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This page details Jonathan Archer in the primary universe; for the Jonathan Archer in the mirror universe see Jonathan Archer (mirror); for the Jonathan Archer in all other alternate universes see Jonathan Archer (alternates).
Full Name: Jonathan Beckett[1] Archer
Species: Human
Gender: Male
Born: 2112
Family
Parents: Henry Archer (father) Sally Archer (mother)
Career
Office Held: President of the United Federation of Planets
In Office: 2184-2192
Preceded By: Avaranthi sh'Rothress
Succeeded By: Gralless
Home Member State: United Earth
Previous Offices: Federation Councillor from United Earth; Federation Ambassador to Andoria; Federation Starfleet Chief of Staff

Jonathan Beckett[1] Archer was a Human male, and one of the most historically significant figures of the 22nd century. Archer commanded the starship Enterprise NX-01, where his captancy earned him the description by 23rd century history John Gill as the "greatest explorer of the 22nd century". His career in Starfleet and later in a variety of other positions also allowed him a prominent position in political history; as a keen diplomat and one of the founding fathers of the United Federation of Planets. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing; ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

The son of famed warp specialist Henry Archer, Jonathan was appointed captain of Enterprise, Starfleet's first Warp 5 starship, in 2151; his leadership aboard Enterprise helped establish United Earth as a legitimate interstellar power and pave the way for a whole-scale revolution in Alpha Quadrant politics, leading to the establishment of the Coalition of Planets and later the United Federation of Planets. During his Starfleet career Archer rose to the rank of Admiral and position of Chief of Staff, before retiring from Starfleet to take on a string of political positions; Federation Ambassador to Andoria, a Federation Councillor, and as one of the Federation's earliest Presidents. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly"; ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals)

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History

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Early life

Jonathan Archer, the son of Henry and Sally Archer, was born in Upstate New York in 2112. From an early age, Jonathan had an interest in space flight and technology, such as the model starship he built with his father at the age of nine. (ENT episode & novelization: Broken Bow; ENT episode: "North Star")

Early Starfleet career

In the 2130s, Archer attended Earth Starfleet Flight School based in San Francisco. During his time there, he had a relationship with Margaret Mullin. The day before graduating from Flight School, Archer proposed to Mullin outside of her apartment on Westgate Avenue, but she turned him down, stating that she did not want to become a "Starfleet widow." (ENT episode: "Twilight")

By 2143, Archer was a Commander working on the NX Program, the legacy of his now-deceased father's work. There he met A.G. Robinson and Charles Tucker III, both of whom became close friends. The first prototype, the NX-Alpha, with a mission to break the Warp 2 barrier, was destroyed during flight. Robinson, piloting the flight, became the first person to eject in an escape pod while at warp. On the suggestion by Vulcan advisors that the engine design required further simulation and bench-testing, the NX Program was cancelled after this incident. Convinced the design was already sound, the cancellation did not stop Archer and Robinson, with assistance from Tucker, from making an unauthorized test flight using the NX-Beta prototype. They successfully launched the Beta and used the ship to reach a speed of Warp 2.5. With this obvious success, the program was reconsidered and subsequently reinstated by Starfleet Command; however, as a result of their actions, Archer and Robinson were grounded for three months, pending an inquiry. (ENT episode: "First Flight")

Captain of Enterprise


By 2151 Archer was a Starfleet Captain and was poised to take command of the Enterprise NX-01, the first ship to utilise his father's warp five engine design. Archer pursauded his superiors to bring the launch of the Enterprise forward three weeks when a Klingon, Klaang, crash landed on Earth; Archer wished to return the injured Klingon home to Qo'noS. The mission resulted in Archer and the Enterprise becoming entangled in the Temporal Cold War, as Klaang had been shot down by the Suliban Cabal when he was trying to deliver evidence that the Suliban were manipulating the Klingons into Civil War. Archer successfully outmanoeuvred the Suliban and delivered Klaang to Qo'noS, averting the civil war. With the Enterprise already out into space Starfleet granted Archer permission to commence the ship's mission of exploration. (ENT episode & novelization: Broken Bow)

