'Enterprise' Cast Contemplate Their New Roles

By Caillan
September 12, 2001 - 9:53 AM

The crew of the NX-01 aren't the only people embarking on a bold new adventure with Enterprise - the experience is equally daunting for the actors who play them.

In an upcoming episode, Hoshi Sato must release a creature into the wild, and Linda Park knows exactly how it feels. "In a way, Hoshi's saying goodbye to her younger self," she told Ian Spelling at Entertainment News Daily, explaining the scene's symbolism. "I'm letting that part of me go and I'm basically turning the page - and I feel a bit like that for real, too. Doing the show, doing all the press for the launch, I find myself saying, 'You'll adapt, you'll be fine.' I'm fairly new to this, so it's a little daunting. But it's exciting and I'm incredibly happy to be here."

Veteran actor John Billingsley, who plays alien physician Dr. Phlox, is philosophical about the whole experience. "I'm having a blast," he said. "I've been acting my whole life, so I don't get very high or very low about anything. This is a wonderful gig. The people are terrific. I'm having a great time. As Scott [Bakula] says, 'We'll see.' Everything ends. Even Star Trek will end one day. There's no guarantee that Enterprise isn't going to end next year."

As for Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed), he's still in a state of shock. Reacting to a screening of Enterprise footage for Paramount executives, he said "I thought, 'Who is that mutant among all the well-lit people?' It was strange to see myself on a 20-foot screen."

The full article, which also includes comments from Scott Bakula (Jonathan Archer) and co-creator Rick Berman, can be found here at Entertainment News Daily.

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