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The Best Episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise

Every episode of Star Trek: Enterprise ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Star Trek: Enterprise!

During the mid-22nd century, a century before Captain Kirk's five-year mission, Jonathan Archer captains the United Earth ship Enterprise during the early years of Starfleet, leading up to the Earth-Romulan War and the formation of the Federation.

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Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Star Trek: Enterprise" is "Twilight", rated 8.6/10 from 2179 user votes. It was directed by Robert Duncan McNeill and written by Michael Sussman. "Twilight" aired on 11/5/2003 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Carbon Creek".

  • Twilight
    8.6/10 2,179 votes

    #1 - Twilight

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2003-11-05

    A spatial distortion leaves Archer unable to form any new long-term memories. Years in the future, he wakes up one morning and is stunned to learn the outcome of the human-Xindi conflict.

    Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

    Writer: Michael Sussman

  • Carbon Creek
    8.5/10 2,404 votes

    #2 - Carbon Creek

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2002-09-25

    After Archer and Trip become curious about a visit she made to a Pennsylvania mining town called Carbon Creek, T'Pol explains to them that Vulcans actually had their first contact with humans in 1957. That year, a Vulcan ship crashed on Earth and three crew members survived, including T'Pol's great grandmother. They pose as humans in Carbon Creek and take on jobs while waiting for rescue and soon find themselves becoming more involved with the town's residents.

    Director: James A. Contner

    Writer: N/A

  • Regeneration
    8.5/10 2,614 votes

    #3 - Regeneration

    Season 2 Episode 23 - Aired 2003-05-07

    The remnants of an alien ship and two frozen cybernetic bodies are uncovered in the arctic by a research team. These aliens soon thaw out and flee Earth, taking the research team with them. Starfleet orders Enterprise to find them, but the crew aren't prepared for just how dangerous these aliens really are.

    Director: David Livingston

    Writer: Michael Sussman, Phyllis Strong

  • Azati Prime
    8.5/10 1,735 votes

    #4 - Azati Prime

    Season 3 Episode 18 - Aired 2004-03-03

    Archer sets out on a suicide mission to destroy the Xindi superweapon as Enterprise faces a brutal attack.

    Director: Allan Kroeker

    Writer: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga, Manny Coto

  • Countdown
    8.5/10 1,630 votes

    #5 - Countdown

    Season 3 Episode 23 - Aired 2004-05-19

    With help from Xindi allies, the Enterprise crew attempts to stop the arming of the Weapon aimed toward Earth.

    Director: Robert Duncan McNeill

    Writer: Chris Black, André Bormanis

  • Zero Hour
    8.5/10 1,705 votes

    #6 - Zero Hour

    Season 3 Episode 24 - Aired 2004-05-26

    Archer puts his life on the line in a risky gambit to intercept the Xindi superweapon and disarm it from within.

    Director: Allan Kroeker

    Writer: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga

  • Shockwave (1)
    8.4/10 1,863 votes

    #7 - Shockwave (1)

    Season 1 Episode 26 - Aired 2002-05-22

    Starfleet orders Enterprise to return home when the crew seemingly causes the destruction of an alien planet. However, a visit from Crewman Daniels leads Archer to believe that this disaster was the plot of one of the factions from the temporal cold war.

    Director: Allan Kroeker

    Writer: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga

  • Similitude
    8.4/10 2,143 votes

    #8 - Similitude

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2003-11-19

    When Trip suffers a catastrophic injury, his only hope for survival is a transplant from a "mimetic symbiont" which Phlox grows from one of his exotic creatures.

    Director: LeVar Burton

    Writer: Manny Coto

  • Proving Ground
    8.4/10 1,759 votes

    #9 - Proving Ground

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2004-01-21

    An Andorian ship led by Commander Shran arrives in the Delphic Expanse to help Enterprise hone in on the Xindi super-weapon.

    Director: David Livingston

    Writer: Chris Black

  • The Council
    8.4/10 1,619 votes

    #10 - The Council

    Season 3 Episode 22 - Aired 2004-05-12

    Archer and Hoshi stand before the Xindi Council as T'Pol and Reed lead a team into the heart of a Sphere.

    Director: David Livingston

    Writer: Manny Coto

  • Kir'Shara (3)
    8.4/10 1,677 votes

    #11 - Kir'Shara (3)

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2004-12-03

    Archer, T'Pol and T'Pau attempt to bring the Kir'Shara — an artifact believed to contain Surak's original writings — to the Vulcan capital, as the NX-01 gets involved in a Vulcan-Andorian military clash.

    Director: David Livingston

    Writer: Michael Sussman

  • Babel One (1)
    8.4/10 1,656 votes

    #12 - Babel One (1)

    Season 4 Episode 12 - Aired 2005-01-28

    Enterprise journeys to Babel with a Tellarite ambassador on board for peace talks with the Andorians, when a distress call from Shran is received.

