing female, dressed in a bikini, appears in the filmed version of the sequence. Also, in the script, the alien reacts to Reed's dismissal of his offer by shaking his head in disappointment and disappearing into the crowd. The filmed version of the scene, however, shows none of this and the camera pans away from the alien while he is standing still in the position where the officers leave him.

"Broken Bow" deleted scene 154-155 Edit

TPol - early pilot haircut

T'Pol's original look

In this scene, Sato and Reed discuss the symptoms of frost bite (as Sato is convinced she has it) while Enterprise NX-01 tracks the vessel they are following. When an alarm rings, and Mayweather alerts T'Pol (who we see, for a split second in her original look) to the fact they are losing sight of the ship, she orders an increase in speed. Mayweather reminds her that he cannot do so without authorization, which they subsequently receive from engineering.

Memorable Quotes Edit

"Where no man has gone before."

- Said twice, first by young Jonathan Archer, reciting a speech by Zefram Cochrane, which is heard later
- This was the very first line of the series.


"How big will it be?"
"Pretty big."

- Jonathan Archer asks his father Henry about the upcoming starship to have the first warp five engine


"Neptune and back in six minutes."

- Archer, marveling at Enterprise


"Great... you scratched the paint."

- Archer, after a small inspection pod piloted by Tucker bumps into the bottom of Enterprise


"Where'd he come from?"
"Oklahoma."
"Corn farmer named Moore shot him with a plasma rifle."

- Archer, asking about Klaang, a Klingon with Williams and Forrest's response


"Volatile? You have no idea how much I'm restraining myself from knocking you on your ass."

- Archer's first words to T'Pol, in response to her claim that Humans are not ready to make their own decisions


"Don't screw this up."

- Forrest, after Archer declares he and the crew of Enterprise will return Klaang to Qo'noS


"It's a Klingot."
"A Klingon."

- Admiral Leonard and Tos, while observing Klaang


"Listen to me, you're making a mistake!"
"When your logic doesn't work, you raise your voice? You've been on Earth too long."

- Soval and Archer


"You're upside down, Ensign."

- Tucker to Mayweather while in the sweet spot of Enterprise


"I heard this platform's been approved for bio-transport."
"I presume you mean fruits and vegetables."
"I mean armory officers and helmsmen."
"I don't think I'm quite ready to have my molecules compressed into a datastream."

- Mayweather and Reed, discussing the ship's brand new transporter


"Keep your shirt on, loo-tenant."

- Said twice, first by Malcolm Reed doing an impression of Trip Tucker, then by Tucker himself


"Four days and four days back. Then she's gone. In the meantime we are to extend her every courtesy."
"I don't know. I'd be more comfortable with Porthos on the bridge."

- Archer and Tucker, discussing T'Pol


"I took a shower this mornin', how about you, Cap'n?"

- Commander Tucker, making fun of T'Pol's heightened sense of smell


"You ever slept in zero-G?"
"Slept?"
"It's just like being back in the womb."

- Mayweather and Tucker while upside down in the "sweet spot"


"T'Pol tells me she's been living in the Vulcan compound in Sausalito."
"No kidding. I lived a few blocks nearby when I first joined Starfleet. Great parties in the Vulcan compound."

- Archer and Trip


"Grandma taught me to never judge a species by their eating habits."

- Trip, in response to T'Pol's criticism over Humans still eating the flesh of animals


"You can't be afraid of the wind."

- Said twice, first by Henry Archer when young Jonathan Archer was having trouble flying a model starship, then at the end of the episode by Captain Archer, in reply to Ensign Mayweather's suggestion to fly around an ion storm, a minor spatial disturbance


"On this site, a powerful engine will be built. An engine that will someday help us to travel a hundred times faster than we can today. Imagine it - thousands of inhabited planets at our fingertips... and we'll be able to explore those strange new worlds, and seek out new life and new civilizations. This engine will let us go boldly... where no man has gone before."

- Zefram Cochrane's speech from the dedication ceremony for the Warp Five Complex, in 2119


"Take her out, Mr. Mayweather... straight and steady."

- Captain Archer, ordering Ensign Mayweather to leave space-dock


"Let's go."

- Captain Archer's order to engage warp and depart Earth


"Optimism, captain!"

- Phlox's advice to Captain Archer, before the Denobulan doctor smiles a massive grin


"Ponfo mirann!"

- Hoshi Sato's Vulcan insult
According to Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, this phrase can be translated as "Go to hell!" (Episode's audio commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD)


"I'm not interested in what you think about this mission, so take your Vulcan cynicism and bury it along with your repressed emotions."

- Archer, to T'Pol


"How complicated can it be? Up, down, forward, reverse... I'll figure it out."

- Tucker's response to learning the controls of the captured Suliban vessel


"He says, 'his wife has grown ugly'?"

- Hoshi Sato, translating Klingon spoken by Klaang


"I think the doctor's right, Captain; unless "stinky boots" has something to do with all this?"

- Hoshi Sato, after Phlox explains that Klaang has no idea what he is saying


"Do you know how to tell him to shut up?"
"Shut up!"

