Berman: No News Yet On Star Trek XIBy Michelle
September 18, 2005 - 2:33 AM
Rick Berman admitted to an interviewer that he really has nothing to say about the state of Star Trek at present, though he remains frustrated that Enterprise was cancelled just when it was getting really good.
"There’s nothing new to tell you right now," Berman told Star Trek Magazine (via Sci Fi Pulse). "We’re done with ST: ENT, and the film is still in the infant stages. The only things I've contributed to are the Star Trek DVDs. I did a commentary for the Star Trek Nemesis DVD. I've done commentaries for the ST: ENT DVDs. But that’s really it."
Berman said that he was sorry Enterprise left the airwaves before Manny Coto had the opportunity to shape another season. "He came up with numerous ideas that, in addition to the stories we actually did execute in Season Four, would have continued to have touched on more of the things that would eventually be raised in The Original Series," he explained. "We would have had no problem coming up with an exciting fifth season that incorporated and celebrated Star Trek's past or, actually, its future...there were a lot of threads that could have been created."
The franchise executive said that he could not share any new details about the screenplay drafted by Erik Jendresen, though he promised to let interviewer Ian Spelling in on any news when he was able to pass it on.
The full interview is in issue 123 of the UK Star Trek Magazine, on newsstands now. These excerpts are from Sci Fi Pulse.