The first M-Class planet discovered by Archer on the Enterprise's mission was in the 61 Ursae Majoris. While a toxic pollen in the atmosphere caused problems for the initial landing party from the Enterprise a cure was later discovered and the planet, named Archer IV in Jonathan's honor, was colonised. (ENT episodes: "Strange New World", "In a Mirror, Darkly")

The Xindi

On March 22, 2153, a prototype Xindi weapon appeared in Earth orbit, cutting a swath from Florida to Venezuela, killing seven million people. Enterprise was recalled and outfitted with new weapons. With a tip-off from the Suliban and their temporal benefactor Archer then took the Enterprise into the mysterious Delphic Expanse to find the Xindi and stop them launching an even more powerful weapon which threatened to destroy Earth and Humanity. (ENT episode: "The Expanse")

In the Expanse the crew discovered that the Xindi had been manipulated into attacking Earth by the Sphere Builders, a faction from a possible future timeline who were attempting to alter their history so that Humanity was wiped out and unable to found the Federation; which had been responsible for repelling a Sphere Builder invasion in their version of the 26th century. (ENT episode: "Azati Prime")

Archer and his crew successfully destroyed the Sphere Builder artifacts responsible for the Expanse's existence, convince the majority of the Xindi Council that Earth posed no threat, and managed to destroy the Xindi superweapon before it could destroy Earth. (ENT episodes: "The Council", "Countdown", "Zero Hour")

The Romulan War

During the Earth-Romulan War, Archer led a task force to liberate Berengaria VII from the Romulan Star Empire. On July 22, 2156, Archer went to the Klingon Empire to ask them to aid United Earth against the romulans. (ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing).

In May of 2159, Archer and Enterprise saved a Vulcan scientist named T'Uerell from the Romulans. After this, there were a series of missions that Archer was assigned to, and came to learn that T'Uerell was behind many disasters in the Alpha Quadrant, including infecting planets with toxins, destroying a Starfleet facility with crewmembers on board, and attempting to use toxins to annihilate Earth. This plan was thwarted by Archer and his task force. T'Uerell went into hiding and was not heard from until the late 23rd century, where she was intercepted by James T. Kirk and the USS Enterprise. (ST video game: Legacy)

Post-war career


Shortly after the war, in 2161, Archer returned to Earth where the Enterprise was to be decomissioned, and where he was to give a speech and serve as one of the signatories of the Articles of the Federation, which gave birth to the United Federation of Planets. (ENT episodes: "These Are the Voyages...", "Zero Hour"

Over the course of his career Archer earned many commendations, including the Medal of Valor, with clusters, the Star Cross, the Preantares Ribbon of Commendation, and the Federation Citation of Honor. For his service in the Romulan War he was promoted to the rank of Admiral, and by 2168, he had become Starfleet Chief of Staff. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

In 2164 he was appointed an honorary member of the Andorian Imperial Guard by General Thy'lek Shran. And on January 1, 2169, he retired from Starfleet, continuing his work as a diplomat by taking on the tole as Federation Ambassador to Andoria. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly"; ST - Destiny novel: Mere Mortals)

He served as Ambassador until 2175, when he was elected to the position of Federation Councillor from United Earth. He ascended to the presidency in 2185, serving two terms. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

An additional screen of biography information created by Mike Sussman for the ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly", but not used in the final production, revealed that Archer "Archer died peacefully in his home in upstate New York in the year 2245, exactly one day after attending the christening ceremony of the first Federation Starship Enterprise, NCC-1701."[1]

Legacy

Starfleet biographical file of Jonathan Archer, circa 2268.

