Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch: “Dawn”

It’s Trek‘s latest — and very much least — riff on Hell in the Pacific and Enemy Mine, as Tucker and an alien who fired on him are trapped on a brutal planet and must get past a language barrier to survive. The Star Trek: Enterprise Rewatch waits for “Dawn.”

An excerpt:

“Dawn” is very much the least of Trek’s forays into Hell in the Pacific territory. It’s not that there’s anything actively wrong with it, but there’s nothing particularly compelling about it. Even the 1985 film of Longyear’s novella—which was mostly awful—had some magnificent performances from the two leads to keep it going. Connor Trinneer and Gregg Henry are both fine actors, but they’re given nothing here but the most rote of story beats, and absolutely no kind of characterization. We don’t really learn anything about Tucker in this hour that we didn’t already know, and Zho’Kaan doesn’t create much of an impression. (Hell, Brad Greenquist’s Arkonian captain evinces more personality, though with him I was mostly wondering why he sounded so much like Jeff Kober…)

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