'Broken Bow' Guest Cast PhotosBy Caillan
August 9, 2001 - 2:45 PM
UPN 20 in Denver today released the first images depicting prominent members of the 'Broken Bow' guest cast.
The station posted a new set of high-quality Enterprise photos on its web site, including these images of a Klingon in a Starfleet medical facility. The photos would seem to confirm some of the casting details that were placed on the Internet Movie Database recently, including the names of the actors playing the various Starfleet officers and Vulcan dignitaries.
The first photo shows Captain Archer, high-ranking Starfleet officials and the Vulcan representatives examining the Klingon found at 'Broken Bow.' The onlookers, seen from left to right behind the window, are likely to be Gary Graham as Ambassador Soval and Thomas Kopache as his assistant, Tos (order unknown), Scott Bakula as Captain Archer, Vaughn Armstrong as Admiral Forrest, Jim Fitzpatrick as Commander Williams and Jim Beaver as Admiral Leonard. Klaang, the Klingon, is played by Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr.
The image is likely to be a still taken from the Enterprise footage sent to UPN affiliates last month. As previously reported, in this scene set in a Starfleet medical bay, two Starfleet officers refer to the Klingon as a "Klingot," only to be corrected by one of the Vulcans. Captain Archer is said to be "amazed" at the sight of the Klingon.
Vaughn Armstrong isn't the only Enterprise guest actor to have previously appeared on the franchise, as Graham and Kopache have also featured on the various series. A brief biography of each of the new guest actors can be found below.
- Gary Graham - Graham is perhaps best known to genre fans for his role as Detective Matthew Sikes on the television series Alien Nation. In addition to playing Tanis in the Voyager episode 'Cold Fire,' he has also guest-starred on series such as Crusade, JAG and Ally McBeal. Graham will apparently be playing Ambassador Soval, described by the original Enterprise casting sheet as "a wise and arrogant diplomat who has very little patience with Captain Archer." The above photo was taken from the actor's official site.
- Thomas Kopache - Kopache has appeared on many of the best-known genre series in recent years, including all three modern Trek series, Babylon 5 and The X-Files. His Trek roles include Kira's father, Kira Taban' in the Deep Space Nine episodes 'Ties Of Blood And Water' and 'Wrongs Darker Than Death Or Night,' and Viorsa in Voyager's 'The Thaw.' More recently, Kopache appeared in the feature film, 'Stigmata.' According to the IMDB, Kopache plays Tos, Soval's assistant, who shares his disdain for human culture. Unfortunately, no photo of the actor appears to be available online.
- Jim Fitzpatrick - A veteran actor, director, producer and writer, Fitzpatrick has appeared on series such as General Hospital and All My Children. His latest project, the television series, Stealth Squad, is set to air in 2002. Fitzpatrick is assumed to play Commander Williams, described by the casting sheet as "a somewhat temperamental Starfleet officer who serves as attachť to Admiral Forrest." The above photo is courtesy of Soap Central.
- Jim Beaver - Perhaps best known for his role as Happy Doug on the comedy series 3rd Rock From The Sun, Beaver has featured in roles on The Days Of Our Lives and Murder One. He also performed in feature films such as 'Magnolia' and 'Turner And Hooch.' Beaver plays Admiral Leonard, a Starfleet officer who serves directly under Admiral Forrest. The above photo is courtesy of Suspend Disbelief.
- Tom 'Tiny' Lister Jr. - Lister Jr, who will play the Klingon Klaang in 'Broken Bow,' has acted in films such as 'Judgement Day,' and 'The Fifth Element.' He has also appeared on series such as ER and NYPD Blue.
Please note that these casting details have not yet been officially confirmed by Paramount and until such time should be treated as any rumour. Higher quality versions of the above images, as well as more Enterprise photos, can be found here at UPN 20. Thanks to MvRojo and David Henderson at Psi Phi for this!