Desert Crossing

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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Desert Crossing'
Episode Number: 124
Synopsis: "When Archer and Trip are invited to a desert-like planet by an alien leader after they help fix his ship, they discover he is a terrorist who has lured them onto his planet under false pretenses. Meanwhile, T'Pol, while in command, faces a tough decision when she cannot locate Archer and Trip in the desert."

Original Airdate: May 08, 2002
Rerun: August 28, 2002
Fan Rating: 7.5/10 (Full Poll Results)


Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Andre Bormanis
Teleplay By: Andre Bormanis
Directed By: David Straiton

Guest Stars:


  • Features appearances by real-life U.S.S. Enterprise sailors Aviation Electronic Technician First Class Robert Pickering, Aviation Electrician's Mate Second Class Timothy Whittington and Personnelman Third Class Sara Elizabeth Pizzo. (March 13, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Clancy Brown, best known for roles in 'Highlander' and 'Starship Troopers,' will appear as "a charismatic alien leader" called Zobral. (March 24, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Scott Bakula: "We're in desert gear. We went to a real desert. We had a ball, but it was crazy. There's a desert in Southern California, right near Mexico. It looks like the Sahara. It's unbelievable. It was great." (April 17, 2002 - TrekToday)


Poll Results

How would you grade 'Desert Crossing'?
9-10 33.6% - (482 Votes)
7-8 29.5% - (424 Votes)
5-6 13.7% - (197 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 11.5% - (166 Votes)
1-2 4.5% - (65 Votes)
3-4 3.8% - (55 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 3.1% - (45 Votes)

Total Votes: 1434