First 'Civilization' Plot DetailsBy Christian
September 4, 2001 - 9:50 PM
A new Enterprise episode will start shooting on the Paramount lot next week that will live up to the producers' promise of having more romance for the ship's captain.
Sources reveal that in 'Civilization,' the ninth episode of the season, the Enterprise will discover a planet with a technological level comparable to that of late-19th century Earth. The crew decide they want to study this planet's culture, and an away team has its appearance altered to resemble the alien population and blend in easily. But after they are on the planet, they are drawn into a deadly mystery that has already cost the lives of several locals.
In 'Civilization,' Archer will be getting one of his first love interests of the series: Tyala, a beautiful scientist. After meeting the captain, she is at first suspicious, but eventually falls in love with him. After Archer has won her trust, they work together to solve the mystery.
Another alien who will appear in the episode is Garos, a shopkeeper who at first seems quite friendly. However, it turns out he is hiding his true identity and intentions, and turns out to be involved in the mystery.
'Civilization' will be directed by Mike Vejar, a long-time Deep Space Nine and Voyager director who has helmed such episodes as 'Barge of the Dead' and 'Pathfinder.' Vejar has a considerable amount of science fiction experience, having directed several important episodes of Babylon 5 and the upcoming Legend of the Rangers telemovie.
As usual, please be aware that Paramount has released no official info on this episode yet, and until that happens, all information from unofficial sources should be treated as you would any rumour.