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Official 'Chosen Realm' Plot Details

By Caillan
November 1, 2003 - 11:12 AM

See Also: 'Chosen Realm' Episode Guide

Star Trek: Enterprise will tackle the issue of religious extremism in this season's twelfth episode, entitled "Chosen Realm".

StarTrek.com yesterday reported the episode, currently scheduled to air on January 14, 2004, begins when aliens known as the Triannon send out a distress call to Enterprise. But once they've been rescued, the Triannons turn out to be religious extremists who hijack the ship in order to use it in a holy war. The title "Chosen Realm" refers to the name given by the Triannon to the Delphic Expanse.

"Chosen Realm" was penned by co-executive producer Manny Coto, who created and served as executive producer of Odyssey 5 before he joined the Enterprise staff. This is his second episode after the Trip-centric "Similitude". Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres), who helmed "Exile" earlier this season, returned to the Paramount lot to direct the instalment.

The guest cast includes the following actors:

Conor O'Farrell previously played Buzann in "Rogue Planet" and Professor Carlson in Deep Space Nine's "Little Green Men". He has appeared on several television series in recurring roles, including NYPD Blue, Without a Trace, Murder One and Party of Five.

Another returning Star Trek alumnus is Gregory Wagrowski, who played Captain Solok in DS9's "Take Me Out To The Holosuits". His other credits include The Omega Code, LA Law and Forever Knight.

Vince Grant has been seen in Crossing Jordan and ER, while Tayler Sheridan appeared in The Guardian and Strong Medicine. Lindsey Stoddart guest starred in three episodes of Scrubs' second season and appeared in The Ring.

David Youse guest starred in Chicago Hope and Murphy Brown, while Matt Huhn has been featured in an episode of Frasier.

The seven-day shoot ran from Tuesday, October 21 to Wednesday, October 29, even though "Carpenter Street" was still filming for the first two days. Most of the production took place on regular NX-01 locales such as the bridge, sickbay and the captain's ready room, with a few additional scenes shot on Triannon ship sets constructed for the episode.

StarTrek.com's production report promised some "unique explosions" in the finished episode; these will be added in post-production.

The original report can be found here at StarTrek.com.

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