'Voyages' Ending for 'Enterprise'By Michelle
March 11, 2005 - 7:52 PM
See Also: 'These Are The Voyages' Episode Guide
Star Trek: The Next Generation star Jonathan Frakes will appear in the Star Trek: Enterprise series finale dressed in a TNG-era uniform, an NX-01 crewman's outfit and MACO fatigues as well as the costume of "one other person who perhaps should remain a surprise", stated the official Star Trek site in its last production report on Enterprise.
StarTrek.com wrapped coverage from the set of the fifth Star Trek series by confirming some details about the series finale, written by executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga and directed by longtime franchise veteran Allan Kroeker. Frakes will appear alongside his character's wife, Marina Sirtis as Deanna Troi. Franchise favorite Jeffrey Combs (Weyoun, Brunt) will return once more for a final appearance as Shran.
The episode will also introduce Shran's daughter, not named in the production report but played by Jasmine Anthony, an eight-year-old actress who appeared in Catch Me If You Can. NASA astronaut Mike Fincke appears as a Starfleet engineer, amd a young actor named Solomon Burke (not the R&B singer) plays an ensign.
StarTrek.com said that it would not give away all the surprise appearances in the episode, but noted that during a crowd scene in an auditorium, viewers might be able to spot behind-the-scenes crew people such as shworunner Manny Coto as an admiral, writers Andre Bormanis and Judith & Garfield Reeves-Stevens in futuristic clothing and Star Trek Communicator editor Larry Nemecek wearing Avery Brooks (Sisko)'s suit from the Deep Space Nine flashback episode "Far Beyond the Stars."
StarTrek.com confirmed that the storyline does not involve time travel but does involve the use of a holodeck, which is consistent with rumours leaked thus far (story). Production began on Friday, February 25th, the same day as the "Save Enterprise" rally at Paramount, so that fans gathered to support the show were able to see Frakes, Sirtis and Combs arriving. The shooting schedule ran one day longer than usual, using new sets built to represent 24th-century locales such as Ten Forward, Troi's Quarters and the holodeck. The set for Rigel X, seen during Enterprise pilot "Broken Bow", was used as well.
Though StarTrek.com reported that the sets were being struck after filming completed on Tuesday, other sources have said that the sets are on "hold and fold" status, meaning that they could be restored after a hiatus (story). Post-production including visual and sound effects will not wrap until some time in May. The wrap party will take place in mid-April.
"These Are The Voyages..." is scheduled to air Friday, May 13th at 9 p.m., immediately following "Terra Prime" the hour before. For the original production report, visit this page on the official Star Trek site.