Paramount Confirms Borg EpisodeBy Caillan
March 12, 2003 - 5:37 AM
See Also: 'Regeneration' Episode Guide
StarTrek.com posted the below synopsis of the episode, which is currently scheduled to air on May 7:
An arctic research team on Earth discovers debris from an alien vessel, nearly a century old, buried in a glacier along with the bodies of two cybernetically enhanced humanoids. Once those beings are thawed for investigation, they come to life and abduct the scientists and their transport vessel. Enterprise is called to intercept, but Captain Archer and his crew find these cyborgs to be an intractable, insidious enemy.
"Regeneration" was written by Enterprise co-producers Mike Sussman and Phyllis Strong ("Future Tense") and directed by Trek veteran David Livingston.
The following guest actors will appear in the episode:
- Christopher Wynne as Dr. Moninger
- Bonita Friedericy as Rooney
- John Short as Drake
- Adam Harrington as Researcher
- Vaughn Armstrong as Admiral Forrest
- Jim Fitzpatrick as Commander Williams
- Mark Chadwick as Male Tarkalean
- Nicole Randal as Female Tarkalean
- Paul Anthony Scott as Foster
"Regeneration" marks the tenth appearance of Vaughn Armstrong in the recurring role of Admiral Forrest. Jim Fitzpatrick returns as Commander Williams, Forrest's Starfleet Command aide, for the third time, having previously featured in "Broken Bow" and "Shockwave, Part II".
Although she's never appeared on Trek before, Bonita Friedericy does have a strong connection to the franchise. The actress is the wife of Enterprise's John Billingsley (Doctor Phlox) and has appeared in episodes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Boston Public, Becker and Judging Amy.
Christopher Wynne's credits include roles on ER, The West Wing and The X-Files. John Short has guest-starred on JAG and Angel, while Adam Harrington has appeared on Andromeda, Seven Days and The Outer Limits.
Mark Chadwick is best known as a stuntman, having filled that role in Star Trek Nemesis and other films such as Windtalkers, Spider-Man and We Were Soldiers. Paul Anthony Scott has appeared in Alias, while Nicole Randal is not listed on the Internet Movie Database.
"Regeneration's" seven-day shoot ran from Thursday, February 27, to Friday, March 7, although second-unit photography was still taking place on Monday, March 10. The first four days were spent in regular NX-01 sets, including the bridge and sickbay, before filming started on the Arctic sequences. The scenes taking place in the research team's lab took one day to shoot, followed by an additional day on the "glacial terrain" set. Star Trek: Voyager's old Borg alcoves were dusted off for the final day of filming, which took place on the Borgified transport.
The original production report can be found here at StarTrek.com.