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Official 'Precious Cargo' Details Released

By Caillan
October 23, 2002 - 2:45 PM

See Also: 'Precious Cargo' Episode Guide

Commander Tucker will uncover a secret behind some excess baggage in the upcoming Enterprise episode 'Precious Cargo'. today released the below official synopsis of the episode, currently set to air on December 4.

Trip Tucker boards an alien cargo vessel to help repair a stasis pod holding a beautiful woman in suspended animation. When the woman accidentally awakes, she reveals she's not a passenger, but a prisoner.

The teleplay for 'Precious Cargo' was penned by David A. Goodman, based on a story by executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. Goodman has written for television series such as Wings, The Golden Girls and Team Night Rider. Veteran director David Livingston ('Shuttlepod One') helmed the episode.

'Precious Cargo's' guest cast includes:

  • Padma Lakshmi as Kaitaama
  • Leland Crooke as Firek Plinn
  • Scott Klace as Firek Goff

Indian actress Padma Lakshmi hosts the cooking show Padma's Passport on the Food Network, and has also appeared in the films 'Glitter' and 'Boom.'

Crooke guest-starred as a Vorta in the Deep Space Nine episode 'Honour Among Thieves'; his other credits include episodes of Buffy The Vampire Slayer, NYPD Blue and ER. Klace has also appeared on Trek before, playing Dremk in Voyager's 'Juggernaut.'

Most of the seven-day shoot involved Connor Trinneer (Charlie 'Trip' Tucker), who attempts to rescue Kaitaama from the stasis pod, although his task is obstructed by the woman's stubborness. Production included two days filming in the Alien Cargo Hold set, and Trinneer also spent one day trapped in the escape pod with Lakshmi. However, Trinneer did get a chance to stretch (and muddy) his legs on the Alien Marsh set, which was filled with mud, water and vegetation.

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