- Archer, asking Hoshi to translate his request into Klingon, and Hoshi, not even bothering to do so


"Now get the hell out there and make yourself useful."

- Captain Archer, to T'Pol


[Klaang says something in Klingon]
"I don't particularly like the way you smell either!"

- Trip Tucker, while flying back to Enterprise with Klaang


"Ensign Mayweather tells me that we'll be at Kronos in about eighty hours. Any chance he'll be conscious by then?"
"There's a chance he'll be conscious within the next ten minutes. Just not a very good one."

- Archer and Phlox discuss Klaang's condition


"Your superiors don't think we can flush a toilet without one of you to assist us."

- Captain Archer, to T'Pol


"A seven-foot Klingon doesn't go unnoticed."

- Archer, on Klaang


"That's... never happened before."

- Archer, to Sarin after she kisses him and transforms into a Suliban


"Bridge, we're taking damage down here! What's going on?"
"Just a little trouble with the bad guys."

- Tucker and Archer


"I'll take that as a thank you."
"I don't think they have a word for thank you."
"What did he say?"
"You don't want to know."

- Archer and Hoshi, in reference to the Klingon Chancellor's response to Klaang's return


"I hope nobody is in a big hurry to get home. Starfleet seems to think that we're ready to begin our mission."

- Archer


"I'm reading an ion storm on that trajectory, sir. Should I go around it?"
"We can't be afraid of the wind, Ensign. Take us to warp four."

- Travis Mayweather and Jonathan Archer

Background Information Edit

Broken Bow audio commentary recording

Recording a new Blu-ray audio commentary in 2013

  • This is the first episode of Star Trek: Enterprise, then called simply Enterprise, and the only feature-length episode of the entire series.
  • The name of this particular episode (pronounced "Broken Boh", rather than rhyming with "cow") was chosen around the same time as the identically named town featured herein received its moniker. The name was used as this episode's title partly because it – in episode co-writer Brannon Braga's opinion – worked "great" as a title, another reason being that it integrated well with the naming of both the town and the Broken Bow incident. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 22)

Story and ScriptEdit

  • At first, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga did not plan to write this episode together, an experience that nevertheless set a precedent for subsequent episodes of the same series. "I don't know why we decided to write the pilot of Enterprise together, the first time we wrote together," Braga recalled. "We were working out the story; beating out the story, scene by scene, and one of us just said, 'We're practically writing this together. Let's do it!'" [1] Braga clarified, "I think maybe Rick said, 'What if we wrote this together? And I was like, 'Sounds great. You know, I don't want to write a two-hour thing by myself.'" ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part I: Countdown", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Summing up the experience of writing this episode with Berman, Braga stated, "It went really well." ("In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • The writing duo set out with a particular aim in mind. Admitted Brannon Braga, "Our goal, as lofty and pretentious as it sounds, was to do the best pilot ever for Star Trek." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 139, p. 22) How they would try to achieve this underwent much consideration, while the plot formed. Braga commented, "We had to basically come up with a story that would give Enterprise a reason to go on its first mission, other than: 'let's just launch and go out and have our first adventure.' We wanted to give Archer a specific noble goal – a test; an incident that would test humanity's ability to prove themselves, and kinda piss off the Vulcans, too. I had an image of Klingons in small-town America. My first image was, 'What if we show Klingons attacking Iowa?' Then we pared it down to, 'What if a Klingon crash-landed in a cornfield?'" Braga also noted that the mission he and Rick Berman decided upon – returning Klaang to his people, in defiance of the Vulcans – additionally enabled the writers to bring T'Pol on board the ship. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 22)
  • After conceiving of the contortion abilities exhibited by the Suliban, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga consulted Visual Effects Producer Dan Curry, ensuring that it would be possible to show such flexibilities on-screen. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 27)
  • Several of the guest characters' names were invented as homages to The Original Series. These consist of Admiral Forrest (named after DeForest Kelley), Admiral Leonard (Leonard Nimoy), Commander Williams (William Shatner) and Tos (an abbreviation of The Original Series).
  • Farmer Moore was named after Ronald D. Moore, a former Star Trek staff writer and friend of Brannon Braga.
  • The two Teneebian moons that Ensign Mayweather visited when he was young were originally scripted to be two Andorian moons.
  • References, in this episode, to Phlox having enjoyed Chinese food in San Francisco were inspired by the creators of Enterprise, Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, having originally written, in the development stages for the series, virtually contemporaneous scenes set in Chinatown. Also, San Francisco was used because it had been established as the primary location of Starfleet. ("In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • This episode's script was entirely written without any of the show's regular cast having yet been selected. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 9, p. 22)

