Star Trek: Enterprise (season 3)
|Star Trek: Enterprise Season 3|
Region A Blu-ray cover for season three of Star Trek: Enterprise
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||24|
|Original run||September 10, 2003– May 26, 2004|
|Home video release|
|Region 1||September 27, 2005|
|Region 2||September 5, 2005|
|Blu-ray Disc release|
|Region-Free||January 7, 2014|
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.
The third season embraces a heavily serialized format initially dedicated to the search for a Xindisuperweapon, and then finally to its destruction. It focuses on the Enterprise NX-01's mission to prevent a second, and more powerful, Xindi attack from destroying Earth. It also explores and develops the early encounters between Humans, Vulcans, and Andorians. 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 bring the Temporal Cold War to an end.
- Rick Worthy as Jannar (10 episodes)
- Randy Oglesby as Degra (10 episodes)
- Scott MacDonald as Commander Dolim (8 episodes)
- Tucker Smallwood as Xindi-Primate Councilor (7 episodes)
- Steven Culp as Major Hayes (5 episode)
- Sean McGowan as Corporal Hawkins (4 episode)
- Matt Winston as Temporal Agent Daniels (3 episodes)
- Daniel Dae Kim as Corporal Chang (3 episode)
- Jeffrey Combs as Commander Shran (2 episodes)
- Gary Graham as Ambassador Soval (1 episode)
- Molly Brink as Lieutenant Talas (1 episode)
In the following table, episodes are listed by the order in which they aired.
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|53||1||"The Xindi"||Allan Kroeker||Rick Berman & Brannon Braga||September 10, 2003||40358-053||4.07|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|While visiting an alien bazaar, a slave girl seeks refuge aboard Enterprise but betrays the crew instead.|
|57||5||"Impulse"||David Livingston||Jonathan Fernandez & Terry Matalas(Story)
Jonathan Fernandez (Teleplay)
|October 8, 2003||40358-057||4.17|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Captain Archer deals with the loss of 18 crew members and continues negotiations with two of the five Xindi species.|
|73||21||"E²"||Roxann Dawson||Mike Sussman||May 5, 2004||40358-073||3.25|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|The final showdown with the Reptilians and their Guardian allies occurs. Captain Archer is believed dead as Enterprise finds itself back in the World War II era.TCW|
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. 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.
|Season||Timeslot||Season Premiere||Season Finale||TV Season||Rank||Viewers
|3rd||September 10, 2003||May 26, 2004||2003–2004||178||3.26|
Season three was also included in a complete set containing all four seasons of the series.
|Star Trek: Enterprise – Season 3|
|Set details||Special features|
|Region 1||Region 2||United States (Region free)||United Kingdom (Region free)|
|September 27, 2005||September 5, 2005||January 7, 2014||January 27, 2014|
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