Star Trek: Enterprise (season 2)

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Star Trek: Enterprise Season 2
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Blu-Ray cover art
Country of origin USA
No. of episodes 26
Broadcast
Original channel UPN
Original run September 18, 2002 – May 21, 2003
Home video release
Blu-ray Disc release
Region-Free August 19, 2013
Season chronology
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List of Star Trek: Enterprise episodes

The second season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise commenced airing on UPN in the United States on September 18, 2002 and concluded on May 21, 2003 after 26 episodes. Set in the 22nd century, the series follows the adventures of the first Starfleet starship Enterprise, registration NX-01.

Plot overview[edit]

The second season of Star Trek: Enterprise continues the depiction of the exploration of interstellar space by the crew of the Enterprise. Further mention is made of the Temporal Cold War and appearances are made by characters that have previously appeared in the Star Trek franchise, Klingons and Romulans, and further exploration of Vulcan culture. The season ends with a cliff hanger that sets up the third season, set in the Delphic Expanse.

Reception[edit]

Season Timeslot Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
2nd Wednesday 8:00PM September 18, 2002 May 21, 2003 2002–2003 #132 3.94

Cast[edit]

The following actors and actresses appear in the season:

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Episodes[edit]

In the following table, episodes are listed by the order in which they aired.

No. No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Nielsen ratings
(%)[A]
27 1 "Shockwave, Part II" Allan Kroeker Rick Berman & Brannon Braga September 18, 2002 4.9/8[1]
As a group of Suliban take over Enterprise, Archer tries to return to the 22nd century.
28 2 "Carbon Creek" James A. Contner Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Dan O'Shannon (story)
Chris Black (teleplay)
September 25, 2002 Unknown[2]
T'Pol tells the tale of crash-landed Vulcan crew on Earth in the 1950s.
29 3 "Minefield" James A. Contner John Shiban October 2, 2002 5.1/8[3]
Enterprise snags a cloaked mine and Reed and Archer race to disable it during first contact with the Romulans.
30 4 "Dead Stop" Roxann Dawson Mike Sussman & Phylis Strong October 9, 2002 5.4/8[4]
Heavily damaged by the Romulan mine, Enterprise is repaired by an unmanned and automatic repair station with a mind of its own.
31 5 "A Night In Sickbay" David Straiton Rick Berman & Brannon Braga October 16, 2002 5.1/8[5]
Porthos causes a diplomatic incident on an alien world and becomes ill from an alien pathogen; Archer goes stir crazy in sick bay while waiting for Porthos to recover.
32 6 "Marauders" Mike Vejar Rick Berman & Brannon Braga (story)
David Wilcox (teleplay)
October 30, 2002 5.0/7[6]
Archer barters for deuterium from a mining colony plagued by Klingon marauders seeking deuterium as well.
33 7 "The Seventh" David Livingston Rick Berman & Brannon Braga November 6, 2002 4.7/7[7]
T'Pol is reactivated as a Vulcan intelligence agent and she is assigned to apprehend a fugitive. During the mission, a dark secret from her past is revealed, shattering her emotional control.
34 8 "The Communicator" James A. Contner Rick Berman & Brannon Braga (story)
André Bormanis (teleplay)
November 13, 2002 4.5/7[8]
After a short trip by Archer and Malcolm on a planet, Reed discovers he lost his communicator on the pre-warp planet and they are captured while trying to retrieve it.
35 9 "Singularity" Patrick Norris Chris Black November 20, 2002 4.8/7[9]
Enterprise charts a course through a trinary star system to investigate a black hole and the crew find themselves suffering from a condition akin to obsessive–compulsive disorder.
36 10 "Vanishing Point" David Straiton Rick Berman & Brannon Braga November 27, 2002 3.8/6[10]
