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Anthony Montgomery, Ensign Travis Mayweather of Star Trek: Enterprise, thinks that the cast for the last Star Trek TV show had more in them, and in a new Q&A suggests that some Star Trek sequel movie cameos might bring some closure for the fans of Enterprise. Excerpts below.
Montgomery thinks Star Trek Enterprise fans want closure
Anthony Montgomery just answered some fan Q&A at the official Star Trek site, here are some of the more interesting excerpts:
Montgomery on if four seasons was time to call it a day on Star Trek: Enterprise, and what was waiting to be seen with Travis:
Montgomery: I personally thought that we had finally found our sea legs, or our space legs, if you will. I thought by season four we’d actually hit a very nice stride. So I thought we would be around for three more seasons and do several movies, and everything. I really felt that after the Xindi arc, after we’d saved the world, that people were really enjoying the two- and three-episode story arcs that the fourth season was composed of.
Montgomery: Oh, we barely scratched the surface of Travis. I wanted to actually see and meet some of his alien girlfriends. We talked about them, but we never got to see any of them. The one girlfriend that we saw over the 98 episodes was human. I was like, “Wait! I wanted an alien girlfriend.” Also, I wanted to meet his sister. We had the episode (“Horizon”) where his father passed away, but I remember that we’d talked about Travis having other relatives, having a sister, and her having a husband. I was looking forward to actually learning more about his family. And because we’d done it so quickly in “In a Mirror, Darkly,” I was looking forward to playing Evil Travis again. That would have been a blast, because I think Empress Sato (Linda Park) and Evil Travis were about to run the mirror universe.
Montgomery wanted to return to the mirror universe
On if he would appear in the next JJ Abrams Star Trek movie:
Montgomery: Of course I would! And I would because I’m a J.J. Abrams fan. The guy is phenomenal, where his vision goes, and I think he did a great job with Star Trek (2009). I think it would be a lot of fun. I think if you brought in a group like us (the Enterprise cast) and mixed it with the inner mechanisms of the Star Trek (2009) world, I think it would be a complete hit with the fans – and the fans from every generation. Truly, I think for every fan that’s a fan of all of the series and all of the movies, those guys would actually love it. The fans had started to buy into us more by the fourth season of Enterprise, and I think they wanted to see more of us. It was like cutting their legs out from under them when we were canceled so abruptly as we were. And including us (in the next Star Trek feature) would give a lot of people closure.
On Scott Bakula’s assertion Paramount planned to do movies based on Star Trek: Enterprise:
Montgomery: I do remember them saying that they were not going to do movies for Voyager and that as long as the numbers kept getting better, then they did plan on doing movies with our series.
Montgomery (L) in Enterprise finale – thinks appearance of Enterprise cast in next Star Trek would give closur
Montgomery on VH1’s "Single Ladies"
If you want to keep up with Montgomery’s latest project, he has a recurring role on the new VH1 sitcom, Single Ladies, appearing in the pilot and the second episode. Here is a clip.
You can watch both episodes with Montgomery at VH1.com.