07:05:15 on March 08 2002
By: Steve Krutzler
Dept: Enterprise | www.stenterprise.com
Actor Scott Bakula spoke with the Project Quantum Leap web site (via TrekToday) about the upcoming episode "Detained" and how it has been influenced by events of last September.
"Certainly the events of September 11th have and will continue to affect the writers and producers of Enterprise and any opportunity to expand upon our emotional and spiritual landscape is time well spent," Bakula said.
"Archer and Mayweather find themselves in what is in effect a space version of an internment camp surrounded by Suliban they are forced to confront their prejudicial feelings. Obviously this mirrors some of the experiences we've been reading about with regards to encountering Arab-Americans since September 11th."
The actor also says he's pleased with how Archer has been characterized thusfar in the show's first year.
"I like where Archer is going and because we were guaranteed at least two years of the show, they have been able to play out all our characters slowly - a luxury you don't usually get on network television. I think the writers have kept Archer interesting, somewhat mysterious, and emotional which again allows us a lot of different directions to go. I don't imagine there will be much more of Archer's backstory revealed this year, but I'm not positive. I think it is a good thing that we don't know everything about him from A to Z at this point."
For the full interview, check out this page.
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