Montgomery To Coto: Give Me Work To Do!By Caillan
August 4, 2004 - 11:19 AM
Anthony Montgomery (Travis Mayweather) has one wish for Star Trek: Enterprise's fourth season: screen time.
Montgomery told fans at Creation Entertainment's Las Vegas convention this weekend that he has approached new showrunner Manny Coto to ask him about beefing up the role of the NX-01 helmsman. "I said, 'Hey Manny, put Travis in an episode!" StarTrek.com reported. "I actually bring something to this, and I know that I'm a part of everything, but don't just have me sitting there and give me one thing to do and then you don't see me for awhile... Give me work to do!'"
Season four is scheduled to debut a little later than usual this year on October 8, but Montgomery said it would be worth the wait. "You're gonna love it," he said. "As you guys know from last season, Manny raised the bar a lot. Not that we had bad writing in the first couple of seasons, but over the course of Season 3 he elevated everything — the intensity, the adventure. Everything that you've come to know about the show, that's going to continue and even more."
Linda Park (Hoshi Sato), who shared the stage with her Enterprise co-star, said season three's year-long story arc upped the ante for all the cast and crew. "For me, the biggest shift for me was when it went from exploration to there being a cause. A lot of times we don't know the height of our own strength, our courage, until we're faced with having to fight for something that is really important. I think that was a big part of Season 3 for all of us, that we're no longer just exploring, we're really trying to save the world and save humanity and existence as we know it. And when it's that big, you forget about yourself and your fears. They're still inside of you, but now there's something greater than that to overcome."
Enterprise's fourth-season renewal was only granted when Paramount agreed to reduce the license fee, but Park said she hasn't let the show's ups and downs bother her. "I really don't think beyond the year. All of us are in the moment of this season. We'll see, we'll see, but we always try to enjoy what time we have now. We're all very open to whatever may or may not happen. We're a very mellow cast like that."
The complete Las Vegas convention report, which also includes comments from William Shatner (James T. Kirk), Leonard Nimoy (Spock) and many others, can be found here at StarTrek.com.