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Trip's shuttle is fired upon and he and his aggressor are forced to land on a nearby moon. While the nighttime weather is calm, the incoming dawn will make the planet inhospitable and deadly. Despite the language barrier and violent introduction, Trip and Zho'Kaan reach an understanding and struggle to survive, hoping to be rescued before the sun rises. Written by Meribor

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8 January 2003 (USA)  »

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This episode was directed by Roxann Dawson, who played B'Elanna Torres in Star Trek: Voyager (1995). See more »


When Trip is repairing his transceiver, there is a shot of the glass dome of his shuttle reflecting a light source. Since the sun has not yet come up at that stage, it must be the reflection of a lighting equipment. See more »


Sub-Commander T'Pol: It's a thermo-kinetic analysis of the moons. Each of them undergoes extreme temperature variations during their orbits.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Go on.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: At night, it can drop to five or even ten degrees below zero.
Captain Jonathan Archer: That doesn't sound so bad.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: During the day, the temperature can rise to as high as 170 degrees.
Captain Jonathan Archer: We better hope that Trip landed on the night side.
Sub-Commander T'Pol: And that we find him before the sun rises.
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References Enemy Mine (1985) See more »


Archer's Theme [Enterprise - Music from the Original Television Soundtrack]
Written by Dennis McCarthy
Performed by Dennis McCarthy
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Enjoyable to watch but not the least bit original.
27 March 2015 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The episode begins with Trip in the shuttle doing some maintenance in space. Unexpectedly, another small ship arrives and opens fire on him! In trying to escape, he flies towards a nearby planet--and something about the planet makes the engines fail on the shuttle. The same ALSO occurs to the enemy ship. Soon, Trip and this alien are locked in a hand to hand battle on the surface. Can they put aside their differences and anger to somehow work together to escape?

This is the second episode in the Star Trek canon that was basically 'borrowed' (a nice way of saying stolen) from the wonderful movie "Enemy Mine". I love "Enemy Mine" and thought the way it took a very simple story and brought great depth and significance to it was what made it so very, very good. Here, you have the same basic story but because it's only half as long, much of the significant character development is missing. Still good because the plot is good but see "Enemy Mine" instead if you had to choose just one.

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