'Enterprise' Introduced At UPN Press Tour By Christian
July 17, 2001 - 1:06 PM

For its annual press conference yesterday, UPN invited reporters to hear the producers explain the series' premise, tour the sets of the new starship Enterprise, and mingle with cast and crew at a Paramount-hosted party.

The first reports of the event appeared today at TrekWeb and Zap2It, with more extensive information on the Enteprise introductory event expected as the day progresses. The reports included new information on the state of the universe in the 22nd Century, the series' music, and the technology used in the starship.

Most interesting for many reporters, however, was the presence of the new stars of the series. Lynda at TrekWeb noted that all actors seemed very enthusiastic about the series, with Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) saying he couldn't wait for the excitement. Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer), familiar with science fiction fandom from Quantum Leap, said he was looking forward to fan response to his portrayal of Captain Archer.

The two "aliens" on the cast described how they would play their characters. Jolene Blalock described the Vulcan T'Pol as "feline in her movements, and diplomatic in her speech." Once in full costume, "I am T'Pol," she said. Meanwhile, John Billingsley (Doctor Phlox), simply said "I dig it" about his makeup.

Below is a summary of the most important points revealed during the press conference and set tour:

More comments about the sets as well as more answers from the producers, including Berman's thoughts on Voyager, can be found in TrekWeb's full report. More on the design of the ship, guest stars in the pilot, and the state of the universe in the series can be found in Zap2It's full report.

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