Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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Trip's shuttlepod is shot down by a hostile race and is force to land on a deserted moon. There he must team up with the alien who shot him down in order to find a way back to Enterprise.


Roxann Dawson


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Capt. Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Cmdr. T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lt. Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Cmdr. Charles 'Trip' Tucker III
Brad Greenquist ... Capt. Khata'n Zshaar
Gregg Henry ... Zho'Kaan


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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Trip cites "Mary Had a Little Lamb" as part of his recording to distract his adversary. In 1877, Thomas Alva Edison recorded the same poem in what until 2008 was thought to be the first recording ever of a human voice. See more »


While waiting on the mountainside, Trip goes to activate the communications channel. When he leans on the very large boulder the communications panel is resting on, it moves visibly giving away its lack of mass as it was presumably created from spray foam. See more »


Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: [about his attempts to communicate with the Arkonian] It's like talking to Porthos.
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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 MartinHaferSee 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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8 January 2003 (USA) See more »

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