Submitted by: Sevens
The latest issue of STAR TREK Magazine, just out in the UK, features an exclusive interview with STAR TREK: ENTERPRISE star Scott Bakula. Here are a few excerpts :
Regarding the show’s cancellation, Bakula said “I would say simply that we’ve been on the wrong network for four years. That hardly ever happens, honestly. If you’re on the wrong network you don’t make it out of the first year. But because of a lot of history and positioning and, if you will, corporate synergy, we managed to stay alive for four years. That’s good news, ultimately. We did manage to squeeze four years out of being at the wrong place. no one could have ever predicted the amount of upset within Viacom in the last four years, in terms of personnel changing and philosophies changing. There’s just no way you could have predicted that all the people at Paramount who supported the show, who supported the franchise, would be gone, that all the people at UPN would have turned over a couple of times. We were trying to ride through all of that stuff. Timing is everything especially in television. We’re a victim of that and at the same time, we got 98 hours of television out of it.”
“There were elements in the pilot of a guy who was basically inexperienced and raw and a little bit of a loose cannon that I liked a lot,” Bakula said about the ‘Captain Archer’ character “Then we got into an area for a while where he was awestruck. That worked and it had value, and I felt that near the end of Season Three and during this season we got into a maturing and a hardening and a toughening up of this guy.”
“He was kind of unpredictable. I just would have liked to have had a little bit more of that. I’d like to have seen him more relaxed sometimes, maybe a little happier that he was out there in space exploring the universe, with no attachments to anything that was going on on Earth, going from one planet to the next. That didn’t quite happen. We were very attached to the events of our world.”
To read the full article, get the latest issue of STAR TREK Magazine at your local newstand.