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Episodes

Title Episode Production number Date Original airdate
Storm Front 4x01 077 Unknown 2004-10-08
Storm Front, Part II 4x02 078 Unknown 2004-10-15
Home 4x03 079 Unknown 2004-10-22
Borderland 4x04 080 2154-05-17 2004-10-29
Cold Station 12 4x05 081 Unknown 2004-11-05
The Augments 4x06 082 2154-05-27 2004-11-12
The Forge 4x07 083 Unknown 2004-11-19
Awakening 4x08 084 Unknown 2004-11-26
Kir'Shara 4x09 085 Unknown 2004-12-03
Daedalus 4x10 086 Unknown 2005-01-14
Observer Effect 4x11 087 Unknown 2005-01-21
Babel One 4x12 088 2154-11-12 2005-01-28
United 4x13 089 2154-11-15 2005-02-04
The Aenar 4x14 090 Unknown 2005-02-11
Affliction 4x15 091 2154-11-27 2005-02-18
Divergence 4x16 092 2154-12 2005-02-25
Bound 4x17 093 2154-12-27 2005-04-15
In a Mirror, Darkly 4x18 094 2155-01-13 2005-04-22
In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II 4x19 095 2155-01-18 2005-04-29
Demons 4x20 096 2155-01-19 2005-05-06
Terra Prime 4x21 097 Unknown 2005-05-13
These Are the Voyages... 4x22 098 47457.1 2005-05-13

Summary

After averting the Xindi attack on Earth and "ending" the Temporal Cold War with the help of Daniels and Silik, the Enterprise returns home.

The rest of the season primarily uses themes from TOS, like the Augments, Surak, the Organians, Babel, the Orions, and the mirror universe. It also features a two-part story, dealing with the Klingon forehead problem, first brought to light in DS9: "Trials and Tribble-ations". The season ends with Earth's politicians, including Nathan Samuels and Captain Archer, negotiating the first alliances with alien species which would later lead to the formation of the Federation.

The season's format is unique to Star Trek. The bulk of the season was comprised of two- or three-part "mini arcs," mostly unrelated to each other. All told, the season contains four two-parters and three three-parters. Its five standalone episodes stand as a record low for a Star Trek series (excepting, of course, the season-long Xindi arc of the third season of Star Trek: Enterprise).

Background Information

Season 4 saw the series move to Fridays at 8pm EST, and Manny Coto stepped up to become show runner and Executive Producer. Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens were brought on as story editors. After the narrow escape from cancellation at the end of season 3, and despite continued fan campaigns, the series was officially canceled on February 2, 2005.

Characters which 'crossover' from other incarnations of Star Trek: T'Pau and Surak ("Awakening"), Phillip Green ("Demons"), and William T. Riker and Deanna Troi ("These Are the Voyages..."). Data, Jean-Luc Picard, and James T. Kirk were also featured in ("These Are the Voyages...") in voiceover.

John Billingsley felt that this season was the strongest overall of the show's run, and credited the new format for this success. "I think the idea of having the multi-episode arcs was the best way of having your cake and eating it too, getting some kind of a sustained narrative drive which you can't do in any standalone episodes, and not necessarily tying up a whole season the way we did in season three when we were chasing the Xindi." On the cancellation at the end of the season, Billingsley remarked, "I think if anything what I would love fans to come away with is a sense of the show was getting better and while it was disappointing we didn't a full seven year run we [were] beginning, I think, to establish ourselves as a strong series in our own right." [1]

Credits

Cast

Crew

Theme by: Diane Warren, performed by Russell Watson
Consulting Producer: Alan Brennert ("Storm Front"–"Daedalus")

Co-Producers
Producers
Supervising Producers
Executive Producers

Associate Producer: David Rossi
Executive Story Editors: Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens ("The Forge"–"Observer Effect")
Post Production Supervisor: Joanna K. McMeikan ("These Are the Voyages...") (as Joanna McMeikan)

Music by
  • Jay Chattaway ("Storm Front", "Cold Station 12", "Awakening", "United", "Divergence", "Bound", "Terra Prime")
  • Dennis McCarthy ("Storm Front, Part II")
  • Dennis McCarthy & Kevin Kiner ("Borderland", "Kir'Shara", "Observer Effect", "The Aenar", "In a Mirror, Darkly", "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II", "These Are the Voyages...")
  • Velton Ray Bunch ("Home", "The Augments", "Affliction")
  • Paul Baillargeon ("Demons", "Daedalus", "Babel One")
  • John Frizzell ("The Forge")
Director of Photography