CastEdit

  • Scott Bakula waited until after he and Paramount Television executives Kerry McCluggage and Garry Hart had read this episode's script before accepting the role of Jonathan Archer. Bakula later recalled, "Garry Hart told me when he read the script he immediately thought of me." (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 9, p. 12) The script gave Bakula a similar impression. "They had him pretty much on the page when I got the pilot script," Bakula said of the character. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 14) His approval of the script actually helped convince Bakula into committing to portray Jonathan Archer over the course of the forthcoming series. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 9, p. 12) The actor subsequently commented, "Actually, the monumental event of the [first] season, for me, was the pilot." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 139, p. 33) Compared with later installments of the series, he found this outing was "very physical." In addition, of all Captain Archer's lines of dialogue from ENT Season 1, Bakula reckoned that his line here, "Let's go!" was the most like a catchphrase, such as, "Engage," "Make it so," or "Do it!" from the other series. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 27 & 30)
  • Similarly to Scott Bakula, T'Pol actress Jolene Blalock auditioned for her role only after she read the script of this episode. "It was just brilliant," she later reminisced. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 37)
  • It was a foregone conclusion that the main performers who were cast for this episode were about to become series regulars on Enterprise. However, Connor Trinneer's agent told him about this arrangement only after Trinneer – who had been auditioning for Charles "Trip" Tucker in extreme ignorance about the part – was cast in the role, with the agent stating, "This isn't a pilot. This is a show. This is episode one." Thereafter receiving and reading the script of this installment informed an initially surprised Trinneer that his role would be an extensive one in both this episode and the subsequent series. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • Hoshi Sato actress Linda Park was thrilled that this episode depicts the linguist at her place of work, Amazon University. "That side of her is great because we see her doing what she loves to do," Park enthused. Of Sato's dispute with T'Pol in this installment, the actress stated, "What she finds so annoying about the Vulcan is she seems to look down on people who are vulnerable and passionate and act with a sense of childishness. Hoshi thinks the Vulcan is arrogant and full of herself." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, pp. 52 & 53)
  • Malcolm Reed actor Dominic Keating initially felt apprehensive about appearing in this outing but was eventually very pleased with it. He recollected, "I was so nervous [....] Having seen the pilot, though, I have to say it's a wonderful piece of work [....] I can be terribly self-critical most of the time, but even I came away from watching the pilot thinking, 'You know what, I did a good job.' There was enough there to give audiences a rough idea as to who Malcolm Reed is, but at the same time enough of a smudged edge that left you with plenty of questions about him." (TV Zone, issue #147, p. 30)
  • When it came time to play the lead parts in this episode, tensions among the main cast were high in general, though the performers were also ultimately satisfied with the installment. Remembered Dominic Keating, "I'm sure everyone in the cast felt a certain degree of trepidation. I think we all must have looked at one another and thought, 'So-and-so's character seems so well-defined and they're a perfect fit in the role. Why aren't I as good as they are. I really have no idea who my character is. I'm just standing here saying their lines.' Because we're such a tight cast and quickly became close to each another we all admitted to having those initial feelings of total inadequacy [....] All of us were really proud of the final product." (TV Zone, issue #147, p. 30) In terms of the performances, Travis Mayweather actor Anthony Montgomery noted, "We were giving everything we had from the very first episode." ("Part Two: Front Lines", ENT Season 3 Blu-ray special features)
  • While playing the Suliban's mysterious benefactor herein, actor James Horan was not given a copy of the full script but was instead provided with only the pages featuring his own dialogue. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 44)
  • This episode features the first time that Vaughn Armstrong, who holds the record for playing the most alien guest characters on the various Star Trek series, played a Human role, appearing as Admiral Forrest.
  • This episode features the second of three guest appearances of a (former) WWE superstar on Star Trek (in this case, Tommy "Tiny" Lister, Jr.). The other two were The Rock and The Big Show.
  • Though he usually worked on Enterprise as a stunt coordinator, Vince Deadrick, Jr. enjoyed performing as a security guard who – during the scene wherein Klaang is kidnapped from Enterprise's sickbay by invading Suliban – gets attacked and fires at the Suliban. "It was nice to have a little one-on-one between Scott [Bakula] and myself, holding that big old rifle," Deadrick stated. "It's fun playing that kind of stuff." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 138, p. 43)

