Star Trek: Enterprise (2001–2005)
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The Crossing 

Enterprise is held captive by non-corporeal beings who claim to be explorers.


David Livingston


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 6 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
Joseph Will ... Crewman Michael Rostov
Matt Kaminsky ... Crewman #2 (as Matthew Kaminsky)
Steven Allerick ... Cook
Alexander Chance ... Crewman #1
Valarie Ianniello ... Female Crewman (as Valerie Ianniello)


A massive ship pulls Enterprise in and disables the engines as well as the weapons. Archer, Trip and Reed start inspecting the alien vessel, but a wispy energy being enters Trip briefly. Back on Enterprise Phlox determines there's nothing wrong with Trip, but he remembers being with his girlfriend Lisa on a beach in Florida. It's not long before the wispy creature takes over Trip again. This time the non-corporeal being tells Archer they're explorers and are interested in how corporeal beings live their lives. He offers everyone on Enterprise to do 'the crossing' and experience what's it like to be non-corporeal. Archer doesn't trust it. Written by Arnoud Tiele (

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Joseph Will (Rostov) auditioned for the role of Charles "Trip" Tucker. It was down to the final two, between him and Connor Trinneer, and Trinneer ended up getting the role. See more »


There are several inconsistencies with whether or not the aliens gain knowledge of their hosts. They seem to be aware of many things that they would have no way of knowing without acquiring their hosts' knowledge (e.g. Reed thinks that T'pol is the most attractive female) but not others (e.g. that the female crewman was female). See more »


[guided by Archer over comm, Phlox tries to pull off a panel]
Dr. Phlox: It's not coming off.
Captain Jonathan Archer: It'll come off. You just need to use a little muscle.
[Phlox tries harder, without success]
Dr. Phlox: I've used every muscle I've got. It won't budge.
Captain Jonathan Archer: Try using your foot for leverage.
[Phlox does so, and the panel comes off, sending him flyling backwards and crashing headfirst against the opposite bulkhead]
Dr. Phlox: Good suggestion.
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Decent but how did Archer know these aliens were bad?!
27 March 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Enterprise is swallowed by a gigantic ship and cannot extricate itself. Within this huge vessel are a lot of swirly lights which are some sort of incorporeal beings. One takes over Trip briefly and this first contact seems very, very benign. However, inexplicably, Archer just somehow knows that these beings are bad--something that NOTHING in the show so far supports. This is a huge weakness of the show. Fortunately, what follows is pretty exciting and the show quite memorable. Not a great episode due to how Archer is written in this one but it is a novel sort of episode in many ways. My favorite part involved seeing a possessed Hoshi beating the snot out of a crew member--a nice change of pace for this otherwise wussy and annoying character.

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2 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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