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Park: More Action For Hoshi In 'Shockwave II'

By Lisa
September 9, 2002 - 9:08 PM

Hoshi Sato actress Linda Park recently offered an insight into Enterprise's second season.

"My character gets to do some more action-oriented scenes in 'Shockwave Part Two,' which I enjoyed tremendously," Park told TV Zone Magazine, via the Great Link. "Filming is going great so far.

"The hiatus actually seemed very short. It didn't take us long to get back into the swing of things once we began shooting the season opener, which was directed by Allan Kroeker," she continued.

She talked a little about the kind of episodes viewers will see on screen. "The story we're doing at the moment was written by a former X-Files writer/producer, John Shiban. It's very spooky and has that feeling of stumbling upon a haunted house, only in our case it's a haunted spaceship. Rick Berman and Brannon Braga just finished writing this almost farcical episode that I'm sure the fans will have a lot of fun with. [...] So we have some neat stories coming up."

Park offered her thoughts on Hoshi's growth last season. "My character has come a long way and much of that has to do with the fact that she had a great launching point, when a person has doubt and trepidation about a situation there's the possibility for a lot more learning and growth to take place rather than a person coming into a situation who is confident as well as secure," she explained.

"That's what was so great about Hoshi having to overcome a number of obstacles and learn new things. It allowed me to sink my teeth into meatier situations, whether it was her fear of aliens she had never met before or her self-doubt and feeling like she was the weakest link."

What would the actress like to see for Ensign Sato in year two? "I'd love for the writers to reveal more of her personal and feminine side as opposed to her just being an academic prodigy," said Park. "Viewers saw a bit of this in 'Two Days and Two Nights.'

"I would also like her to move outside her given role and become more ambitious in the hope that one day she'll get a promotion."

Much more from Linda Park, including her thoughts on Hoshi's relationship with the rest of the NX-01 crew and her own Hoshi-like experiences, can be found in TV Zone Special #47, out not in the UK. Extracts from the interview have been made available online here at the Great Link.

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