'Enterprise' To Encounter Mysterious AlienBy Caillan
November 12, 2003 - 11:37 AM
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While certain crew members are getting to know each other better, Captain Archer will reportedly make contact with an alien from another dimension in season three's fifteenth instalment.
Sources today revealed details of the A-story for the currently untitled episode, which was first reported in yesterday's news item focusing on the romantic B-plot (story). In the episode, Enterprise discovers a vessel containing one passenger, a dying alien. But this isn't your garden variety alien: his ship is constructed out of the same alloy that is found in the many spheres which populate the Delphic Expanse.
Doctor Phlox cares for the mysterious visitor, who is suffering from cellular degeneration. But the alien doesn't want to be treated, he just wants to be returned to his ship so he can go home. He also refuses to answer any of Archer's questions, much to the chagrin of the NX-01's captain, who wants to know the connection between this alien race and the spheres.
Eventually, after Phlox's ministrations, the alien is well enough to talk to Archer again. He tells the captain that he comes from another universe, a trans-dimensional realm. According to his story, he was captured by his government and used as an unwilling lab rat to help test the ship he was discovered in.
Archer believes the alien's story and Phlox redoubles his efforts to stop the cellular degeneration. But when the Denobulan physician has his back turned, the alien grabs Phlox from behind and neutralises him before disappearing through the wall. This action sets off a dramatic chain of events which culminates in a shocking ending that ties this episode into the season's overall story arc.
In a post at the TrekBBS, consulting producer David A. Goodman said episode fifteen was written by co-executive producer Manny Coto, who penned "Similitude" and "Chosen Realm". Please note that David A. Goodman made no comment on the details posted here at TrekToday, so this should not be taken as official confirmation of the spoilers.
Paramount Pictures has also yet to confirm these details and until such time you should treat them as you would any other rumour. The information comes from an early draft of the script and aspects may change before the episode enters production.
The episode will likely air during February sweeps next year.