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Keating Dishes Early Season Four Stories

By Caillan
September 27, 2004 - 7:49 AM

See Also: 'Storm Front, Part I' Episode Guide

Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) recently gave his take on the first three episodes of Enterprise's fourth season.

"To be honest, my character isn't featured all that heavily in the first three stories," Keating told Steven Eramo in Cult Times (via DominicKeating.com). He said that in the two-part series premiere, "Storm Front", new showrunner Manny Coto "is basically trying to tie up the story arc from last year".

Keating continued: "Most of my scenes have been on the bridge with Reed at his station. I did have a scene the other day with Scott [Bakula] and Jolene Blalock where our three characters are trying to piece together the puzzle that is their current situation."

In episode three, entitled "Home", there will be a change of pace for the NX-01 crew when the ship returns home for the first time since "The Expanse" at the conclusion of season two. "Our heroes find that their world has changed after the Xindi annihilation of Florida at the end of the second year. I can't wait to see what the writers have up their sleeves. They already have several things mapped out and by now [early August] are likely in the process of breaking episode seven. It's going to be an interesting and enjoyable season, that's for sure."

The decision to shoot season four on high definition video instead of film will cut costs without compromising quality, Keating said. "I haven't actually watched any rushes, but I have seen some of the high definition footage on the monitors that the directors are now using and it looks marvelous."

To read the complete interview, pick up issue 109 of Cult Times, out now. Alternatively, a transcript is available at Keating's official web site.

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