    Director: David Straiton

    Writer: Michael Sussman, André Bormanis

  • United (2)
    8.4/10 1,637 votes

    #13 - United (2)

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 2005-02-04

    Archer tries to unify the Andorians, Tellarites and Vulcans in a plan to capture a marauder ship threatening to destabilize the region.

    Director: David Livingston

    Writer: Manny Coto, Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Judith Reeves-Stevens

  • Shockwave (2)
    8.2/10 2,368 votes

    #14 - Shockwave (2)

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 2002-09-08

    Daniels and Archer must find a way back to the 22nd century in order to make sure history plays out as it should. Meanwhile, on board Enterprise, the Suliban have taken over the ship, but Reed, Trip, and T'Pol formulate a plan to eject the aliens.

    Director: Allan Kroeker

    Writer: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga

  • The Expanse
    8.2/10 1,737 votes

    #15 - The Expanse

    Season 2 Episode 26 - Aired 2003-05-21

    An alien race known as the Xindi launch an attack on Earth, causing great casualties and massive damage. As Enterprise heads back home, an unlikely source informs Archer about the Xindi and that their next attack will destroy Earth.

    Director: Allan Kroeker

    Writer: Rick Berman, Brannon Braga

  • The Forge (1)
    8.2/10 1,661 votes

    #16 - The Forge (1)

    Season 4 Episode 7 - Aired 2004-11-19

    Earth's embassy on Vulcan is bombed, and the ensuing investigation puts Archer and T'Pol on the trail of a Vulcan religious faction hiding in a treacherous desert.

    Director: Michael Grossman

    Writer: Garfield Reeves-Stevens, Judith Reeves-Stevens

  • The Aenar (3)
    8.2/10 1,633 votes

    #17 - The Aenar (3)

    Season 4 Episode 14 - Aired 2005-02-11

    Archer visits Shran's icy homeworld to find an Andorian subspecies called the Aenar, to determine their connection to the marauder destroying ships in the region.

    Director: Michael Vejar, Manny Coto

    Writer: Manny Coto

  • In a Mirror, Darkly (1)
    8.2/10 2,047 votes

    #18 - In a Mirror, Darkly (1)

    Season 4 Episode 18 - Aired 2005-04-22

    In the mirror universe, Commander Archer mutinies against Captain Forrest in order to capture a future Earth ship found in Tholian space.

    Director: James L. Conway

    Writer: Michael Sussman

  • In a Mirror, Darkly (2)
    8.2/10 1,927 votes

    #19 - In a Mirror, Darkly (2)

    Season 4 Episode 19 - Aired 2005-04-29

    In the mirror universe, Archer commandeers the 23rd-century Defiant from the Tholians and uses it in a nefarious power grab.

    Director: Marvin V. Rush

    Writer: Michael Sussman

  • Future Tense
    8.1/10 1,755 votes

    #20 - Future Tense

    Season 2 Episode 16 - Aired 2003-02-19

    The Enterprise crew find a small craft drifting in space and are surprised to find it contains a human corpse. More questions arise when the Suliban and Tholians make claims to the craft.

    Director: James Whitmore Jr.

    Writer: Michael Sussman, Phyllis Strong

  • Stratagem
    8.1/10 1,681 votes

    #21 - Stratagem

    Season 3 Episode 14 - Aired 2004-02-04

    Archer finds himself face-to-face with Degra, the designer of the Xindi superweapon, and tries to get him to reveal its location.

    Director: Michael Vejar

    Writer: N/A

  • Damage
    8.1/10 1,653 votes

    #22 - Damage

    Season 3 Episode 19 - Aired 2004-04-21

    While dissension among Xindi ranks festers, Enterprise tries to recover from a devastating attack.

    Director: James L. Conway

    Writer: Phyllis Strong

  • Terra Prime (2)
    8.1/10 1,656 votes

    #23 - Terra Prime (2)

    Season 4 Episode 21 - Aired 2005-05-13

    A human isolationist leader threatens to destroy Starfleet Command unless all aliens leave Earth immediately.

    Director: Marvin V. Rush

    Writer: N/A

  • The Andorian Incident
    8.0/10 2,167 votes

    #24 - The Andorian Incident

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 2001-10-31

    Enterprise visits an ancient Vulcan spiritual sanctuary, despite T'Pol's concerns that her human colleagues will be an awkward and disruptive presence there. Upon landing, they discover that the monastery has been forcibly taken over by the Andorians, a paranoid and highly excitable race of aliens with a long history of conflict with the Vulcans.

    Director: Roxann Dawson

    Writer: Fred Dekker, Rick Berman, Brannon Braga

  • Dear Doctor
    8.0/10 2,136 votes

    #25 - Dear Doctor

    Season 1 Episode 13 - Aired 2002-01-23

    The crew discovers a new planet with two races, one in desperate need of medical and scientific assistance. In the course of trying to help, Dr. Phlox recalls his own Denobulan past to address the ethical dilemmas that arise in the present.

    Director: James A. Contner

    Writer: André Jacquemetton, Maria Jacquemetton