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During the season finale of Season 3 of Star Trek: Enterprise, the Xindi superweapon reaches Earth. There are no Starfleet vessels surrounding Earth. There is only a research space station that is destroyed by the Reptilian Xindi. The space dock where Enterprise is refitted isn't even acknowledged. Yet when Enterprise returns to Earth after being sent into the the alternate past, there are at least a dozen ships that are surrounding Earth both Human and Vulcan. Why is it that there weren't any vessels whatsoever in Earth orbit when the Xindi come to Earth yet when Enterprise returns to Earth, the ships all decide to show up. One would think that after the Xindi probe killed 7 million people, Starfleet would leave a few ships in orbit to stand guard in case of any other attacks such as the Intrepid type class or the Warp Delta class. --96.3.121.23 03:48, June 24, 2012 (UTC)

Is there a question here? The Reference Desk is to ask questions. 31dot 09:32, June 24, 2012 (UTC)

Yes, why aren't there ships around Earth at the time the Xindi Superweapon arrives at Earth? It's odd that there are no ships at the time of the Xindi Superweapon but there are when Enterprise returns from 1944. The preceding unsigned comment was added by 96.3.121.23 (talk).

Space is big. Just because we didn't see them, doesn't mean they weren't there. Also, I don't think Earth yet had massive fleets like the Federation does later. Starfleet was not very old at that point. 31dot 11:59, June 25, 2012 (UTC)
Starfleet had other ships besides the Enterprise though. They could of at least left a couple of patrol ships especially after the initial Xindi attack. It's established that there weren't any ships at the time in the vicinity of Earth because the Reptilians report that there are no ships according to their sensors, just a space station.The preceding unsigned comment was added by Bailbondsman (talk • contribs).
Please sign your posts. I didn't say they had no ships, I said they didn't have large fleets of ships. There might have been ships on the other side of Earth (much like Regula in TWOK obscured the Enterprise) that were caught by surprise due to the subspace vortex.31dot 19:44, June 25, 2012 (UTC)

But what about the sensors? The Reptilians reported that there were no ships according to sensors.--Bailbondsman 01:28, June 26, 2012 (UTC)

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