Berman Teases Season Three

By Caillan
May 26, 2003 - 10:57 AM

Enterprise executive producer Rick Berman recently dropped some hints about what lies ahead for the show's third season inside the Delphic Expanse.

"It's the first time in a Star Trek series that we're taking on a mission besides exploring space," Berman told the Ventura County Star, referring to the NX-01's mandate to track down the Xindi, who launched an attack on Earth in last week's season finale, "The Expanse".

The Delphic Expanse may be uncharted, but fans won't be seeing Star Trek: Voyager, Part II, according to Berman. "It's not a Lost in Space like Voyager," he said. "They're not going to be out of touch with Earth." The producer added that no decision has been taken as to how long Enterprise will remain in this area of space.

What is certain is that the new mission will have an impact on Enterprise's crew, starting with its captain. "My character is going to be more determined; he'll be more driven," said actor Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer).

A new character arc is also planned for Enterprise's first officer, Sub-Commander T'Pol, who will "will experiment with human emotions", according to the Ventura County Star. She will reportedly be aided in this endeavour by Doctor Phlox. Previous rumours have indicated a romance may develop between T'Pol and Captain Archer (story).

Berman also said there could be an appearance by the omnipotent alien, Q, played by John de Lancie in episodes of The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Voyager since his first appearance in "Encounter At Farpoint". "We've discussed bringing back Q; it's possible," he said.

The original article, which also contains comments on the parallels between "The Expanse" and 9/11, can be found here at the Ventura County Star. Thanks to 'Bears Discover Fire' for this!

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