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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Cogenitor'
Episode Number: 222
Synopsis: "While studying a star in the early stages of going supernova, Enterprise encounters a race called the Vissians. The two crews get along famously, until Trip Tucker gets a little too curious about a member of the species' third gender - a nameless individual called a 'cogenitor.'"

Original Airdate: April 30, 2003
Rerun: August 20, 2003
Fan Rating: 8.5/10 (Full Poll Results)
Nielsens Rating: 2.7/4 (Full Report)


Written By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga
Directed By: LeVar Burton

Guest Stars:


  • Rumoured to involve Trip helping an alien being, known as the Cogenitor, to expand his horizons, despite opposition from his people. (February 11, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Guest star Andreas Katsulas played Narn Ambassador G'Kar on Babylon 5 and Romulan Comamnder Tomalak in four TNG episodes. (February 28, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • Principal photography on 'Cogenitor' ran from Tuesday, February 18 to Wednesday, February 26. (February 28, 2003 - TrekToday)

  • LeVar Burton's third Enteprise episode after 'Terra Nova' and 'Fortunate Son.'

  • Rick Berman: "[This episode] deals with a species for which three genders are necessary for conception. Although it might sound a little kinky, it doesn't come across that way. The episode focuses a lot on Trip, and I think that it's a very provocative episode that again deals with issues that are precursors to the Prime Directive."


Poll Results

How would you rate 'Cogenitor'?
9-10 58.5% - (673 Votes)
7-8 14.7% - (170 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 12.5% - (144 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 5.6% - (65 Votes)
5-6 4% - (46 Votes)
1-2 2.8% - (33 Votes)
3-4 1.6% - (19 Votes)

Total Votes: 1150

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