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 »

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Episode cast overview:
Scott Bakula ... Captain Jonathan Archer
John Billingsley ... Dr. Phlox
Jolene Blalock ... Sub-Commander T'Pol
Dominic Keating ... Lieutenant Malcolm Reed
Anthony Montgomery ... Ensign Travis Mayweather
Linda Park ... Ensign Hoshi Sato
Connor Trinneer ... Commander 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 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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Release Date:

2 April 2003 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Joseph Will (Rostov) also played Kelis in Star Trek: Voyager: Muse (2000) and a Quarren security officer in Star Trek: Voyager: Workforce: Part II (2001) and the chief security officer in the film for the Star Trek: The Experience - Borg Invasion 4D (2004) attraction. 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 »


Captain Jonathan Archer: [of Tucker] He said he had some kind of out-of-body experience.
Commander Charles 'Trip' Tucker III: Don't forget Florida, Captain. I don't care how far away it is. I was there.
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Wispy Aliens Take Over
20 March 2017 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

There doesn't seem to be much that is benign for these guys. But then the plot of most dramatic stories involves an adversary. The creatures that inhabit the ship at first seem to be friendly, giving people euphoria, living in a sentimental realm. As time goes by, however, they begin to want the crew. It's the typical Star Trek plot where someone has to gain a sense of sanity for a while and take charge. This is exciting as Phlox becomes a heroic figure, having to find a way to change the hosts so that the aliens can no longer invade their minds.

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