Official 'Shuttlepod One' UPN InformationBy Lisa
January 27, 2002 - 1:43 AM
See Also: 'Shuttlepod One' Episode Guide
UPN today released the first official information on Shuttlepod One.
The episode, which will see Tucker and Reed trapped together in a shuttlepod, was summarised as follows:
On a routine shuttlepod mission to investigate an asteroid field, Trip and Reed find themselves suddenly cut off from the Enterprise and become convinced that the mothership has been destroyed. With a limited oxygen supply and almost no chance of being rescued, the opposite-minded twosome must battle their annoyance with one another while also coming to terms with their impending demise.
Both the story and the screenplay were written by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, the fourth time they've donr this on the series. In the director's chair for the episode was David Livingston. Livingston is a veteran director of the Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager. This will be his second directing sojourn for Enterprise.
'Shuttlepod One' will air on Wednesday 13th February.
Meanwhile sources have revealed that another Enterprise episode has been given a name-change. The episode to air after 'Shuttlepod One' will no longer be known as 'Equilibrium,' but has been re-titled to 'Fusion.'
This change has likely taken place to avoid confusion with the Deep Space Nine episode of the same name. After nearly 40 years, some 500 episodes and nine movies, this has become a fairly frequent problem to plague Star Trek episodes.
The most recent episode to receive a re-title was Voyager's 'Homestead.' It was originally titled 'Destiny,' which is also the name of a third season DS9 episode. Other Voyager's episodes that have benefited from last-minute title-changes include 'Blink of an Eye' and 'Tsunkatse;' re-titled from 'Wink of an Eye' and 'Arena' to avoid confusion with episodes from the Original Series.
While titles have on occasion been very similar, the franchise has so far managed to avoid duplicating episode titles. 'The Emissary' was the title of a first season Next Generation episode, while 'Emissary' is of course the pilot episode of Deep Space Nine. 'First Contact' is both the title of a Next Generation episode, and also the second movie to feature the TNG cast. Other similarities can be seen in The Animated Series, which had episodes entitled 'The Survivor' and 'The Eye of The Beholder,' which resemble TNG titles.