In a recent interview on BBC’s Five Alive radio program, Dominic Keating was asked several questions about his stint as Lt. Malcom Reed on Paramount’s Star Trek: Enterprise.
Originally slated for a 7 year run, Keating said that each of the main cast members had signed a full 7 year contract with the studio, but it was at Paramount’s discretion to honor all 7 years, and they chose to do only 4. Like, John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox), Keating verified that none of the cast members are currently under contract with Paramount for any future Star Trek: Enterprise programming.
Keating took questions, via email to the BBC. Of course the most frequent questions concerned the possiblity of a continuation of Star Trek: Enterprise in some form. He was very clear that as far as this particular part of the franchise is concerned “it is done and dusted,” and he would “eat my hat” if there was ever to be an Enterprise movie deal come their way. He did indicate that if an Enterprise movie were to be made it would be under the auspices of Les Moonves and “it will have his poor mark on it.”
When asked about the appropriateness of having “These Are The Voyages” as the Series Finale, Keating said that he felt that Braga and Berman were using the last episode of Enterprise to “tie-up 17 years of their watch on Star Trek,” and it didn’t bother him too greatly that the crew of NX-001 did not get a typical series finale send-off. He does admit that most of the cast felt that “we were a bit of an after-thought on that episode.”
Some of Dominic’s current projects were talked about as well. He just finished shooting “Certifiably Jonathan” and will soon be on-set for a horror film entitled “Hollywood Kills.” He may also be starring in a new BBC-TV comedy called “Broken News,” about an out-of-control, disorganized newsroom.
On his final thoughts concerning his time on the Paramount lot and Star Trek: Enterprise soundstage Keating remarked, “It was a great gig and I will miss it….I was disappointed there was not a full 7 seasons of Enterprise.”