Official Details For 'The Xindi'By Caillan
July 15, 2003 - 1:42 AM
See Also: 'The Xindi' Episode Guide
Enterprise's third season is set to open with the crew having made significant inroads into the Delphic Expanse.
StarTrek.com yesterday posted the official synopsis of the season premiere, "The Xindi", which takes place six weeks after the end of "The Expanse". "Captain Archer and his crew learn of a Xindi working at a mining colony," the site said, "and set out to track him down and gain information about the mysterious antagonistic race."
The episode will feature various Xindi species, including Xindi-Reptilians, Xindi-Sloths, Xindi-Humanoids and Xindi-Aquatics. As executive producer Rick Berman revealed in TV Guide's May preview of the third season (story), there will also be Xindi-Insectoids.
Production on "The Xindi", which was completed last week, necessitated the construction of several new locales, such as the trellium mining colony mentioned in the synopsis, and a "Xindi meeting chamber". A "nightmare sequence" featuring 'Trip' Tucker was filmed a the Paramount Theatre.
"The Xindi" was written by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga and directed by Allan Kroeker. The original production report can be found here at StarTrek.com.