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Official 'North Star' Details Released

By Caillan
October 4, 2003 - 11:52 AM

See Also: 'North Star' Episode Guide

Enterprise ends up in the Wild, Wild West in an upcoming Enterprise instalment, entitled "North Star". today released the below synopsis of the episode, which is currently scheduled to be shown on November 12:

Enterprise discovers a settlement of humans living a 19th-century Western lifestyle on a Delphic Expanse planet, so Archer and crew set out to learn how they got there.

"North Star" was penned by consulting producer David A. Goodman, writer of "Judgment" and "Precious Cargo". Director David Straiton has helmed several Enterprise episodes, including the Hugo-nominated "A Night In Sickbay".

The episode features no less than 14 guest actors:

  • Emily Bergl as Bethany
  • Glenn Morshower as Sheriff MacReady
  • James Parks as Deputy Bennings
  • Paul Rae as Bartender
  • Steven Klein as Draysik
  • Gary Bristow as Stablehand
  • Mike Watson as Skagaran
  • John Baron as Yral
  • Alexandria M. Salling as Taliyah
  • Jeff Eith as Cowboy #1
  • Cliff McLaughlin as Cowboy #2
  • Tom Dupont as Cowboy #3
  • Dorenda Moore as MACO #1
  • Kevin Derr as MACO #2

Emily Bergl starred as Lisa Clarke in the Sci-Fi Channel's mini-series, Taken, which earned her a Saturn Award nomination for Best Actress in a Television Series. She also starred in The Rage: Carrie 2 and has appeared in series such as Gilmore Girls, Providence and ER.

"North Star" marks the fifth Star Trek appearance of Glenn Morshower, who previously played Ensign Burke in TNG's "Peak Performance", Orton in TNG's "Starship Mine", a guard in Voyager's "Resistance" and a navigator in Star Trek Generations. The veteran actor has also been seen in recurring roles on shows such as CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, 24, JAG and The West Wing.

James Parks played Vel in Voyager's "The Chute" and has appeared on genre shows ranging from Babylon 5 to Space: Above and Beyond. Paul Rae guest starred on Sabrina, The Teenage Witch, while Gary Bristow has appeared in CSI, Six Feet Under and The X-Files.

Much of the episode was shot on location at the Universal Studios backlot, which represented the town of North Star, located on a planet in the Delphic Expanse. Quintessential Wild West locales used in filming the saloon, schoolhouse and main street. Actors Connor Trinneer (Trip Tucker) and Jolene Blalock even got to saddle up in a sequence which required their characters to share a horse.

The complete production report is available here at

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