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TrekToday - Official 'The Forgotten' Production Details Released

Official 'The Forgotten' Production Details Released

By Caillan
February 9, 2004 - 12:25 PM

See Also: 'The Forgotten' Episode Guide

Captain Archer will have the chance to convince Degra not to launch the Xindi's weapon of mass destruction in the upcoming Enterprise episode, "The Forgotten".

StarTrek.com recently released the below official synopsis for the instalment, scheduled to air on April 28, 2004:

Two high-ranking Xindi offer to stop the launch of their superweapon if Archer can prove they've been manipulated. Meanwhile, the crew mourns their lost mates.

"The Forgotten" was penned by co-executive producer Chris Black ("Proving Ground") and consulting producer David A. Goodman ("North Star"). The Next Generation's LeVar Burton, who has helmed numerous episodes of TNG, Deep Space Nine, Voyager and Enterprise, was in the director's chair.

The episode continues Star Trek's tradition of having high-profile fans making cameo appearances. Following in the footsteps of X-Men director Bryan Singer and astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison is Seth MacFarlane, who will play an engineer. MacFarlane was the creator of the now-cancelled animated series, Family Guy. His many roles on the show earned him Emmy Awards for Outstanding Music and Lyrics and for Outstanding Voice Over Performance.

The other guest cast members are:

"The Forgotten" marks the eighth appearance of Randy Oglesby in the recurring role of Degra, the designer of the Xindi's weapon. Rick Worthy also returns for the sixth time this season as the Xindi-Arboreal (formerly Xindi-Sloth) council member.

Bob Morrisey previously played Dr. Strom in season two's "Stigma". His other credits include roles in Northern Exposure, The X-Files, Sliders and Buffy The Vampire Slayer. Kipleigh Brown appeared in 2002's Design.

Filming started on "The Forgotten" on Friday, January 23 — a busy day, since parts of "Doctor's Orders", "Hatchery" and "Damage" were also being shot at the same time. Over the coming week, scenes were filmed on the bridge, mess hall, ready room, and the NX-01's morgue, as well as Xindi vessels commanded by Degra and the Reptilian Captain.

Production wrapped on Monday, February 2, but second-unit photography involving Connor Trinneer (Charles 'Trip' Tucker) and Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) on the hull took place on Tuesday. That day also saw cameras rolling on episode 21, "E²", helmed by Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres).

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

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