Berman: More Action & Humour In Season TwoBy Caillan
September 3, 2002 - 10:53 AM
Enterprise will undergo some fine-tuning as it moves into its second season, with more action, humour, and sex on the horizon, according to executive producer Rick Berman.
"We've got some wonderful stuff," Berman said of the new season when talking Star Trek Monthly's Ian Spelling (via Sci-Fi Pulse). "I think we're trying to add a little bit more action and a little bit more humour. We're trying to get it a little sexier this season."
Jonathan Archer will also become more confident in his role as captain of the NX-01. "I think we're trying to make Captain Archer a little more of a can-do, take charge captain, which is obviously part of being a second-season captain. He's had a year of getting his sea legs and I think he's going to be a little more on top of his game in the second season."
Berman also said the Enterprise crew will encounter some new alien races, but apart from that, the show's course is straight and steady. "We're really pleased with the way the first season went, so we're going to try to continue to go the same way. With the movie ['Star Trek Nemesis'] out of the way, I hope to be doing a lot more writing. [Co-creator] Brannon [Braga] and I will do a lot more writing together, which I'm very pleased about. And I think with the new UPN, we'll be getting a lot more promotion, which will be very helpful for us, too."
If his busy schedule allows it, Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) may beam down to 'Make it so' in the director's chair next season. "Patrick and I have discussed this and we're looking for an opportunity for him to do it. He's up in Canada right now shooting 'X-Men 2.' As soon as he gets a breath of air, his directing an episode of Enterprise is something we'd love to find a couple of weeks in his schedule for him to do."
The full interview with Berman, in which he also talked about 'Star Trek Nemesis,' can be found in the latest issue of Star Trek Monthly, out now. Alternatively, extracts are available here at Sci-Fi Pulse.