In 2019, Vulture ranked Captain Archer as the 8th Star Trek captain by their selection criterion, a combination of competency and managerial style. Also included in the list are: Robert April, Matthew Decker, Philippa Georgiou, and Christopher Pike. Admiral Archer's love for his dog is obvious since he often considered his Beagle in all of his actions. [8] Space.com rated Archer as the sixth best captain of Star Trek. Apparently, at some point in-between Star Trek: The Motion Picture and Star Trek: The Wrath of Khan, Kirk retired from Starfleet and lived in his family’s farmhouse in Idaho, even though he was born in Iowa? Jonathan Archer is a fictional character in the Star Trek franchise. T'Pol reads it back to Archer questioningly and he smiles and replies "I had high hopes as a kid." That part of the film takes place in … At least two starships were named for him: the Archer-class scout ship featured in the tie-in novel series Star Trek: Vanguard and its follow-up Star Trek: Seekers, and an unspecified ship alluded to in Star Trek: Nemesis. Perhaps a great great grandpuppy of the original Porthos? The prized beagle appeared on their transport platform about a month out on their first five-year mission. [8] They note Archer as being interested in exploration, but also having a relaxed attitude and that he also enjoys spending times with friends and his pet dog. (Which, weirdly has shades of the set-up for Star Trek: Picard.) Although Porthos isn't the first domesticated pet to be featured in a Star Trek series (Data owned a cat, Spot, in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Captain Jean-Luc Picard owned a lionfish named Livingston), Porthos has the distinction of being the first pet to maintain an ongoing presence in the series, and even – as illustrated above – become the focus of an episode. Our Privacy Notice has been updated to explain how we use cookies, which you accept by continuing to use this website. that "I haven’t taught him any, mostly what he does is eat, sleep and not fetch." Our mission is simple: to make each other laugh, groan, and question our... Jump to. And although this is the first time a dog has featured on a promotional image for a big Star Trek event, this isn’t the first canine to brave the final frontier. Archer is the commanding officer of the first starship Enterprise (NX-01) from 2151 to 2161 and is later President of the United Federation of Planets from 2184 to 2192. Made Admiral after the death of Maxwell Forrest. [7]. Episode writer Mike Sussman noted that the animal was "The sweetest dog I have ever met.". Star Trek writer Bob Orci went on record to clear up the issue, "Admiral Archer is a reference to the Archer we all know and love, and yes he would be over 100, which is a likely life expectancy in a futuristic space faring race of humans (as depicted by McCoy’s (DeForest Kelley, playing the 137 year old Admiral) appearance in The Next Generation.)" Anyway, Krudge’s Targ looks like a demon hound from hell. We think the real Maura would have ranked higher on this list, but the shapeshifting murder-version gets a lower slot. [15], Fictional character from Star Trek: Enterprise. Archer commits desperate, controversial acts of questionable morality to ensure a future for Earth, including torturing a prisoner, cloning Tucker to harvest body parts in order to save the chief engineer and thus killing the clone, and stealing a vital warp coil and leaving a ship of aliens stranded in space. The first time we saw a Klingon Targ—their version of a dog—it was the one owned by Commander “Doc” Krudge (played by Christopher Lloyd) in Star Trek III: The Search For Spock. The Enterprise was up for shore leave for the next two days and since they were in the vicinity of Earth, Scott decided to return Horatio to Admiral Archer. Encounters with the Mazarites, Xindi, Tholians, Suliban and Klingons caused Archer to become more of a military commander. Gardner (peer). [4] It is assumed it is this Gardner who becomes Admiral when Maxwell Forrest dies in "The Forge". In an attempt to protect the fragile peace treaty, Archer takes the challenge instead and Shran is incapacitated. Some people insist that "Admiral Archer's prized Beagle" that nuScotty loses in his transporter experiment in ST09 was Porthos. Although initially optimistic, Archer becomes involved in his first mission as captain of Enterprise in the middle of the Temporal Cold War. The prized Beagle was in the first episode of Enterprise as well as the last in the episode. Following the Xindi attack on Earth in 2153, Archer becomes a changed man. I think so far the only non Original Series cameo was a verbal mention of "Admiral Archer's prized beagle" in Star Trek 2009. In many ways, Krudge is the beginning of the modern Klingon, since he’s the first actor in the forehead-ridged makeup with speaking lines in English. He is the protagonist of the television series Star Trek: Enterprise, where he is portrayed by Scott Bakula. The same computer display states that Archer's Planet and Archer IV (mentioned in "Yesterday's Enterprise" and "Strange New World" respectively) were named after him. Klingon dogs are all over the place. [12] CBR ranked archer as the 5th best member of Starfleet 2018, in between Spock (#6) and Captain Janeway (#4) in their ranking. [14] In 2016, Captain Archer was ranked as the 9th most important character of Starfleet within the Star Trek science fiction universe by Wired magazine. Admiral Archer’s Prized Beagle In one log entry, Scotty mentions his transporter experiment, which resulted in the disappearance of Admiral Archer’s dog. (Wait, is Riker… dead? Porthos is Archer's pet dog. Star Trek (2009)-----Chaper 