PreproductionEdit

  • This is the second of two feature-length episodes of Star Trek directed by James L. Conway, the other being DS9: "The Way of the Warrior". Rick Berman originally contacted James Conway about the prospect of directing this installment on Friday 16 February 2001, when Conway received a phone call from Berman. "He says, 'I'm gonna ruin your weekend. I want you to direct the Enterprise pilot. It's a $12 million production.' Biggest production they've ever done, biggest production I would've ever done," recollected Conway. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Scott Bakula agreed, "They spent a fortune on this pilot." (Cinefantastique, Vol. 33, No. 5, p. 21) Conway continued, "I had a wonderful weekend thinking about it." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • James Conway found that directing this episode easily fit into his schedule as an executive vice-president at Spelling Television. "They've often called me and wanted me to come and do a Star Trek show and I was not able to, but this time, because the pilot episode fell between seasons, we were just finishing our own pilots and I was available," Conway remembered. "When Rick [Berman] called, I was thrilled that he asked me, and thrilled that I was able to come in!" (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 46)
  • As James Conway was available to direct this episode, official arrangements were made for him to do so, which took place over the next couple of weeks after the weekend of 17 and 18 February 2001. "We got Kerry McCluggage, president of Paramount, to sign off and UPN to sign off," the director said. "So, I started prepping Enterprise." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • When James Conway arrived to helm the episode, its script was finalized. "When I first read it, I said, 'This is a wonderful script, but I can't believe they're ever going to let us do it; it's so expensive!' There was a lot of action and a lot of visual effects – much more than you'd ever find on a television show. But they let us do it!" (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 46)
  • This episode's preproduction period included five weeks of casting the performers, a process which James Conway was highly involved in. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • In total, the making of this episode involved the creation of forty-three different sets. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 3, Issue 3, p. 86) "It was definitely like a movie workload," noted Senior Illustrator John Eaves, who was tasked with designing the interiors and exteriors of the NX-class Enterprise as well as designing the other vessels that appear herein. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 48) Concerning the over-forty sets used in this episode, James Conway remarked, "We'd never walked on to [them] before – and that means you have to prelight and light all these sets for the first time." (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 47)
  • James Conway recalled that, once the sets for the interiors of Enterprise were built, he "sat in there probably for four or five hours over a number of days imagining, visualizing each scene and where the camera would go, trying to discover every possible place, interesting place, to put a camera and get a cool shot." He did this keeping in mind that other directors of later Enterprise episodes would likely arrive on the set with their first question being, "What angle hasn't been shot?" Conway told himself that he would like the answer to be that he had already shot every conceivable angle. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • Both the Interspecies Medical Exchange ward and the observation deck of the Orbital Drydock Facility were mostly redresses of a set that went on to represent Enterprise's armory, during the series run. (text commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD)
  • The model starship which young Jonathan Archer plays with in flashbacks throughout this episode was designed by illustrator Jim Martin and built by the Paramount Pictures prop shop. (text commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD)
  • The osmotic eel that Phlox uses on Archer's leg was created by Makeup Supervisor Michael Westmore. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 112)
  • Upon initially reading the pilot script, Costume Designer Robert Blackman was intrigued with the idea of creating clothing designs that were not products of the extremely distant future. "With that, came a lot of interesting things we hadn't done before," he said. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 71)
  • Robert Blackman produced full-body sketches of both the pair of butterfly dancers and the yellow-skinned alien man who, on Rigel X, invites Reed and Mayweather to watch them perform. Creating the look of the dancers entailed a collaboration between Blackman's costume department and Michael Westmore's makeup department. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 8, pp. 92 & 93)
  • The producers at first hoped for production on this episode to begin in May 2001. However, as the costuming department prepared to start their efforts on Enterprise while simultaneously wrapping up work on Star Trek: Voyager, threats of an actors' strike loomed on Hollywood, endangering this plan. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 72)
  • After five weeks of preproduction, a cast reading at Paramount gave the regular cast members their first chance to meet each other. James Conway stated about the episode, "It came alive right then and there [....] And then had a day rehearsal after that." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)