John Gill described Archer as the "greatest explorer of the 22nd century". A century later Elias Vaughn considered Archer to be one of Earth's most eminent explorers alongside the likes of Leif Eriksson, Ferdinand Magellan, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and Neil Armstrong. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly"; DS9 novel: Twilight)

As of the mid-23rd century Archer was the only Human to have two planets named in his honor: Archer's Planet in the Gamma Trianguli sector, and Archer IV in 61 Ursae Majoris. (ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly")

Personal timeline

location assignment/event dates rank or rate assignment insignia rank insignia
Upstate New York born 2112
Flight School student 2136
NX Program test pilot 2143 Commander
Omega training mission 2140s
Enterprise (NX-01) commanding officer[2] 2150-2156 Captain
Commodore of the Fleet 2156-? Commodore
Starfleet Command  ? Admiral
Appointed honorary member of the Andorian Imperial Guard 2164
Commander-in-Chief  ?-2168
Andoria Federation Ambassador to Andoria 2169-2175 Ambassador
Federation Council Federation Councillor for United Earth 2175-2183 Councillor
Palais de la Concorde Federation President 2184-2192[3] President

Alternate versions

In an alternate timeline, while in the Delphic Expanse in 2153, Archer sustained injuries which crippled his brain's ability to form new long-term memories, leaving him unable to recall more than the last few hours (and the whole of his life up to the point of injury). In this condition, he was unable to continue in command. The Enterprise was unable to stop the Xindi plot against Earth in time, the planet was destroyed, and the Xindi exterminated every human colony they could locate. Archer, under the care of T'Pol, was one of the survivors who relocated to a secret colony on Ceti Alpha V. (ENT episode: "Twilight")

In another alternate timeline, in which John Frederick Paxton destroyed Starfleet Command and ended the talks for the Coalition of Planets, Archer continued to work toward creating a political alliance between Vulcan, Andoria, Tellar and other worlds, with the belief Earth would eventually join as well. His actions were opposed by the Isolationist Party, who had him recalled to Earth after they took control of the Parliament and put before a court martial. In this same timeline, he performed the marriage between Trip Tucker and T'Pol, and himself married Erika Hernandez sometime prior to 2199. He died sometime after 2244. (Star Trek: Myriad Universes novel: A Less Perfect Union)

Appendices

  1. 1.0 1.1 Archer's middle name of Beckett was established in the ENT novel: The Romulan War: Beneath the Raptor's Wing, it is presumably a reference to Samuel Beckett, the protagonist in the series Quantum Leap, who was also played by Scott Bakula.
  2. Archer's command of the Enterprise is listed as ending in 2160 in his biography from ENT episode: "In a Mirror, Darkly", however the later episode "These Are the Voyages..." contradicts this, showing Archer in command into 2161.
  3. The 2184 start year for Archer's presidency conflicts with the four-year term system established in Articles of the Federation. One possible explanation might be that the dates refer to the year of his election rather than the year he took office.

