Blalock Gives Tom Green A 'Trek' EducationBy Caillan
June 14, 2003 - 6:33 AM
Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) Friday night appeared on The Late Show With David Letterman, but with the eponymous host absent, she was interviewed by actor Tom Green, whose knowledge of Star Trek was less than stellar.
During the interview, which is available online at Bakula Games, the pair discussed Blalock's racy photo shoots for magazines such as Maxim and Playboy. Green then introduced the audience to the T'Pol "Away Team" action figure. "Oh, that's cute," the actress said, bursting into laughter. "Do these come off? Do the clothes come off on that, too?" Green asked, indicating T'Pol's bronze spacesuit. "No, it's my action figure," she replied.
Blalock revealed that Scott Bakula's Captain Archer action figure has been through some tough times. "It's very fun, because Scott has his action figure, but we brutalise it. Every morning when he comes to work, there's a new brutal something done...it's hung or strung up somehow...maybe missing a foot or a head."
"You're like a Spock, you're like a Spock, right?" said Green, interrupting Blalock's tales of action figure mutilation. "Yes," she said. "You're like a monster, like a space monster almost?" Green continued. "Yes, yes...no," Blalock replied, shaking her head.
"[They're] not like an alien monster-type being, the Vulcans?" Green asked. "A little smaller," Blalock said. "But there are outrageous monsters on Star Trek, right?" the host continued, wildly gesticulating with his hands to indicate the appearance of a fearsome monster. "Yes," Blalock replied.
"They must be a little intimidating sometimes, right?" Green asked. "Yeah, those are Klingons," Blalock said, deadpan, provoking laughter in the audience.
Changing tack, Green asked why the actress was currently in New York. "I'm prepping for a film," she replied, "that I can't talk about. I'm very excited about it, and it's nice to be here in New York." Blalock said she was also taking an acting class, and Green replied, "I probably should have done that before I made my movies."
The full 6-minute interview can be downloaded in three different formats from Bakula Games.