'Shuttlepod One' Clip Shown On 'Rosie'

By Caillan
February 13, 2002 - 11:09 AM

See Also: 'Shuttlepod One' Episode Guide

'Shuttlepod One' photo - courtesy MediaTrek, copyright Paramount Pictures

As a warm-up to Scott Bakula's (Jonathan Archer) appearance on The Rosie O'Donnell Show yesterday, viewers were treated to a clip from tonight's new episode, 'Shuttlepod One.'

The full video can be downloaded from MediaTrek, but for those of you with slower connections, here's a transcript:

[Archer and T'Pol are sitting in a shuttlepod, operating the sensors.]
Archer: "Did everything else check out all right?"
T'Pol: "Astrometrics detected what could be micro-singularities in the vicinity of the asteroid field."
[Archer smiles to himself.]
Archer: "Micro-singularities are a Vulcan myth. There's no scientific evidence that they exist."
T'Pol: "Our deflectors registered some unusual charged particles at the same time the Tessian ship began to malfunction."
Archer: "Any similar damage on Enterprise?"
T'Pol: "No."
[Archer smiles again.]
T'Pol: "But our hull plating was polarised."
Archer: "Hmm. Micro-singularities. If Vulcans had their way, they'd blame them for the common cold."

Bakula was joined on the talk show by his very own action figure, which he had brought from the 2002 Toy Fair. The actor remarked that he had also been to a book signing at the Barnes & Noble bookstore in New York. "It's a book about Enterprise. Well, it's a diet book too," he said jokingly.

Host Rosie O'Donnell asked whether Enterprise has a gruelling shooting schedule. "It's not too bad," Bakula replied. "I think the longest day I had was an 18 hour day, but I don't work all the days. [On] Quantum Leap I worked first shot to the last shot, for four and a half years. I had five days off. So that was crazy. But I share it [on Enterprise] with some wonderful other cast members."

And it's not just the schedule that makes the series enjoyable for Bakula - he's also a fan of Enterprise's pre-Original Series setting. "It makes it fun and a lot more realistic and easier for people to relate to, which is kind of what we're going for," he said. "We're having a good time."

The full 10-minute 10.9 MB Real Video clip of Bakula's appearance, which covered subjects such as the Winter Olympics and his children, can be downloaded here at MediaTrek.

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