Enterprise (the brand name Star Trek has been dropped).
Set in the mid-22nd century -- 2151 -- 150 years from now and 100 years or so before James T. Kirk, ENTERPRISE introduces us to the pioneering days of space exploration, when interstellar travel is in its infancy, and a universe — and the unknown — portends both danger and awe. Appropriately, the crew of Enterprise exhibits a sense of wonder as well as a little trepidation about the strange things and beings they will encounter. Being among the first to explore deep space, they will have to prove they are ready for life among the stars. The show explores the intergalactic upheaval that eventually leads to the forming of the Federation.
Additionally, ENTERPRISE is the first Star Trek series to feature an on-going plot line from the beginning. In the pilot episode, "Broken Bow", a mysterious villain from the future is introduced. In concert with the genetically-manipulative race the Suliban, this unknown figure will recur throughout the series.
Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap): Stars as 'Captain Jonathan Archer', a physical and intensely curious captain with a bold personality.
Other cast members include:
Jolene Blalock ('Sub Commander T'Pol')
John Billingsley ('Doctor Phlox')
Linda Park ('Ensign Hoshi Sato, Comm Officer')
Anthony (A.T.) Montgomery ('Ensign Travis Mayweather, Helmsman')
Dominic Keating ('Lieutenant Malcolm Reed, Munitions Officer')
Connor Trinneer ('Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III, Engineer')
(Click on a cast member for more details and a photo)
Captain Jonthan Archer: Intensely curious. Born and raised an explorer. Unlike the Starfleet captains in centuries to come, he exhibits a sense of wonder and excitement, as well as a little trepidation about the strange things he will encounter... Detailed Description
Sub Commander T'Pol: Late 20s, early 30s. Vulcan female. Austere yet sensual. She's the Science Officer assigned to oversee humanity's progress on board Enterprise. Detailed Description
Commander Charlie 'Trip' Tucker III: Chief Engineer. Early 30s. A Southerner who enjoys using his "country" persona to disarm people. He has an offbeat, often sarcastic sense of humor. Detailed Description
Doctor Phlox: Exotic alien. Medical officer. Appears to be in his 40s, but we're not certain of his real age. Phlox speaks with a slight alien accent and has an eccentric sense of humor that no one quite understands. Detailed Description
Ensign Travis Mayweather: Helmsman. African American. Mid to late 20s. A unique product of 22nd Century life, Mayweather was raised on cargo ships. As a result Travis is more "interstellar" than even the Captain. Detailed Description
Lt. Malcolm Reed: Armory Officer. British. Late 20s - early 30s. In the new age of humanity's enlightenment, Reed is a bit of a throwback. He's a 22rd Century "soldier", all spit and polish and by-the-book. Detailed Description
Ensign Hoshi Sato: Comm Officer. Japanese. Mid to late 20s. Striking and intelligent, Hoshi has a feisty spirit that often tests the patience of the crew. She's in charge of communications on Enterprise, but she also serves as ship's Translator. Detailed Description
Rick Berman: Co-created both Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Voyager after serving as co-executive producer on Star Trek: The Next Generation.
Brannon Braga: Joined the writing staff of Star Trek: The Next Generation through an internship with the Writer's Guild of America and after co-writing that series' Hugo Award-winning finale, "All Good Thing...", co-wrote Generations and First Contact, and became a co-producer/writer and eventually co-executive producer of Star Trek: Voyager before leaving that post one year before the show's bow to focus on development of Enterprise.
September 26th, 2001.
The Interior Sets
• Transporter Room
• Helm Console
Rick Berman describes the sets in the July 14th, 2001 issue of TV Guide as submarine-like. In fact, he and production designer Herman Zimmerman visited a nuclear sub to get a feel for designing the more cramped quarters. The bridge has more "depth" than width and has 80 plasma screens built into it.
According to production designer Herman Zimmerman and director of photography Marvin V. Rush, the interior of the titular space ship will be more hands-on and involve more buttons than the more futuristic panel designs in previous Trek. According to UPN president Tom Nunan, "The controls inside the ship will look like the kind of controls we've seen on videos from inside the Space Shuttle and the new space-station."
Click for photograph of uniforms
According to UPN President Tom Nunan, "The uniforms look like the NASA uniforms that we're more familiar with."
In addition, the uniforms have zippers and pockets and according to TNG cast members Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner are much more comfortable and contemporary than the previous Trek series costumes.
