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Anthony Montgomery: Enterprise Characters In Star Trek Sequel Could Bring Closure June 15, 2011

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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

For much more from Montgomery, check out the full Q&A: Part 1 & Part 2.

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.

Tags: Single Ladies, Christina Carter, Keisha Greene, Valerie Stokes

You can watch both episodes with Montgomery at VH1.com.

Comments

1. jake sisko - June 15, 2011

There will never be an Enterprise movie.

2. SirTrolololo - June 15, 2011

“There will never be an Enterprise movie.”

Thank God for that.

3. Christopher Roberts - June 15, 2011

That’s a shame. I really liked the show.

I always figured that still existing prior to Nero’s arrival, at some point the films could reference an unseen event the NX-01 crew were involved in.

Like in TOS episodes, when Kirk and Spock would be investigating a planet a Starfleet crew had visited before. Repurcussions they left behind like “Return of the Archons” or “A Piece of the Action”.

There would be logs of course and cameos from that crew.

4. Pensive's Wetness - June 15, 2011

why not with movies… unless paramount simply didnt care to make any?

5. Alec - June 15, 2011

ENT was terrible. Recycled beyond belief: generic, unoriginal, safe; boring. Please, no ENT cameos in the new film. Let’s see the new crew. No Kirk Prime; no one else. The eyes of the Trekkies look to the future, not the past.

I’m pretty sure the villain is going to be the Klingons: once more! Hopefully, we get some of the great Klingon theme and other music; and lots of Bat’leths, Birds of Prey, Battlecrusers, and those Klingon outfits from Generations: you know the ones.

6. MikeTen - June 15, 2011

I think they (CBS) should have followed thru on the Direct to DVD idea and continued Enterprise that way.
How would that have hurt the feature film franchise with JJ Abrams when in order for someone to see new Enterprise they would have to buy it so no over exposure on TV.

Also, in the past I have seen a lot of negative comments about Mntgomery’s acting ability but every character I have seen him play since Enterprise has been done well so it had to be Berman and Braga’s writing and the way the actors were directed which explains the other actors hit or miss acting.

7. sean - June 15, 2011

No, no and definitely not. Enterprise is done, they got their little shout-out in Trek 09, no need to go beyond that.

8. Adam C - June 15, 2011

they think audience are too dim to understand how tv series and movies could differ in terms of canon

9. Phil Smith - June 15, 2011

“Closure”? Seriously? Perspective people. It was not a tragedy that the show ended.

10. Martin - June 15, 2011

I think they should put star trek enterprise in the new star trek film, because the events that happened in the 22nd century was not altered by the timeline. star trek enterprise is part of both the original and alternate universes, plus it could bring some closure to the series.

11. Slugbug - June 15, 2011

I think Anthony is a little delusional about Travis’s future in the Mirror universe. Empress Sato will kill him 2 milliseconds after his usefullness ends.

12. Commodore Mike of the Terran Empire - June 15, 2011

On the Mirror Univers. How do we know that Archer was actualy Dead. The Poseon that Sato gave him may not have killed him. That is the way it is in the Terran Empire.

13. NCC-73515 - June 15, 2011

I’d rather have a decent TNG closure…

14. Browncoat1984 - June 15, 2011

I agree with what others say that Enterprise is done. Would I have liked to see the full 7 years? Of course, I feel that Enterprise was really starting to get good with seasons 3-4 and I think the way they hit it with season 4 and the multi episode arc worked great. I’m surprised that not many sci-fi series with the exception of Clone Wars have tried this kind of storytelling – 3-4 episode arcs rather than season long or simply episodic, and its worked for Clone Wars too so far (say what you want about animation).

Still, I wouldn’t mind a cameo of Archer in Trek ’09. I love Bakula as an actor and would love to see him again. We do still have the novels coming out though, so if you need an Enterprise fix that’s where you should go. I feel the same way with SGU – a series that was just getting good canceled in its stride. I feel its the way the TV industry punishes writers because when a series is performing poorly in ratings, they want improvement. They deliver improvement the following season but because of already poor ratings ratings don’t improve and thus the show gets canceled. It doesn’t help that both SGU and Ent were promoted poorly by SyFy and UPN and were limited to small networks that just attract a niche audience (despite what SyFy might want, it will never reach much beyond its sci-fi audience because it already has a reputation of being a sci-fi channel and will never loose it).

