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Archer, Jonathan
(Scott Bakula, Young Archer was played by Matt Davis) - Captain of the Enterprise.
Young ArcherArcher
    The first name of Captain Archer was initially to have been Jeffrey.
While  the (American) producers of the show didn't see any problems with this
name,  UK fans pointed out the link to disgraced author, actor and politician
Jeffrey Archer.  After learning  of the connection, the name was changed to
Jackson, but there was exactly one person in the country named Jackson Archer.
To avoid lawsuits, the name Jonathan was finally chosen because there were
20 Jonathan Archers.
    Scott Bakula  jokingly suggested prior to the filming of the two-hour premiere
that Captain Jonathan  Archer's middle name might be Beckett, a reference to his
previous television  series, "Quantum Leap"  (1989), in which his character was
Dr. Sam Beckett.

    Jon                                             "Broken Bow", "First Flight" [ENT]
    Jonny, as a child                          "Fusion" [ENT]

Physical attributes: right handed [phase pistol] (Silent Enemy; Desert Crossing)

    Father - Henry Archer .                    "Broken Bow" [ENT]
    Mother - Sally Archer.                     "In A Mirror Darkly, part 2" [ENT]

Likes and dislikes:
Food and Drink:
    Iced tea flavored with passion fruit.       "Fallen Heroes" [ENT]
    coffee with cream                                 (Regeneration)
    hamburger, catsup only                         (Carpenter Street)
    Andorian ale                                         (Proving Ground)
Hobbies, Sports, etc:
    reads real books                                   (Strange New World; Unexpected)
    water polo (various); played water polo in college, senior year beat Princeton in Regionals and went to Finals (Vox Sola)
    body surfing in Oahu                             (Cogenitor)
    recognizes the singing of Billie Holiday   (Storm Front I)
    rockclimbing                                         (Home)

Medical Record:
    Shot in left thigh                                     (Broken Bow)
    Bombarded with analeptic radiation to protect him from a mutagenic pathogen (Cease Fire)
    Cracked a molar and bruised two ribs during a fight with AG Robinson c. 2143 (First Flight)
    Exposed to Loque'eque mutagenic virus and transformed into Loque'eque (Extinction)
    Continuing symptoms from mutagenic virus causing itching and dreams (Rajiin)
    Long cuts on left cheek                          (Impulse)
    mild concussion [alternate time line infected by parasites that live outside regular time-space (Twilight)
    Shot by projectile weapon, right shoulder (North Star)
    Blood type, B-                                      (Carpenter Street)
    Exposed to neurotoxin that caused him to bond with Xindi insectoid eggs (Hatchery)
    Shot upper right arm, missed bone         (Storm Front I)
    Has nightmares about Xindi reptiles         (Home)
    Cut on right cheek from fighting Shran in Ushaar ritual (United)
    Infected with Klingon augment virus in order to produce antibodies, gets temporary forehead ridges (Divergence)

   2112: Date of Birth.     [extrapolated from actor's age and writer's bible]
        Born in Upstate New York, North America, Earth.
                                        "Northstar" [ENT]
        The son of warp engineer Henry Archer .  He grew up in San Francisco.  When
        young, Archer enjoyed building and flying model spacecraft with his father.
                                       "Broken Bow" [ENT]
        Archer grew up around dogs.
                                        "A Night in Sickbay" [ENT]
        Henry Archer takes Jonathan to the library every other week for an extended span of time.
                                        "Shockwave" [ENT]

    2120: At age eight, Archer visited the Warp Five facility located outside Bozeman,
        Montana with his father.  He met scientists "like Tasaki and Cochrane".
                                       "Singularity" [ENT]
        Henry Archer presents Cosmos A to Z, a book with the Arachnid Nebula on the cover, to his son
        Jonny on his eighth birthday.         "Fusion" [ENT]

date unknown:  Archer got sent to the principle's office once for passing notes in class.  In particular, a
    note to Katy Bently inviting her to a party a friend of his was throwing.  She'd already turned him down
    but after he got in trouble changed her mind.
                                                              "The Council" [ENT]

ca. 2130:  He was an eagle scout and earned 26 merit badges (though not the one for exobiology).  He
    earned his wilderness badge in the rainforrests of New Zealand.  The dating of this event assumes
    that Eagle Scout eligibility requirements still restrict awarding of this rank to Scouts under the age
    of 18 in the future.                             "Rogue Planet" [ENT]

    During his senior year at school [high school, college, Starfleet Academy?], Archer was a member
        [perhaps captain?] of the [men's?] water polo team.  He was determined that they could win
        every game, and they did, going on to the North American finals against Princeton [at least;
        and possibly to the finals above that].  He's still a fan of the sport [or possibly just of those
        games that feature his favorite schools].  He has often wished that Enterprise had a pool on board.
                                                             "Vox Sola" [ENT]

ca. 2133:  Jonathan Archer sees a gazelle give birth in East Africa. Within minutes, the baby gazelle was
    walking along with its mother.  Archer was in his early 20's when he saw this.
                                                              "Shockwave, Part II" [ENT]

    A few years before Starfleet was chartered:  Archer once considered serving on a cargo ship -- his
    decision not to is "a long story".       "Horizon" [ENT]

    Archer joined Starfleet.

