Montgomery Expresses His Love For 'Enterprise'By Caillan
November 20, 2001 - 12:40 PM
Anthony Montgomery (Travis Mayweather) communicated his enthusiasm for Enterprise in an online chat yesterday, praising both the producers and his fellow castmembers.
"I love my cast mates, I love the crew," Montgomery told chatters at America Online. "I love everything about it. I love that it is a Star Trek prequel, I love that it has a lot of things the fans have come to know and love over the years in their infancy. I love the fact that I get to fly a space ship!"
Although he didn't have any specific stories to relate, Montgomery said all the cast has a ball on the set. "Everybody laughs a lot. We come there for work but we really enjoy ourselves. We'll get together and if one person is telling a story we're all a part of it, it's so cohesive. Scott [Bakula] is dancing on set and doing goofy things and we just laugh a lot. Everybody that is stationed on the bridge [has] a wonderful time."
The actor singled out series star Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) for particular praise. "He's fantastic, he's a leader he's a friend, confidant, a wonderful being. He really is. I can say that having never watched one single episode of 'Quantum Leap,' [although] most of the planet has, I can't tell you what he has done on that show. All I know is what people told me, [that] he seems like he's really nice and would be fun and he really is, he's a great person and I look forward to soaking up as much knowledge about this business and about growing as I can from him."
Like Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) at the recent San Jone convention, Montgomery was asked his opinion of Jolene Blalock (T'Pol) and her Maxim photo shoots. "I think she has a fantastic hold on T'Pol and she can only continue to grow as an actor and that is true with all of us," he said. "As far as all the covers and stuff I think it's great, it's her. She was a model before she was an actor so to see her on the cover of Maxim just makes sense to me - she's a model and an actor now. I think it's funny when I hear different people talk about seeing her on the cover and I know her. So many people are slack-jawed talking about her and I go 'yeah, that's Jolene, she's just a girl.' That's pretty cool."
Finally, Montgomery offered his thoughts on the controversial Enterprise theme song, 'Faith of the Heart.' "Personally I love the song," he said. "I think it works fantastically with what it is that we are doing. It has 'been a long time' and if you listen to the words and watch the montage it fits perfectly. I understand that people that are bothered because they are so used to the orchestral theme song but for where we are and where the show is it just makes sense."
Thanks to Miri for the transcript!