15. Christopher Roberts - June 15, 2011

13. Some might say TNG stole ENT’s, despite having said goodbye twice already.

“All Good Things”, probably the best series finale any Trek series ever had. Then “What You Leave Behind” from DS9. A huge gap… then VOY’s “Endgame” and bringing up the rear, “These are the Voyages…”

A shout-out to Star Trek VI The Undiscovered Country, which gave Kirk, Spock, McCoy and the rest, their dignity back.

If only Nemesis had used that film as the template, instead of riffing off Wrath of Khan.

16. Allen Williams - June 15, 2011

As much as I love enterprise and would love to see it come alive again, the fact is they would be VERY old. Jolene Blalock already proved she can’t play an old person to save her life. I shudder to think of how horrible the old people’s makeup would be if they brought the whole crew back.

17. Bucky - June 15, 2011

As for the entire Ent. cast in the Trek sequel, uh, no simply because it’d be slightly stretching credulity that they’re all alive almost 100 years later. Elderly and angry Admiral Archer with Scott Bakula? that 100% needs to happen. And you can get away with T’Pol too. I forget was Pholx’s Denoblian species supposed to be long lived?

But, yeah, Really Old and Really Mad Admiral Archer chewing out Scotty over the conn would be gold.

18. TrekMadeMeWonder - June 15, 2011

Inconsistencies arise.
Just how did Archer’s dog live that long as to appear in ST09?

My wish for any next Trek would be a PLOT that has NO holes.
My two cents.

19. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - June 15, 2011

Enterprise characters should be referenced in any new property that depicts or refers to the history of the Federation and Starfleet. Haters be damned, ENT is canon!

A scene in one of the upcoming ST movies going back to the ENT era would be welcome, in my book. And another note to the haters: any ENT-era character in one of the new movies would get the new movie treatment, not the ENT-show treatment. Don’t go whining until you see it.

20. somethoughts - June 15, 2011

Lets pretend this show never happened.

21. Bucky - June 15, 2011

18 – I just assume Archer went a little wacky in his old age and kept Porthos on ice and just defroze him once in awhile for a good pet / game of fetch / piece of cheese / transporter experiment.

22. Neumann - June 15, 2011

If they couldn’t give the characters closure in their own finale, an appearance in someone else’s movie could never do it.

23. Mel - June 15, 2011

I like ENT, but they shouldn’t revive it. Just concentrate on the current movies and then make a new series based on the new universe.

24. Nony - June 15, 2011

21 – Or it’s Porthos’ great-great-great-great-great-etcetera grandpup. D’Artagnan the Fifteenth. Bob Barker is still around to tell people to have their pets spayed or neutered, but Archer clearly didn’t listen.

25. "Check the Circuit!" - June 15, 2011

Ummmm….I consider myself an Enterprise fan. When the series aired its last episode, I had closure. Simple as that.

Don’t need or want 100 year old Enterprise characters showing up in Star Trek 2.0 to give me closure.

26. VulcanFilmCritic - June 15, 2011

I don’t want closure! Closure is not necessarily a good thing.
Please don’t make the new Star Trek movie look like…like…well, like a Star Trek convention.

If the crew of ENT need some cameo work, why not lobby for a reboot of Enterprise as a new TV show, where they do it right this time, and then pad that property with cameos from the now aging stars of the old show.

Please do not cross-contaminate the new movie with any show other than TOS.

27. Enda - June 15, 2011

What’s wrong with him? Closure? He’s obviously mad… and a little stupid seeing as his character would probably be dead in the world of the next star trek movie. Enterprise STILL never happened in my books and it would ruin the next Star Trek movie completely.
I actually chuckeled at the notion when I read his comments.
But then again he did say “So I thought we would be around for three more seasons and do several movies, and everything.” and anyone who thought that is clearly a few sandwiches short of a picnic.

28. Richard Daystrom - June 15, 2011

Regardless of what you want, do you really think Hollywood cares? The bottom line is the Dollar. If they think it will sell that is what you will get. How many of you worried that JJ would cross Star Trek with Star Wars due to comments that were made before the reboot? And in my honest opinion it was a well founded concern considering with what they eventually ended up with. While it was a good movie, I don’t feel it hit it’s mark. Plenty of action with no real thought provoking ideas. Star Trek is best suited for TV. How many times can the galaxy be saved by Kirk and crew or whoever in a Trek movie and continue to generate interest?

29. JohnLocke - June 15, 2011

No movie for Voyager…too bad because they never got a proper send off.

