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'Odyssey 5' Creator Pens 'Enterprise' Episode

By Caillan
October 3, 2003 - 1:35 PM

See Also: 'Similitude' Episode Guide

Manny Coto, creator of Showtime's short-lived science fiction series Odyssey 5, has penned an episode of Enterprise.

Chatting with fans at StarTrek.com, Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) said Coto wrote the upcoming "Similitude", which the actor described as "one of our best scripts in three years" and a "great episode for Connor [Trinneer]".

"It involves an explosion on the ship that gravely injures Trip, and an effort to clone Trip in order to replace the part of his brain that's been damaged," Bakula said. "I don't want to give too much more away about it, because it's really interesting and deals with a lot of topical issues dealing with cloning."

Manny Coto has written for several genre television series, including Tales From The Crypt, The Outer Limits and Strange World. He created and served as executive producer of the Showtime series Odyssey 5, which was cancelled after just one season despite garnering strong ratings for the cable network.

Bakula also offered some official plot information on "North Star", which was revealed last month to be set in a Wild West-style town (story). "We discover a civilization that's scattered around this planet, where the humans were abducted from Earth 300 years ago," the actor said. "That's of course 300 years from 2153. So they were a wagon train, their technology has not evolved at all. So we end up in the Old West, complete with hangings, and six guns, and what makes the episode interesting is the relationships between the humans on the planet and the Skagarans, the race who originally abducted the humans."

The complete chat transcript, in which Bakula also talked about playing a mutant version of Captain Archer in "Extinction", can be found here at StarTrek.com.

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