Bakula Talks Possible PlotlinesBy Caillan
January 8, 2003 - 11:21 AM
With Enterprise now halfway through its sophomore season, star Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) recently mused about possible storylines the series could explore in the upcoming years.
"You have to think that at some point, if we're around long enough, that there's going to be another starship," Bakula told Michael A. Martin in Star Trek Monthly (via Sci-Fi Pulse). "We've had a conversation about it at one point, that there may be more ships in the works. The Vulcans are obviously hesitant for us to send any more out."
Regardless of whether an NX-02 is set to boldly go into the unknown, the actor said he's looking forward to seeing the development of the Federation. "There's this sense of progression that's happening here, and the experience and knowledge that we're garnering is pointing us toward the beginnings of a Federation. This will be fantastic to be involved in. But [the producers] have not enlightened me as to how, when, or if that will happen."
Archer's family has also yet to be fully explored, although there was a brief glimpse into life with his father in 'Broken Bow'. "We know that he died, but we don't know how he died," Bakula said. "We haven't heard a thing about my mother yet, or if I have any siblings."
However, if Enterprise runs seven seasons like the other recent Treks, there will be many opportunities to explore these storylines. "I think the luxury we have here is that because they feel they have a fair amount of time to get these stories told, they don't have to do it all in the first season, which gives you stuff to do later. There's still a lot of good stuff for us to get into."
The full interview, in which Bakula also talked about stripping down on-screen, can be found in the 100th issue of Star Trek Monthly. Alternatively, excerpts are available here at Sci-Fi Pulse.