30. seleya - June 15, 2011

With a good enough story just about any character could be welcome by moviegoers. 100 years old or no. What I wonder is whether anything new will ever happen again in the trekiverse. Taking away history and planets hasnt created new yet. Is it all frozen in a fixed set of principal aliens and fixed leads and “we all fly around in superduper ships” (NASA era) thinking? Will any being ever actually be allowed to have an unattractive side or is it all still “we’ve evolved beyond that” and even if we’re villians we have internal integrity? Is it all military heirarchical teamwork and nothing else for the feds? Is the recipe set forever?

31. DarthDogg - June 15, 2011

#27
“Enterprise STILL never happened in my books and it would ruin the next Star Trek movie completely.”

Pretty funny that so many people feel that way, the irony being of course that after Trek 09, Enterprise is the only show to survive unaltered in the new trek univers.

32. Phil Edgley - June 15, 2011

Star Trek: Enterprise was a missed opportunity to reset Star Trek canon in a more positive manner rather than the nuking it got in the most recent Star Trek movie. Now I really enjoyed the movie and thought J.J. Abrams saved the Star Trek franchise with his rebooting, thus insuring that Star Trek movies would continue. It was the movie that should have been made after Star Trek VI. As for Enterprise the producers had a whole new century to explore, one that all the previous Star Trek movies and TV series had barely scratched the surface. Rebooting the Enterprise time frame actually makes the most logical sense for a new Star Trek series. It can be linked to the new movies as a prequel or just call it a remake with a different ship and crew with a more accurate linkage to the original Star Trek canon. They could throw in some references to the original Enterprise series and characters if they want. I wouldn’t. Just let it be a parallel universe story or just rumors and be done with it. If it was up to me the new series would be set in the build-up to the Earth- Romulan War or the cold war period that followed it with plenty of flashbacks to actual battles of the war. And it’s about time we actually saw what kind of world Earth is in the 22nd century. Not a utopia but a practopia. A nice place to visit but you wouldn’t want to live there. Kinda like the United States after the Civil War, or the post-war period after World War Two. There’s no way the Earth could come out of a war with the Romulans unscarred. As General Sherman said, “War is hell”.

33. Lyle Kinney - June 15, 2011

Sorry Anthony- no one cares about ENT.

34. pissed off virgin vulcan basement nerd - June 15, 2011

Haters gonna hate… Season four was pretty good imo. The series finale was a slap in the face but I don’t know that the new Trek universe is the place to rectify that.

35. sean - June 15, 2011

#18

Taking a throwaway line a bit seriously, aren’t we?

36. chrisfawkes.com - June 15, 2011

No enterprise cameos. No one wants next gen cameos and they would be preferred over anyone other than original cast.

37. Nick - June 15, 2011

I would settle for the next book in the “Roman War” series :(

38. Greenberg - June 15, 2011

“some Star Trek sequel movie cameos might bring some closure for the fans of Enterprise. ”

Yeah. All 3 of them.

Enterprise, and Anthony Montgomery in particular, does not need closure because it was awful, and so was he. On the worst Trek show, he got less material to work with than TOS Uhura – why would anyone need closure on that?

39. 12YearOldTrekker - June 15, 2011

Since Ent was the only show that’s still canon due to Trek09, that makes it more appealing to stubborn people who’ll only watch trek from the abrams-verse.

So, I guess it’s inevitable.

40. Dan London - June 15, 2011

I can’t believe people hate Enterprise but love the Star Trek: Phase II stuff… which IMHO is very damaging to people who are starting to explore Star Trek after the movie.
Of course I understand how much love and effort has gone into them…but they really are not a good representation of how good Trek can be.

41. DonDonP1 - June 15, 2011

‘Enterprise’ characters’ cameos in ‘Star Trek XII’? In the immortal words of Geordi LaForge: ‘Theoretically, it is possible.’

42. matthias - June 16, 2011

The new timeline and the known timeline have one series in common: ENTERPRISE. It is logical to continue the series SOMEHOW. It could bring together Roddenberry, Berman AND Abrams – Fans, if they would make it good.

But the idea is too good for going into production, I think ;)

43. matthias - June 16, 2011

#33 no one cares about enterprise… aside of a few million fans who are ignored by cbs and paramount ;)

44. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - June 16, 2011

If there had been more Romulan War and less Xindi the show would have worked but regardless of its flaws, the way the finale was handled was very disrespectful to the cast of Enterprise.

45. Stark - June 16, 2011

The only characters from ENT that would make sense to have a cameo in the new Star Trek would be either T’Pol or T’pau or maybe even both.

