HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, the most
recent installment and fifth television series from Paramount's long-running
and ever-popular Star Trek franchise, begins production on its fourth season
this week. The series is moving to Friday nights at 9:00PM (ET/PT) and will
resume with the episode entitled, "Storm Front Pt. I" (airdate TBD).
Last season, STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE took a startling new direction, which
presented some of the most spectacular action and visual effects in Star Trek
history. It was the first time a Star Trek series followed a season-long
story arc, which chronicled the crew as they were confronted with their
greatest challenge: saving Earth from a new race of threatening time-traveling
aliens, the Xindi. These aliens, first seen in the second season finale,
launched a preemptive strike against Earth, killing millions. At the
conclusion of the third season the crew successfully stopped the Xindi's super
weapon from destroying Earth. However, in the process, Captain Archer (Scott
Bakula) was seriously injured and transported to what appeared to be World War
II-era Nazi Germany.
Over the course of the third season, Archer conjured a greater
decisiveness and toughness that was necessary to lead his crew into the
dreaded Delphic Expanse and destroy the Xindi's super weapon. T'Pol (Jolene
Blalock) left the Vulcan High Command and consequently shed her Vulcan hair
and clothing. Though the Xindi weapon has been destroyed, she remains
unconvinced that those traveling in space and the Earth itself are safe.
In addition to Scott Bakula and Jolene Blalock, the cast members include:
Connor Trinneer as Chief Engineer Charles "Trip" Tucker III, Dominic Keating
as Lt. Malcolm Reed; Anthony Montgomery as Ensign Travis Mayweather; Linda
Park as Ensign Hoshi Sato and John Billingsley as Dr. Phlox.
Manny Coto, co-executive producer of STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, joins the
ranks of show runner alongside Rick Berman and Brannon Braga this season.
Shortly after graduating from the American Film Institute, Coto wrote and
directed an episode of "Tales from the Crypt." He went on to direct the
feature film, "Dr. Giggles" and the children's film, "Star Kid." He was also
a writer and producer on the series "Outer Limits" and created the series
"Odyssey 5" for Showtime. He joined the writing staff of STAR TREK:
ENTERPRISE in 2003.
Rick Berman and Brannon Braga are the executive producers and creators of
STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE, which is based on Star Trek created by Gene
Roddenberry. STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE is produced by Paramount Television for
UPN. Paramount Television is a unit of Viacom Inc.
SOURCE Paramount Television