Star Trek: Enterprise (season 3)

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Star Trek: Enterprise
(season 3)
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Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes24
Original networkUPN
Original releaseSeptember 10, 2003 (2003-09-10) – May 26, 2004 (2004-05-26)
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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. This is the start of a more instrumental song for the opener, and there is also an assault troop group stationed aboard Enterprise to help with combat risk away missions. Enterprise heads into a dangerous expanse of space, trying to save Earth from an Alien super-weapon threat. On the third episode, the name of the series was changed from Enterprise to Star Trek: Enterprise.[1]

Plot overview[edit]

The third season embraces a heavily serialized format initially dedicated to the search for a Xindi superweapon. It focuses on the Enterprise NX-01's mission to prevent a second, 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 development.


Main cast[edit]

Recurring cast[edit]


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

No. in
TitleDateDirected byWritten byOriginal air dateProd.
US viewers
531"The Xindi"UnknownAllan KroekerRick Berman & Brannon BragaSeptember 10, 2003 (2003-09-10)40358-0534.1[2]
Captain Archer and Lieutenant Reed visit a mining facility in order to track down a Xindi.
542"Anomaly"UnknownDavid StraitonMike SussmanSeptember 17, 2003 (2003-09-17)40358-0544.3[2]
The crew of Enterprise encounters the rigours of the Delphic Expanse first-hand, and deal with pirates operating from a giant cloaked alien sphere.
553"Extinction"UnknownLeVar BurtonAndré BormanisSeptember 24, 2003 (2003-09-24)40358-0554[3]
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.
564"Rajiin"UnknownMike VejarStory by : Paul Brown & Brent V. Friedman
Teleplay by : Brent V. Friedman & Chris Black
October 1, 2003 (2003-10-01)40358-0564.5[2]
A slave girl Archer rescues from an alien bazaar seeks refuge aboard Enterprise but betrays the crew instead.
575"Impulse"UnknownDavid LivingstonStory by : Jonathan Fernandez & Terry Matalas
Teleplay by : Jonathan Fernandez
October 8, 2003 (2003-10-08)40358-0574.2[2]
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.
586"Exile"UnknownRoxann DawsonPhyllis StrongOctober 15, 2003 (2003-10-15)40358-0583.5[2]
A Beauty and the Beast-like tale involving Ensign Sato encountering a potentially helpful telepathic on a deserted world.
597"The Shipment"UnknownDavid StraitonChris Black & Brent V. FriedmanOctober 29, 2003 (2003-10-29)40358-0593.7[2]
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.
608"Twilight"UnknownRobert Duncan McNeillMike SussmanNovember 5, 2003 (2003-11-05)40358-0604.1[2]
A parasite causes Captain Archer to lose his short-term memory, and he (with the help of T'Pol and Doctor Phlox) seeks a way to change the past.
619"North Star"UnknownDavid StraitonDavid A. GoodmanNovember 12, 2003 (2003-11-12)40358-0613.9[2]
Investigating a planet found to be inhabited by humans, the crew find a town resembling the American "Old West".
6210"Similitude"UnknownLeVar BurtonManny CotoNovember 19, 2003 (2003-11-19)40358-0624.59[4]
Commander Tucker becomes comatose after an accident, and a rapid-growing clone is created for the purpose of harvesting brain tissue.
6311"Carpenter Street"UnknownMike VejarRick Berman & Brannon BragaNovember 26, 2003 (2003-11-26)40358-0633.7[2]
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
6412"Chosen Realm"UnknownRoxann DawsonManny CotoJanuary 14, 2004 (2004-01-14)40358-0643.9[2]
Religious zealots seek to execute Captain Archer, for supposed acts of sphere desecration, after hijacking Enterprise.
6513"Proving Ground"December 6, 2153 (2153-12-06)David LivingstonChris BlackJanuary 21, 2004 (2004-01-21)40358-0653.4[2]
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
6614"Stratagem"December 12, 2153 (2153-12-12)Mike VejarStory by : Terry Matalas
Teleplay by : Mike Sussman
February 4, 2004 (2004-02-04)40358-0664.1[2]
A Xindi scientist, Degra, is tricked into giving Captain Archer information about the location of the new superweapon.
6715"Harbinger"December 27, 2153 (2153-12-27)David LivingstonStory by : Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Teleplay by : Manny Coto
February 11, 2004 (2004-02-11)40358-0673.9[2]
Enterprise encounters a dying alien, one of the Sphere Builders, for the first time.
6816"Doctor's Orders"UnknownRoxann DawsonChris BlackFebruary 18, 2004 (2004-02-18)40358-0683.73[5]
As Enterprise passes through a "trans-dimensional disturbance," the crew is put into hibernation, leaving Doctor Phlox in control of the ship.
6917"Hatchery"January 8, 2154 (2154-01-08)Michael GrossmanStory by : André Bormanis & Mike Sussman
Teleplay by : André Bormanis
February 25, 2004 (2004-02-25)40358-0693.52[6]
Captain Archer becomes overly protective of an Insectoid hatchery, to the point of endangering their mission.
7018"Azati Prime"UnknownAllan KroekerStory by : Rick Berman, Brannon Braga & Manny Coto
Teleplay by : Manny Coto
March 3, 2004 (2004-03-03)40358-0703.7[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
7119"Damage"UnknownJames L. ConwayPhyllis StrongApril 21, 2004 (2004-04-21)40358-0712.86[8]
Enterprise, now heavily damaged, seeks a warp coil from an alien vessel but is forced to steal it.
7220"The Forgotten"UnknownLeVar BurtonChris Black & David A. GoodmanApril 28, 2004 (2004-04-28)40358-0723.35[9]
Captain Archer deals with the loss of 18 crew members and continues negotiations with two of the five Xindi species.
7321""UnknownRoxann DawsonMike SussmanMay 5, 2004 (2004-05-05)40358-0733.25[10]
The Enterprise crew meet their own descendants from an alternate timeline in the past.
7422"The Council"February 12, 2154 (2154-02-12)David LivingstonManny CotoMay 12, 2004 (2004-05-12)40358-0743.41[11]
Captain Archer speaks at the Xindi Council, sparking a civil war for control of the superweapon.
7523"Countdown"February 13, 2154 (2154-02-13)Robert Duncan McNeillAndré Bormanis & Chris BlackMay 19, 2004 (2004-05-19)40358-0753.46[12]
Captain Archer seeks the support of the Aquatics in order to tip the war in their favor.
7624"Zero Hour"February 14, 2154 (2154-02-14)Allan KroekerRick Berman & Brannon BragaMay 26, 2004 (2004-05-26)40358-0763.91[13]
The final showdown with the Reptilians and their Guardian allies occurs.