46. VulcanFilmCritic - June 16, 2011

32. @Phil Edgly Good-O! I LIKE that idea. You’re right; there is so much pre-history to explore. And it might have tremendous relevance to what we are going through now in the real world: Peak Oil, constant war, inflation, food riots, natural disasters…what appears to be The End Times.
A re-boot of Enterprise, showing all that dark stuff that we know preceded TOS would be wonderful.

And we can explore a lot of near Earth history: First Contact, the Eugenics Wars and the rise of Khan, the infancy of Starfleet. WOW! You can even bring in other villains from the TOS universe who we know have visited Earth before, basically anyone who refers to Earthlings as “my children.”

Although the show would be kind of dark, embedded in it would be a message of hope. We know that the TOS universe (or at the very least, a re-booted TOS universe) is on the other side. Even George Soros seems to feel this is our destiny. In the 1990′s he predicted that we would be going through some prolonged hard times, but that on the other side there would be a bright future.

Paramount are you listening? Look it is not bad business practice to have a Star Trek TV show on the air. The fans are a little, you know, frustrated, that we have only: a rare movie or two, gaming, and books. Please consider the option of another TV show, and in this time frame it is not going to “dilute the brand” because it does not interfere with the movies, at all.

Just keep Bad Robot away from this one. Thanks.

47. Damian - June 16, 2011

Enterprise had it’s fans. There were still millions out there watching it. It didn’t live up to the same number as The Next Generation, but a few million are not peanuts. I agree with Montgomery that by season 4, Enterprise was on track (let’s not forget, for TNG and DS9 they really did not find their space legs till season 3 and 4 either). Paramount pulled the plug too early. Manny Coto brought a fresh perspective and finally put the linkages to what would be the original series there. Paramount was impatient. They wanted the season 3 and 4 success of TNG right from the gate. For anyone who has not seen the series, I always recommend they start with the 4th episode of season 4 and work backwards by season from there.

At the same time, I don’t forsee a mass Enterprise reunion in the next film. Perhaps a brief Archer cameo, but it is very doubtful all of the crew survived to 2258 and after. Like another poster noted, if you are a fan of Enterprise, the relaunch novels are out there and they decided to tackle the Romulan War (I think it is highly unlikely we will ever get an on screen treatment of The Romulan War now). I thought Michael Martin (and Andy Mangels on earlier novels) did a decent job and am looking forward to the next Romulan War book. As an aside, can someone tell me why there’s a 2 year gap between novels. Seriously, they’re going to need to put a synopsis of what happened to this point because I don’t know if I’ll remember everything.

48. Jeffery Wright - June 16, 2011

Cancelling Enterprise was a travesty. Thanks to the suits lack of bravery, this series never had the chance to realise its full potential, which was very apparent in the last season.

Now we have a whole new universe, who’s events guarantee the unlikelihood of the 1701-D crew ever existing at all. Wiping out an entire planet and race that figures prominently in alpha quadrant history will have an enormous effect on how the timeline proceeds. Say goodbye to Picard & co.

Be sure to thank Paramount for taking the easy way out.

49. Dac - June 16, 2011

As always the needs of the many are outweighed by the needs of the few, or the one.

However, I also believe that the voice of the one, or few should not be overshadowed by the scream of the many.

I’d like to see more of any Trek, especially Enterprise. I think having the entire cast shoehorned into Trek 12 seems a bit unlikely, but, something a bit more than Admiral Archer’s beagle this time would make me happy.

50. N - June 16, 2011

ENT had closure just not with TATV (we can ignore that), am I the only person who doesn’t really want any cameos in Star Trek XII? I mean let the new cast stand on their own feet.

If push comes to shove ENT cameos would be preferable to TOS cameos.

I would however like references like in XI, ENT is canon and it’s the only series still canon in the alternate reality.

It’s too late to bring ENT back unless you want to actually remake TATV when they have actually aged 10 years and no pointless deaths.

51. Ralph F - June 16, 2011

I tried ENT for a couple of seasons and it just lost me. I agree that S4 — have watched a number of eps via DVD rental, incl the “Mirror” one — the show picked up nicely, and I was looking forward to S5 and the possibilities it held (including bringing in the Kzinti per one interview I read with what’s-his-name; the new head writer/story wrangler).

But, yeah, Xindi? Time war? Season One should have started the building blocks of the Romulan War, by mid-season 2 we should have seen some conflicts begin, and S3 should have been an all-out foray into the war. The thinking was probably that they had plenty of time, given how long TNG, DS9, and VOY ran and, admittedly, writing in the war would have hemmed them into it as a continual story arc. (What ship would go off on exploratory missions when there was a war going on? Every story would have had to tie into the Romulan War.)

