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Slave Girls 'Bound' To Attract Viewers

By Michelle
January 25, 2005 - 9:05 PM

See Also: 'Bound' Episode Guide

Archer is given a gift of three Orion Slave Girls in gratitude for making a deal with an Orion trader, but the women cause unexpected havoc on Enterprise in the upcoming episode "Bound." A deal with Harrad-Sar, who is willing to lead Starfleet to a mineral-rich planet in exchange for a percentage of the profits from a mining operation, brings about these unexpected consequences.

The women, Navaar, D'Nesh and Maras, dance seductively for Archer and one makes an attempt to seduce him once the three have been freed on board the Starfleet ship. But as previously reported, they may have a secret mission of their own.

The official site posted the following brief synopsis:

As a gift for negotiating with the Orion Syndicate, Captain Archer receives three Orion Slave Girls.
The full official synopsis will be posted at a later date. The teleplay for "Bound" was written by executive producer Manny Coto. Allan Kroeker, who counts season premiere "Storm Front" among his numerous Star Trek credits, directed the episode.

The guest cast list is as follows:

  • Cyia Batten as Navaar Crystal Allen as D'Nesh
  • Menina Fortunato as Maras
  • William Lucking as Harrad-Sar
  • Derek Magyar as Kelby
Batten, Allen and Fortunato all have backgrounds as dancers, necessary for their elaborate routine choreographed by Travis Payne, who has worked with Madonna, Michael Jackson and Britney Spears and is a multiple winner of MTV Video Music Awards for Best Choreography. Batten, who played Irina in Voyager's "Drive" and was the first Ziyal on Deep Space Nine, dances with a burlesque troupe, while Allen has been on Sex and the City and, more recently, William Shatner's Boston Legal. The three women spent many hours in makeup and in rehearsal for the dance number, having green body makeup spray-painted all over.

Lucking, who plays the "powerful, imposing" trader Harrad-Sar and formerly appeared as Kira's old friend Furel on Deep Space Nine, shot all his scenes in a single day, though much of that was spent in makeup. The main cabin of his ship was built to allow Archer and other crewmembers watching the dancing girls, and part of an Orion bridge is seen as well. Magyar returns for a repeat appearance after arriving during "Affliction", and becomes involved in a fistfight with Connor Trinneer's Tucker.

"Bound" is currently scheduled to air on March 25th. For the original production report, visit this page on the official Star Trek site.

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