Star Trek: Enterprise (season 3)

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Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3
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Region A Blu-ray cover for season three of Star Trek: Enterprise
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Original channel UPN
Original run September 10, 2003 (2003-09-10) – May 26, 2004 (2004-05-26)
Home video release
DVD release
Region 1 September 27, 2005 (2005-09-27)
Region 2 September 5, 2005 (2005-09-05)
Blu-ray Disc release
Region-Free January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)
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List of Star Trek: Enterprise episodes

The third season of the American science fiction television series Star Trek: Enterprise commenced airing on UPN in the United States on September 10, 2003 and concluded on May 26, 2004 after 24 episodes. Set in the 22nd century, the series follows the adventures of the first Starfleet starship Enterprise, registration NX-01.

Plot overview[edit]

The third season of Star Trek: Enterprise focuses on the Enterprise NX-01's mission to prevent a second Xindi attack from destroying Earth. It embraces a heavily serialized format dedicated to the search for the Xindi superweapon. Additionally, Archer, Trip, and T'Pol receive considerable character development throughout the year. The season concludes with the destruction of the Xindi weapon and the beginning of a brief story line that will bring the Temporal Cold War to an end. [1]


The following actors and actresses appear in the season:

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]


  • The season was cut from 26 to 24 episodes by Paramount, following some disappointing early ratings.
  • The series title changed to Star Trek: Enterprise after "Extinction". Earlier episodes released on DVD were updated to reflect this change.
  • The theme music was changed.
  • Season 3 was the first to use a single story arc for an entire season.
  • Season 3 was the only season (of every Star Trek series) not to feature a Klingon character.[2]


Season Timeslot Season Premiere Season Finale TV Season Rank Viewers
(in millions)
3rd September 10, 2003 May 26, 2004 2003–2004 178[3] 3.26[3]


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

No. in
No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date U.S. viewers
53 1 "The Xindi" Allan Kroeker Rick Berman & Brannon Braga September 10, 2003 4.07[4]
The mission against the Xindi starts off with Archer and Malcolm making a visit to a mining facility in order to track down a Xindi.
54 2 "Anomaly" David Straiton Mike Sussman September 17, 2003 4.29[4]
The crew of Enterprise encounters the anomalies of the Delphic Expanse first-hand and deal with space pirates and a giant cloaked sphere of unknown origin.
55 3 "Extinction" LeVar Burton André Bormanis September 24, 2003 4.0[5]
During a wild-goose chase pursuing the Xindi, Archer, Malcolm and Hoshi are exposed to an alien virus and begin to mutate into members of a long-dead race called the Loque'eque.
56 4 "Rajiin" Mike Vejar Paul Brown & Brent V. Friedman (Story)
Brent V. Friedman & Chris Black (Teleplay)
October 1, 2003 4.52[6]
A slave girl takes refuge aboard Enterprise but spies on the crew instead. Meanwhile, Archer learns that synthesized Trellium-D can be used to protect his vessel from the anomalies.
57 5 "Impulse" David Livingston Jonathan Fernandez & Terry Matalas(Story)
Jonathan Fernandez (Teleplay)
October 8, 2003 4.17[7]
Enterprise encounters a Vulcan ship in which the crew has become violent due to a toxic effect of Trellium-D that causes neural damage to Vulcans. T'Pol becomes exposed and loses control of her emotions, becoming paranoid and nearly homicidal.
58 6 "Exile" Roxann Dawson Phyllis Strong October 15, 2003 3.46[8]
A Beauty and the Beast-like tale involving Hoshi encountering a telepathic exile (with Xindi-related information) on a deserted world. Meanwhile more spheres are discovered by T'Pol.
59 7 "The Shipment" David Straiton Chris Black & Brent V. Friedman October 29, 2003 3.7[4]
The Enterprise crew learns of a shipment of kemocite, a key element in a new weapon being built to destroy Earth. Archer finds a Xindi ally.
60 8 "Twilight" Robert Duncan McNeill Mike Sussman November 5, 2003 4.07[4]
An anomaly causes Archer to lose his long-term memory. Much of the episode takes place in an alternate future after the destruction of Earth in which Archer (with the help of his caretaker T'Pol and Captain Tucker) seeks a way to correct the past.
61 9 "North Star" David Straiton David A. Goodman November 12, 2003 3.88[9]
A planet resembling the American "Old West" is found to be inhabited by humans.
62 10 "Similitude" LeVar Burton Manny Coto November 19, 2003 4.59[10]
Tucker becomes comatose after a plasma manifold explodes. A clone of Trip is created for the purpose of harvesting brain tissue. Archer's order to kill the clone is met with resistance when the clone, named Sim, becomes a member of the Enterprise family. Sim also reveals that Trip might be in love with T'pol.
63 11 "Carpenter Street" Mike Vejar Rick Berman & Brannon Braga November 26, 2003
With the help of Daniels, Archer and T'Pol go back in time after discovering a group of Xindi reptilians are creating a biological weapon in 2004 Detroit.TCW
64 12 "Chosen Realm" Roxann Dawson Manny Coto January 14, 2004
Religious zealots hijack Enterprise and seek to execute Archer for acts of desecration upon the spheres.
65 13 "Proving Ground" David Livingston Chris Black January 21, 2004
Xindi scientists test their new, planet-killing weapon in an asteroid field as Archer finds he has an ally in the Delphic Expanse.Fed
66 14 "Stratagem" Mike Vejar Michael Sussman (Teleplay) & Terry Matalas (Story) February 4, 2004
A Xindi captive is tricked into giving Archer information about the location of the new superweapon.
67 15 "Harbinger" David Livingston Rick Berman & Brannon Braga February 11, 2004
Enterprise encounters the Sphere Builders for the first time. T'Pol experiences unexpected emotions and initiates a relationship with Trip. Malcolm and Major Hayes come to terms with their differences.
68 16 "Doctor's Orders" Roxann Dawson Chris Black February 18, 2004 3.73[11]
While Enterprise passes through a "trans-dimensional disturbance," the crew is put into hibernation, leaving Phlox in control of the ship. But is he truly alone?
69 17 "Hatchery" Michael Grossman André Bormanis & Michael Sussman February 25, 2004 3.52[12]
Archer does everything he can to save a Xindi insectoid hatchery, to the point that his officers consider inciting mutiny against him.
70 18 "Azati Prime" Allan Kroeker Rick Berman, Brannon Braga & Manny Coto March 3, 2004 3.7[13]
After finding the weapon on Azati Prime, Archer embarks on a suicide mission to destroy it. T'Pol suddenly goes into an emotional tailspin as Enterprise suffers a devastating attack by the reptilian Xindi.TCW Fed
71 19 "Damage" James L. Conway Phyllis Strong April 21, 2004 2.86[14]
Enterprise is heavily damaged by Xindi and seeks exchange of Trellium-D for a warp coil from an alien vessel but is forced to steal it. T'Pol confesses her addiction to liquefied Trellium-D, which has caused her to lose control of her emotions.
72 20 "The Forgotten" LeVar Burton Chris Black & David A. Goodman April 28, 2004 3.35[15]
Archer deals with the loss of many crew members and continues peaceful talks with two Xindi species that destroy a fellow Xindi ship in self-defense.
73 21 "" Roxann Dawson Mike Sussman May 5, 2004 3.25[16]
The Enterprise crew meet their descendants from an alternate timeline.
74 22 "The Council" David Livingston Manny Coto May 12, 2004 3.41[17]
Archer speaks at the Xindi council and finds one species has launched the superweapon in defiance of the council.
75 23 "Countdown" Robert Duncan McNeill André Bormanis & Chris Black May 19, 2004 3.46[18]
Archer works to build support from the aquatic Xindi to stop the reptilians and find the Sphere Builders who are aiding the reptilians.
76 24 "Zero Hour" Allan Kroeker Rick Berman & Brannon Braga May 26, 2004 3.91[19]
The final showdown with the reptilian Xindi to stop the weapon from destroying Earth. Archer is lost and believed dead as Enterprise finds itself back in the World War II era.TCW

