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Billingsley: 'Enterprise' Should Do More Allegories

By Caillan
February 4, 2003 - 9:29 AM

John Billingsley (Doctor Phlox) said recently Enterprise should have more allegorical episodes in the vein of the Original Series.

"I'd love to see them do more of them," Billingsley told Dave Mason of the Scripps Howard News Service (via Naples News). "It's what made the first show such a hit. They alluded to contemporary issues."

Although Wednesday night's 'Stigma' will deal with the issue of prejudice encountered by sufferers of HIV/AIDS, Billingsley said Enterprise doesn't usually concentrate on social commentaries. "This show is more concerned with action-adventure. They're trying to appeal to the 18-to-35 male audience. It's unfortunate in a way, playing to a target demographic."

Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) is also in favour of more allegories and has come up with an a premise which addresses contemporary environmental issues. "I've pitched an allegory for the beleaguered South American rain forest," the actor said.

The full article, which also includes comments from Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) and Connor Trinneer ('Trip' Tucker), is available here at Naples News.

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