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TrekToday - Upfront Reveals First Glimpse Of Series V Sets

Upfront Reveals First Glimpse Of Series V Sets

By Caillan
June 17, 2001 - 10:03 AM

'Enterprise Upfront' photo - courtesy Media Trek, copyright Paramount Pictures

When UPN officially announced Enterprise last month, the network's upfront presentation included a three minute promo for the series, featuring the first look at the sets for the new show.

Now, courtesy of Media Trek this presentation has made its way to the Internet. The clip includes commentary from Rick Berman (Executive Producer), Marvin Rush (Director of Photography) and Herman Zimmerman (Production Designer).

The promo itself is 25 MB, but a full transcript, together with images of the Enterprise sets, can be found below.

[The Enterprise crosses the screen - from the TOS opening sequence.]
Kirk: "Space, The Final Frontier."
[Close-up of Kirk.]

WITH THOSE FAMILIAR WORDS, THE STAR TREK SAGA BEGAN

[Close-up of Spock, raising an eyebrow.]
[McCoy working in sickbay.]
[The TOS crew beam down to a planet.]
[Chekov sits at the navigator's console.]
Chekov: "Course heading, Captain?"
[Kirk is sitting in the Captain's chair.]
Kirk: "Second star to the right, and straight on 'til morning."
[Voyager goes to warp.]

THE LANGUAGE HAS BECOME PART OF OUR CULTURE

'Enterprise Upfront' photo - courtesy Media Trek, copyright Paramount Pictures

[The Enterprise-D docked at Deep Space Nine.]
[A shuttle crosses Voyager's bow.]
[Spock and Kirk standing. Kirk flips open his communicator.]
Kirk: "Two to beam up, Scotty."
[Picard sitting in the Captain's chair.]
Picard: "Make it so."
[Seven of Nine approaches Harry Kim and kisses him.]
Seven of Nine: "Resistance is futile."
[Kirk and McCoy. McCoy rubs his hands.]
McCoy: "I'm a doctor, not a mechanic."
[Spock gives the Vulcan hand salute.]
Spock: "Live long and prosper, father."
[Sarek returns the salute.]

THE CHARACTERS HAVE BECOME PART OF TELEVISION HISTORY

'Enterprise Upfront' photo - courtesy Media Trek, copyright Paramount Pictures

[Shot of Kirk.]
[Shot of Picard.]
[Shot of Sisko.]
[Shot of Janeway.]
[Shot of Worf.]
[Shot of McCoy.]
[Shot of Seven of Nine.]
[Janeway and Chakotay are sitting on the bridge.]
Janeway: "Get us out of here. Maximum warp."
[Kirk leaning over a console, talking into his communicator.]
Kirk: "Give me that power."
[The original Enterprise streaks across the screen.]
[Scotty standing in the Engine Room.]
Scotty: "I can't give you warp nine much longer."

THE SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE

[Quark and the Grand Nagus laugh and rub their lobes.]
[Sulu bursts through a door, shirtless, and brandishing a foil.]
[Soran stands on top of the mountain as the Nexus passes over him.]
[The Enterprise-E bursts through flames.]
[Tom Paris at the helm.]
Paris: "Sit back and enjoy the ride."

MYSTERY

[A runabout travels through the Bajoran wormhole.]
[Locutus appears on the viewscreen.]
Locutus: "I am Locutus."

AND DISCOVERY

[Kirk, covered in tribbles, picks one up and looks at it.]
[Three Founders standing in front of the Great Link.]
Odo: (off-screen) "You really are..."
[Close-up of Odo.]
Odo: (continued) "...just like me, aren't you?"
[Shot of the Female Changeling.]

HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN FROM ONE GENERATION TO THE NEXT

[Deep Space Nine, orbiting Bajor.]
[Spock, lying down, grasps Kirk's hand.]
[Ilia walks towards a shimmering column of light.]
[Kirk and Spock on the bridge.]
Kirk: "Did we just see the beginning of a new life-form?"
[Sisko pats Jake's face.]
[Picard standing on the bridge.]
Picard: "You are the finest crew in the fleet. And I would trust my life with each one of you."
[Data, turned around from the Ops console.]
[Troi, sitting in her chair on the bridge.]
[Worf and Tasha Yar stand side by side at tactical.]

YET THEIR MISSION REMAINS THE SAME - TO BOLDLY GO WHERE NO ONE HAS GONE BEFORE

'Enterprise Upfront' photo - courtesy Media Trek, copyright Paramount Pictures

[Voyager zooming through space.]
[Tom Paris in sickbay.]
[Spock travelling in a space suit.]
[Close-up of Spock in the space suit.]
[Three figures on the icy cliffs of Rura Penthe.]
[Janeway turns to Chakotay on the bridge.]
Janeway: "We'll continue to follow our directive..."
[Shot of the Ba'ku evacuating.]
Janeway: (off-screen) "...to seek out new worlds..."
[Voyager zooms past a planet, then goes to warp.]
Janeway: (off-screen) "...and explore space."

