- First Flight (Enterprise)
Infobox Star Trek episode
series = Enterprise
name = First Flight
ep_num = 50
prod_num = 224
May 14, 2003
John ShibanChris Black
Brigid Brannagh Vaughn Armstrong Keith Carradine
stardate = unknown
year = 2153
prev = Regeneration
next = Bounty
"First Flight" is the title of a "" television episode from season two.
Jonathan Archerreceives word that his friend, Captain A.G. Robinson, has been killed in a climbing accident on Earth. Saddened by this news, and wanting to be alone for a while, Archer decides to take a shuttlepod to examine what is believed to be the first dark matter nebulaever observed. Sub-Commander T'Polinsists on going along; although her stated reason is scientific curiosity about the nebula, it's clear she wants to provide some sort of support for her friend.
During the mission, Archer tells T'Pol about Robinson, leading to a series of flashbacks to the earliest days of the NX program, in which Robinson and Archer were colleagues and rivals for the first command of a Warp 5 starship. Archer relates how he befriended his future chief engineer
Charles Tucker IIIand how early experiments with warp power nearly ended the NX program a decade before the launch of "Enterprise".
*On the wall of the 602 Club, a bar frequented by Starfleet personnel, are paintings of several historical vessels:
** One is of the ringed "Enterprise" originally seen in "".
** A picture of
Zefram Cochrane's "Phoenix" also appears.
** There is also a picture of the
DY-100 class sleeper ship, S.S. "Botany Bay", which Khan Noonien Singhhad used in the original series episode " Space Seed" and "".
* [http://www.startrek.com/startrek/view/series/ENT/episode/128720.html StarTrek.com Episode Information]
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