ProductionEdit

  • This episode entered production very soon after the finalization of the making of Voyager. Noted Denise Okuda, "As soon as we could, we started in earnest on Enterprise." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part I: Countdown", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Scott Bakula clarified, "They had two weeks off [after Voyager], I think, and then we were right back on it again." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part III: First Flight", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • The beginning of this episode's filming was one or two weeks after Jolene Blalock was cast as T'Pol and around three or four days to possibly a week after the official casting deal was made for Scott Bakula to play Archer. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Owing to the quickness of the intermittent period between the making of the Voyager series finale "Endgame" and the production of this episode, Bakula had anxiety regarding the professionalism of the production team. "My biggest fear coming here was that the [stage] crew that's been here forever, and had just rolled over the last huge Voyager episode and had a week off and were back shooting the pilot, would be, like, 'Yeah, just get in the chair, whatever, and we'll shoot you.'" Bakula found, much to his relief, that he had no need to worry in such a way. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 25)
  • Around the same time as shooting began on this outing, Vince Deadrick, Jr. presented Scott Bakula with a gift, to start their relationship off. "I knew he'd be doing a lot of stunts," Deadrick related. "So I gave him a little stunt bag with his name on it with a set of elbow and knee pads, and said, 'Here we go. These are for you.' I also told him we'd add as we go along, meaning probably a spine pad, hips and everything else." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 138, p. 42)
  • The first scenes to be shot on the first day of this pilot episode's production were scheduled to be the bridge scenes that form part of Enterprise's launch, scenes supervised by James Conway. (text commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD) Preparing the bridge set for this footage at first proved troublesome; although each screen on the set for Enterprise's bridge was run by its own computer, there was some initial difficulty with the computers, all of which were in a video control room commonly referred to as "video village." Reflected Denise Okuda, "We got there the day of the shoot, the very first time on the pilot, at four-thirty in the morning, and we had technical difficulties. I can't even explain what it felt like. They had never all been fired up at the same time. So, we had some that were up, some that weren't. When we were getting that close to action, I really thought I was gonna have to go out and tell the first AD, 'Hey, we got a problem. We can't roll camera.' I did not want to do that." The difficulty was not completely resolved, with every computer firing up, until thirty seconds before the camera rolled. "Then we went to Craft Service, got a cup of coffee, went back up to the Art Department and collapsed," concluded Denise Okuda. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part I: Countdown", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Also regarding the first day's filming, Dominic Keating remembered, "When I took that first step up onto the bridge, and Jim Conway said, 'Action,' it was like... well, here goes." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • The first day of this episode's production that involved John Billingsley incorporated the shooting of a scene he had auditioned with, when trying out for his role as Phlox. Though Billingsley had incorporated bird-like squawking in the scene consistently throughout his audition process as well as in front of James Conway, performing the same sounds during filming turned out to be unsuccessful. Dominic Keating happened to be on the set at the same time as the scene was being shot. Conway, meanwhile, was behind the video control room when Billingsley delivered the animal noises. In response, the director suddenly started repeatedly shouting, "Cut." "And Jim walked out from behind video village on to the set," continued Keating, "and looked John square in the eye and went, 'Are you shitting me?!' And [...] poor John. He just went, 'Listen, I'm not married to it.'" Nonetheless, the scene stayed exactly the same as it had been when Billingsley had auditioned with it. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • One of Vince Deadrick, Jr.'s favorite stunts came in this episode. This stunt had a Suliban-playing performer drop from the ceiling right into the camera, showing Klaang's perspective of a Suliban dropping down on top of him. Remembering how the performer who played the Suliban was involved in this successful stunt, Deadrick stated, "We had him on a ratchet or decelerator, and his nose actually ends up touching the frame of the lens [....] That was a fun shot to do. I felt really proud of that one." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 138, p. 43)
  • Having witnessed the enormity of the pilot episode for the television series Terra Nova, Brannon Braga feels "Broken Bow" was made on an even bigger scale than that other pilot episode, which was touted by the media as "the biggest, most expensive pilot ever made." Braga pointed out, "Enterprise was the biggest pilot I've ever worked on. Even adjusted for inflation, it probably was more expensive too. And the number of days.... It was like a feature film." The making of this outing was a mixed experience for Braga, who later described it as "a ton of fun," "great" but also "stressful" and "a miserable time." Braga especially found it difficult to completely enjoy the filming of this episode, because he was extremely anxious about hiring a regular Enterprise writing staff before the pilot wrapped production. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • Unsure whether Enterprise would be broadcast with an aspect ratio of square-like 4:3 or widescreen 16:9, James Conway framed shots in this episode so that they were suitable regardless of whichever aspect ratio was used. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) The episode's production was at first complicated by the fact that the type of film initially used for shooting the series had to be compatible with DVD formats, causing Director of Photography Marvin Rush to make some choices he might otherwise have made differently. Production Designer Herman Zimmerman later noted, "We had some learning curves we had to assimilate the first few days of shooting, knowing that we were heading in that direction." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 61)
  • During the first week of this installment's shooting period, Rick Berman and the principal cast of Enterprise took a break from filming on the Enterprise bridge set, which was on Paramount Stage 18. This was done in order to film a short presentation in which Berman introduced Scott Bakula, who proceeded to introduce the rest of the cast, including John Billingsley without Phlox's makeup and costume. ("Cast Introduction", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • This episode's production schedule consisted of more than seventeen days, at which point, Rick Berman stated, "We're half-way done with [it]." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 134, pp. 12 & 76) James Conway once referred to his duration on the episode as having been "five months." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part III: First Flight", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • This episode's production incorporated an unusual amount of location filming. Noted James Conway, "It was a very location-heavy show [....] We were on location more than we weren't. And we had very specific looks we had to do." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Conway elaborated, "We did two days in Bakersfield [California] [...] and then we were three days at a water treatment plant and one day in an electrical power plant, and one day at Malibu, so we were out quite a bit." (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 47) Bakersfield was used for the sequence depicting the Broken Bow incident, standing in for Broken Bow itself, whereas Malibu stood in for Hoshi Sato's Brazilian, outdoors classroom as well as some of its surroundings and Malibu's Zuma Beach was used for the beach scenes that feature in Archer's flashbacks. (text commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD) Rigel X scenes were filmed at the Redondo Power Plant and Hyperion Water Treatment Plant. ("These Are the Voyages..." text commentary, ENT Season 4 DVD) James Conway and Herman Zimmerman had "a lot of fun" capturing footage at the power plants and in Bakersfield respectively, though Conway later described the location work at the power plants as "the most difficult thing we shot," due to the fact that arranging these locations turned out to be "very time-consuming." There were several additions made to the locations for this production; a futuristic-looking grain silo and newly grown corn were added to the site selected in Bakersfield and atmospheric elements such as steam, dripping water and lights were taken to the power plants, with soap flakes used as snow in the seemingly outdoors footage set on Rigel X. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) The filming in Malibu likewise involved the addition of a yawning and the classroom itself. (text commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD) The footage taken in Bakersfield was shot on 12 and 13 June 2001, whereas the scenes captured in Malibu were filmed on 19 June 2001. (citation needededit) The late June filming of the Malibu scenes was near the end of the episode's shooting schedule. (text commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD)
  • On a night before one of the days which was scheduled for filming at the water treatment plant, a party for foreign advertising was held on the Paramount lot, at which free alcohol was served. After a considerably drunk Connor Trinneer took four bottles of alcohol from behind the bar without authorization and went home, he participated in the film shoot the next day then proceeded to return home, where he received a phone call from Rick Berman. Trinneer, regretting his actions during the previous night, worried that Berman was calling to fire him for stealing the bottles but Berman's motive for making the call, much to the actor's relief, was actually because the producers of Enterprise had decided to change the first name of Trinneer's role from Spike to Trip. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
Diane and Elaine Klimaszewski

