Synopsis: Kirk and Spock are caught up in a revolution on a planet where intellectuals and artists live on a utopian city in the sky while the rest of the population toils in mines on the barren surface below.
Stephanie Beacham is the British actress who played Countess Regina Bartholomew in the Star Trek: The Next Generation episode “Ship in a Bottle” in 1992.
Between 1985 and 1989, Beacham played Sabella “Sable” Scott Colby on the television drama series Dynasty on which she worked with Joan Collins and Tracy Scoggins. She also played this part on the spin-off series The Colbys (1985-1987) on which she worked again with Tracy Scoggins and with Ricardo Montalban. For her work on Dynasty and The Colbys, Beacham received three Soap Opera Digest Award nominations in 1986, 1988, and 1990.
Between 1989 and 1990 she played the lead role in the television comedy Sister Kate, Golden Globe award nominated in the category Best Performance by an Actress in a TV-Series – Comedy/Musical in 1990.
In the 1990’s she played Dr. Kristin Westphalen in the first season of the science fiction series SeaQuest DSV, with fellow regular Marco Sanchez and recurring actors William Morgan Sheppard, Frank Welker, and Richard Herd and Iris McKay, mother to Luke Perry’s character in eight episodes of the drama series Beverly Hills, 90210 (1991-1994, with Michael Durrell and Ann Gillespie).
On Charmed she played Martha van Lewen in the episode “Reckless Abandon”.
Beacham had a recurring role as Martha Fraser in the British long running drama series Coronation Street (2009) and guest roles in episodes of Material Girl (2010), Casualty (2010), and Mount Pleasant (2011).
In 2010 she also took part in the seventh season of Celebrity Big Brother UK.
She portrayed Maria Callas in the stage play “Master Class” in the UK and published her autobiography.
Chase Masterson, real name Christianne Carafano, played Leeta, a Bajoran native, who appeared in numerous episodes of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine during the final five seasons.
The role of Leeta was created for Masterson as a one-episode character, but the producers were so impressed with Masterson’s performance that they wrote the character into “Facets”, and subsequently decided to add her to the list of recurring characters.
Masterson also lent her voice as a holographic Leeta for the video game Star Trek Online, and can be found at the game’s dabo table in Quark’s on DS9, along with other instances of a dabo table. In-game, the hologram states various canon-inspired references, including her “missing Rom”. Masterson guest-starred a number of times in the short-lived series Live Shot.
Masterson has also appeared in the Star Trek fan film “Of Gods And Men.”
Other projects include Robotech: The Shadow Chronicles and a starring role in the film Yesterday Was a Lie, as well as the film R.U.R.
Masterson’s first major role came in 1994 as Ivy Lief on General Hospital.
Her television guest-starring roles include ER and Sliders.
Masterson hosted an Entertainment Tonight-style news program for the Sci-Fi Channel in the 1990’s called Sci-Fi Entertainment and an Internet-based radio talk show for the website The Fandom in 2004-2005.
After Masterson appeared in two Doctor Who audio adventures from Big Finish Productions, it was announced on October 19, 2012 that she would star in her own spin-off series, Vienna, as “impossibly glamorous bounty hunter” Vienna Salvatori.
Masterson has released two commercial records: 2011’s Yesterday Was a Lie and 2012’s “Burned With Desire.” In addition, she has released several independent jazz CDs: Thrill of the Chase, whose title is a play on her stage name, the follow-up EP AD ASTRA! (Latin for To the Stars!), the limited edition Crystal Anniversary: Songs from the Holosuite in honor of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine’s fifteenth anniversary, and the “greatest hits” compilation Jazz Cocktail.
Masterson was named Best Feature Film Producer of 2008 by the LA Femme Film Festival for her work as producer of the mystery/drama Yesterday Was a Lie.
In 2013 Masterson co-founded the Pop Culture Hero Coalition, a non-profit organization speaking out against “bullying, racism, misogyny, cyber-bullying, LGBT-bullying, and other forms of hate.”