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Keating Wows The Fans At San Jose Con

By Caillan
November 12, 2001 - 12:46 PM

'Dominic Keating' photo - courtesy Jarrod Adams

Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) took the convention stage at San Jose last weekend and charmed the audience with his tales of life on the Enterprise set.

The actor fielded a question on whether the character of T'Pol was simply used for eye candy, according to a report by Jarrod Adams on the recent Creation convention. Keating responded that when Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) first appeared on the set, he noticed she was very striking, but after seeing her act he didn't pay any more attention to her looks.

Paramount knows what appeals to viewers and is trying to satisfy both mainstream audiences and the fans with Enterprise, Keating continued, and he felt they were doing it quite well. At the end, he jokingly told the questioning fan to "Get over it!"

Keating said Enterprise used more mainstream humour than the previous Trek series, which he thought had been very successful. He then mentioned a "special moment" between Reed and Hoshi Sato in an upcoming episode. Sato is trying to find out some personal information about the weapons officer because of a celebration Captain Archer is planning for his birthday. A misunderstanding arises between the two that leads to a very funny outcome.

The cast like to joke around all the time, according to a report by Jeff posted at Trek5.com. "We have a complicity," Keating said. "We joke around all the time, and we like to go after the 'Maxim girl.'" The actor added that Connor Trinneer (Charles Tucker) is known as "the Third Nacelle."

Although Keating hasn't taken off his uniform yet, that's soon about to change. "I'm doing a blue skivvie scene this week so there's no visits to the craft services table, extra sit-ups in the morning - God!"

The actor provided one final tidbit for the audience. "We've got one episode coming up, 'Silent Enemy,' where we kick some serious butt."

Thanks to Jarrod Adams for the report and photo! Trek5.com's article can be found here.

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