Keating Excited By 'Enterprise' Paycheck

By Caillan
December 30, 2001 - 7:12 AM

Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed) was thrilled to be cast in Enterprise for a multitude of reasons - one of which was a steady paycheck.

"I took a photograph of the first cheque I received from them," Keating told Telextext's TV Plus. "It was the biggest cheque I'd ever received for acting."

The actor is still in awe of the amount of money he'll receive for the series. "The contract I signed after doing the final audition was massive. I've no idea what it will work out to be. But it is multi-million and if we get the movies, multi-multi million."

Keating is following in the footsteps of fellow British actor Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard). "I have a couple of figures batted around for his new movie 'Nemesis' and I think it is $10-12 million. I met him the other day, he's a thoroughly nice man. He's a lovely actor and a good mate. He told me to have fun and that's what I want to do in the role."

The full interview can be found here at Teletext's TV Plus. Thanks to Louise for this!

With Enterprise's British debut set for next month, the publicity machine is working overtime to promote the latest Trek series.

The latest issues of 'What Satellite TV' and 'TV & Satellite Week' both feature articles on the series, EnterpriseUK reported. The magazines include an episode guide and profiles of the main characters.

Sky One, which will premiere the series at 8:00pm on January 7, has announced a Trek-packed schedule as a warm-up to Enterprise's debut. The cable and satellite channel will show 'Caretaker,' 'Emissary,' 'What You Leave Behind,''Encounter At Farpoint,' 'All Good Things' and 'Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country' on the weekend of January 5 and 6.

Details on Enterprise in the media can be found at EnterpriseUK, while Star Trek Frontiers has posted the Sky One schedule.

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