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Enterprise - First Flight text commentary

"First Flight" commentary, Enterprise computer-style

A text commentary is a type of DVD commentary in which information appears on the screen. The text commentary of Star Trek DVDs (written by Michael and Denise Okuda) take the form of subtitles.

Star Trek: The Original Series and Star Trek: Enterprise are the only series that have text commentaries included in their box sets, although one episode in the second season of Star Trek: Voyager, "The 37's", contained a text commentary. The other episodes listed below have received these commentaries in the Fan Collective DVDs.

All of the Special Edition DVDs of the Star Trek films have text commentaries.

Episodes with text commentaries

The Original Series

The Animated Series

The Next Generation

Deep Space Nine




In the commentary of "Little Green Men", the text mentions that the Bell Riots took place in the episodes "Future Tense, Parts 1 and 2". The commentary apparently confused the DS9 episodes "Past Tense, Part I" and "Past Tense, Part II" with the ENT episode "Future Tense".

In the commentary of "The Best of Both Worlds, Part II", the text claims that a set used as the USS Enterprise-D's battle bridge was later reused as the bridge of the USS Enterprise-B in "Yesterday's Enterprise". However, it is the bridge of the Enterprise-C that appears in that episode, not the bridge of the Enterprise-B.

The commentary of Star Trek: The Motion Picture claims that Styles' quarters aboard the USS Excelsior appear in "Star Trek II" when, in actual fact, they are shown in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock.

The commentary of "The Counter-Clock Incident" cites the Capellan flower as being a reference to TOS: "A Private Little War" and states that that episode is set on Capella IV. However, both of these statements are actually true of TOS: "Friday's Child".

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