Broken Bow (II)
Episode 2 of 26 within Season One. Item 2 of 98 overall.
Production number 721.
Rick Berman - Writer
Brannon Braga - Writer
James L. Conway - Director
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Stardate 47457.1 Archer continues his investigation on Rigel X, meeting with a Suliban woman known as Sarin. She reveals that a Temporal Cold War is being fought, masterminded by an unknown entity from the future, who is plotting to destabilise the Klingon home world.

original airdate--September 26,2001  rating--7.0/12.5 million

music--Enterprise theme "Where My Heart Will Take Me" by Rod Stewart

Trivia--There is a scene in this episode where Jolene Blalock, as T'Pol, bared her navel. This required removal of Blalock's navel piercing ring. According to interviews given by Blalock, the ring proved very difficult to remove, and forced Blalock (in full Vulcan make-up) to visit a nearby tattoo-body piercing shop to have it removed.

  • During filming of this episode veteran Star Trek actors Brent Spiner and Jonathan Frakes visited Scott Bakula on the set to give him advice about what to expect while working on the series.
  • Up to this series, the pilot of each Star Trek series after the first included a cameo of a character from the previous one. However, because "Enterprise" takes place 100 years before Star Trek: The Original Series, the cameo was not of a series character, but of Zefram Cochrane (James Cromwell), who appeared in Star Trek: First Contact and in "Star Trek" (1966) {Metamorphosis (#2.9)} portrayed by Glenn Corbett.
  • In the Star Trek chronology, this is the first episode of all six TV series.
  • Creator Rick Berman has said that the Suliban were named after the Taliban.
  • it cost $12 million for the Pilot.



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001 Broken Bow (I)
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011 Cold Front
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179 Star Trek: First Contact VIII
  Star Trek: The Next Generation, Movies

regional titles

Broken Bow (II)
En avant toute (II)
Aufbruch ins Unbekannte (2)
Prima missione (II)
Broken Bow (II)