Filming Finishes On New Season's First Two

By Caillan
July 26, 2002 - 1:49 PM

See Also: 'Shockwave, Part II' Episode Guide

Production on Enterprise's second season is moving along at warp speed, with cast and crew recently completing principal photography on the first two episodes.

'Carbon Creek,' the first episode to go before the cameras on June 26, featured only three principal cast members, Jolene Blalock (T'Pol), Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) and Connor Trinneer ('Trip' Tucker), according to

In the episode, Blalock plays T'Pol's great-grandmother, who crash-lands in Pennsylvania with other Vulcans while spying on the Sputnik launch. The actress and several guest stars were required for two days of location shooting near San Bernardino, California, before moving to the soundstages to film scenes taking place in the town of Carbon Creek and on a 20th-century Vulcan ship. Additional 22nd-century scenes featuring Bakula and Trinneer on the NX-01 were shot on July 8.

After filming on 'Carbon Creek' was completed, the full cast returned to begin principal photography on the second season premiere, 'Shockwave, Part II.' In addition to the regular cast members, recurring guest stars John Fleck (Silik), Vaughn Armstrong (Admiral Forrest) and Gary Graham (Ambassador Soval) were on hand to film scenes on Enterprise's ultra-cool sets, thanks to a new air-conditioning system installed over the summer break. Both 'Carbon Creek' and 'Shockwave, Part II' are now in post-production.

With the first two episodes in the can, Dominic Keating stood up to the plate for the Malcolm Reed-heavy episode 'Minefield,' which began shooting last Friday. The Enterprise debut of new co-executive producer John Shiban, 'Minefield' "really bonds Captain Archer and Malcolm Reed," according to Keating, as the NX-01 commander tries to save his armoury officer.

Enterprise's sophomore season is currently scheduled to begin September 18 with 'Shockwave, Part II,' followed by 'Carbon Creek' on September 25. The original report can be found here.

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