1 - Here Boy "So, Mister Scott, what do you have for us today?" So yeah, this dog saved the first Captain of the Enterprise because of time travel. Yes Admiral Archer was mentioned. It turns out, the reason her sister died was that she chased the (unnamed) family dog and drowned. En route, he and his crew run into the Andorian Shran, a long-time friend/enemy/ally. After successfully crushing a rebellion against the Empire, Archer attempted to take the futuristic vessel to Earth where he would proclaim himself Emperor. In Star Trek Generations, Kirk’s Nexus flashback is very confusing. During Shran's stay, Romulans attack and cause the fragile alliance to crash to a halt. On the ice planet Delta Vega, Scotty says he tested the transporter on Admiral Archer's prized beagle. The issue consisted of the second part of The Truth About Tribbles, a loose Kelvin timeline adaptation of TOS episode: "The Trouble with Tribbles", as adapted from the original by writer Mike Johnson. This is a reference to Jonathan Archer, the captain of the Enterprise on the TV series Star Trek: Enterprise. BUTLER! In the process, Archer becomes the first known Human participant in a Vulcan mind meld. But—spoiler alert—the dog is really a shapeshifting monster that has only taken the form of Maura! Daniels' comments are that Archer will be the man who helps to form the United Federation of Planets, and it becomes apparent by the third season that Daniels is representing the Federation throughout the Temporal Cold War. While on his mission to locate the Xindi, Archer is briefly transformed into a member of the extinct Loque'eque by a mutagenic virus. For four seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise, the lovable and wise beagle named Porthos was Captain Archer’s best friend, and also, very easily, the greatest dog in Star Trek history. One of the earliest Star Trek episodes, “The Enemy Within” featured Trek’s very first space dog. Scotty: I'll tell you when it reappears... Ahem. The prequel series focused on Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula), a man billed as Captain Kirk's childhood hero. Though it’s the least-popular Star Trek series, Enterprise hands-down has the best dog. Sorry, unnamed family dog of the Troi family; you’re heckin’ cute and you didn’t deserve this but you’re getting ranked last because of all this tragic backstory. Despite being born in upstate New York, (ENT: \"North Star\", \"Storm Front\") Archer variously claimed to have lived \"all\" or \"most\" of his life prior to 2151 in San Francisco. Archer had a pet Beagle. One of four males born in a litter of English Beagles, Porthos and his brothers, Athos, Aramis and d'Artagnan, were named after characters from The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas, père. ... Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies) (1372) Star Trek: The Original Series (1051) All the New Horror and Genre-Bending Books Arriving in December! Afterwards, he was played by a further two female beagles, Breezy and Windy, although the character of Porthos remained male. 20 hrs. Archer, the son of famed warp engineer Henry Archer and his wife Sally, was born in 2112 on 4 August in Upstate New York, where he spent most of his formative years; he later claimed to have spent the majority of his life in San Francisco. Is the dog really named “Number One?” Is that a tribute to Riker? Historian John Gill considered Archer "the greatest explorer of the 22nd century." Although Archer was suspended for the act, the program is halted for six months before it eventually resumes and the construction of the Enterprise begins. During his time at the Academy Montgomery Scott served as the aide to the Admiral on this course. ... Don’t test transporter functions on Admiral Archer’s prized beagle... Richard Bergstrom. When Scotty tested his transwarp beaming technology he was expecting the Admiral’s beagle to reappear; just sooner, and in the designated space. Here are nine dogs (or dog-like creatures) from across the wide canon of Star Trek, ranked in ascending of how adorable and wonderful they are. [10][11], ScreenRant rated Archer as the fourth best captain, noting that he had to pioneer space without the benefit of the institutions he helped to create, and noted his ability to take on challenges. Ever. Admiral Archer's Prized Beagle by Zukana13731 Fandoms: Star Trek: Alternate Original Series (Movies), ... A series of drabbles revolving around Admiral Archer's beagle aboard the Enterprise. During Seasons 1 and 2, he is somewhat uncomfortable with this role, especially in the episode "A Night In Sickbay" when Porthos contracts a deadly illness on an alien world. The pirates didn't know what to make of the dog, even speculating that he was perhaps food. This unnamed dog only appears in telepathic visions in a late-in-the-game season 7 TNG episode in which Counselor Troi discovers that her mom has been hiding a family secret about an older sister she never knew she had. In the pilot episode, Travis Mayweather says Archer won't use the transporter for himself and certainly not for his dog. The Temporal Cold War begins at the beginning of the pilot episode, "Broken Bow". In the alternate Kelvin timeline, Montgomery Scott (Simon Pegg) mentioned that he tested transwarp beaming on " Admiral Archer 's prized beagle". The Vulcans recommended terminating the warp trials, which Starfleet agreed to, until Charles Tucker III[6] (who would later serve as chief engineer under Archer) fixed the intermix ratios and Archer and Robinson take the NX-Beta, the second test ship, without clearance to prove its readiness. 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