'Enterprise Upfront' photo - courtesy Media Trek, copyright Paramount Pictures

[Shot of Rick Berman sitting against a black background.]
[Title: 'Rick Berman, Executive Producer'.]
Berman: "Star Trek has been embedded in people's minds..."
[The crew of TOS sitting on the bridge, enjoying a joke.]
Berman: (off-screen) "...it's been around for thirty five years now..."
[Sisko turns around, aiming a phaser.]
[The crew of Voyager raise their glasses in a toast.]
Berman: (off-screen) "...there's nobody out there who hasn't heard of a Photon torpedo or a Klingon..."
[Picard and Riker sitting.]
[The Enterprise-A launches a photon torpedo.]
[A Klingon Bird-of-Prey explodes.]
[Worf brings a Bat'leth down.]
Berman: (off-screen) "...or beam me up Scotty, or warp speed."
[The TOS crew beams up from a planet.]
[The Enterprise goes to warp.]
[Rick Berman, sitting against a black background.]
Berman: "It's part of our culture, and I think that the familiarity of it is something that's very comfortable to people."

[Marvin Rush sitting on the set of Enterprise.]
[Title: 'Marvin Rush, Director of Photography'.]
Rush: "What's important about Enterprise is - it's a ship of exploration."
[Shot of planets from the TNG opening sequence.]
Rush: (off-screen) "And space-travel, interplanetary space travel, is a fairly new thing in this era."
[The Enterprise zooms towards the camera.] 'Enterprise Upfront' photo - courtesy Media Trek, copyright Paramount Pictures
[Herman Zimmerman standing on the Enterprise set.]
[Title: 'Herman Zimmerman, Production Designer'.]
Zimmerman: "This is a hundred years from now..."
[Kirk holds an injured Spock in his arms.]
Zimmerman: (off-screen) "...and a hundred years before Kirk and Spock."
[The Enterprise goes to warp.]
Rush: (off-screen) "Warp drive has been around for a while, but not very long."
[The Defiant flies towards Earth.]
Rush: (off-screen) "Transporter technology is also fairly new, and while it's proven, not everybody in the world trusts it."
[The Enterprise-D flies out of the Dyson Sphere.]
[Riker, Data, Troi and Yar beam off a transporter platform.]
[O'Brien, Sisko and another man beam away.]
[Crusher, Riker and Picard beam away in civvies.]
Zimmerman: (off-screen) "The Enterprise that we're watching now..."
[The TNG crew beam down to the Ba'ku planet.]
[Zimmerman on the Enterprise set.]
Zimmerman: (continued) "...is going to be much more hands on for the crew."
[Rush sitting on the Enterprise set.]
Rush: "The controls are more tactile, mechanical..."
[Stadi and Cavit stand at the Voyager helm.]
Rush: (off-screen) "...the buttons - you have to push them, I mean they're not all touch screes."
[Shot of a touch display.]
[Close-up of a countdown on the touch display.]
Zimmerman: (off-screen) "Basically, we're getting a lot of information about what's outside our galaxy from the Vulcans."
[The Vulcan ship from 'First Contact' descends to Earth.]
[The Vulcan from 'First Contact' removes his hood.]
Rush: (off-screen) "Mankind is learning about other cultures...other space-faring societies."
[Close-up of Zefram Cochrane.]
[The Vulcan raises his hand in greeting.]
[Cochrane tries to mimic the salute, but instead extends his hand to the Vulcan.]
Rush: (off-screen) "It's a time of discovery, of who we really are, of where we fit in the cosmos."
[Cochrane walks towards the Vulcan, arm outstretched.]
Berman: (off-screen) "Star Trek has always represented a very positive, hopeful outlook for the future."
[Cochrane and the Vulcan shake hands.]
[Berman, sitting in front of a black background.]
Berman: "And a lot of science-fiction doesn't, and I think that means a great deal to a lot of people."

THIS FALL'S MOST ANTICIPATED NEW SERIES

[Voyager flies through a planet's rings.]
[The Borg Queen's head joins her body.]
[A shuttle approaches Jupiter Station.]

IS THE NEXT CHAPTER IN THE STAR TREK LEGACY

'Enterprise Upfront' photo - courtesy Media Trek, copyright Paramount Pictures

[Guinan pops up from behind the bar.]
[Spock turns towards the camera.]
Picard: (off-screen) "Let's make sure that history never forgets the name..."
[The Enterprise-E bursts through the time barrier and flies towards Earth.]
[Picard standing on the bridge.]
Picard: (continued) "...Enterprise."

THE FINAL FRONTIER HAS A NEW BEGINNING

[Voyager flies around a planet.]

ENTERPRISE

[The Enterprise logo zooms onto the screen.]

COMING THIS FALL TO UPN

[The UPN logo rolls on.]

To download the 25.9 MB MPEG clip, head over to Media Trek.

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