I’ve read — and very much enjoyed — the ENT “relaunch” novels, including “The Good That Men Do” and “Kobayashi Maru”. I was ready to really get into the Romulan War series, but I’ve tried reading the first book of it twice now and I just get bored each time. It’s a gab fest. I understand needing the set-up
but it just doesn’t go anywhere. YMMV, as always.

And I agree with what a friend said to me about ENT years ago; the theme song jinxed it. :)

52. Horatio - June 16, 2011

Sorry Anthony, but Enterprise is Trek kryptonite. No way JJ is sticking any of you guys in his movies. You’re lucky Archer was even mentioned in the first.

Enterprise’s 4th season should have been how the series started out of the gate (well, take away that stoopid space nazi part 2 season opener episode and Berman’s bloody valentine TATV).

Season 3 Xindi Arc was entertaining but seemed like a huge diversion.

Seasons 1 & 2 could have been TNG or Voyager scripts. When it first premiered Enterprise pulled in HUGE numbers considering it was on UPN. As the viewers saw how retread the series was it lost viewers quickly. Season 2 took the wind out of the sails of the series.

53. Mike Poteet - June 16, 2011

Oh, puh-lease. “You know what would really help our next blockbuster Star Trek movie? Cameos from the lowest-rated, shortest-running, least-acclaimed spinoff series!”

Yeah. If there’s still debate about whether to give Shatner a cameo, for Pete’s sake, then ENT fans should best be thankful Porthos got a shout-out in the first film and leave well enough alone.

54. Basilicious - June 16, 2011

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55. Christopher Roberts - June 16, 2011

I STILL don’t get how anyone can think TNG/DS9/VOY have been decanonised! There are two universes! Even then this one still has been influenced by the version of the 24th Century we know. Twice. Nero’s actions are a fork in the road after ENT. From there – going forwards – one path toward TOS and the other toward Star Trek (2009). So you’ve DEFINITELY still got the events of First Contact in both.

Referencing that event is the way to point out that TNG and the rest still exist… AS IF old Prime Spock still existing wasn’t enough.

56. rogue_alice - June 16, 2011

I, for one, think it is a great idea. Bring some of the ENT characters to Star Trek 2.

57. Praetor Tal - June 16, 2011

T’Pol is the only character that wouldn’t be impossibly geriatric. If she survived the destruction of Vulcan.

58. Travis - June 16, 2011

I think in Star Trek 2 there would be some thought bringing in Admiral Archer and T’Pol to maybe take a tour of the new NCC-1701. It was said in the prime universe that Jonathon Archer did have a tour of the NCC-1701 before he died the next day and i think it would be cool to have some interaction of Archer/ Kirk and T’Pol/ Spock.

59. Christopher Roberts - June 16, 2011

By the time Star Trek’s sequel happens, I don’t see very many ENT characters being alive. T’Pol may have been off Vulcan at the time of its destruction. Then again, she may not have.

Archer is doubtful I’d have thought too. How many years before the movie was his “prized beagle” lost? He have been 140+ years old then! To my mind, that incident was Scotty testing a long-range transport on an inanimate dog. Like Porthos stuffed and preserved as a Starfleet museum exhibit or whatever.

On the subject of ENT cast member possibly appearing in Star Trek 2 –
the best way is part of a visual record Kirk and Spock are watching to prepare for a mission. Something on the Briefing Room monitor about the NX-01 encountering Romulan ships during the war… if the story’s anything like “Balance of Terror”.

60. Leonard McCoy - June 16, 2011

Endgame as third best show final, gotta laugh my kiddney out. Endgame was the worst show final in all star trek history even worse than nemesis. The final of DS9 was ok still not as good as the tng final. The final of Star Trek Enterprise was still kind of an stylistic accident, that crew trully deserved better than this. I really would like to see the characters of Star Trek Enterprise in the next Star Trek movie, aged of course and may be involved into the story in an segnificant way could also imagine them to be the villians if it is logically and by heart motivated.

Yea, bring us back Star Trek Enterprise Crew because despite what any other morron here is saying I think they fit still a way better in this new Universe than there TNG, DS9 or Voyager relatives… !!

Don’t blame em for story recycling because every star trek show had it’s recycling episodes. TNG took from TOS, Voyager took from TOS and TNG and the hell I can’t count where DS9 recycled all it’s ideas from. One is for certain, all there stories have some ancient greek origin like almost everything that is written published or broadcasted today! Every drama-student knows about that. Not a secret, the only thing we can judge about is if the ideas are being used better or worse than before.

