May 23, 2004

Shatner may guest star on Enterprise in Season 4

Continuity is a foreign word to Star Trek: Enterprise show runners Rick Berman & Brannon Braga.

They've tossed out many parts of the show's established history to come up with shady storylines, although much of the Xindi storyline established for Season 3 has been pretty well plotted (even thouh such a massive terrorist incident as portrayed as having happened to Earth would most probably at least have been mentioned over the remainder of Trek lore's backstories, you would think).

With the Season Finale of Enterprise's Xindi mission coming up this week, word is starting to leak out about a possible major guest star for next season: William Shatner.

Berman confirmed that he had indeed been in talks with TREK star William Shatner about a guest starring role in Enterprise, and is hoping to fit a William Shatner Guest appearance into Enterprise's 4th season.

"Bill is busy doing 'The Practice' right now, and he's going to be doing the spin - off next season." Berman said. "We have had discussions in the last week, when we were talking with the studio about areas and directions we would like to go in next season, and there were two different ideas that we think could be developed into a good vehicle for Bill. And hopefully we're going to pursue one of them for next season."

If they're going to toss the "history books" out the window, I guess they may as well go whole hog.

No word on whether Shatner would play (as some have suggested) Jim Kirk's grandfather, or perhaps maybe playing good ol' Captain Kirk himself.

Posted by mhking at May 23, 2004 01:08 PM

With all the time travel stuff that's been going on, it wouldn't be hard to bring the ol' captain in for some bizarro reason.

I'm surprised they didn't get him on Voyager or DS9 when they had the chance.

Posted by: david at May 25, 2004 02:38 AM

Well, they did it backwards -- putting Sisko on Kirk's Enterprise for yet another "Tribbles" revisit.

Hey, maybe that's what they'll do with Shatner on Bakula's Enterprise: introduce some actual humor.

Posted by: McGehee at May 25, 2004 02:25 PM
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