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The third season of Star Trek: Enterprise focuses on Enterprise NX-01's mission to prevent a second Xindi attack from destroying Earth. Unlike the show's second season, Enterprise's third season embraces a heavily serialized format dedicated to the search for the Xindi primary weapon. Additionally, Archer, Trip, and T'Pol receive considerable character development throughout the year.
The season concludes with the destruction of the Xindi weapon and the beginning of a brief story line that will bring the unpopular Temporal Cold War to an end the following season.
- Season three of Enterprise marks a Star Trek first: the use of a single story arc for an entire season. The Xindi arc actually begins with "The Expanse", the cliffhanger ending of the previous season, and extends indirectly into the first three episodes of the next, "Storm Front", "Storm Front, Part II" and "Home".
- The episode order for this season was cut from 26 to 24 episodes by Paramount, following some disappointing early ratings. As the season drew to a close, rumors grew that cancellation was close at hand, but the fourth season was on 20 May 2004.
- The title of the series changed to Star Trek: Enterprise after "Extinction" was broadcast. For the season 3 DVD set, the first episodes were updated to reflect the change.
- The theme music was changed to have a more up-beat tempo, in line with Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's new theme starting with season four's premiere, "The Way of the Warrior", which was also changed to having a more up-beat tempo.
- Recaps of previous events are included at the start of the episodes "The Xindi", "The Shipment", "Proving Ground", "Harbinger", "Hatchery", "Damage", "The Forgotten", "E²", "The Council", "Countdown", and "Zero Hour".
- Season 3 is the first live-action season of the entire franchise in which no Klingons appear.
- This is the only season of Enterprise in which Admiral Maxwell Forrest, Silik, and Commander Williams do not appear.
- Scott Bakula as Jonathan Archer
- John Billingsley as Phlox ("Carpenter Street", "Proving Ground" credit only)
- Jolene Blalock as T'Pol
- Dominic Keating as Malcolm Reed
- Anthony Montgomery as Travis Mayweather
- Linda Park as Hoshi Sato ("Carpenter Street" credit only)
- Connor Trinneer as Charles Tucker III
- Music by
(not a complete list)
- Dennis McCarthy ("The Xindi", "Impulse", "Twilight", "Carpenter Street", "Doctor's Orders", "Damage", "Countdown")
- Jay Chattaway ("Anomaly", "The Shipment", "North Star", "Stratagem", "Azati Prime", "E²", "Zero Hour")
- Velton Ray Bunch ("Extinction", "Exile", "Similitude", "Harbinger", "The Council")
- Paul Baillargeon ("Rajiin", "Chosen Realm", "Hatchery", "The Forgotten")
- John Frizzell ("Proving Ground")
- Kevin Kiner ("Doctor's Orders", "Damage", "Countdown")
- Mike Cassidy – Assistant Stunt Coordinator ("Rajiin")
- Eric Hester – Associate Composer ("The Council")
- Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi – Makeup Artist ("Damage", "The Forgotten")
- Cristina Patterson Ceret – Contact Lens Designer/Painter
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Star Trek: Enterprise
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