'Enterprise' Represents Best Four Years of Trinneer's CareerBy Michelle
October 10, 2006 - 9:20 PM
Connor Trinneer (Tucker) is keeping his opinions on Star Trek XI in check until he gets some proven information, as opposed to hearsay, about the upcoming project.
"I don't know any inside word on the movie," he told SFX (via Sci Fi Pulse). "Iíve heard the same things as everyone else Ė Iíve heard J.J. Abrams is doing it and it will be a young Kirk and Spock. But thereís no official word on this, and I know how the Star Trek rumour mill can create stories that donít prove to be accurate, so I'll believe it when I see it."
Trinneer believes that Abrams would be a "fantastic" choice to oversee the franchise, and is certain that Star Trek will return "in some form, at some point down the line." But he continues to believe that Tucker's death in Enterprise finale "These Are the Voyages..." was senseless - "Trip had gotten out of much bigger scrapes than that. That one seemed a little low on the Trip danger meter" - and has little interest in acting in any of the fan-produced Star Trek films, saying, "At this point in my career, I like to be paid for what I'm doing."
Currently Trinneer has a role in another science fiction franchise, playing the recurring character Michael on Stargate: Atlantis. A new father who describes his time on Enterprise as the best four years of his professional life, Trinneer names "Shuttlepod One" and "Cogenitor" as some of his best-loved episodes.
The full interview is in the Star Trek 40th Anniversary edition of SFX. Thanks to Sci Fi Pulse for these excerpts.