Two New 'Enterprise' Sweeps Episodes RevealedBy Caillan
December 15, 2001 - 7:16 PM
See Also: 'Shuttlepod One' Episode Guide
Viewers are set to learn more about the Enterprise crew in two character-based episodes when the series returns next year.
Sources provided information on the two previously unknown episodes, which are currently scheduled to air during February sweeps. Available plot details can be found below:
- 'Shuttlepod One' - This episode will reportedly air on February 13, 2002. It was originally thought that 'Sleeping Dogs' would air on this date (story), but that episode has moved to January 30, 2002.
In the episode, Tucker and Reed set out on a mission in a shuttlepod, as Enterprise is busy investigating an asteroid field. Disaster strikes while the pair are away, leaving the shuttlepod damaged and the warp drive inoperable. They manage to make it back to the rendezvous coordinates only to discover Enterprise was apparently destroyed when it crashed into an asteroid.
With the ship seemingly no more, the pair are left abandoned in the middle of nowhere with only a few days of air remaining. The episode mostly focuses on the character of Reed, with viewers set to learn further details about the weapons officer, including his romantic life.
Reed's real-life alter ego, Dominic Keating, recently said the lieutenant would be featured more prominently in upcoming episodes (story). "Things got very busy for Malcolm on board the Enterprise," he wrote. "So that's good news. Sadly you'll have to wait 'till the New Year to see quite a bit more of him but at last it would seem that the powers that be are turning around and taking a closer look at the enigmatic Brit."
- 'Equilibrium' - Expected to air the week after 'Shuttlepod One,' on February 20, the episode reportedly centres around the Vulcans and T'Pol. 'Equilibrium' is also the title of a third season Deep Space Nine episode, so this may still change.
Please note that Paramount Pictures has not yet released any official information on these episodes, so these details should be treated as you would any rumour. For extensive information on all Enterprise episodes, including an updated schedule, visit the Trek Nation episode guide.