Home media release[edit]

Season three was also included in a complete set containing all four seasons of the series.[20]

Star Trek: Enterprise – Season 3
Set details Special features
  • 24 episodes
  • 6-disc set
  • 1:85:1 aspect ratio
  • Subtitles: Danish, Dutch, English, English for the hearing impaired, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
  • English (Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround), French, German and Italian and Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround)

DVD and Blu-ray:

  • Enterprise Moments: Season 3
  • The Xindi Saga Begins
  • Enterprise Profile: Connor Trinneer
  • A Day in the Life of a Director: Roxanne Dawson
  • Behind the Camera: Marvin Rush
  • Enterprise Secrets
  • Deleted scenes: "Similitude ", "Chosen Realm" and "E2".
  • Outtakes[21]


  • In a Time of War: Call to Arms, Front Lines, Final Conflict
  • Temporal Cold War: Declassified[21]
Release dates
DVD Blu-ray
Region 1 Region 2 United States (Region free) United Kingdom (Region free)
September 27, 2005 (2005-09-27) September 5, 2005 (2005-09-05) January 7, 2014 (2014-01-07)[22] January 27, 2014 (2014-01-27)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Memory-Alpha ENT Season 3 Accessed 2014-01-18
  2. ^ Season 3 - Background Accessed 2014-01-18
  3. ^ a b "Season to Date Program Rankings - Part 2". ABC Medianet. June 2, 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b c d Krutzler, Steve (November 7, 2003). "Final Ratings: "Twilight" Ships Nearly 400,000 More Viewers Than Last Week". TrekWeb. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  5. ^ "NBC, ABC Feast with Fresh Faves on Wednesday". Yahoo! TV. September 26, 2003. Archived from the original on March 11, 2004. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Krutzler, Steve (October 3, 2003). "Final Ratings: "Rajiin" Posts Highest Numbers in Months as SMALLVILLE Proves No Kryptonite". TrekWeb. Retrieved August 3, 2013. 
  7. ^ Krutzler, Steve (October 10, 2003). "Final Ratings: #6 "Impulse" Loses Viewers But Posts Gain in Household Figure". TrekWeb. Retrieved October 16, 2013. 
  8. ^ Krutzler, Steve (October 17, 2003). "Final Ratings: Baseball Coverage Buries ENT, Makes "Exile" Least-Watched of S3". TrekWeb. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ Krutzler, Steve (November 14, 2003). "Final Ratings: Household Remains Steady But Audience Gains Elusive for "North Star"". TrekWeb. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ Kissell, Rick (November 20, 2003). "‘Bachelor’ boosts ABC as CBS rolls on". Variety. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. February 24, 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. March 2, 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. March 9, 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. April 27, 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. May 4, 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. May 11, 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. May 18, 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  18. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. May 25, 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  19. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. June 2, 2003. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  20. ^ Young, Susan (December 10, 2005). "'Sex and the City' Headlines Seven Complete TV Series Sets". Oakland Tribune. Retrieved January 4, 2014.  (subscription required)
  21. ^ a b "Star Trek: Enterprise S3 Blu-Ray Details". TrekToday. November 11, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Enterprise Season: Three Blu-ray Available". Star Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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