Rumours Surface Regarding 'Enterprise' FinaleBy Michelle
March 2, 2005 - 9:54 PM
See Also: 'These Are The Voyages' Episode Guide
Rumours on bulletin boards and web sites suggest a major character death may occur in the Star Trek: Enterprise series finale, written by executive producers Rick Berman & Brannon Braga and described as "a Valentine to fans" by Berman in interviews.
Anonymous source Quills wrote to The Trek Nation and posted at the Trek BBS that the finale, entitled "These Are The Voyages", concerns a holographic program on the Enterprise-D which Commander Riker and Counselor Troi are observing. "By the end of the episode Trip Tucker dies, effectively killing off any chance of bringing the show back," wrote Quills.
TrekWeb stated that its sources suggested that the rumours "may accurately describe some of the episode's plot", citing executive producer Manny Coto's claim that the finale would not involve time travel despite confirmation from numerous sources that Next Generation actors Jonathan Frakes and Marina Sirtis would reprise their roles as Riker and Troi in the Enterprise episode.
Quills said that the two popular TNG actors only appear in about a third of the finale. "It's how they appear among other things that make this episode a loser in my book," he said, adding in a note to the Trek Nation, "I'm royally pissed at Rick and Brannon for the job they did on the last episode so I'm spilling the beans on it."
The public post at the TrekBBS may be found here. Please note that this is entirely rumour from one person who claims to have read the script and another unnamed source at TrekWeb, and may prove distorted or completely inaccurate. Until Paramount or UPN releases an official synopsis, all "news" about the finale should be considered tentative.