The Klimaszewski sisters during the making of this episode

  • Encompassing seven layers of foul-smelling latex, the physical design of the butterfly dancers took nine hours to be painted. Diane Klimaszewski, who played the blue butterfly dancer, passed out and vomited due to the appliances. Despite these physical reactions to the latex, she considered the episode as being worth the discomfort. Regarding the experience of creating the scene in which she herself and twin sister Elaine Klimaszewski played the pair of aliens, Diane recalled, "We each had our own trailer and we were filming by the beach, near a water treatment plant. I had my trailer door open, so passers-by would look in and freak out to see this alien!" (Star Trek Magazine issue 119, p. 43)
  • The scene showing Archer being transported, while running, from the Suliban Helix to the transporter platform aboard Enterprise involved live-action footage whose filming was organized by James Conway. "We had set up a shot and Jim really wanted to get it," explained Visual Effects Supervisor Ronald B. Moore. "It was getting close to the end of the shoot [....] When Jim set up the camera for this thing, he [Scott Bakula] was running right towards the camera." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • While directing this outing, James Conway endeavored to embellish it with "as many dynamic angles as I could find a way to put in." (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 47) He filmed "every possible, cool angle I could find on the [Enterprise ship] sets." Conway went on to recall, "I also wanted the style of the show, as I directed the pilot, to not look like the other shows. And so, if you look at the show, you'll see one shot becomes another. There's often times that the camera's on somebody and it racks to this, or it's on somebody and it pans to that. So, the camera is helping discover us along the way, instead of the classic big wide shot, medium shot, close-up. I tried to use the camera in a very interesting way, to make it feel different and stand out." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Despite thinking that the eventual version of the episode includes "a lot of dynamic shots" as well as "a lot of pace and energy," he also believes it contains no filming techniques that set it too far apart from the earlier-made Star Trek productions. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 47)
  • Ultimately, James Conway – a director of fourteen previous televised Star Trek episodes – discovered that he was well-suited to the shooting of such an historically important installment of Star Trek as this. "Having been a fan, and having directed all those episodes and being fluent with all of the Star Trek stuff," he related, "it enabled me to completely understand all of the jokes and all of the subtext and be able to translate them to film." (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 47)
  • James Conway additionally found that the episode's production "ran very smoothly." "Our hours weren't too bad [....] Given all those things [the multitude of new sets and complex action sequences as well as the rare length of time spent on location], and with all the complications that we had, I thought it went incredibly well." (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 7, p. 47) In addition, Conway reminisced, "The shooting was a delight, I had a great time every day [....] [It was] a great way to spend five months." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • Although the production team were initially told Enterprise would be shown with a boxy aspect ratio of 4:3, this was not the selection made by television network UPN. "At the last minute," said James Conway, "UPN finally said , 'Okay, we'll go widescreen.' So, I went back in and [...] every scene, I had to reframe visually in the bay, and futz with almost every shot to make sure it was framed properly." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)

