Montgomery Keeps His Beat In TrekBy Michelle
January 19, 2006 - 10:50 PM
Anthony Montgomery chatted with fans about music, Travis Mayweather's backstory and his willingness to return to Star Trek: Enterprise should the opportunity arise.
Speaking online at Roddenberry.com, Montgomery told fans where to find his new CD, What You Know About..., which is currently available through his web site, and mentioned that he had written a hip-hop song for Eugene Roddenberry Jr.'s forthcoming documentary about his father's famous franchise. "If everything works out, the song I wrote for Rod will appear in Trek Nation," noted Montgomery.
A fan of a broad range of music, Montgomery said that he had "very eclectic musical interests" and explained that he owned more than 2000 CDs, "Classical, Country, Rock, Pop, Rap/Hip Hop, Reggae...I love it all! Because of where I'm from, I probably listen to Hip Hop most." Asked whether he was as critical of Enterprise theme song "Faith of the Heart" as many fans, the actor objected, "I personally loved it, and thought it to quite apropos for Enterpise", though "I wasn't as thrilled when they added the guitars for Season 4."
Montgomery said that the first time he stood on the Enterprise bridge, "It was an amazing feeling knowing that I had such an incredible job that would touch so many incredible lives." He was sorry to have had so little time to explore his character's backstory, noting that he loved "Horizon" because it offered a glimpse into Mayweather.
As for a possible Enterprise revival, though Montgomery doubts it will happen, he said, "I would participate if it ever came to fruition." Now, he added, "I miss the show and seeing my new 'extended family' every day."
A longtime fan of the franchise - "I think Gene Roddenberry was a genius and his vision inspired me to strive for a better life, a better future" - Montgomery has been involved in fundraising for inner city children in his hometown of Indianapolis, though he put that project on hold because of Hurricane Katrina. He has finished one independent feature, Burgundy Corona, and is currently working on an untitled independent feature "about a man's fear of commitment."
For more, the full chat transcript is at Roddenberry.com.