Was Jonathan Archer ever mentioned before the creation of Star Trek: Enterprise? If not, why? I'm surprised I've never heard anyone ask this before, considering Archer was the first captain of Enterprise, he founded the Federation, and he later became its President, which begs the question. I would think that if the TNG era showrunners wanted to do a prequel, they would have to either reference someone who was already known to do all these important things or have a very good explanation as to why history never mentioned him. Yet, to my knowledge, I don't think his name was ever mentioned until the show started. It seems like a huge oversight to not cover such a basic question to the premise of the show, but maybe I'm forgetting something. Thanks for the info!