Visual EffectsEdit

  • For the visual effects artists who participated in this episode's creation, the aim was simply (in Dan Curry's words) "to do the best work we've ever done." The workload they were presented with was an extraordinary challenge, though. "The pilot has over 300 effects shots in it; a lot of movies don't have that many, and they probably have more than a month or two to do them!" exclaimed Ron Moore. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 24) Given the pilot's extreme workload of visual effects shots, Moore considered it fortunate that the episode was the only one which his department had to concentrate on, at that time. ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • In order to tackle the massive amount of work, the in-house VFX team from Paramount brought in both of their regular CGI vendors, Foundation Imaging and Eden FX. Foundation was assigned to handle most of the space shots whereas Eden was principally brought in to deal with CG elements which had to be added to live-action footage. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 24)
  • The workload was so enormous that, at Foundation Imaging, Robert Bonchune had to divide his supervising duties with David Morton. "This is the biggest thing we've ever done for Star Trek. We had over 70 shots, so it's a huge show," related Bonchune. "Dave Morton and I split the roles on the pilot. He supervised the gas giant stuff; I supervised model construction and space sequences." (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 24)
  • To make sure all the visual effects could be approved as quickly as possible, Dan Curry and his boss, Supervising Producer Peter Lauritson, regularly visited the CGI vendors instead of waiting for the companies to deliver their input. This freed Ron Moore from having to supervise the incoming shots and, as an alternative, he devoted himself to overseeing the compositing work at CIS Hollywood. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 24)
  • The pace was frantic, especially because the VFX artists were unwilling to compromise on quality. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 24) "The thing that I stressed to our vendor companies and the staff," said Dan Curry, "is that the technology to create visual effects is available to anyone who wants to invest in the hardware, so what we have to do is make sure that we try to approach everything with superior artistry and thinking; we try to make sure that each shot informs the audience about what's going on and delights them with images and surprises." (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 25) Curry relished the adrenaline involved in the frenetic approach to delivering the VFX and the process worked well, with all the shots being completed on time. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 24)
  • One of the first shots that Eden FX did for this episode was that of the wrecked Klingon ship in the cornfield. In common with the other shots they delivered, this involved adding a CG element to live-action footage. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 27) An establishing wide shot of Amazon University was an obvious visual effect. Subtler VFX were used to expand the spacedock observation deck, adding an additional level to the room and making the audience larger. Phlox's immunocytic gel worms were also depicted with CGI. (text commentary, ENT Season 1 DVD)
  • Showing the Suliban's extraordinary physical maneuvers and some of their technology in this pilot episode represented other challenges. In fact, adding a pre-echo effect to all the footage set in the temporal communications chamber was one of the most difficult effects in the whole episode. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 28) Midway through the installment's post-production schedule, Dan Curry explained, "Ron [Moore] has, working with Paul Hill at CIS, been focusing on the temporal chamber stuff [....] And I've been focusing on, among other things, the Suliban's [dislocation ability], again working with John Teska out of Foundation." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 77)
  • As the live-action footage of Scott Bakula running aboard the Suliban Helix had been filmed without blue screen, the task of getting a matte for the visual effect shot of Archer simultaneously being transported off the ship was made much more difficult. It thus challenged the visual effects artists to an enormous degree. "It was very, very complex," admitted Ron Moore. "It was a very hard shot, which always surprised me [because] it was [simply] a transporter." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • Entirely CGI models were used for not only the Suliban but also the starship Enterprise's senior officers; this signified the first time such models were utilized for the regular characters of a Star Trek series. Regarding these digitized versions of Enterprise crew members, John Gross – a co-founder of Eden FX – said, "They were used a lot in the pilot." (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 28)
  • By the time the group finished their task of completing a total of over 300 VFX shots, all members of the team were exhausted but happy with the experience. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 10, p. 30)

Music and SoundEdit

  • The episode's score, composed by Dennis McCarthy, was recorded on 10 September 2001 and 11 September 2001 at Paramount Stage M. Despite the events of the second day, and the offer to postpone the recording session, McCarthy and the orchestra decide to continue with the schedule. McCarthy would describe this, in the liner notes to the episode's soundtrack release, as "the hardest recording session of my entire career".
  • The score was released by Decca Records in 2002.
  • At one point, Dennis McCarthy cited this episode, which had an enormous impact on the style of music typically used for the series of Enterprise, as one of his favorites from all the Star Trek outings he ever worked on. "Rick [Berman] came in and I played the first cue, which was thunderous," remembered McCarthy, "and he just said, 'Great, that's our style down.'" (In Conversation: The Music of Star Trek: The Next Generation, TNG Season 5 Blu-ray special features)
  • During shots set on the NX-01 bridge, background sound effects from the TOS-Enterprise bridge can be heard.
  • An instrumental version of the ENT theme song, "Where My Heart Will Take Me", plays over the closing credits of this episode.

