'Enterprise' Stars Find Silver Lining at FedConBy Michelle
May 10, 2005 - 9:09 PM
Reports and photos from FedCon, the German Star Trek convention that took place earlier this month, allowed Star Trek: Enterprise cast members to reflect upon the show's cancellation while stars of the former series recalled their favourite moments and described their current interests.
Posts at the TrekBBS discuss appearances by Leonard Nimoy (Spock), Brent Spiner (Data), Jolene Blalock (T'Pol), Dominic Keating (Reed), Andrew Robinson (Garak) and Gary Graham (Soval) among others. Blalock admitted that, like many fans, she calls executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga "Bermaga" and teased "Dominique" Keating about his name, while Keating had his revenge by singing an alternate version of the Enterprise theme song:
Cause I've t__s and an a__,
Just as good as Jolene Blalock.
I've got looks and charm,
Much more than Connor Trinneer.
I've got books and smarts,
Just as much as Doctor Phlox has.
I've got game.
I've got game.
Right from the heart.
Blalock was amused by the song, wrote selina on the BBS, who said that most of the actors surprised her with their personalities at the convention. "Dominic came on the stage and I believe one of the first things he said was: 'I can still smell the cancellation'. Then he went on and started to talk about the DVDs. He said we should all buy them because there would be nice extras on it." He said that he had enjoyed the struggle between Reed and Hayes and the conflict for his character when his past with Section 31 was revealed.
Asked by a fan whether Reed was supposed to be gay, he said that he had read in TV Guide that he would be playing "probably the first gay character on Star Trek" and nearly dropped his sushi. However, he and Graham began to playact a scene in which Reed and Soval were trapped in a shuttlepod together at a fan's request. He also said that if the series had gone for a fifth season, his goal would be "Having meaningless sex with Hoshi!" which was a response to a comment made by Linda Park at a previous con where she reacted to a question about Sato and Reed dating by joking, "Only over my dead body!"
Blalock said that she believed "some contracts have to run out first" before Star Trek would return. Asked about the differences between fourth season showrunner Manny Coto and Berman, she replied, "Look at 'In a Mirror, Darkly' and look at the final episode. Then you see the difference." Me-Ike, another FedCon guest, said that when she began to talk about the last day of shooting the series, she became emotional and started to cry.
Both fans said that Spiner was very funny and Robinson was very well receivedby the crowd. Of Garak, he said, "You know, there are hetereosexual, homosexuals and bisexuals. But for me Garak was always...omnisexual. You know...when it's alive and breathing. So, when Garak first saw Bashir..." However, he said, Paramount did not like the implication: "That was too much for a show with funny faces."
Nimoy and Robinson both agreed that Paramount is looking for shows with a lot of action and stories where viewers can easily identify "good" and "evil". Nimoy said that Star Trek III: The Search for Spock was his favorite of the features because it actually didn't have a bad guy.