First 'Damage' Details Released

By Kristine
January 27, 2004 - 8:36 PM

See Also: 'Damage' Episode Guide

A deadly encounter with the Xindi leaves the Enterprise badly damaged, but hope comes in the form of a new potential ally in the upcoming episode "Damage." released details for Star Trek: Enterprise's nineteenth third season episode. The episode picks up immediately following the events in "Azati Prime", which will end on a cliffhanger. The Enterprise has sustained heavy damage from an encounter with the Xindi. However, they may have found an ally when they discover an Illryian vessel damaged by the anomalies. The Illryian's captain is played by Casey Biggs (Damar). The situation on Enterprise also leads T'Pol to confess a personal secret.

"Damage" is scheduled to air on April 21st, following a six week break after the airing of the last new episode, "Azati Prime," on March 3rd. During the hiatus, UPN will show Enterprise reruns.

"Damage" was written by co-producer Phyllis Strong. Strong wrote this season's "Exile", and has co-written several episodes with Mike Sussman, including "Future Tense".

The episode was directed by James L. Conway. Conway is a longtime Trek director, having directed episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation, Deep Space Nine, and Voyager. He also directed Enterprise's pilot, "Broken Bow" and second season's "Judgment".

In addition to Biggs, the guest cast features the actors playing the Xindi council members: Tucker Smallwood (Xindi-Primate council member), Rick Worthy (Xindi-Sloth council member) and Scott MacDonald (Reptillian commander). Randy Oglesby reprises his role as Degra and Josette DiCarlo (Six Feet Under, ER) will play the "Sphere-Builder."

Production on "Damage" began on Tuesday, January 13th, overlapping for two days with "Azati Prime," and wrapped up on Thursday, January 22nd. Filming took place around the damaged Enterprise and also featured a scene on a Xindi-Aquatic ship. Archer visits the ship and speask to the Xindi-Aquatics from an air chamber spearated from the Aquatics by Plexiglas.

The next episode, "The Forgotten", began filming the day "Damage" wrapped up. "The Forgotten" is being directed by LeVar Burton (Geordi LaForge).

To read the original production report, visit

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