In the episode, the Klingon Chancellor offers the disgraced 'Duras', who lost his command in "Judgment" (airing April 9th), his command again if he can capture Jonathan Archer, who escaped Rura Penthe in that earlier episode and then the bounty hunters sent after him in "Bounty." The NX-01, however, is en route back to Earth after news that the planet has been attacked. Before they can get home, however, Duras attacks and nearly boards the Enterprise before three slower Starfleet vessels show up and fend off the Klingons just in time. The Klingons withdrawal and upon reaching Earth, a scar of damage is visible from the Floridian peninsula to Cuba... "The Expanse" will go before cameras next week and marks the twenty-sixth and final episode of the season. Production won't begin on season three until mid-to-late July.
Executive producer Rick Berman speaks in the UK's Star Trek Monthly, issue #103, making some of the first remarks regarding the promised "change" in the fifth STAR TREK series for its third season. He talks about the newly-revealed season finale, "The Expanse," saying it will begin to alter the Enterprise's mission for next season. "I think our final episode of the season is going to be quite startling because we're going to do a cliffhanger that will put a new twist on the series as it enters its third year," Berman said in excerpts available at StarTrekUK.com. "I don't really want to get specific about it, but we're not talking about a tiny change. We're talking about a change that is going to, to some degree, alter our mission and, to some degree, change the tone of the series. We're very excited by it. This idea will be introduced partially in the final episode of this season and then more dramatically dealt with in the opener next season."
As revealed by TrekWeb and other sources earlier this week, "The Expanse" will continue a Klingon story arc beginning in "Judgment" and also introduce an attack on planet Earth.
The exec also talks for the first time about the Borg episode "Regeneration," which he says will find an interesting way to work the Borg into the pre-Picard [Patrick Stewart] time period.
"One of [the last four episodes] is going to be a fascinating Borg encounter," he told the mag. "Which is interesting in that Starfleet had never heard of the Borg before Picard. So we have managed to deal with that in what I feel is a very interesting fashion."
Berman also hints that season three will bring in more NX-class Starfleet ships. Information for "The Expanse" has already revealed that we'll be seeing some lesser-Starfleet vessels in this year's finale.
"It's very possible," he says when asked about more NX ships. "It will not happen in Season Two, but possibly soon after."
Berman says the staff has discussed all sorts of crossovers from the previous series as well.
"We've discussed everything from a young 'Sarek' to 'Q' [John de Lancie] to 'Kirk' [William Shatner]. There are a lot of things in the mill. I'd love to work with John again. I adore him. All sorts of ideas are in discussion now."
This information is from www.trekweb.com
Sounds good don't it. This episode is the last in season 2 and it meat to be a 2 parter. The Expanse part 2 we be in season . I thank Enterprise just got bater. Some time in season 3 we meat see more nx class ships. you will be :assimilate: 3 Morths 0 days to go to EF2(27th June 2003 UK)
I like the forthcoming Klingon story line. It's about time they dealt with the fact that we were supposed to have had a disasterous first encounter with them. What still riles me though is that Berman et all keep trying to bring characters in to the show from the other series!!!!!!!!!! Characters that were supposed to have not been discovered for several hundred f***ing years!!!! Q was not heard of until Picard ran into him, the Borg were not heard of until Q introduced them to Picard. I don't care if Berman comes up with a peach of an explanation, he's taking liberties with the time-line and should be castrated with a couple of house bricks and no anaesthetic!!!!
British magazine Dreamwatch offers some tantalizing new details about the ENTERPRISE season finale, "The Expanse," in its latest issue. Previous reports have indicated that the finale will have Earth under attack and Archer on the run from the Klingon 'Duras', and that the episode would change the mission of the series going into its third season. Tidbits from the magazine suggest a few more details about the show's story. According to Dreamwatch, the NX-01 will head into a Bermuda Triangle-like region of space known as "the expanse" in the episode, against the advice of the Vulcans. The ship's mission? Prevent "a new alien race from wiping out life on Earth."
Does this suggest that the damage glimpsed on the Floridian peninsula in the finale may be caused by an unknown alien threat? The magazine is vague but does reveal the "The Expanse" will tie into the Temporal Cold War storyline that has populated the show's premiere, finale, and Sweeps episodes since the pilot "Broken Bow." Apparently some recurring characters--whether new or previously introduced--may need to appear in season three as a direct result of the events in this year's season finale.
"The Expanse" airs on UPN May 21st. Thanks to TrekToday for the excerpts from issue 104 of Dreamwatch Magazine. This information is from www.trekweb.com
Enterprise will reportedly embark on a new mission into a Bermuda Triangle-like area of space in the season finale, according to spoilers which recently emerged online.
British science fiction magazine DreamWatch reported the NX-01 will head into a "dangerous area of space" against the advice of the Vulcans in "The Expanse". The reason for this course change is said to be part of an effort to stop "a new alien race from wiping out life on Earth".
This new voyage for the Enterprise crew won't be a complete departure from the show's previous storylines, with the magazine reporting the plot will be related to the Temporal Cold War story arc, which has been part of the series since "Broken Bow". The article indicated some new recurring characters may appear in season three as part of these developments.
According to previous rumours about "The Expanse", the NX-01 will be called back home after a devastating attack on Earth. Captain Archer will reportedly renew his relationship with a woman called Rebecca while on Earth, only to tell her his new mission will take him away for a long time.
Enterprise executive producer Rick Berman recently dropped some cryptic hints about the finale and its ramifications for the third season (story). "I don't really want to get specific about it, but we're not talking about a tiny change. We're talking about a change that is going to, to some degree, alter our mission and, to some degree, change the tone of the series."
Please note that these plot details have not yet been confirmed by Paramount Pictures and until such time you should treat this information as you would any other rumour.
"The Expanse" is scheduled to air May 21 on UPN. The full report can be found in issue 104 of DreamWatch, on newsstands now. Thanks to 'Hoshi's sis' for this!
This information is from www.trektoday.com
Sonding very good.
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"In the season finale, Earth is savagely attacked by a mysterious alien probe that leaves millions of people killed. When Archer learns that the culprit species is planning to destroy the entire planet with their next assault, Enterprise embarks on a new mission into the dangerous and highly mysterious Delphic Expanse to put a stop to it. Although T'Pol is given a direct order from the Vulcan High Command not to participate in this mission, she resigns her post in order to continue with Enterprise. Meanwhile, the Klingons, who are bent on destroying Archer, continue their hot pursuit of Enterprise all the way into the expanse."
This information is from www.treknation.com
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Probe eh? Cogh(ST4)Cogh
You now can get the Trailer from http://www.startrekmedia.com/media/ent/s2.htm It like very good on looking forward for this one.well the Borg not been on yet in the UK so thats two I looking forward for.
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