First Photos From April EpisodesBy Caillan
March 28, 2003 - 6:11 AM
See Also: 'The Crossing' Episode Guide
UPN recently released new photos and synopses for three upcoming first-run Enterprise episodes.
In "The Crossing", scheduled to air on April 2, crew members are possessed by strange alien life forms and T'Pol appears to be their last hope.
When Enterprise is enveloped by a vast alien vessel filled with a species that appear only as wisps of vapor, these non-corporeal alien beings capture Enterprise and take form by invading various crew members' bodies to learn more about the humans, or so they say. In an attempt to get back control of Enterprise and to have his crew members' lost souls returned to their appropriate bodies, Archer enlists T'Pol's powers of mind control to determine what the aliens really want.
The episode features the return of Joseph Will as Rostov, previously seen in "Vox Sola" and "Two Days and Two Nights". "The Crossing" was directed by David Livingston and penned by Brannon Braga and Rick Berman from a story they developed with Andre Bormanis.
A week later on April 9, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine's J.G. Hertzler (Martok) returns to the Trek fold as a washed-up Klingon lawyer who must defend Archer in "Judgment".
Archer stands trial before the Klingon Tribunal who have charged him with firing on a Klingon warship and providing aid to refugees on the run from the Klingon empire for which the punishment is death. When the prosecution paints a skewed and violent picture of the events in question, Archer challenges his appointed Klingon legal counsel to buck their cruel justice system and let him present his side of the story in the hopes that he will prevail. In the process, Archer learns that Klingons haven't always been a warrior society and that there are Klingons who want to lead a more peaceful existence.
Regular genre face John Vickery also features in "Judgment". Vickery played Gul Rusot in three episodes of Deep Space Nine, Andrus Hagan in The Next Generation's "Night Terrors" and Minbari warrior Neroon on Babylon 5.
Consulting producer David A. Goodman has slipped many nods to Trek's past into the script for the episode. Not only must Archer face off against a Klingon named Duras, the ancestor of the Klingon who caused so much trouble for Worf in TNG, but the NX-01 captain faces life imprisonment in Rura Penthe for his crimes — the same place where Kirk and McCoy ended up in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.
Goodman wrote the teleplay based on a story developed with Taylor Elmore, while James L. Conway ("Broken Bow") directed the episode.
On April 16, Anthony Montgomery's Travis Mayweather finally gets his chance to shine this season in a Boomer-centric story, "Horizon". The UPN synopsis also reveals the episode's light-hearted sub-plot, in which T'Pol and Phlox are given a taste of Earth culture.
While Enterprise is on its way to investigate a planetary phenomenon near Earth, Mayweather gets a chance to visit his family on their cargo ship, but his homecoming is cut short when the ship is attacked by alien pirates. Meanwhile, aboard Enterprise, T'Pol and Phlox, who are horror-movie novices, are introduced to the unique human experience of watching the black and white version of Frankenstein with the rest of the crew.
The photo to the right features Montgomery at the helm of the E.C.S. Horizon, while the image above shows the actor with Joan Pringle as Mayweather's mother, Rianna, and Corey Mendell Parker as his brother, Paul.
Regular Enterprise helmer James Contner directed the episode from a script by story editor Andre Bormanis.
UPN will continue to show new Enterprise episodes uninterrupted by reruns for the remainder of the season, but has changed the airing schedule slightly. The penultimate episode of the season, "Bounty", will now air at 9:00 p.m. on May 14 in a double-bill with "First Flight" rather than on May 21 with the season finale, "The Expanse". The airing schedule is still tentative at this stage, and is subject to change.
Further information on upcoming episodes can be found in the Trek Nation episode guide.