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Desert Crossing

What rating would you give " Desert Crossing"?  

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  1. 1. What rating would you give " Desert Crossing"?

    • 5. It's great, I loved it!
    • 4. It's good
    • 3. It's average
    • 2. It's not that good
    • 1. I hated it!

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Production: 024

Season: 1 Episode: 23

DVD Disc: 6

Air Date: 05.08.2002

Mission Date: Feb. 12, 2152


Review not yet available.



Scott Bakula as Jonathan Archer

John Billingsley as Dr. Phlox

Jolene Blalock as T'Pol

Dominic Keating as Malcolm Reed

Anthony Montgomery as Travis Mayweather

Linda Park as Hoshi Sato

Connor Trinneer as Charles "Trip" Tucker III


Guest Cast:

Clancy Brown as Zobral

Charles Dennis as Trelit

Brandon Karrer as Alien Man


Creative Staff:

Director: David Straiton

Teleplay By: Andre Bormanis

Story By: Rick Berman & Brannon Braga & Andre Bormanis


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After a “terrorist” camp is bombed, Archer and Trip must survive the harsh desert and they are slowly running out of water.


Very interesting episode because we see some of the games the people of the desert planet play. Very much like Lacrosse. This is mainly a Archer and Trip buddy episode as Archer tries to help Trip beat heat stroke.


**** ½ out of *****

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4. Clancy Brown did a wonderful job of acting. Loved his character. Good story, nice acting. The drawbacks were threefold, but minor. One, again we meet with a government that isn't all peaches and cream. There wouldn't be much conflict if they were, but it's getting played out and cliche already. Also, the foreshadowing towards the prime directive's establishment is corny. They just don't write those "foreshadows" too well. Three, I don't like how they keep calling back to previous episodes. The writing is good enough to where if you missed those episodes, you wouldn't know it and you'd think that they were offstage occurrences, but it's really pretty bad if they have to keep calling back to past episodes. I suppose it's an attempted layering effect, but it shouldn't be done THIS many times within the first season.

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