ContinuityEdit

Reception and AftermathEdit

  • Rick Berman was extremely enthusiastic about this episode during its production. Seventeen days into the installment's shooting schedule, Berman gave an interview to Star Trek: Communicator in which he said of the pilot, "It is everything I had hoped it would be," and remarked that the episode's revelation of the Vulcans having been "rather patronizing" to Humans historically is "learned by the audience in a very entertaining fashion." Berman also commented about the selection of James Conway as the director of this outing, saying, "He couldn't have been a better choice because [...] the stuff we're getting from him is all pure gold." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 134, pp. 12, 13 & 76) Berman has repeatedly expressed, in hindsight, that he thinks this episode was "terrific." ([2]; "In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) In 2011, he named it as one of his favorites from all the episodes he himself worked on. [3] In 2012, Berman revealed a fondness for how one of the antagonist Vulcans is assigned aboard Enterprise but he criticized the first uses of both the phase pistol and, at least for beaming a lifeform, the transporter in this episode, saying these came too early in the run of the series. ("In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • Brannon Braga was generally happy with this installment too; he termed it "certainly the most ambitious" of Star Trek's pilot episodes and went on to say, "If you look at the sheer amount of action sequences and production value, it was pretty impressive." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 139, p. 22) Braga also expressed, "I don't wanna sound self-aggrandizing, but I think it's the best Star Trek pilot all around. Maybe in part because the people making it had been there a while and they'd worked on all of them and perfected what they were doing. I don't know [....] One of the great things in the pilot I love is a really simple premise, that we have to take a Klingon back to his homeworld, and we lose him," said Braga with a chuckle, "like, in the first leg of the journey." Braga also agreed with Rick Berman's opinion that, once used in this episode, the novelty of the phase pistol and biological transporting wore off. ("In Conversation: Rick Berman and Brannon Braga", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • James Conway was ecstatically pleased with how this pilot episode wound up, from a creative perspective. "I was very happy with the quality of what we were getting," he reflected. "When I saw the edited movie, I said, 'This is really good.'" ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • At one point, David A. Goodman called this outing "the best pilot of any of the sequel series." [4]
  • The first footage from this episode that was seen by Connor Trinneer was viewed by him after he had completed his work on seven episodes of the series; he glimpsed sections of the pilot while rerecording lines of dialogue in a "looping" session. In an interview with Star Trek Communicator later that day, Trinneer declared, "The graphics and effects are unbelievable. It all looks outstanding. And it's a real experience seeing yourself in it all." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 56)
  • Prior to the show's telecast premiere, UPN ran a pre-recorded message in which Scott Bakula urged viewers to donate blood to the American Red Cross in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks. The episode premiered just two weeks after those attacks.
  • TV commercials promoting the series premiere incorporated the song "Wherever You Will Go" by The Calling.
  • A certain amount of controversy was sparked when it was decided to have the Klingons appear as they did after The Original Serieswith their trademark forehead ridges. This at first caused much speculation and debate among fans as to how the race had evolved from having bony ridges on their foreheads, in this episode, to having smooth foreheads in Kirk's era. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 135, p. 74)
  • This pilot episode was given a special premiere at the Paramount Theater, at Paramount Studios. [X]wbm
  • On its network premiere, this episode achieved a Nielsen rating of 7.0 and was watched by a total average of 12.54 million viewers, gaining a 16% share among adults aged eighteen to forty-nine, the show's target audience. [5] Regarding the Nielsen figure, Brannon Braga rhetorically asked, "Do you know how big that is by today's standards?" ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part III: First Flight", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Consulting Producer David A. Goodman remarked that the episode received "great ratings." ("Part One: Call to Arms", ENT Season 3 Blu-ray special features) The fact that the episode was viewed by an average of 12.5 million viewers made it UPN's best Wednesday night rating, and its second highest-rate night of all time (after its launch night, when "Caretaker" premiered). (Star Trek Monthly issue 86) Furthermore, Mayweather actor Anthony Montgomery proclaimed, "We had the second-highest numbers for 'Broken Bow', our pilot episode, of any show in Star Trek history." ("Part Two: Front Lines", ENT Season 3 Blu-ray special features) The pilot was well received by not only fans but also critics, earning positive reviews. James Conway was thrilled with the reactions to the episode. "The reviews were fantastic, and then the sixteen share. Not only that; it went up every half-hour, which is what you wanna see," he elucidated, "so nobody tuned out at any point and the ratings went up. Every half-hour, it got higher and higher and higher. So, that was the icing on the cake. So, in all ways, critically, audience-wise, creatively for me [...] it was just the best." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part II: Boarding the NX-01", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features) Of the episode's success, Braga remarked, "We pretty much accomplished what we set out to do [....] And the icing on the cake was the overwhelming response of the audience and critics. That was something we hoped and prayed would happen, but it exceeded our wildest expectations." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 139, p. 22)
  • This episode won the 2002 Emmy Award for Outstanding Special Visual Effects for a Series, beating out a later episode, "Breaking the Ice", in the same category. "Broken Bow" also received Emmy nominations for its prosthetic makeup designs and for its sound editing. Although many people at Paramount treated the news of the Emmy win as old hat because Star Trek's Emmys were most often won by the technical departments, Ron Moore liked coming to the set the next morning, as he had work there that day, and enjoyed talking to all his collaborators who were pleased for the visual effects artists. While Moore was on the set the same morning, one of the show's Assistant Directors let Moore know he had a phone call, a very rare event for him while on the set. The caller turned out to be Scott Bakula, who was calling to thank and congratulate the visual effects team, from New York. There, Bakula was holding up a show, which he was about to act in, just so he could make the call. Moore reminisced about the call, "It was the nicest thing, I'll never forget that." ("To Boldly Go: Launching Enterprise, Part III: First Flight", ENT Season 1 Blu-ray special features)
  • When this installment was released on VHS, Star Trek Magazine rated the episode 5 out of 5 arrowhead insignias. (Star Trek Monthly issue 90, p. 56) In the same publication's "Ultimate Guide", however, the episode was given only 4 out of 5 arrowhead insignias. (Star Trek Magazine issue 164, p. 77)
  • The book Star Trek 101, by Terry J. Erdmann and Paula M. Block, lists this episode as one of the "Ten Essential Episodes" from Star Trek: Enterprise.
  • The unofficial reference book Beyond the Final Frontier (p. 358) says about this pilot episode, "An excellent start, a clever bend of Star Trek traditions, like Klingons and alien dancing girls, and intriguing new elements like the time-traveling baddies and the spiky relationship with the Vulcans. An episode that introduces the new characters well, it has some nice variations in tone, from comedy to action. It's a shame the transporter is used as a deus ex machina – it's not so much that you see the solution coming, it's that after 700 previous episodes of Star Trek it's hard to get excited about seeing it."
  • Several items from this episode were sold off on the It's A Wrap! sale and auction on eBay, including a language lecture computer [6] and a Suliban interrogation device. [7] The disruptor rifle used by Klaang at the beginning of this episode was also auctioned off in It's A Wrap! (item #2890), along with a Denobulan medical chest used by Phlox (item #480).

Production History Edit

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