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Cult | News | 08 March 2005

Enterprise returns

Scott Bakula talks about the UK premiere-run of Enterprise.

To promote the return of Enterprise to Sky One's schedules tonight, Bakula spoke to the commuter-friendly newspaper about why we should be watching.

Presumably the interview was conducted before the recent cancellation of the series, as it opens with the unfortunate question, "Why do you think the Star Trek series has kept on going?"

"It has a positive outlook for the future of Earth and people respond to that - especially now," Bakula replied. "It's hopeful and it's saying: 'We're going to get this right here. We're not going to use up all the natural resources in the next decade or kill each other with nuclear weapons.'"

Citing Quantum Leap and Enterprise, Bakula was also asked, "What's it like to be a sci-fi legend?"

"It feels great. I've always said that sci-fi fans are a very discerning, loyal, picky and knowledgeable group of people - you definitely feel their presence. You're aware that they watch the work very closely and that it's important to deliver good stories and be honest and truthful - otherwise they're on you.

They're not nerds though, according to Bakula, "No, not at all. I'm saying they force us to keep a high level of integrity in our story telling and characterisation. They hold a very high bar and, as an actor, I really appreciate it."

Enterprise season four starts tonight on Sky One at 8pm.

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