Loud Vision Publications has launched a brand new science fiction/genre magazine in the United Kingdom, Icon
. The second issue of the publication, now available in the UK, includes interviews with ENTERPRISE producer Rick Berman
and actor Anthony Montgomery
('Mayweather') about the upcoming third season of the show. Berman says the new direction won't change the fundamentals of the show's STAR TREK characters.
"We have episodes that are going to deal with planets that have Western-like Humans living on them," Berman told the mag. "We’ve also got stories that deal with the bizarre spatial anomalies that exist within the Expanse. It’s going in a very mysterious and exciting direction. The crew will have been hardened to some degree, but they’re still STAR TREK characters and they’re still on a path that’s going towards the Starfleet people that we know are going to exist in 100 years beyond them. But they’ve got a new mission now and there’s a definite edge to them."
Berman also talks about the miscasting of actress Genevieve Bujold originally as 'Janeway' on VOYAGER. Montgomery, for his part, says the new season will be full of surprises.
"I’m glad that we’re coming into it like this," he says. "Travis is going to exert and exude a lot more confidence over this next season. I have a feeling that they’re going to have him step up into some commanding roles in various situations. That’s not really in the first episode. The first episode picks up a little bit after where we left off from the finale. You get a sense in the opener of the intensity that our ship and crew are about to experience. It’s going to be a lot of fun. Apparently, from what I’ve been told, our show has been under fire for needing to spice things up a little bit. And I think we’re going to capture a lot of people’s attention with the Xindi."
For the full interviews, check out issue #2 of Icon magazine in stores now, or visit their web site for more information.
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