Connections

Commanding officers of the ships Enterprise
Enterprise (NX-01) Archer Enterprise assignment patch.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) AprilPikeKirkZarloDeckerSpock USS Enterprise assignment insignia.
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701) (alternate reality) PikeSpockKirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A) Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B) HarrimanSuluJohnson
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C) GarrettCastillo
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) PicardRikerJellico
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E) BatesonPicardRikerData
ISS Enterprise (NX-01) Forrest Emblem of the Terran Empire.
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701) FranzPikeKirkSpockRileySaavik
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D) Picard
Enterprise (NX-01) personnel
Starfleet personnel Almack • J. Anderson • Ansara • J. Archer • Billy • Bishop • K. Borovsky • M. Burch • Carstairs • R. Chandra • Cravens • Elizabeth CutlerDaniels • Diaz • Duel • J. Edwards • M. Fincke • FosterGarverA. HartHessJ. HornKelbyJ. Kelly • J. Lee • T. MayweatherM. McCall • Meir • E. NovakovichD. O'Neill • Perkins • PhloxPointerM. Reed • A. Rhodes • K.P. Ryan • A. al Saed • SantiniH. SatoStepanczykT'Pol • Tom • C. TuckerWilliams • unnamed Enterprise (NX-01) personnel
MACO contingent D. ChangC. EbyS. GuitierrezJ. HayesN. KemperD. McCammonF. McKenzieM. Peruzzi Seal of the MACOs.
Presidents of the United Federation of Planets
Seal of the President of the United Federation of Planets. Vanderbiltal-RashidT'Maransh'RothressArcherGrallessSardixThortathanalEinicroxSuessorTodahlahrMorvehlKurvannisGreshlahrigmBralChristensonQasrVarisDadariMintaineSarboranWescottHirashitoMcLarenOromonSalamornIxanRoth/FergusRa-ghoratreiiZagrinLaikanThelianSuluT'PraghAmitraJaresh-InyoZifeBaccoOkeg Seal of the President of the United Federation of Planets.
Italization indicates Presidents who may only have served in alternate continuities to the majority listed here.
Commanders-in-Chief of the Federation Starfleet
Emblem of the United Federation of Planets Jonathan Archer • Marcus van Diemen • Bull Buchinsky • Heihachiro NoguraDai MehkanHarold MorrowLance CartwrightRobert BennettJohn "Blackjack" HarrimanWilliam SmillieAndrovar DrakeMargaret Sinclair-Alexander(Chekov) • Huang • Edward JellicoLeonard James Akaar Seal of the Federation Starfleet


Preceded by:
Unknown
Commanding Officers of the Starships Enterprise
2151-2161
Succeeded by:
Robert April
Preceded by:
Unspecified
Federation Ambassador to Andoria
2169-2175
Succeeded by:
Unspecified
Preceded by:
Unspecified
Federation Councillor From United Earth
2175-2184
Succeeded by:
Unspecified
Preceded by:
Avaranthi sh'Rothress
President of the United Federation of Planets
2185-2192
Succeeded by:
Gralless

External links

  • Jonathan Archer article at Memory Alpha, the wiki for canon Star Trek.
  • Archer's biography pages from "In a Mirror, Darkly" (I, II), from Mike Sussman's website.

This article uses material from the "Jonathan Archer" article on the Memory-beta wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.

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For the mirror universe counterpart, see Jonathan Archer (mirror).

Jonathan Archer was a member of the Earth Starfleet and one of the most important figures of the 22nd century. As a captain, he commanded the Enterprise NX-01, Earth's first warp five starship from 2151 to 2161. As Enterprise's commanding officer, Archer's exploits were responsible for the emergence of the United Earth as a key player in interstellar politics. During his ten-year command, he made first contact with dozens of species, including the Klingons, Andorians, Tholians and Suliban. Archer and the Enterprise crew were also responsible for saving Earth from a devastating attack by the Xindi, and helped bring about an end to the so-called Temporal Cold War. His actions as Captain of the Enterprise paved the way for the founding of the United Federation of Planets, of which he eventually became president in the late 2100s. (ENT: "Broken Bow", "The Andorian Incident", "United", "In a Mirror, Darkly", "Terra Prime", "These Are the Voyages")

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Overview

Early life

Young Jonathan and his father Henry Archer in 2121.

Jonathan Archer was born upstate New York on Earth in 2112, the son of warp physicist Henry Archer. He grew up in and around San Francisco. An experienced boy scout, Jonathan "always wanted to join Starfleet." Henry Archer died of Clarke's Disease in 2124, leaving Jonathan to be raised by his mother, Sally. The elder Archer's friend Emory Erickson became like a surrogate father to Jonathan. ENT: "Broken Bow", "North Star", "Rogue Planet", "Cold Station 12", "Deadaelus")

Starfleet

Jonathan Archer in 2143, observing Starfleet's first warp 2 flight

Archer joined Starfleet just after the service was chartered, attending flight school in San Francisco. By 2143, he was a commander and test pilot for the NX Program alongside A.G. Robinson. (ENT: "Twilight", "First Flight")

