Star Trek: Enterprise (season 3)

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Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3
StarTrekEnterprise Season 3.jpg
Region A Blu-ray cover for season three of Star Trek: Enterprise
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 24
Broadcast
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, and its crew.

Plot overview[edit]

The third season focuses on the Enterprise NX-01's mission to prevent a second, and more powerful, Xindi attack from destroying Earth. It embraces a heavily serialized format initially dedicated to the search for the Xindi superweapon, and then finally to its destruction. Additionally, main characters such as Captain Archer, Commander Tucker, and Sub-Commander T'Pol receive considerable character development throughout the year. The season concludes with the beginning of a brief story line that will brings the Temporal Cold War to an end. [1]

Cast[edit]

The following actors and actresses appear in the season:

Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]

Production[edit]

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

Reception[edit]

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]

Episodes[edit]

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

{{Episode list/sublist|List of Star Trek: Enterprise episodes

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date Production
code
U.S. viewers
(millions)
53 1 "The Xindi" Allan Kroeker Rick Berman & Brannon Braga September 10, 2003 40358-053 4.07[4]
Captain Archer and Lieutenant Reed visit a mining facility in order to track down a Xindi.
54 2 "Anomaly" David Straiton Mike Sussman September 17, 2003 40358-054 4.29[4]
The crew of Enterprise encounters the rigours of the Delphic Expanse first-hand, and deal with pirates operating from a giant cloaked alien sphere.
55 3 "Extinction" LeVar Burton André Bormanis September 24, 2003 40358-055 4.0[5]
While pursuing the Xindi, three crew-members are exposed to an alien virus and begin to mutate into Loque'eque, a long-dead alien race.
56 4 "Rajiin" Mike Vejar Paul Brown & Brent V. Friedman (Story)
Brent V. Friedman & Chris Black (Teleplay)
October 1, 2003 40358-056 4.52[6]
While visiting an alien bazaar, a slave girl seeks refuge aboard Enterprise but betrays the crew instead.
EpisodeNumber = 57 EpisodeNumber2 = 5 Title = Impulse DirectedBy = David Livingston WrittenBy = Jonathan Fernandez & Terry Matalas(Story)
Jonathan Fernandez (Teleplay)
OriginalAirDate = October 8, 2003 ProdCode = 40358-057 Viewers = 4.17[7] LineColor = 283f70 ShortSummary = Enterprise encounters a Vulcan ship whose crew has become unstable due to Trellium-D exposure. Sub-Commander [[T'Pol] soon begins to exhibit the same symptoms.

}}

58 6 "Exile" Roxann Dawson Phyllis Strong October 15, 2003 40358-058 3.46[8]
A Beauty and the Beast-like tale involving Ensign Sato encountering a potentially helpful telepathic on a deserted world.
59 7 "The Shipment" David Straiton Chris Black & Brent V. Friedman October 29, 2003 40358-059 3.7[4]
Captain Archer learns of kemocite, a key element in a new weapon being built to destroy Earth, and seeks to follow its supply to the superweapon.
60 8 "Twilight" Robert Duncan McNeill Mike Sussman November 5, 2003 40358-060 4.07[4]
A parasite causes Captain Archer to lose his long-term memory, and he (with the help of T'Pol and Doctor Phlox) seeks a way to change the past.
61 9 "North Star" David Straiton David A. Goodman November 12, 2003 40358-061 3.88[9]
Investigating a planet found to be inhabited by humans, the crew find a town resembling the American "Old West".
62 10 "Similitude" LeVar Burton Manny Coto November 19, 2003 40358-062 4.59[10]
Commander Tucker becomes comatose after an accident, and a rapid-growing clone is created for the purpose of harvesting brain tissue.
63 11 "Carpenter Street" Mike Vejar Rick Berman & Brannon Braga November 26, 2003 40358-063 N/A
With the help of Temporal Agent Daniels, Captain Archer and Sub-Commander T'Pol go back to 2004 Detroit to stop a group of Reptilians releasing a biological weapon.TCW
64 12 "Chosen Realm" Roxann Dawson Manny Coto January 14, 2004 40358-064 N/A
Religious zealots seek to execute Captain Archer, for supposed acts of sphere desecration, after hijacking Enterprise.
65 13 "Proving Ground" David Livingston Chris Black January 21, 2004 40358-065 N/A
Xindi scientists test their new, planet-killing weapon in an asteroid field as Captain Archer is suddenly assisted by Andorians in the Delphic Expanse.Fed
66 14 "Stratagem" Mike Vejar Michael Sussman (Teleplay) & Terry Matalas (Story) February 4, 2004 40358-066 N/A
A Xindi scientist, Degra, is tricked into giving Captain Archer information about the location of the new superweapon.
67 15 "Harbinger" David Livingston Rick Berman & Brannon Braga February 11, 2004 40358-067 N/A
Enterprise encounters a dying alien, one of the Sphere Builders, for the first time.
68 16 "Doctor's Orders" Roxann Dawson Chris Black February 18, 2004 40358-068 3.73[11]
As Enterprise passes through a "trans-dimensional disturbance," the crew is put into hibernation, leaving Doctor Phlox in control of the ship.
69 17 "Hatchery" Michael Grossman André Bormanis & Michael Sussman February 25, 2004 40358-069 3.52[12]
Captain Archer becomes overly protective of an Insectoid hatchery, to the point of endangering their mission.
70 18 "Azati Prime" Allan Kroeker Rick Berman, Brannon Braga & Manny Coto March 3, 2004 40358-070 3.7[13]
Finding the superweapon on Azati Prime, Captain Archer embarks on a suicide mission to destroy it, and Enterprise suffers a devastating attack by the Xindi.TCW Fed
71 19 "Damage" James L. Conway Phyllis Strong April 21, 2004 40358-071 2.86[14]
Enterprise, now heavily damaged, seeks a warp coil from an alien vessel but is forced to steal it.
72 20 "The Forgotten" LeVar Burton Chris Black & David A. Goodman April 28, 2004 40358-072 3.35[15]
Captain Archer deals with the loss of 18 crew members and continues negotiations with two of the five Xindi species.
73 21 "" Roxann Dawson Mike Sussman May 5, 2004 40358-073 3.25[16]
The Enterprise crew meet their own descendants from an alternate timeline in the past.
74 22 "The Council" David Livingston Manny Coto May 12, 2004 40358-074 3.41[17]
Captain Archer speaks at the Xindi Council, sparking a civil war for control of the superweapon.
75 23 "Countdown" Robert Duncan McNeill André Bormanis & Chris Black May 19, 2004 40358-075 3.46[18]
Captain Archer seeks the support of the Aquatics in order to tip the war in their favor.
76 24 "Zero Hour" Allan Kroeker Rick Berman & Brannon Braga May 26, 2004 40358-076 3.91[19]
The final showdown with the Reptilians and their Guardian allies occurs. Archer is 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]

Blu-Ray:

  • 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Memory-Alpha ENT Season 3 Accessed 2014-01-18
  2. ^ http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/ENT_Season_3 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 Trek.com. Retrieved 18 January 2014. 

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