God damnit, am done here… he’s dead Jim!

61. CmdrR - June 16, 2011

Hoshi is sooooo cute with her hair down.

Beyond that… what is there to say? Wishful thinking.

62. Daoud - June 16, 2011

T’Pol, T’Pau, (and T’Pring: a daughter of T’Pol, mayhaps?). If any story involves the Vulcan diaspora…. these three women should be involved. That and certainly Shran, and perhaps Soval could still be kicking around.
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Jeff as Shran would add greatly to a film: and JJ would have someone who knows how to portray a blue-skinned antennaed alien with nuance and no cartoonishness.
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Other’n that… fugeddaboutit.

63. sean - June 16, 2011

I guess I’m the only Trek fan that actually thought those ‘Mirror Darkly’ episodes were pretty terrible. Bakula made Shatner look like a master of subtlety. Blech. Oh, and that awful CGI Gorn. The only good thing about those eps were the Tholian and a decent looking CGI Enterprise. Everything else, including all the completely predictable betrayals, was just the worst kind of fanwankery. The only thing Empress Sato was missing was a moustache to twirl.

64. guest - June 16, 2011

Although I enjoyed Enterprise, I’m sorry to say that Montgorey was a very poor actor or very mis-cast. Dominic Keating wasn’t too bad but did have quite a few weak moments. The rest of the cast seemed to do a good job and were well cast, which should have taken the show along for a few more seasons. It could have been better, but I can’t sit through the first 2 seasons of TNG (way too corny), DS9 only had 2 good seasons and VOY only had a few good episodes, so ENT wasn’t so terrible. However, I’d say the movies need to be movies and leave the tv shows behind.

65. guest - June 16, 2011

Montgomery, sorry. I guess if I’m gonna rip on someones acting, I can at least spell their name properly…

66. sean - June 16, 2011

Also, it amazes me how so many people take the reference to ‘Admiral Archer’s beagle’ so literally. It’s just a shout out to Enterprise for fans. There’s no reason to assume it’s the same Admiral Archer (unlikely given the huge gap between ENT and the new movie) and certainly not the same beagle. It’s just a wink and a nod, move along now, nothing to see here, remind yourself, it’s just a show.

67. N - June 16, 2011

#53 ENT lasted longer than TOS and TOS was effectively cancelled twice.

Haters be damned.

68. N - June 16, 2011

#64 I agree Montgomery was a poor choice when it came to casting

69. Holger - June 16, 2011

Big ENT fan. In my book, a cameo in the JJverse wouldn’t be closure at all. More like ruining ENT, too.

70. Christopher Roberts - June 16, 2011

66. I’m pretty sure Bob Orci intended that remark to be about THE Admiral Archer.

I agree that on the surface that’s how it’s meant to be taken. An in-joke. Take it anyway they like. Scotty dematerialised a “prized beagle” belonging to Admiral Archer. You hate Enterprise and you can take it as a laugh at that show’s expense. You like it and it’s Scotty saying “which, I really am sorry about by-the-way” – - kind of admitting, that Paramount fouled up losing the show and ending Star Trek’s run on TV.

Anyhow wink and a nod or not, it’s a part of nu Scotty’s backstory. Starfleet reassigned him to a far flung outpost near Vulcan as punishment.

Cocky genius, I’m guessing he took “the Beagle” without permission, figuring it would be there and back before anybody noticed. To avoid the animal cruelty issue… I think Porthos hadn’t been alive for 80 years or so. The dog was on display in a museum and Academy Cadets only pranked around with it anyway.

71. sean - June 16, 2011

#64

DS9 only had 2 good seasons?! We were watching two different shows.

72. sean - June 16, 2011

#70

Exactly. It’s a throwaway gag for most, while hardcore Trekkies get a giggle for different reasons. I’m just referring to people crying ‘plothole!’ because it couldn’t possibly be the same guy or the same dog. Take a pill, folks.

73. Damian - June 16, 2011

66–Bob Orci has stated that the Admiral Archer mentioned is the Captain Archer from Enterprise (you can look it up on Memory Alpha for the quote. So it is the same Archer. As far as the dog, he did not mention if that was Porthos, however I doubt it. I just assumed it was a different dog.

