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'Enterprise' 21st Century Episode Coming

By Caillan
September 16, 2003 - 10:07 AM

Enterprise will journey back to the present day in an upcoming episode, executive producer Rick Berman said recently.

"We've got a story in development now that will, in what I think is quite an intriguing way, bring some of our characters into the 21st Century, better known as our present," Berman told Ian Spelling in the latest issue of Star Trek Monthly (via Sci-Fi Pulse).

This isn't the first time Star Trek characters will return to our present, with previous time travel instalments including the original series's "City on the Edge of Forever" and the Star Trek: Voyager two-parter "Future's End". But this won't be a time for the crew to roam about on Earth footloose and fancy free: the Xindi will be along for the ride.

"The story will also bring some rather dangerous Xindi here as well," Berman said. "This is an episode that will appear during the November sweeps and we're very excited about it."

As part of his regular production update with Star Trek Monthly, Berman also shed some light on upcoming season three episodes, including tomorrow night's "Anomaly". "We're going to encounter the first of what are going to be more than one sphere," he said. "These are artificially created, almost moon-size spheres, the purpose of which we do not yet know. We're also going to find some marauders, some pirates who take advantage of ships that come into the Expanse and fall prey to all of the special anomalies."

"Anomaly" will make use of arc-based storytelling. "We are also going to start putting together some of the very first pieces of the puzzle that will be season three," Berman added.

The full interview can be found in issue 109 of Star Trek Monthly, out now. Alternatively, excerpts are available at Sci-Fi Pulse.

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