Bakula: 'Enterprise A Great Shot In The Arm' For TrekBy Antony
March 14, 2003 - 11:59 PM
In an article debating the state of the Star Trek franchise, cast and crew have commented about Enterprise and its contribution to the Trek tapestry.
"The re-imagining and re-creating and starting from a new point has been, I think, a great shot in the arm for [Star Trek]," Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) told Allan Johnson at the Chicago Tribune. "How we go from here in Year 2 and move through, hopefully, a few more years of this and take the franchise to kind of a new place, is really in the hands of Rick [Berman] and Brannon [Braga]."
Bakula hinted that Enterprise will be taking a different approach. "Our mission was a peaceful exploration," he said. "Well, that's great, but I don't know that you can build that kind of TV series in this day and age for a long period of time. So I think what you're going to see is a different kind of energy come into the show that's going to give it a little more weight."
Creator Rick Berman firmly believes that setting Enterprise in the Star Trek past was the right decision. "I think we're turning in wonderful programs," he said, "and I think we made the right choice doing a prequel, and going back to the beginning, to the kind of 'Right Stuff' time where people are truly going where no man has gone before."
UPN president of entertainment Dawn Ostroff is also firmly behind the move to a prequel premise. "[It's a] very fresh way of reinvigorating the franchise and looking at this series overall," she said, also indicating the show would be back for a third season.
The full article can be found here at Chicago Tribune.