After her first trip through the transporter, Hoshi finds herself turning invisible and the rest of the crew believing she's dead.
37 11 "Precious Cargo" David Livingston Rick Berman & Brannon Braga (story)
David A. Goodman
December 11, 2002 4.5/7[11]
While answering a distress call, Trip is kidnapped along with a spoiled alien princess.
38 12 "The Catwalk" Mike Vejar Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong December 18, 2002 4.2/7[12]
The Enterprise crew takes refuge in a nacelle to avoid an inescapable radiation belt.
39 13 "Dawn" Roxann Dawson John Shiban January 8, 2003 4.1/6[13]
Trip is fired upon by an Arkonian ship and is stranded on a planet with his attacker.
40 14 "Stigma" David Livingston Rick Berman & Brannon Braga February 5, 2003 4.2/6[14]
T'Pol learns she has Pa'nar Syndrome contracted from her mind meld in "Fusion" and must face being ostracized by Vulcan society and losing her position on Enterprise.
41 15 "Cease Fire" David Straiton Chris Black February 12, 2003 Unknown[15]
Archer negotiates a cease fire between Andorians and Vulcans.
42 16 "Future Tense" James Whitmore, Jr. Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong February 19, 2003 4.5/7[16]
Enterprise finds a derelict ship only to be attacked by Suliban and Tholian ships.
43 17 "Canamar" James Whitmore, Jr. Allan Koeker February 26, 2003 4.5/7[17]
Mistaken as smugglers, Archer and Trip find themselves on a prisoner transport ship.
44 18 "The Crossing" David Livingston Rick Berman & Brannon Braga April 2, 2003 4.0/6[18]
Incorporeal aliens attempt to take over Enterprise.
45 19 "Judgment" James L. Conway David A. Goodman April 9, 2003 3.8/6[19]
Archer is arrested and imprisoned by the Klingons for allegedly conspiring against the Empire.
46 20 "Horizon" James A. Contner André Bormanis April 16, 2003 2.2[20]
After the death of his father, Travis visits his family on their cargo ship and begins to reconsider his place aboard Enterprise.
47 21 "The Breach" Robert Duncan McNeill Chris Black & John Shiban April 23, 2003 3.8/6[21]
Due to a militant faction's demands, Enterprise is asked to retrieve Denobulan geologists from an alien world.
48 22 "Cogenitor" LeVar Burton Rick Berman & Brannon Braga April 30, 2003 4.0/6[22]
Enterprise encounters the Vissians, a more technologically advanced species, and Trip finds himself transfixed on the fact the Vissians are a three-sexed species, befriending one of them with tragic results.
49 23 "Regeneration" David Livingston Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong May 7, 2003 4.1/6[23]
A group of Borg (from Star Trek: First Contact) are revived after a century frozen in Arctic ice.
50 24 "First Flight" LeVar Burton John Shiban & Chris Black May 14, 2003 4.2/6[24]
After hearing of the death of a close friend, Archer tells T'Pol about his early career as an experimental warp engine pilot.
51 25 "Bounty" Roxann Dawson Rick Berman & Brannon Braga (story)
Hans Tobeason and Mike Sussman & Phyllis Strong (teleplay)
May 14, 2003 4.3/6[24]
A Tellarite captures Archer in order to collect a reward from the Klingons who have been searching for the captain after the events of "Judgment". Meanwhile, a virus causes T'Pol to experience a premature pon farr.
52 26 "The Expanse" Allan Kroeker Rick Berman & Brannon Braga May 21, 2003 4.4/7[25]
An alien probe attacks Earth, killing 7 million people. Enterprise heads home for refitting before being sent into the Delphic Expanse in pursuit of the attackers. Meanwhile, T'Pol resigns her commission with the Vulcan High Command to stay aboard Enterprise. Trip also has trouble sleeping due to the loss of his sister, Elizabeth Tucker, in the alien attack on Earth.

Home media release[edit]

As part of the releases of Enterprise on Blu-ray announced in early 2013, a box set featuring the episodes of the second season was released on August 19 in the United Kingdom and a day later in the United States and Canada.[26][27]

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