Detailed Top View (60k)
Internal Cutaway Schematic
Registry number: NX-01, Starfleet
Crew complement: 87
Length: 190 meters
Weight: 80,000 metric tons
Armaments: The Enterprise is equipped with laser cannons, hull-retracting plasma-charged artillery turrets, and spatial torepedoes.
Defensive mechanisms: No shields, only equipped with retractable polarized hull plating.
Shuttlepods: The Enterprise is equipped with shuttlepods, each carrying six passengers and a pilot. They are launched using a magnetic arm, which lowers them through bomb bay doors below the hull of the ship and then releases them. Used for ship to shore, ship to ship, and ship to station transportation. Capable of sub-warp speeds only.
Replicators: The Enterprise stocks regular foodstuffs but has primitive replicators, or protein resequencers, that can produce limits items like pasta or beverages.
Transporters: No bio-filters. Crewmembers must decontaminate themselves in a Decon Chamber with phosphorescent gel. Transporters are only used for cargo, though human transport will be pioneered during the first season.
Communications: Long-range communications only possible while at warp. Intra-ship communications through touch-panel only. Away teams will carry communicators with primitive universal translators in them.
Wednesday nights at 8:00 PM on UPN, starting in the Fall 2001 season, followed by the series 'Special Unit 2' at 9:00 PM.
"Faith of the Heart" written by Diane Warren and performed by Russell Watson.
Begins May 14, 2001 on pilot episode through June 19th. Shoot scheduled to last four weeks. Regular production began July 1, 2001.
Titled "Broken Bow" and will involve the first meeting with the Klingons (see the BUZZ section below for an unconfirmed plot synopsis).
Behind The Scenes Personnel
Herman Zimmerman: Set Designer; served on ST:TNG, DS9, VOY, Star Trek VI, Generations, First Contact and Insurrection.
John Eaves: Senior Illustrator; designing the "Enterprise". Designed the U.S.S. Enterprise NCC 1701-E for First Contact.
Michael Westmore: Makeup Supervisor; served in same capacity on TNG, DS9, VOY, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection.
Suzanne Westmore: Makeup Artist; served last three years on VOY.
Michael Moore: Hair Stylist; served in same capacity on TNG, DS9.
Michael Moore: Hair Stylist; served on TNG and DS9 and Buffy The Vampire Slayer.
Jerry Fleck: First Assistant Director; served in same capcity on TNG, VOY, First Contact, Insurrection.
Michael DeMerrit: Second Assistant Director; served in same capcity on VOY.
Marvin V. Rush: Director of Photography; served in same capacity on all Trek since TNG season three.
Douglas Knapp: Camera Operator; served in same capacity for a portion of VOY.
William Peets: Chief Lighting Technician; worked in TNG, DS9, VOY.
Scenic Arts Supervisor; responsible for the series' signage and panelling, other visual aspects. Designed the now-famous "Okudagrams" style for Starfleet panels in TNG, DS9, VOY.
Denise Okuda: Art Dept.; Scenic Artist and Video Supervisor on VOY, DS9, Star Trek VI, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection.
Ronald B. Moore: Visual Effects Supervisor; served in same capacity on TNG, VOY, Generations.
Louise Dorton: Art Director; served as set designed since season one of VOY.
Robert Blackman: Costume Designer; designed Starfleet uniforms for all TNG movies, won two Emmys while working on TNG.
Carol Kunz: Costume Supervisor; served in same capacity for all Trek since TNG.
James Martin: Art Dept.; Served as Illustrator on DS9, VOY.
Anthony Fredrickson: Art Dept.; Scenic Artist on DS9, Generations, First Contact, Insurrection.
Doug Drexler: Junior Illustrator; served as scenic artist on Generations, First Contact and Insurrection, co-wrote DS9 Tech Manual.
Merri D. Howard: Supervising Producer; served on TNG and VOY in same capacity.
Brad Yacobian: Unit Production Manager; served as UPM and First Assistant Director on TNG and Line Producer/UPM on VOY.
Jim Mees: Set Decorator; served in same capacity TNG, VOY; helped win Emmy for TNG's "Sins of the Father"
Craig Brinkley: Propmaster; served in same capcity on The Rockford Files, Magnum P.I., L.A. Law, Alien Nation, The Flash, Weird Science, The Pretender and the more recent FreakyLinks.
Lazard (L.Z.) Ward: Set Security; served on all Trek since TNG.
Steve D'errico: Set Security; served on VOY.