Keating Wants More For Malcolm

By Caillan
May 28, 2002 - 4:08 PM

With one year of Enterprise behind him, actor Dominic Keating's greatest hope for season two is to see Malcolm Reed come into his own.

"I would like for Malcolm to find his voice, so he has a place at the captains table along with Archer, Trip and T'Pol," Keating told Starlog Magazine (via Sci-Fi Pulse). "It's something that could be used not just sporadically, but more day to day, week to week, episode to episode."

The producers have consciously focused on the 'Big Three,' but Keating has an inkling that there'll be more opportunities for Reed to shine. "I was worried when we started that Malcolm wouldn't have a voice. It seemed to be the Captain, Trip and T'Pol forever and forever, amen, but I think that may change.

"There's so much I would like to see, so much I don't know about Malcolm," the actor continued. "Each week when the script comes it's always new to me, what they want me to play."

Enterprise's other crew members usually tease the armory officer about his explosive obsession, but Keating would like his character to grow beyond that image. "I want to see Malcolm become a real human being, not just [someone who is] British and likes to shoot guns. That has some mileage in it, and those things are always good for a little rib tickle and a smile from the audience, but I hope that we'll really see him as a living breathing human being who just happens to be a lieutenant on a starship. I hope we'll see he has contrasting and conflicting character traits."

The full interview with Keating can be found in the latest issue of Starlog, on newsstands now. Alternatively, extracts are available here at Sci-Fi Pulse.

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