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Dean Stockwell To Appear In 'Enterprise'

By Caillan
February 11, 2002 - 5:04 AM

See Also: 'Detained' Episode Guide

If they never get around to making a Quantum Leap reunion movie, an upcoming episode of Enterprise may be the next best thing.

Sources today revealed Dean Stockwell recently completed filming a guest spot in the episode 'Detained.' Stockwell is known to legions of Quantum Leap fans as Al, the holographic companion of Scott Bakula's (Jonathan Archer) Sam Beckett.

The episode will reportedly feature Archer and Mayweather trapped with several Suliban in a Mazarite detention centre (story). During his incarceration, Archer will learn that not all Suliban are like those in the Cabal. It is not currently known which role Stockwell will be playing, nor when the episode will air.

In a recent interview at EnterpriseUK, Bakula spoke about the possibility of his former co-star paying a visit to the 22nd century. "I'd love it for Dean to do an episode, as would he," he said. "I miss working with him; we had such a good time. They would have to be clever about it or just ignore it, so that it wouldn't be a distraction, but add to the show."

Stockwell will join several well-known actors slated to appear in upcoming episodes. Voyager's Ethan Phillips (Neelix) and Jeffrey Combs (Shran) are set to feature in 'Acquisition,' while Deep Space Nine's Rene Auberjonois and Hollywood Squares host Tom Bergeron will guest star in 'Oasis.'

Although he's probably best known by genre fans for his role in Quantum Leap, Stockwell has had a long and varied career. Starting off as a child actor in the 1940s, he went on to appear in films such as 'The Player,' 'Sons and Lovers,' 'Blue Velvet' and 'Married to the Mob,' for which he earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Supporting Actor. Stockwell scored multiple Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for his role in Quantum Leap, winning a Globe in 1990.

Please note that this information has not been confirmed by Paramount Pictures and until then should be treated as you would any other rumour. Thanks to Donna at Project Quantum Leap for this!

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