Star Trek Enterprise Cast That Will Boldly Go

Sunday, September 25 by D. Michaels

It didn’t meet with the success that most of the previous series incarnations did, but the “Star Trek: Enterprise” cast holds the distinction of being the last of the televised series based on Gene Roddenberry’s original idea for a space western called “Star Trek." Set 100 years before the adventures of Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock, the show tells the story of the crew of the first faster-than-light ship to be named Enterprise, and its journey into not-so-friendly regions of space that had never seen humans before. The series is also notable in that it was one of the only TV shows that was both a prequel and a reboot of the now legendary franchise. 

Scott Bakula (Captain Jonathan Archer) 

Bakula, a veteran of sci-fi and horror genres joined the “Star Trek: Enterprise” cast as captain of the NX-01, the first experimental war drive ship in this darker tale of the foundation of the Federation. Bakula’s character Archer starts with a genuine distrust of the Vulcans that runs nearly the length of the series due to what he feels is their interference with human’s technological development.

Jolene Blalock (Sub-Commander T'Pol) 

Blalock has been criticized by fans of the “Star Trek” franchise as little more than eye-candy for the show’s younger viewers, but she brought her own to the role as the Enterprise’s Vulcan science officer and defacto second-in-command. T'Pol also served as a kind of guide through the stars as the new Starfleet crew sought to discover the galaxy on their own.

Connor Trinneer (Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III) 

The Pacific Northwest native found his big break as part of the “Star Trek: Enterprise” cast. His role as the smooth–talking Southerner who found his character usurped by the Vulcan science officer spent the better part of the series arguing over protocol with her. Only at the end of the show were his interactions with her more fruitful.

John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox) 

Billingsley, who has been a well-regarded character actor for years, and has appeared on TV and in movies for much of his career. Known more or less for his portrayal of odd, goofball characters, Billingsley brought his talents to the role of the alien doctor who had his own unique outlook to medical situations on the ship.

Linda Park (Ensign Hoshi Sato) 

Park’s character on “Star Trek: Enterprise” was as one of the foremost linguist experts on the planet and the ship’s human-alien language translator. Her skills helped the crew get out (and occasionally into) some tight situations.