'Minefield' Shooting WrapsBy Caillan
August 2, 2002 - 4:45 PM
See Also: 'Minefield' Episode Guide
Enterprise cast and crew Wednesday finished filming the third episode of the season, entitled 'Minefield.'
The episode, which sees Malcolm Reed trying to diffuse a mine attached to the NX-01, took one and a half weeks to film, according to StarTrek.com.
'Dear Doctor' director James Contner jumped onboard for his second Enterprise instalment, with principal photography beginning July 19 after filming wrapped on the season premiere, 'Shockwave, Part II.' Locations included the bridge and sickbay, which required John Billingsley's Dr. Phlox to tend to injured crew members.
A large portion of the shoot involved Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) and Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) on the outside of the Enterprise hull. Stunt coordinator Vince Deadrick, Jr. put Keating and Bakula through their paces as they performed scenes in which Archer helps his armoury officer disarm the mine.
'Minefield' marks the Enterprise debut of new co-executive producer John Shiban, best known for his work on The X-Files. In a recent interview the Emmy-nominated scribe talked about his vision for the episode (story). "We're playing up the Archer and Reed dynamic. [...] We've got a situation in mind where they're forced together, so what do they learn about each other, and how do they work well together, how don't they?"
The original report can be found here at StarTrek.com.