2136:  Archer met Margaret Mullin when he was 24 yrs old during Flight school in San Franscisco.
    The night before he graduated, he asked her to marry him outside her apartment on Westgate Ave.
    She turned him down saying that she didn't want to become a Starfleet widow.
                                                                "Twilight" [ENT]

    2143:  He has known Charles Tucker for 8 years, and quickly became close friends with the engineer.
                                                              "Unexpected" [ENT]
    At Starfleet he served as a pilot on the NX warp tests with people like A.G. Robinson, Duvall and
    Gardner.  Robinson pushed the limits of a test ship, ending in its destruction. The Vulcans
    recommended the warp trials end, which Starfleet agreed to, until Lt. Charles "Trip" Tucker fixed
    the intermix ratios and Robinson and Archer stole the ship to prove its readiness.  Although Archer
    was suspended for the act, it's believed his risk (and the fact it paid off) eventually secured his role
    as captain of Enterprise, the first warp five starship.
                                                              "First Flight" [ENT]
    2147:  Archer saved Tucker's life (about 4 years ago.)
                                                              "Unexpected" [ENT]
    Archer very rarely does anything foolish - though Tucker remembers a poker game at Jupiter Station
        he believes was foolish.                 "Rogue Planet" [ENT]

    2151:  He assumed command of Enterprise and oversaw her final construction.  When Klaang crashed
        on Earth, Archer convinced Adm. Forrest, the head of Starfleet, to let him take the Klingon back to
        his homeworld aboard the not-yet-ready, Enterprise.  Klaang was abducted during the mission.
        But during the successful rescue operation, Archer learned that the Suliban are operatives in a
        temporal cold war.  After the mission, Archer requested that the temporary Vulcan science officer
        T'Pol, and alien medical specialist Doctor Phlox, remain aboard as permanent crew members.
        Archer has a pet beagle named Porthos that he keeps aboard Enterprise.
                                                               "Broken Bow" [ENT]
    Prior to visiting the P’Jem monestary, the Ingari monestary in Tibet was the oldest he ever visited.
                                                               "The Andorian Incident" [ENT]
    Became trapped in an alternate 31st century future with Daniels.
                                                               "Shockwave" [ENT]

2152, Aug 12-15:  Archer had been asked to write a 1-page preface to a biography of his late father,
    and was putting it off for weeks, unable to sufficiently condense his thoughts.  When he was affected
    by the radiation of a singularity they were studying, it became an obsession for him.
                                                                "Singularity" [ENT]

In a dispute with the Klingon Empire in 2152, Archer was convicted and sentenced to exile on Rura Penthe.
    With his escape, a bounty was put on his head and tensions with the Klingon Empire increased.
                                                              "Judgment" [ENT]

2153, Mar 23:  Captain Archer has a Klingon bounty on his head of 9,000 darceks.  The Tellarite captain
    who captured him and then helped him escape believes it will now be doubled.
                                                                "Bounty" [ENT]

Archer tortures a prisoner                     "Anomaly" [ENT]
Archer strands 86 aliens and steals their needed warp coil.
                                                                "Damage" [ENT]
Archer oks the cloning of Trip in order to harvest body parts to save the chief engineer.

Archer was briefly transformed into a member of the extinct Loque'eque species by a mutagenic virus.
                                                                "Extinction" [ENT]

2153:  Archer is infected with parasites which live outside of normal time.  They are eradicated in an
    an alternate timeline which "resets" the normal timeline to one where the parasites don't exist.
                                                                "Twilight" [ENT]

With the help of Crewman Daniels, he and T'Pol traveled back in time to 2004 Detroit to prevent the
    release of a Xindi-reptillian bioweapon. "Carpenter Street" [ENT]

Archer was presumed dead when the Xindi superweapon was destroyed. However, he was transported
    back to the early 1940's, as was the Enterprise herself.  "Stormfront, part 1" [ENT]

2154: Archer helped a faction of Vulcans fight an oppressive government on their planet. During this
    incident, he was the recipient of the katra, or living spirit, of the great Vulcan philosopher Surak.
    The katra was later transplanted into a Vulcan priest and Archer was left unharmed. In the process,
    he became the first known human participant in a mind meld.
                                                                "The Forge", "Awakening", "Kir'shara" [ENT]

