Speaking in the latest issue of British magazine STAR TREK Monthly, actress Jolene Blalock
says her role as 'T'Pol' is a potent force to perform.
"There's something about T'Pol, where you don't know exactly what's going on inside her, but you know that she's searching," Blalock told Ian Spelling, in excerpts available at Sci-Fi Pulse. "So in those moments, the reason they're potent is that you want to believe that she's taking something from that moment and that she's learning somehow and that she's growing somehow."
The actress says she particularly loved the early season two episode "A Night in Sickbay," which inspired divisive opinion among many fans.
"I loved 'A Night In Sickbay'. That was a terrific episode," she exclaims. "That got pretty steamy [between T'Pol and Archer] and there was a lot of laughter on the set between all of us, between the actors and the crew. But we got through it. I know that 'A Night In Sickbay' was one of our most watched episodes, which was great."
Blalock says she hopes ENTERPRISE has more opportunities to address contemporary societal problems, like how "Stigma" served as a metaphor for the stigma of diseases like AIDS.
"We are fallible, and we get diseases like Aids," she continues. "People need to get beyond shunning others and really just let someone in. Some of that, I hope, is addressed in Stigma. And, as of now I'm still ill, and that's good. This isn't a storyline that should be wrapped up in one episode. It's not a story where everyone lives happily ever after and moves on."
She says he hopes the Vulcan deception from last season is revisited soon.
"I'd like to see the writers readdress [the ramifications of] 'Shadows of P'Jem'," she says. "If the Vulcan high command is superior and all-powerful and there's an element of it that is corrupt, I think that needs to be addressed. Rich now, it's been put on the shelf for quite some time."
Read more excerpts from the interview here.
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