Richard Arnold On Voyager, Series V & tenth Trek film.

By Christian
August 21, 2000 - 3:49 PM

This Saturday, Creation Entertainment organised its annual Star Trek & Science Fiction convention in the Minneapolis Convention Center. Present at the convention where several Trek actors and actresses, including Chase Masterson (Leeta), Grace Lee Whitney (Janice Rand) and Robert Picardo (the Holodoc), as well as Gene Roddenberry's assistant, Richard Arnold.

Of course, several Trek news items were again revelead at the convention, most of which are summarised on the report written by Vince McCoy at the Dominion Warpath. Here's a summary of the most important news items:

  • Arnold had just visited the Voyager set last week, and everything is apparently still going smoothly. He provided plot info for the first episodes of the season, almost all of which has been posted online already. Strangely enough, he mentioned there would be an 'Untitled Barclay/Troi Episode' involving Barclay sending a holographic officer to Voyager, but he made no connection with 'Inside Man', which he described as the episode in which the Holodoc has to go inside her cortical implant. I'm not sure if the Barclay/Troi story and the cortical implant story both happen in 'Inside Man', but there definitely seem to be some conflicting reports.

  • According to Arnold, Series V is now in a very tentative stage of development, and that if it is to air it will be in Fall 2001. According to Arnold, due to the UPN buy-out the next show will probably be on CBS or in syndication.

  • Finally, on Trek 10 Arnold confirmed the earlier reports about John Logan being the film's screenwriter, and that it will most likely be released around Thanksgiving 2001.
Interestingly, just a few weeks ago Arnold stated there was absolutely nothing planned at all yet for Series V.

The two other people quoted in the report are Chase Masterson, who told many stories of her time on DS9, and Robert Picardo, who also talked a little about the episodes 'Critical Care' and 'Inside Man'. Click here to read the full report.

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