Last week Star Trek Enterprise executive producer Brannon Braga brought up the idea of show being resurrected by Netflix. Now Scott Bakula is commenting on the possibility of a reunion. Find out what he had to say below, plus check out Doug Drexler’s campaign to get Enterprise season 5 on Netflix.
Bakula talks Enterprise Reunion and Fan Critiques
In a new interview promoting the release of the first season of Star Trek Enterprise, star Scott Bakula was asked if he would be on board for any kind of Kickstarter-funded effort (like was recently done for Veronica Mars) to reunite the Enterprise cast for a new season of the show. Bakula appeared to be open to the idea but was skeptical it could be done, saying..
I talked about that in the beginning, before Kickstarter was around. If the fans want us to do a movie or the fans want more episodes, why don’t we let the fans be investors in the show? This is eight years ago and it didn’t go anywhere. I’d love to do [a new season], but the big problem with our show is that it requires effects and sets. A lot of our sets have been sold. Our bridge is in Germany, assembled in a guy’s garage.
The actor also talked about the two things that people seemed most critical of with Enterprise…
There were two things that were somewhat irritating that came up in the period of time that we made that show. People either loved or hated the theme song and people loved or hated that I had a dog on board. It was a little obsessive and a little shortsighted, missing the big picture. It’s not that people don’t want to love your show. I always know that the guy who wore that sign, he wanted to love our show. He said so on the sign. But we’ve created a world where people have forums to speak their minds anonymously or not. You want to encourage that, but you also have to take it with a grain of salt. There’s going to be critics of everything I do, every day. We put our heads down and worked as hard as we could for as long as they let us, with great results.
Visit the LA Times Hero Complex for more from Bakula about Enterprise.
Scott Bakula says he would ‘love’ to do more Enteprise
Drexler Launches Facebook Campaign For Enterprise Season 5 On Netflix
Last week TrekMovie reported on Enterprise co-creator Brannon Braga’s comment about how fans should watch the show on Netflix because they track viewership and maybe they would be interested in bringing back the show. Braga’s comments inspired Star Trek visual effects artist (and designer of the NX-01) Doug Drexler to launch a Facbook group. The group has over 2000 likes so far.
Another campaign to save Enterprise
Enterprise on Blu-ray
You can order Star Trek Enterprise Season 1 on Blu-ray at Amazon.