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Official Season Two Details Released

By Caillan
August 25, 2002 - 12:12 PM

See Also: 'Shockwave, Part II' Episode Guide

Battles with the Suliban, Vulcan tales, an enemy minefield, and a sick beagle are just some of the surprises awaiting the crew of the NX-01 when Enterprise begins its sophomore season in September. recently released the following official synopses, creative staff listings and guest cast information for the first five episodes of season two.

'Shockwave, Part II'

Airdate: September 18

In the continuation of season one's cliffhanger finale, Archer must find a way to get back to his own century, where the Enterprise crew battles the Suliban.

The episode was penned by Enterprise executive producers and co-creators Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. Veteran Trek director Allan Kroeker, who helmed part one of the episode, returned to direct the conclusion.

Guest Cast:

  • Matt Winston as Daniels
  • Vaughn Armstrong as Admiral Forrest
  • John Fleck as Silik
  • Gary Graham as Soval
  • Keith Allan as Raan
  • Jim Fitzpatrick as Commander Williams
  • Michael Kosik as Suliban Soldier

Five of the guest stars have appeared in previous Enterprise episodes. Winston reprises his role of Daniels from 'Cold Front' and 'Shockwave', while the episode marks the seventh appearance of Armstrong as Admiral Forrest. Fleck previously played Silik in 'Broken Bow', 'Cold Front,' and 'Shockwave,' and Graham returns as Ambassador Soval after appearances in 'Broken Bow' and 'Shadows of P'Jem'. This is Fitzpatrick's first episode as Williams since 'Broken Bow.'

Allan has previously guest-starred in series such as Charmed, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation and Buffy The Vampire Slayer, while the Internet Movie Database does not list any previous credits for Kosik. Although he is not included in the guest cast released by, James Horan's official web site says he will reprise his role as the Humanoid Figure in the episode.

Read more about 'Shockwave, Part II' in the Trek Nation episode guide.

'Carbon Creek'

Airdate: September 25

T'Pol tells Trip and Archer a story about a small group of Vulcans who crash-landed on Earth in 1957.

'Carbon Creek's' teleplay was written by co-executive producer Chris Black, based on a story by Rick Berman, Brannon Braga and Dan O'Shannon. Black previously penned the teleplays for 'Rogue Planet' and 'Two Days and Two Nights.' This is the first Trek outing for Emmy-winner O'Shannon, who has worked on shows such as Cheers and Newhart, and now serves as executive producer of Frasier.

The episode was directed by James Contner, who previously helmed 'Dear Doctor.' His other credits include episodes of Smallville and Angel.

Guest Cast:

  • J. Paul Boehmer as Mestral
  • Michael Krawic as Stron
  • Ann Cusack as Maggie
  • Hank Harris as Jack
  • Clay Wilcox as Billy
  • David Selburg as Vulcan Captain
  • Ron Marasco as Vulcan Officer
  • Paul Hayes as Businessman

Boehmer previously played the Kapitan in Voyager's 'The Killing Game, Parts I & II,' the Borg drone One in 'One' and Vornar in DS9's 'Tacking Into The Wind.' Krawic is also no stranger to Trek, having appeared in DS9's 'The Maquis, Part I' as Samuels and Voyager's 'Day of Honor' at Rahmin.

Sister to John and Joan Cusack, Ann Cusack has featured in films such as 'Stigmata' and 'A League Of Their Own.' Harris wrote and appeared in the movie 'Sign of the Times' and has also guest-starred in Providence and The X-Files. Wilcox's credits include NYPD Blue, Sliders and The Practice.

Selburg first appeared in Trek back in TNG's first season, playing Whalen in 'The Big Goodbye.' He later went on to portray Dr. Syrus in 'Frame of Mind' and Toscat in Voyager's 'Caretaker.' Marasco has featured in series such as Angel and Charmed, while Hayes has appeared in Buffy The Vampire Slayer and The X-Files.

Four behind-the-scenes photos from the episode are available here at Read more about 'Carbon Creek' in the Trek Nation episode guide.


Airdate: October 2

Archer and the Enterprise crew inadvertently veer into an enemy minefield.

'Minefield' marks the Enterprise debut of new co-executive producer John Shiban, who previously served as a writer-producer on The X-Files. James Contner returned to direct his second episode of the season after 'Carbon Creek'.

The only guest star listed is Timothy Glenn as Med Tech. Glenn has no credits listed on the Internet Movie Database.

Read more about 'Minefield' in the Trek Nation episode guide.

'Dead Stop'

Airdate: October 9

The recently damaged Enterprise docks at a fully automated alien repair station, where services are rendered at a heavy price.

The episode was written by executive story editors Mike Sussman and Phyllis Strong, who penned the teleplays for 'Shadows of P'Jem,' 'Detained', and 'Fusion'. Roxann Dawson (B'Elanna Torres) returned to the Paramount lot to direct her third Enterprise episode after 'The Andorian Incident' and 'Vox Sola'.

There is no guest cast listed for the episode. Read more about 'Dead Stop' in the Trek Nation episode guide.

'A Night In Sickbay'

Airdate: October 16

When Porthos gets sick, Archer moves into Sickbay and learns more about Dr. Phlox.

'A Night In Sickbay' was penned by executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga. The episode was directed David Straiton, who previously called the shots on 'Desert Crossing'. Straiton's other work includes episodes of Odyssey 5, Angel, and Special Unit 2.

The only guest star listed for this episode is Vaughn Armstrong as the Kreetassan. The alien race first appeared in last season's 'Vox Sola,' in which Armstrong played a Kreetassan Captain; it is not known whether this is the same character.

Read more about 'A Night In Sickbay' in the Trek Nation episode guide.

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