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How do you think Scott Bakula will do as the new captain? And do you have any advice for the new crew?

Picture Scott Bakula's going to make a wonderful captain. He's different.

It doesn't matter so much that we had Patrick as the diplomatic ambassador type of captain and then we had a black captain who was a little more intense. Then we had a woman captain, and now they've found a different type of captain again. Scott Bakula's is going to be a combination of Patrick and Kirk, or, I should say Patrick and William Shatner. He's got a � I want to say a Dick Whittington type of thing. There's almost a 'ten miles to London and there's still no sign of Dick,' quality � there's a cavalier thing about him. I think, also, he's going to manage the seriousness of it, when it comes up. Having watched Quantum Leap, and all the different characters he played and the different places that he went in that series - not physical places but emotional ones - he's going to be wonderful.

What advice would I give to the Enterprise cast? I would say: don't over analyse it, just have fun with it. You're not curing cancer, it's a space show . It's a good space show, but it's entertainment. It can be the best time you'll ever have, if you just get on as a cast. The producers are great, the writers are great, they care about the show. They'll give you the product, all you have to do is show up, and have a blast. You'll have a great time.

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