Creators Assess 'Enterprise's' First Year

By Caillan
June 12, 2002 - 12:41 PM

With Enterprise's first season behind them, executive producers Rick Berman and Brannon Braga say they've achieved the objectives they set for themselves when they created the series.

"I could not be more pleased," Berman said in a special Emmy issue of Variety (via "One of the things that Brannon Braga and I felt very strongly about was that the show have a greater sense of mystery and that it be scarier at times, and that it be funnier at times."

Braga added Enterprise has benefited from being set in the 22nd century. "I think there is something more down to earth about this show all the way around," he said. "You just couldn't see a Captain Picard being real unnerved, even when he faced down the Borg. He was tense all right, but [the situation] was tense. Our people would probably have panic attacks."

Enterprise makeup supervisor Michael Westmore, whose work includes 'Raging Bull,' 'Mask,' and 'Masters of the Universe,' has also been discovering fresh challenges. "Just like 'Raging Bull,' every day is a new adventure," he said. "If I'm in at 4, that means I have a lot of aliens to do."

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