As far as an Enterprise cameo, I would not have a problem with an unintrusive cameo by an aged Archer.. But I would limit it to him and limit the role. It would be more of an Easter egg for the hardcore fans and would really have no effect to the casual fan (they would just see some aged admiral who could just have easily been anyone else). By all accounts, Scott Bakula is a good guy who was well liked by the cast and crew. He has said good things about the new movie and has indicated he would not have a problem with a small cameo part. He’s always lavished praise on Star Trek, has loyalty to the franchise and said he was honored to be a part of the Star Trek history. I have no problem rewarding the guy with a small, “Here’s your mission” role.

74. Damian - June 16, 2011

59–An interesting idea to have them reviewing an old log (that would eliminate the need to “age” them). Another idea could be to have Archer giving a sending off speech before he supposedly died (similar to what they did with Zefram Cochrane in “Broken Bow”). The Enterprise can be sent off on their mission proper and the crew can view a brief speech by Archer about why they’re out there and why the Enterprise is a special ship with a special history. Just an idea.

75. Bill Binder - June 16, 2011

#18

A man can’t have two dogs in his life?!

76. sean - June 16, 2011

#73

I’m sure he meant it that way because it’s a shout out to fans. But there’s nothing on screen that says it was him, and that’s what ultimately determines whether it’s canon or not. So again, a nice shout out to fans, but ultimately a throwaway line that doesn’t make it clear one way or another.

77. Daoud - June 16, 2011

18, 21, 75, etc. Recall Phlox transplanted an alien organ into Porthos to save him in “One Night In Sickbay”. Obviously, those chameleons are very long-lived, and Porthos is now a highlander beagle.

Bill Binder, “there can be only one!” :)

78. Bucky - June 16, 2011

One Night in Sickbay is totally under-rated. I remember a lot of people hating on it when it first aired but I watched it again recently and it really stood up. It’s a lot of fun and has some heart in it too.

I like the idea that new organ Porthos received in that ep made him a super-dog. Hey, why not?

79. Damian - June 16, 2011

76–I don’t get it. Bob Orci, the man who wrote the movie, said it is the same guy. Why else would he have mentioned it in the movie?

80. VOODOO - June 16, 2011

Nobody cares enough about “Enterprise” to put these characters in the movie.

81. Desstruxion - June 16, 2011

#27 Enterprise STILL never happened in my books and it would ruin the next Star Trek movie completely.

Actually Enterprise is now the only series that’s still canon. TOS-Voyager never happened in the new timeline. It’s not an alternate reality. It’s a new timeline.

82. Christopher Roberts - June 17, 2011

81. Not this again!?!? See 55. ;-)

83. Holger - June 17, 2011

I don’t like the rebootiverse and I love ENT, but I’d still say that from the perspective of that rebooted Trek, ENT elements would not fit in very well. The reboot has its own dynamic and I don’t see how elements/characters from ENT would enrich the new ways of storytelling etc which are established by ST09. It would just be some very expendable icing on the cake. In fact, one thing I didn’t like about ENT was the overuse of elements imported from 24th century Trek (Ferengi, Borg, TNG Klingons, ship design). This, too, didn’t fit well with ENT’s own dynamic.

84. N - June 17, 2011

I’d say if any actor from ENT needed a future appearance it would be Connor Trinneer, either because his character got the royal screw job or as a different part just because he’s a damn good actor

85. Christopher Roberts - June 18, 2011

84. Lots of ENT fans would be happy with that. Canonise the Romulan War books while they’re at it.

86. mr. NUspock - June 18, 2011

both universes exist :-)……..

87. Christopher Roberts - June 18, 2011

Actually earlier I mentioned “A Piece of the Action”, and there is possible Travis Mayweather link there. In that Original Series episode, the Iotians based their 20′s Gangster culture on a book left behind by a 22nd Century crew of a ship called the Horizon.

Mayweather grew up a freighter – the ECS Horizon. The ship appeared in an Enterprise episode of the same name.

88. Kirk, James T. - June 19, 2011

I’d rather see the Enterprise cast back for a 5th/final season with Manny Coto show running with Brian Fuller leading into a new series set onboard the Kelvin… Obviously it may not be feasible to have Chris Hemsworth or Tarah Fahar back to feature in a Kelvin series but it would be about the early days of the federation and the transition from Archers crew to Robaru’s crew and the build up to the Earth-Romulan War….

Forget that “These Are The Voyages” happened and just continue with the really great story telling that was happening on Enterprise in it’s 3rd and 4th seasons.

89. Christopher Roberts - June 19, 2011

Found this online…

http://youtu.be/vP-kxEQct3Y

The Enterprise NX-01 in an Abrams picture style.

