Majel Roddenberry Eagerly Awaiting 'Enterprise'By Christian
August 15, 2001 - 6:39 PM
She won't be involved with the series herself, Majel Barrett Roddenberry recently said she is eagerly awaiting Enterprise, the latest incarnation of the Star Trek franchise created by her husband.
"I have an idea what they're up to, and I'm looking forward to seeing the show," Roddenberry told the Sci-Fi Wire. "It sounds interesting, but I know they've got a safeguard in there. It is different, but if it shouldn't catch on and shouldn't go the way they want it to, they've already got a ship, already got a crew, so all they'd need to do is [tell] the same kinds of stories we're used to seeing."
Roddenberry has apparently grown a lot more positive about Enterprise over the past few months. In early April, when the premise had not been officially confirmed yet, Barrett said that she did not like "the re-writing of Gene's story." However, even then she already expressed a hope that Rick Berman would be able to do Gene justice (story).
While Roddenberry will be watching, Enterprise will be the first Star Trek series on which she will not be appearing, as she won't be voicing the ship's computer anymore. In addition, she also said she doubted she will be asked to play Lwaxana Troi in 'Star Trek: Nemesis.'
Without her Star Trek voicing gig, things may be going quiet for Roddenberry, as she told the SciFi Wire she will also stop working as executive producer on Earth: Final Conflict and Andromeda. Both shows were based on the works of Gene Roddenberry, but while Majel said Andromeda was "great the way it is," she did not feel this way about Earth: Final Conflict. "The whole concept has changed so tremendously that even though [earlier seasons] weren't very much of Gene's concept, at least we had the pretext of doing it [per Gene's writings]. Now, I guess, they've just forgotten the whole thing. It's an entirely different concept."
For Roddenberry's full comments about Earth: Final Conflict, as well as her thoughts on Andromeda, please follow this link to the Sci Fi Wire. For more news about Andromeda, please visit our sister site SlipstreamWeb.