Frakes And Sirtis To Appear In 'Enterprise' Finale?By Christian
January 25, 2005 - 11:30 PM
Paramount may be planning a shocker for the Enterprise season finale: a special guest appearance by former Next Generation stars Jonathan Frakes (William T. Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi).
The news was first reported on the long-running official web site of Sirtis. "Marina and Jonathan Frakes will reprise their roles as guest stars on Enterprise season finale," the site's administrator wrote in an announcement posted on the message board of the site. The adminstrator then went on to announce several upcoming personal appearances by Sirtis, including one at the Superstar Autograph Show in Valley Forge, Pa, at the end of May.
TrekToday sources have confirmed that a deal between the studio and Sirtis is indeed currently in the works.
Both Frakes and Sirtis have previously made guest appearances on other Trek series besides The Next Generation. Frakes appeared as Lieutenant Thomas Riker on Deep Space Nine's "Defiant," and then appeared as the regular Riker in Voyager's "Death Wish." Sirtis had a recurring role during the final seasons of Star Trek: Voyager, often appearing together with Dwight Schultz (Reginald Barclay). The last time both Frakes and Sirtis made an appearance in the Trek universe was Star Trek: Nemesis, at the end of which their characters were married and preparing to embark on a new career aboard the U.S.S. Titan.
Enterprise showrunner Manny Coto recently revealed the series' season finale was being written by Rick Berman and Brannon Braga, but provided no information on the episode's storyline. The episode would presumably start filming in early March.
Please note that the above information has not been confirmed by Paramount Pictures or UPN and until such time you should treat this as you would any other rumour.