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Reeves-Stevenses Discuss Upcoming Episodes

By Christian
December 6, 2004 - 9:40 PM

New staff writers Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens popped up on the internet yesterday to say they're having a great time being part of Enterprise, and are still optimistic about the future of the show.

"The entire writing staff has been meeting to work out the final episodes of the season," the writing couple posted on the message board of, a web site dedicated to the syndicated Lost World TV show they created. The Reeves-Stevenses quickly added a note that revealed their positive outlook for Enterprise: "[We] said SEASON, not SERIES. The fate of the show has not been decided, so go tell your friends to start watching again!"

If those friends follow that advice, the first Reeves-Stevens episode they will be able to see is "Observer Effect," airing on the 14th of January. "[It] is a standalone, but with a really interesting connection to Trek history that, amazingly, no one's leaked yet. We're particularly pleased with how this one turned out because it's getting the same reaction from the actors and crew as 'Brothers in Arms' got on [The Lost World]. Stand by to see some truly exceptional performances by Anthony Montgomery [Travis Mayweather], Dominic Keating [Malcolm Reed], and Linda Park [Hoshi Sato]."

Three weeks later, UPN will be airing "United," the second episode of the so-called Andorian Arc, in which Archer tries to unify the Andorians, Tellarites and Vulcans in a plan to capture a marauder ship threatening to destabilize the region around Andoria. "We've written the teleplay for the middle episode of three, which was an interesting challenge because we had to fit it in with the first episode (which had just been completed) and the third (which hadn't been written)," the Reeves-Stevenses wrote. "[You're] going to see an amazing performance by Jeffrey Combs [Shran], Scott Bakula (Captain Archer) and Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) at their best, and what we feel is a moment of Star Trek history that's as noteworthy as the ending of the film, First Contact, when those aliens pulled back their hoods to reveal they were Vulcans."

In addition to these two episodes, news of which had already leaked out over the past few months, the Reeves-Stevenses also revealed they were currently working on a previously unknown episode, currently entitled "Divergence." "[It] will be the second part of a two-part Klingon arc. Not a lot we can say about this one right now, except we've written a multiple-starship action sequence that's never been seen before, and that everyone's very excited to bring to the screen." "Divergence" presumably is the conclusion to the story started in "Affliction."

More from the Reeves-Stevens writing team, including many words of praise for Enterprise showrunner Manny Coto, and information on their upcoming non-fiction book Going To Mars, can be found in their post at Thanks go out to 'VRRRM' for this!

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