The captain was also involved in one of the first, and possibly most significant treaties yet, being asked
    to escort Gral, the Tellarite ambassador, to the Tellarite-Andorian negotiations. En route, they run
    into the Andorian Shran, a long-time friend/enemy/ally of Enterprise. During his stay, Romulans attack
    in disguise and cause the fragile alliance to crash to a halt. In the mix up, a Tellarite kills Shran's mate
    Talas. Shran avenges her death by asking the Tellarite who killed her to fight to the death. Archer takes
    that challenge instead. And before the captain is about to (what his colleagues think is: meet his doom).
     The fight proceeds, Shran is incapacitated, but not hurt and the alliance remains.

2161:  Archer's ship NX-01 is decommissioned.
                                                                 "These are the Voyages" [ENT]

Rank at retirement: Admiral, Chief of Staff, Starfleet Command
2164:  Archer is appointed an honorary member of the Andorian Guard by General Thy'lek Shran.
                                                                "In A Mirror Darkly, part 2" [ENT]
2169-2175:  Archer serves as Ambassador to Andoria.
                                                                "In A Mirror Darkly, part 2" [ENT]
2175-2183:  Archer serves as a Federation Councilman.
                                                                "In A Mirror Darkly, part 2" [ENT]
2184-2192:  Archer serves as UFP President.
                                                                "In A Mirror Darkly, part 2" [ENT]

Possible Connections to the 24th century:
Archer, Valerie (Kate Vernon) - A recreation of a Starfleet officer, rank of commander, who served at
    Starfleet Headquarters in 2375.  Valerie's parents were both supposed to be Starfleet officers. The
    recreation of this person was part of a training facility for Species 8472, who were planning to use
    operatives to infiltrate Terra in 2375.  Assuming a "real" Valerie Archer exists on Earth (which is
    likely, considering the groundskeeper Boothby was also mimicked), this could be a descendant of
    Jonathan Archer.                             "In the Flesh" [VOY]

Archer IV - The destination of the Enterprise-D before its encounter with the time rift caused by the
    Enterprise-C in an alternate timeline.  In that timeline, Archer IV was where the Klingons suffered
    a defeat against the Federation.  Could this planet have been discovered by and / or named for
    Captain Archer?                                 "Yesterday's Enterprise" [TNG]

The Text of Archer's Bio that appeared on the Defiant's computer screen:


Rank at retirement: Admiral, Chief of Staff, Starfleet Command
Former Assignments:
Commanding officer, Enterprise NX-01, 2150-2160
Ambassador to Andoria, 2169-2175
Federation Councilman, 2175-2183
President, UFP 2184-2192
Birthplace: Upstate New York, North America, Earth
Parents: Henry and Sally Archer


Charming, bold, a born explorer.  Archer was guided by a core of human decency and
intuition, even when they contravene direct orders.  He was independent, yet had a
strong sense of duty.  Archer held a grudge against the Vulcans, whom he blamed for
keeping humanity stuck on Earth, but he learned to cope with a Vulcan science
officer.  As captain of a starship his father helped build, Archer was eager to make
history and see what's out there.

Son of famed warp specialist Henry Archer, Jonathan Archer was appointed captain of Starfleet's first
warp five starship, Enterprise NX-01. As an explorer and peacemaker, his name is among the most
recognized in the Federation, and his pioneering voyages aboard the Enterprise are known to school
children on dozens of worlds, many of which were unknown to humans in Archer's lifetime. Historian
John Gill called Archer the "greatest explorer of the 22nd Century." Archer earned an impressive list
of commendations during his career, including a Medal of Valor, with clusters, the Star Cross, the
Preantares Ribbon of Commendation, and the Federation Citation of Honor.  Archer was also
appointed an honorary member of the Andorian Guard by General Thy'lek Shran in 2164. He's the
only human to have two planets named in his honor: ARCHER'S PLANET in the Gamma Trianguli
sector, and Archer IV, which orbits 61 Ursae Majoris. Archer IV was the first M-Class world charted
by the famous explorer. Although the planet was uninhabitable throughout the 22nd Century due to
toxic pollen in the atmosphere, an antidote to the pollen was discovered early in the 2200s. Today,
the population of Archer IV numbers more than seven hundred million.
Jonathan Archer grew up dreaming of the day when he would get to go "where no man has gone before."
His father was the renowned Henry Archer, who led the development of the Warp Five engine in the
footsteps of warp pioneer Zephram Cochrane.  So it is fitting that Jonathan would carry on the family

Mike Sussman, the episode writer, in a post to Trek BBS said there was another section which did not
appear on screen:

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.

Also SEE:  Archer's Cabin.


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