Desert Crossings
Episode 24 of 26 within Season One. Item 24 of 98 overall.
Production number 40358-024.
Rick Berman - Story
Andre Bormanis - Story
Brannon Braga - Story
Andre Bormanis - Teleplay
David Straiton - Director
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Stardates: February 12, 2152 --When Archer and Trip are invited to a desert-like planet by an alien leader after they help fix his ship, they discover he is a terrorist who has lured them onto his planet under false pretenses.

Meanwhile, T'Pol, while in command, faces a tough decision when she cannot locate Archer and Trip in the desert.

original airdate--May 08,2002   rating--4.7 million


music--"Faith of the Heart" by Rod Stewart and "Where My Heart Will Take Me" by Russell Watson

Alien Races: Torothans, Teracaq

Trivia: The Enterprise liberated 89 Suliban from the Tandaran detention center.


Earth's first experimental prototype warp 5 starship, the Enterprise NX-01, has finally been completed and the human race is set to take it's place among the stars. Captain Jonathan Archer and his intrepid crew are about to explore strange new worlds, seek out new life and new civilizations, and boldly go where no man has gone before.

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regional titles

Desert Crossings
La traversée du désert
Durch die Wüste
Attraverso il Deserto
Encrucijada En El Desierto