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Official 'Stigma' Details Released

By Caillan
November 23, 2002 - 12:18 PM

See Also: 'Stigma' Episode Guide

T'Pol is revealed to have a deadly disease which could see her ostracised from Vulcan society in the upcoming episode 'Stigma'.

StarTrek.com yesterday released the below synopsis of the episode, currently scheduled to air on February 5, 2003:

While Enterprise visits a planet where an Interspecies Medical Exchange conference is taking place, Dr. Phlox tries to obtain research on a terminal disease from the Vulcan contingency there. But he must not reveal that T'Pol has contracted this disease, because that knowledge would forever stigmatize her among her people.

'Stigma' was written by Enterprise creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga and helmed by Trek stalwart David Livingston. His previous Enterprise directorial efforts include 'Strange New World', 'Shuttlepod One' and 'The Seventh'.

The site also posted details of the episode's guest cast:

Melinda Page Hamilton plays one of Phlox's three wives, Feezal. Although she has guest starred in an episode of Law & Order, Hamilton has spent much of her career treading the boards. Her theatrical credits include 'The Sea Gull,' 'Our Lady of Sligo,' 'All My Sons,' and 'Ring Round the Moon' on Broadway as an understudy.

'Stigma' features two previous Trek guest stars - Michael Ensign and Jeffrey Hayenga. Ensign played Minister Krola in TNG's 'First Contact,' Ambassador Lojal in DS9's 'The Forsaken' and the Bard in Voyager's 'False Profits.' Hayenga appeared in TNG's 'Ensign Ro' as Orta.

Bob Morrisey's credits include guest shots on The West Wing, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Roswell and The X-Files, while Lee Spencer has appeared in The District and Charmed.

'Stigma's' seven-day shoot ran from Tuesday, November 12 to Wednesday, November 20. While the regular cast spent the first day filming on the NX-01 sets, Melinda Page Hamilton endured a Trek guest-star rite of passage as the makeup artists created her Denobulan look.

Hamilton then started shooting on Wednesday, with her scenes revolving around the episode's sub-plot, in which Feezal works with Commander Tucker to install a neutron microscope in sickbay. In addition to the regular ship sets, scenes were filmed on the 'Vulcan Medical Suite' and the 'Alien City Street' locales constructed especially for the episode.

According to the official site, 'Dawn' will be the first Enterprise episode of 2003, going to air on January 8. 'Stigma' will then follow on February 5 after several weeks of repeats. The original article can be found here at StarTrek.com

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