90. Lt. Bailey - June 20, 2011

It would nice to have had more seasons of ENT. becasue there was so much more they could starting the Federation and the Romulan War, etc.

What suprises me is here so many negative comments of ENT, if you did not care for the show, OK., but lighten up please. Just as I may not care for VOY or TNG, I am not about to try and bash the entire show becasue it was not my favorite show. While I may like TOS the best due to me growing up back when it was in first run TV, I came to enjoy ENT as a way to fill in the gaps between todays history and wehn Kirk takes off in his history. That is nto to say that I will not watch DS9 (which we do and we enjoy it) or VOY or TNG when it comes on TV.

We are all fans of ST, lets act like it by enjoying what we have or had. I thought there was such a thing called IDIC.

91. 4 8 15 16 23 42 - June 20, 2011

@90 — well put. I am so tired of the fans of one series bashing another. It’s all Star Trek. We’re allowed to have our preferences, but there’s no need for hate.

I like all the series, myself, but prefer ENT to DS9, and yet I would never claim that any of the series is inherently worse than any of the others.

92. Joseph - June 21, 2011

@5:

Alec, don’t you find it to be a little ironic how you are so eager to condemn Enterprise for being generic and recycled, and yet so exuberant at the thought of the next Star Trek using Klingons as villains for the umpteenth time, with the return of all the old trappings that we’re familiar with?

Personally, I think we’re pretty much done with the Klingons taking the forefront. The last time we actually saw something new from them was… well, Enterprise. I’d rather see something new.

93. ME!! - June 21, 2011

Enterprise was a big middle finger by Rick Berman at the fans and continuity. The ship looked like something made in the 24th century with retro styling rather than something 100 years prior to the Constitution Class Enterprise. It also SHOULD have looked like the ship on the display in the rec room in Star Trek The Motion Picture especially since they were suggesting the NX-01 was supposed to have played such an important part in the creation of the Federation.

94. ME!! - June 21, 2011

@92

Joe, if they dropped Klingons and created a whole new race to deal with then it would be a HUGE slap in the face to the “Prime Universe” and it’s established continuity. It would also go against everything the Orci and company were trying to do with the 2009 film.

95. ME!! - June 21, 2011

“that” Orci and company were trying to do…

96. Khalifa - June 24, 2011

I’ve been a Trekkie for all my life and i want to say that Enterprise was a great Trek if not the best…

97. Crash - June 25, 2011

The ‘Enterprise’ ship shoulda been more like something from Aliens so as to belong in its time, rather than the Akira class.

It should have been armed with ‘hard sci-fi’ weapons like missile launchers, railguns, maybe the odd laser and covered with CIWS turrets rather than just renaming the phasers, torpedoes and shields to “phase cannons”, “photonic torpedoes” and “hull-plating”.

They should have scrapped the transporter completely. Then you would actually have been doing something different rather than just claiming to.

At least we got to see a little more of the Tholians … that was about it though.

98. SDF - June 25, 2011

The reason why networks are beginning to pass on bringing new scifi shows to the small screen is because scifi fans are too damn picky. I’m even starting to hate fans of scifi. They’re the reason why Star Trek is no longer on the air and why Stargate isn’t on the air either. Even when a genuinely good show is on, it doesn’t please them. Scifi fans are responsible for the slow death of science fiction television.

99. Black Pearl - June 30, 2011

96. Khalifa – June 24, 2011
I’ve been a Trekkie for all my life and i want to say that Enterprise was a great Trek if not the best…

Totally agree
Really got into the characters on this series.

100. michael - July 10, 2011

The Xindi arc was the kiss of death. Too bad they hadn’t done the final season instead of it. The show may have lasted seven years.

101. klypto - July 16, 2011

I think Mr. Montgomery was living/is living in a fantasy world. I’ll give you some examples why, ST: Voyager started to fall off the ratings so they got Jeri Ryan in her cat suit which got them going again. The only thing that got enterprise anywhere was Jolene Blalock making sure she did not carry any space germs back to the ship LOL. I am a diehard Star Trek fan but enterprise was so horrible I’m not going to even try to defend it, it was so badly done. As for closure, its closed it was a prequel storyline show it was like the anticipation of the star wars movies. There was no big amazing wonder of what was going to happen… anakin turns into vader and wow it happened. Archer and crew paved the way for the birth of the federation… That’s about all the closure you can get… if you feel that is not correct I will give it to you they explore strange new worlds, find aliens, some hot and some not, some to kill, and some to hang out with… Until James T. Kirk and crew and the next enterprise come out and you know the rest from there.

:) LOL

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