Archer met Trip Tucker in 2143 while he was with the NX program. The two men would eventually become best friends and Tucker would serve aboard the Enterprise as chief engineer. from her launch until his death, saving Archer's life, in 2161. (ENT: "First Flight", "Broken Bow", "Strange New World")

In 2147, Archer met and befriended the older Commander Charles Clow over similar interests in Warp Field Theory and Earth's future in exploration. They remained in close contact even after the launch of Enterprise. Archer even signed a letter of recommendation for Charles' son Chris into Starfleet Academy, unbeknownst to the younger Clow. (RPG: Star Trek: Poseidon - The Birth of the Federation)

Around the same time, Archer was in a romantic relationship with Erika Hernandez, later the captain of the Columbia NX-02. Archer broke off their relationship when he became her commanding officer, but they revived it years later after Hernandez' own promotion in 2154. (ENT: "Home")

Enterprise

In 2150, Archer was selected to command Enterprise, launched in 2151. Their first mission involved returning Klaang to the Klingon homeworld, and a disastrous contact with the Suliban. During the first year of the ship's mission, Archer and the Enterprise made first contact with the Andorians. Together they exposed a Vulcan listening post on P'Jem, and Archer gained a grudging, unlikely ally in Shran. (ENT: "Broken Bow", "The Andorian Incident")

Other early missions included first contacts with the Axanar and Akaali, and additional encounters with the Klingons, Andorians and Tandarans. (ENT: "Fight or Flight", "Civilization", "Sleeping Dogs", "Shadows of P'Jem", "Detained", "Two Days and Two Nights"

It was also during Archer's first year of command that he encountered the 31st century time traveler Daniels, who repeatedly recruited Archer and his crew to help preserve the timeline from other parties involved in the Temporal Cold War. (ENT: "Cold Front", "Shockwave", "Shockwave, Part II")

In 2152, Archer made a fateful first contact with the Romulan Star Empire at an interstellar minefield, defended a mining colony from Klingons, became involved in another Vulcan-Andorian conflict, and was nearly sent to the penal colony of Canamar. (ENT: "Minefield", "Marauders", "Cease Fire", "Canamar")

Later that year, he was captured by the Klingons after lending aid to Rha'daran rebels. Tried on Narendra III, Archer was sentenced imprisonment on Rura Penthe. Rescued by the Enterprise, he was pursued by both the Klingons and bounty hunters, like Skalaar, which marked humanity's first contact with Tellarites. (ENT: "Judgment", "Bounty", "The Expanse")

The Delphic Expanse

The Xindi superweapon in 2154

After Earth was attacked by the Xindi, Archer led the Enterprise into the Delphic Expanse to find the Xindi, and either make peace or destroy their superweapon. The quest took nearly a year, but the mission was successful, also saving the galaxy from the Sphere Builders and bringing an end to the Temporal Cold War. (ENT: "The Expanse", "The Xindi", "Countdown", "Zero Hour", "Storm Front")

While in the expanse, Archer and the Enterprise discovered a colony of humans kidnapped from the Ancient West by the Skagarans, and helped make peace between the two peoples. (ENT: "North Star")

Homecoming

After destroying the Xindi superweapon before it reached Earth, Archer was thrown back in time to an altered 1944, where the Nazis had conquered America, with the help of the Na'kuhl. Aided by his crew, Daniels and Silik, Archer managed to restore the timeline and end the Temporal Cold War. (ENT: "Storm Front", "Storm Front, Part II")

Months later, Archer became involved in stopping Dr. Arik Soong and his group of Augments, and the threat they posed. The mission took the Enterprise into the Borderland, where they encountered both Orions and Klingons. Archer confronted Soong at Cold Station 12, and pursued the Augments into Klingon space, destroying their vessel and the cryogenically-frozen embryos left from the Eugenics Wars. (ENT: "Borderland", "Cold Station 12", "The Augments")

