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Official 'Harbinger' Plot Details

By Kristine
December 6, 2003 - 9:52 PM

See Also: 'Harbinger' Episode Guide

Three storylines will factor prominently into the fifteenth episode of Star Trek: Enterprise's third season. revealed that in "Harbinger," scheduled to air February, 11th, 2004, Malcolm Reed (Dominick Keating) is angered when MACO leader Major Hayes (Steven Culp) begins conducting training drills for the MACOs and the senior officers aboard Enterprise. The rising tensions between the two will lead to a physical fight.

The intense fight scenes took two and a half days to film, and called for stunt doubles for the two actors. Marty Murray doubled for Keating, while Alex Chansky doubled for Culp.

"Harbinger" was scripted by co-executive producer Manny Coto, who wrote "Similtude" and the upcoming "Chosen Realm", based on a story by executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. David Livingston, who helmed both "Impulse" and the upcoming "Proving Ground", directed the episode.

The guest cast includes the following actors:

  • Steven Culp as Major Hayes
  • Thomas Kopache as The Alien
  • Noa Tishby as Amanda Cole

Steven Culp reprises his role as Major Hayes, who was last seen in "The Shipment". Culp has also appeared in JAG and the movie James and the Giant Peach.

Thomas Kopache appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Voyager and the movie Star Trek: Generations. He also appeared twice in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine playing Kira Nerys' father, Kira Taban. He has made numerous other television appearances, including roles in The West Wing, CSI, and Angel.

Noa Tishbyhas appeared in episodes of CSI: Miami and Nip/Tuck.

The shoot lasted seven days, which were spread out because of the holiday weekend. The shoot began on November 19th and finished up on December 1st. Extra scenes were shot on December 2nd, including some of the Reed/Hayes fight scenes.

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