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Series: 'Enterprise'
Episode Title: 'Dawn'
Episode Number: 213
Synopsis: "Trip Tucker is alone on a test mission aboard Shuttlepod One when he is fired upon by a territorial alien and forced to land on the night side of a moon. As he tries in vain to contact Enterprise, he discovers his alien foe has also made an emergency landing nearby, and the two nemeses must contend with each other as the extremely hot rising sun threatens their survival."

Original Airdate: January 08, 2003
Rerun: July 09, 2003
Fan Rating: 6.4/10 (Full Poll Results)
Nielsens Rating: 2.5 (Full Report)


Written By: John Shiban
Directed By: Roxann Dawson

Guest Stars:


  • Archer must work together with the Arkonians, a militant species not on good terms with the Vulcans, to rescue Trip after he crash-lands on a moon in their territory. (October 25, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Began seven-day production schedule on Monday, November 4, with most of the shoot taking place on sets representing the moon's exterior. (November 16, 2002 - TrekToday)

  • Zho'Kaan was named Sha'Khana in an early draft of the episode.


Poll Results

How would you rate 'Dawn'?
9-10 20.9% - (216 Votes)
7-8 20.8% - (215 Votes)
Wasn't able to see it 15.9% - (165 Votes)
5-6 13.7% - (142 Votes)
3-4 13.3% - (138 Votes)
Didn't want to see it 7.5% - (78 Votes)
1-2 7.5% - (78 Votes)

Total Votes: 1032

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