When the Earth embassy on Vulcan was bombed, killing Admiral Forrest, Archer's friend and commanding officer, Archer and T'Pol investigated the bombing. Their investigation led to encounters with the Syrranites, Archer's melding with Surak's katra, the recovery of the Kir'shara, the dissolution of the Vulcan High Command and, ultimately, the Vulcan Reformation. Archer gained a much deeper insight into Vulcans from holding the katra of Surak in his mind. (ENT: "The Forge", "Awakening", "Kir'Shara")

Some time later, Archer and the Enterprise rescued Shran and his crew from the destruction of the warship Kumari, ostensibly by Tellarite forces. Archer, however, uncovered a plot by the Romulan Star Empire to destabilize the region by manipulating the local powers into conflict. Once the rused was discovered, Archer organized a historic combined fleet Humans, Vulcans, Andorians, and Tellarites to seek out the drone ship, marking the first steps toward uniting the four races. (ENT: "Babel One", "United", "Aenar")

When Dr. Phlox was kidnapped by Klingon agents, Archer, the Enterprise and the Columbia pursued him into Klingon space, where it was discovered that Klingon experiments with the Augment wreckage had created a virus that was wreaking havoc on their genome. Phlox was rescued, but in the process, Klingon DNA was temporarily grafted to Archer's, which helped tp find a cure. (ENT: "Affliction", "Divergence")

Closer to home, Archer and his crew stopped John Frederick Paxton and Terra Prime from attacking all aliens in and around Earth, along with Starfleet Command as part of their paranoid, xenophobic plans for a "pure" humanity. Following the incident, he was influential resuming negotiations for to form a Coalition of Planets, which would eventually lead to the Federation. (ENT: "Demons", "Terra Prime")

The war

Captain Archer and Enterprise played a highly prominent role in the Earth-Romulan War. In addition to being the Captain with the most battle experience, Captain Archer's findings also contributed to United Earth's tactical analysis of the Romulan Empire.

In 2156, Captain Archer attended the launching ceremony for the NX-04, Discovery. His good friend, Commander Charles Clow, had been assigned there as executive officer, and the Captain made a consorted effort to see his friend off on his first deep space assignment. Unfortunately, Commander Clow was killed barely a year later due to a random Romulan attack. His death gave new resolve to Archer, who helped lead the epic Battle of Sector 2148 for Starfleet. After that victory, critical intel was gathered which contributed to Earth's major and final victory at the Battle of Cheron. (RPG: Star Trek: Poseidon - The Birth of the Federation)

Later career

A holographic representation of Archer at the signing of the Federation Charter in 2161

Archer's command of Enterprise ended in 2161, after which he signed the charter ratifying the Coalition of Planets which would ultimately lead to the formation of the United Federation of Planets.

Given Counselor Troi's line about "this alliance would lead to the Federation," several theories have spread up to explain the apparent discrepancy, including that put forth in the novel The Good That Men Do.

Archer went on to serve in the Federation Starfleet, retiring years later after he served as Chief of Staff at Starfleet Command, holding the rank of Admiral. In appreciation for all his service, Archer became an honorary member of the Andorian Imperial Guard in 2164 and Federation Ambassador to Andoria in 2169. He became a Federation Councillor in 2175, and was elected President of the United Federation of Planets in 2184, serving for eight years until 2192. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II")

According to one biography, Archer "...died at his home in upstate New York in the year 2245, exactly one day after attending the christening ceremony of the first Federation Starship Enterprise, NCC-1701". (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II" graphic)

Relationships

Charles Tucker III

Archer met "Trip" Tucker in 2343, and saved his life during an EVA exercise in 2147. They became best friends before their assignment to Enterprise, unswervingly loyal to each other.