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.[14] 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
(in millions)
3rd September 10, 2003 May 26, 2004 2003–2004 178[15] 3.26[15]

Media information[edit]

Season three was also included in a complete set containing all four seasons of the series.[16]

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[17]


  • In a Time of War: Call to Arms, Front Lines, Final Conflict
  • Temporal Cold War: Declassified[17]
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)[18] January 27, 2014 (2014-01-27)

See also[edit]


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  4. ^ Kissell, Rick (November 20, 2003). "'Bachelor' boosts ABC as CBS rolls on". Variety. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  5. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. February 24, 2003. Archived from the original on December 21, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
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  8. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. April 27, 2003. Archived from the original on December 21, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. May 4, 2003. Archived from the original on December 21, 2008. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. May 11, 2003. Archived from the original on October 1, 2009. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  11. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. May 18, 2003. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. May 25, 2003. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  13. ^ "Weekly Program Rankings". ABC Medianet. June 2, 2003. Archived from the original on July 28, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  14. ^ Season 3 - Background Accessed 2014-01-18
  15. ^ a b "Season to Date Program Rankings - Part 2". ABC Medianet. June 2, 2003. Archived from the original on October 11, 2014. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  16. ^ Young, Susan (December 10, 2005). "'Sex and the City' Headlines Seven Complete TV Series Sets". Oakland Tribune. Retrieved January 4, 2014. (subscription required)
  17. ^ a b "Star Trek: Enterprise S3 Blu-Ray Details". TrekToday. November 11, 2013. Retrieved October 11, 2014.
  18. ^ "Enterprise Season: Three Blu-ray Available". Star Retrieved 18 January 2014.

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