Official 'Oasis' Information ReleasedBy Caillan
March 16, 2002 - 2:10 PM
See Also: 'Oasis' Episode Guide
Commander 'Trip' Tucker will become entangled with an alien woman in 'Oasis,' set to air next month.
StarTrek.com today released the below official synopsis of the episode:
While exploring a crashed vessel on a desolate planet, the Enterprise crew is haunted by some ghostly figures, and they encounter an alien race that has survived despite insurmountable odds. Trip helps repair their derelict vessel and is befriended by Liana, an attractive humanoid alien who develops feelings for him.
'Oasis' was written by executive story editor Stephen Beck from a story developed together with creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. Beck penned 'Cold Front' earlier in the season with the now-departed Tim Finch. The episode was directed by Jim Charleston, who has helmed episodes of Space: Above and Beyond, The X-Files and The District.
The official site also released details of the episode's guest cast:
- Rene Auberjonois as Ezral
- Tom Bergeron as D'Marr
- Annie Wersching as Liana
- Claudette Sutherland as Maya
- Rudolph Willrich as Kuulan
Double Emmy-nominee Auberjonois is no stranger to Trek fans, having portrayed Security Chief Odo on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine for seven years. In the course of his long career, the actor played Clayton Endicott III in the long-running Benson and appeared in films such as 'The Patriot,' 'M*A*S*H*' and 'Inspector Gadget.'
Bergeron is best known as the host of America's Funniest Home Videos and Hollywood Squares, which earned him a Daytime Emmy.
Although Wersching is not listed on the Internet Movie Database, she featured in the Los Angeles revival of the play 'Do I Hear A Waltz?' last year. Sutherland has guest-starred in series such as NYPB Blue, Murphy Brown and Suddenly Susan, while Willrich previously appeared as Reittan Grax in TNG's 'Ménage à Troi' and the Starfleet Academy Commandant in DS9's 'Paradise Lost.'
Rene Auberjonois (Odo, Ezral) last month spoke about his involvement in the episode (story). "It's an interesting, very nice character; I don't wear any heavy makeup. I'm an alien but I have, sort of, spots on my forehead so it took a lot less time than Odo," he said. "My two big scenes were with Scott Bakula which were great because he's one of the warmest, most welcoming [actors]. He has really influenced the whole feeling the show."