T'Pol

Despite early friction, stemming from T'Pol's view of humanity's "inexperience" and his own distrust of Vulcans, Jonathan Archer came to respect, and later befriend his XO and science officer, even admitting to a romantic attraction between them (which never materialized).

Shran

After numerous encounters during the early days of Enterprise's mission, Archer and the Andorian Shran developed a mutual respect, which over the years grew into a strong friendship.

Charles Clow

Similar interests in optimistic ideology and exploration of the cosmos sparked a close friendship between Archer and Commander Charles Clow which continued until the Commander's death in 2157. Not only did they work together, Archer and Clow were brotherly, sharing interesting stories of the NX Test Program as well as amusing stories of personal functions. Archer even helped Charles' son Chris enter Starfleet Academy, and fought beside his eldest son Matt in the Battle of Cheron. Charles' death hit Archer hard, but gave him resolve enough to lead United Earth to victory at the end of the Earth-Romulan War. (RPG: Star Trek: Poseidon - The Birth of the Federation)

Others

Captain Archer became friends with nearly every one of his senior crew aboard Enterprise, especially with Hoshi Sato and Travis Mayweather.

His mentors were Emory Erickson and Maxwell Forrest. It wounded Archer deeply when Forrest was killed in the embassy bombing on Vulcan.

Archer would go on to marry and have several children, literally becoming the grandfather to a new generation of Starfleet officers. His descendants in the 24th century included Valerie Archer and Ben Bartholomew. He was also related to Nick Keller through their shared Beckett family bloodline. (Star Trek: Pendragon)

Legacy

Starfleet biography of Archer, circa 2268

Even within his own lifetime, Archer became a legend on Earth. After the resolution of the Xindi crisis, dozens of schools were renamed in his honor. (ENT: "Home")

In the 23rd century, historian John Gill hailed Archer as "the greatest explorer of the 22nd century," and two planets were named for the former captain: Archer's Planet in the Gamma Trianguli sector, and Archer IV, the first M-class planet explored by Enterprise. (ENT: "In a Mirror, Darkly, Part II" graphic)

Archer's Comet and the Federation starship USS Archer were also named for him (ENT: "Breaking the Ice"; Star Trek Nemesis)

Jordan Rudess claimed that he was in fact Jonathan Archer, and indeed many people from earth's past, including Elizabeth II of England, the mathematician Euler and the composer Vivaldi. If this is true then Archer's legacy is much more widely spread, and he was in fact a non-corporeal being of great power. (Star Trek: Paradigms: "Sometimes there's rain")

Chronology

  • 2151: The Enterprise NX-01 launches
    • Becomes one of the first Humans to set foot on Qo'noS
    • Makes first contact with the Suliban
    • Makes first contact with the Andorians
  • 2153: Given the mission to the Delphic Expanse to destroy the Xindi superweapon
    • Transformed into a Loque'eque
    • Travelled back in time to the year 2004
Transformed into a Klingon
  • 2154: Completes the mission in the Delphic Expanse by destroying the Xindi superweapon
    • Travels to the mid-20th century
    • Held the katra of Surak for a short time
    • Makes first contact with the Organians
    • Transformed into a Klingon
  • 2161: Final year commanding Enterprise
    • Helps to rescue the daughter of Shran
    • Signs the Federation Charter
  • 2192: Steps down as Federation President


Commanding officers of the starships Enterprise
Enterprise (NX-01): Archer
ISS Enterprise (NX-01): Forrest | Archer
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701): April | Pike | Kirk | Zarlo | Decker | Spock
ISS Enterprise (NCC-1701): Pike | Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-A): Kirk
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-B): Harriman | Chekov | Sulu
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-C): Garrett
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-D): Picard | W. Riker | Jellico
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-E): Bateson | Picard
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G): Cross
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-G): E. Holliday | W. Holliday
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-J): Pudlo
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-O): A. Riker
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-P): Obeska
USS Enterprise (NCC-1701-JFAZW): Hyperriker

External links


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