Production Designer: Herman Zimmerman

Editors

Unit Production Manager: Brad Yacobian

First Assitant Directors
  • Michael DeMeritt ("Storm Front", "Home", every third episode from "The Augments" through "In a Mirror, Darkly", "These Are the Voyages...")
  • Arlene Fukai ("Storm Front, Part II", "Borderland", every third episode from "The Forge" through "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II", "Terra Prime")
  • David G. Trotti (every third episode after "Cold Station 12")
Second Assistant Directors
  • David G. Trotti ("Storm Front"–"Home")
  • John Tagamolila ("Borderland"–"These Are the Voyages...")
Casting by

Costume Designer: Robert Blackman
Set Decorator: Jim Mees
Visual Effects Producer: Dan Curry

Visual Effects Supervisors

Art Director: Louise Dorton
Scenic Art Supervisor/Technical Consultant: Michael Okuda
Make-Up Designed and Supervised by: Michael Westmore
Senior Illustrator: Doug Drexler (odd-numbered episodes)
Production Illustrator: John Eaves (even-numbered episodes)

Set Designer
Property Master

Construction Coordinator: Thomas J. Arp

Scenic Artists

Video Supervisor: Denise Okuda
Video Operator: Ben Betts

Script Supervisors
  • Jan Rudolph ("Storm Front"–"Daedalus", even-numbered episodes from "Babel One" through "These Are the Voyages...")
  • Judi Brown (odd-numbered episodes from "Observer Effect" through "Terra Prime")

Special Effects: Rich Ratliff

Assistant Editors
Visual Effects Coordinators

Visual Effects Associate: Andy Simonson
Chief Lighting Technician: Bill Peets
First Company Grip: Jay Devlin
Hair Designer: Michael Moore

Makeup Artists
  • Suzanne Diaz-Westmore
  • Earl Ellis ("Storm Front", "Home", "Borderland", "The Augments", "The Forge", "Kir'Shara", "Daedalus", "Babel One", "United"–"Divergence", "In a Mirror, Darkly", "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II", "Terra Prime", "These Are the Voyages...")
  • Jeffery Lewis ("Storm Front", "Storm Front, Part II", "Borderland", "Cold Station 12", "The Forge", "Awakening", "Daedalus", "Observer effect", "United", "The Aenar", "Divergence", "Bound", "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II", "Demons", "These Are the Voyages...") (credited as Jeff Lewis until "The Forge")
  • Bradley M. Look ("Storm Front, Part II", "Home", "Cold Station 12", "The Augments", "Awakening", "Kir'Shara", "Observer Effect", "Babel One", "The Aenar", "Affliction", "Bound", "In a Mirror, Darkly", "Demons", "Terra Prime")
Hair Stylists
Camera Operators
  • Douglas Knapp, SOC ("Storm Front"–"Bound")
  • Gary Tachell
  • Joe Chess ("In a Mirror, Darkly"–"These Are the Voyages") (credited as Joseph Chess in "In a Mirror, Darkly" and "Demons")

Sound Mixer: Greg Agalsoff
Stunt Coordinator: Vince Deadrick, Jr.
Wardrobe Supervisor: Carol Kunz

Key Costumers

Music Editor: Stephen M. Rowe
Supervising Sound Editor: Bill Wistrom
Supervising Sound Effects Editor: Masanobu Tomita

Sound Editors

Production Coordinator: Gayliann Harvey
Post Production Coordinator: Joanna K. McMeikan (all episodes except "These Are the Voyages...")

Production Associates

Pre-Production Coordinator: Juan Carlos Fernandez

Location Managers

Choreographed by: Travis Payne ("Bound" only)
Assistant to Producers: Sarah Rissmiller
Production Accountant: Suzi Shimizu
Casting Executive: Sheila Guthrie, C.S.A.
Main Title Design by: Montgomery/Cobb

Studios

Post Production Sound: Technicolor Sound Services
Digital Optical Effects: TCS, Hollywood
Editing Facility/Facilities: Level 3 Post
Computer Generated Effects: Eden FX (all episodes except "Observer Effect")
High Definition Cameras Provided by: Plus8digital

Uncredited

See also


Previous Season:
ENT Season 3
Seasons of
Star Trek: Enterprise
Final season in series

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