Star Trek: Enterprise isn’t the most beloved show in the franchise
Despite its lack of love from some Star Trek fans, there are many more Star Trek: Enterprise fans that are hoping for an appearance from one or more of ENT’s former actors on any of the current television series. At this point, they’re most likely would even be happy with a flashback scene, a recreated hologram scene, or even a dream sequence. Why? Because, although Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula) has been mentioned on Star Trek: Discovery, there really isn’t much call back to the series.
Star Trek: Enterprise has been overlooked elsewhere
Along with the actors/characters being virtually overlooked in the franchise, the entire series has been skipped over in media for the most part. Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Original Series, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: The Next Generation all have books that go behind the scenes, that celebrate the years the series were onscreen, and more. Enterprise does not. There are continuation novels, but there seems to be no additional focus on the series even though it’s just as much a part of the franchise as the other shows.
Collectibles are few, and there isn’t a large focus on anything even remotely related to Enterprise like a documentary or set tour. It’s like, for the most part, Enterprise has been forgotten. But this series aired for four seasons, and despite the dislike, there are a lot (and I mean a lot) of memorable episodes that have added to canon. (And yes, some, like “Regeneration” that tampered with the timeline.)
So should we expect to see a cameo by one of the actors? One of the long-lived characters like Dr. Phlox or T’Pol to show up on any of the current series? Probably not Discovery since it jumped so far ahead in time, but there’s no reason why they couldn’t pop up somewhere, especially with so many properties available now and so many ways for it to be done. It’s simply time that Enterprise be remembered as part of Star Trek with more than just a passing mention of Captain Archer’s name and his original ship.