Berman Anticipates Break From Trek After 'Enteprise' EndsBy Kristine
September 16, 2004 - 7:58 PM
Rick Berman, the co-executive producer of Star Trek: Enterprise isn't operating under the assumption that the upcoming fourth season will be Enterprise's last.
"We are not working with the premise that this will be the last season but ever since The Next Generation we have never looked beyond the current season," he told IESB.net's Robert Sanchez. Berman does believe, however, that after Enterprise finishes its run, a new series will not immediately follow. "There [are] currently no plans right now for any new [Trek] TV series. A break from Star Trek on TV [after Enterprise] wouldn't be a bad idea," he said.
Berman noted that the fourth season of Enterprise will be packed with guest stars, including wrestling star Paul "The Big Show" Wight, who plays an Orion slave trader, Golden Brooks (Beauty Shop) and Robert Iler (The Sopranos). He noted that negotiations are still continuing with William Shatner (James T. Kirk), who may appear later on in the season.
When asked about the proposed Trek feature film, Berman acknowledged that something is in the works, though in the very beginning stages. "The rumors [about the film] are not very accurate, we are in very early stages and we are not sure what we will see at the end," he said. "A few things that I can share is that the movie will be a prequel and probably after Enterprise. It will be like nothing we have ever seen on Star Trek and it will be based on all new characters."
To read the complete interview, please visit IESB.net.