Blalock Again Blasts 'Enterprise' FinaleBy Michelle
May 9, 2005 - 9:20 PM
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Jolene Blalock, who plays T'Pol on Star Trek: Enterprise, has reiterated that she is unhappy with the series finale, "These Are the Voyages..."
"I have certainly been the vocal one," Blalock admitted to the Boston Herald. "I assumed that the ending would be about our show and not a wrapup of the conglomerate...it was just insulting."
Nor was the actress pleased with the development or resolution of the romance between her character and Trip Tucker, feeling that it grew monotonous and boring. "There were a lot of feelings, but nothing ever happened," she observed. "Either make it a relationship or don't, but you can't walk this line forever."
Even so, the 30-year-old actress said she had happy memories of the series and its last day of filming. "Scott Bakula and I were in the very last scene," she said, recalling that just before they started to shoot, "I caught eyes with Scott, and it was just a moment I will never forget. And he walked over and he shook my hand before we started shooting that last scene, and I almost lost it." Blalock added that she loved the routine of daily work on the franchise of which she had been a fan sinc her youth: "I loved the people that I worked with...I'm very grateful and fortunate that I was able to be part of this incarnation. It's sad to see it go."
With a last gasp dominated by The Next Generation stars Jonathan Frakes (Riker) and Marina Sirtis (Troi), Blalock said that she understood what the producers were trying to accomplish in bringing closure to the franchise, but she felt frustrated. She said that she would not be averse to playing the character again if Paramount made a movie, depending on the material. "I wish the best for T'Pol, and I don't wish her to be viewed as everything that they made her - a drug addict, weak woman, confused, lost," she noted.
Blalock will next appear in the film Slow Burn with Ray Liotta and Taye Diggs. She said that she was also looking forward to working on her artwork and reading scripts until she found one that really excited her.
This interview is from The Boston Herald.