Xindi-Sloth Take Centre Stage In Episode SevenBy Caillan
August 22, 2003 - 12:59 AM
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The Xindi-Sloth will play a crucial role in the seventh episode of Enterprise's third season scheduled to go before the cameras.
The episode, which is currently untitled, will reportedly revolve around a Xindi-Sloth facility which is producing material for the weapon that will launch the Xindi's next attack on Earth, sources told TrekToday.
Archer is determined to destroy the facility to delay the completion of the next generation weapon. But he soon comes into contact with the Xindi-Sloth who runs the operation, Gralik, who claims the Xindi-Sloth know nothing about the weapon and are simply producing material at the order of the Xindi-Humanoid, Degra.
Gralik tells Archer that the five Xindi sub-species have always been at each other's throats, and this led to a war which destroyed their homeworld. In fact, there was once even another sub-species, the Xindi-Avians, but they were destroyed by the Xindi-Reptilians and Xindi-Insectoids. Given that the Xindi-Sloth at the facility have been exploited, Archer, who believes Gralik's story, suspects only the Reptilians, Insectoids and Humanoids are behind the attack on Earth and the second weapon.
Although Archer is reluctant to destroy the manufacturing plant and the Xindi-Sloth settlement after talking with Gralik, he tells the supervisor he really has no other alternative. Gralik doesn't take it personally: he says his people will rebuild. With the help of MACO commander Major Hayes, the crew prepare to blow up the facility, but then Degra and a Xindi-Reptilian turn up to claim their material...
Please note that this information has not yet been confirmed by Paramount Pictures and until such time you should treat these details as you would any other rumour. Also please be aware that the information comes from an early draft of the script, and details could change before the episode goes to air.
Episode seven will likely air in late 2003.