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First 'CS-12' Plot Details Revealed

By Caillan
August 17, 2004 - 10:53 AM

See Also: 'Cold Station 12' Episode Guide

Archer and company must rescue the crew of a space station who have been taken hostage by Dr. Soong and his Augments in the fourth season's fifth episode, reportedly entitled "CS-12".

The episode is part two of a three-episode arc starring Brent Spiner as Arik Soong, the ancestor of Data's creator, Dr. Noonien Soong. The storyline begins in episode four, "Borderland", in which Soong and his genetically-engineered supermen, known as Augments, begin their quest to locate the embryos of others who were genetically enhanced during the Eugenics Wars (story).

According to TrekToday sources, in "CS-12" the NX-01 rescues Smike, an Augment who was marooned on Trialas Four by his fellow genetically engineered specimens. However, Phlox soon discovers Smike isn't quite the same as the other Augments — he's "defective", a genetic experiment gone wrong. Unlike the others, he doesn't have superhuman abilities.

After a discussion in which Smike reveals Soong's plans to rescue the embryos, Archer sets course for Cold Station Twelve, where the budding genetically enhanced lifeforms are kept in storage. Unfortunately for the crew of the station, Soong gets there first and floods the control room and labs with neural gas, incapacitating all lifeforms. Among those taken captive by Soong is Doctor Jeremy Lucas, Phlox's pen pal first mentioned in season one's "Dear Doctor".

Soong's plans hit a snag when his Augments are unable to enter the storage facility which holds the embryos without the correct code. When Dr. Lucas refuses to give up the code voluntarily, Soong begins to torture the other crew members until he complies...

Please note that these plot details have not yet been confirmed by Paramount Pictures or UPN and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour from an unofficial source. The information comes from an early draft of the script and aspects of the episode may change before it goes to air.

"CS-12" is scheduled to begin shooting on Tuesday, August 24.

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