Search
Mobile Site Caption Comp Monthly Poll Sudden Death Book Reviews Game Reviews Colour Key Statistics Cookie Usage
Federation Ships Other Ships A-K Fleets Weaponry Species Standard People Timelines Calculators Photo Galleries Temporal
Space Stations Other Ships L-Z Design Lineage Size Charts Battles Alternate People Science / Tech Styling Maps / Politics Temporal Ships
Articles Reviews Lists Recreation Search Site Guide What's New eMail Author Links / Awards Shops Forum
Federation
Technology
Ablative
Armour
Antigrav
Units
Communication
Devices

Computers

Exocomps
Force
Fields
Genesis
Device
Holographic
Technology
Hypergiant
Star
Impulse
Engines
Medical
Technology
Navigational
Deflectors
Particle
Fountain

Particles

Replicators
Soliton
Wave Drive
Sonic
Shower
Stellar
Cartography
Stellar
Re-Ignition

Terraforming
Tractor
Beams

Transporters

Tricorders
Universal
Translator
Warp
Drive
Warp
Scales

Miscellaneous

Androids
Cloaking
Device

Cloning
Co-axial
Warp Core

Comets

Cryostasis
D'Arsay
Archive
Dimensional
Shift
Guardian
of Forever
Iconian
Gateway
Neutron
Stars
Null Space
Catapult
Orbital
Tether
Parallel
Dimensions
Planetary
Classes
Planetary
Collision
Preserver
Cannon

Probes
Psionic
Resonator
Quantum
Slipstream Drive
Spatial
Anomalies
Special
Powers
Subspace
Amplifier
Subspace
Phenomena

Trajector

Transwarp
Underspace
Corridor

Vaal
Verteron
Array
Vision
Augmentation

Wormholes
Additional
Sci-Tech
PreviousNextTimeline
ReviewImagesDatapoints

Desert Crossing

Series : Enterprise Rating : 1
Disc No : 1.5 Episode : 24
First Aired : 8 May 2002 Stardate : 12-Feb-52
Director : David Straiton Year : 2152
Writers : Andre Bormanis, Brannon Braga, Rick Berman Season : 1
Guest Cast :
Brandon Karrer as Alien Man
Charles Dennis as Trelit
Clancy Brown as Zorbal
Moral :
Expectations : Medaling in the affairs of others can lead to an expectation in others that you will help them
Guest Reviews :
Rating : 3.0000 for 1 reviewsView existing reviewsAdd your own review
YATI : After apparently sprouting a phase cannon in "Detained", the Enterprise shuttle-pod is now back to using plasma cannon again. Maybe they tried fitting a phase cannon to one shuttle but not the other? Or maybe they tried it on both, and it just didn't work out for some reason?

You have to wonder what happened to the shuttle that Archer and Trip abandon in this episode. Was it recovered somehow? Contrary to popular belief it's perfectly plausible that Voyager could manufacture replacement shuttles, but Enterprise should have no such ability. The ship only has two shuttles, if they're going to start trashing them on a regular basis then it's going to look very silly.

Great Moment : There's some nice continuity here, with Archer referring to the time he wanted to turn back home in "Silent Enemy".
Body Count : Zero, that we know of. Some of Zorbal's men might have been killed in the bombardment of their camp.
Factoid : Recognise Zobral? He's the Kurgan from the original "Highlander" movie.

Three of the extras seen in engineering during this episode are sailors from the real USS Enterprise! They are AT1(AW/SW) Robert S. Pickering, AE2(AW/SW) Timothy J. Whittington and PN3(AW/SW) Sarah E. Pizzo.

Quote : "The irony is, I have the feeling his cause is worth fighting for." - Archer to T'Pol concerning his refusal to side with Zobral.

Plotline

After the diversion to pick up V'Lar, Enterprise is once again on the way to Risa - when the ship picks up a distress signal from a nearby ship. After helping its captain with repairs, Archer accepts an offer to return to the captain's village for a visit. Unfortunately, the captain of the ship proves to have an ulterior motive for the offer - one that could drag Archer and his crew into the middle of a civil war.


Copyright Graham Kennedy Page views : 1,803 Last updated : 25 Apr 2013