Tim, what are your thoughts about the new Enterprise series?
emusic_guest: Well, I'm curious as to what people thought about the new series.
emusic_guest: It's consistent with what they've donein the past
emusic_guest: Withing the Trek franchise/evelope.
emusic_guest: They didn't make it different from the others, so far.
emusic_guest: The concept really alows a great deal of freedom in the storytelling realm.
emusic_guest: And also opportunity for the characters to be even bolder and some cases make even more explorations.
emusic_guest: The exploration is more "pure," as they're right at the beginning.
emusic_guest: It's ideal for a brand new series.
Tim, in your opinion, what were the differences & similarities between
Voyager, Deep Space 9,The Next Generation, Enterprise & the original series?
emusic_guest: That's a big question!
emusic_guest: I'll try to do something brief.
emusic_guest: TOS: took place in the Federation and introduced us to that world.
emusic_guest: Next Gen: Went beyond the world of the Federation and also charted unexplored phenomenon/space.
emusic_guest: DS9: Darker, edgier, and allowed us to explore a different quadrant of the galaxy--the wormhole.
emusic_guest: Voyager: Completely different in that we, as only one ship, were not tethered to the Federation.
emusic_guest: And it allowed us to explore yet another quaderant of the galaxy.
emusic_guest: But tells the story from before the Federation existed.
emusic_guest: These are four very distinct shows.
Tim, were you a Star Trek fan before you became a cast member? If so, what is
your favorite series?
emusic_guest: Hmm...favorite shows...?
emusic_guest: I watched the original series from time to time.
emusic_guest: It was in syndication, of course.
emusic_guest: I don't really have a favorite episode I can think of.
emusic_guest: They're all very different, each one with a different message.
In a scene we're supposed to just react to something that's happening.
emusic_guest: It's the "pan far" episode, with the doctor.
emusic_guest: I jumped into the scene while he was doing his reaction.
emusic_guest: I grabbed him and pretended to have sex with him, right there on the camera!
emusic_guest: Very unVulcanlike.
emusic_guest: Broke everyone up for about 10 minutes.
Are those all-in-one uniforms comfortable?
emusic_guest: They are not.
emusic_guest: If I could get out ofmine, I did.
emusic_guest: Others had no problem with them, I did.
emusic_guest: Could have been worse, but I did not like them at all.
Do you have any tips for Jolene Blalock, who plays T'Pol, the latest Star
Trek actor to wear the Vulcan ears?
emusic_guest: The only tip I'd have had was to watch the prior shows and other Vulcan characters.
emusic_guest: There are at least by now three or four of us that are main characters. And a female on the feature film.
emusic_guest: It *is* beholden to the writers to some degree, of course.
emusic_guest: And sometimes they will push the envelope with character behavior.
After the show offically ended did everyone get to take their fav items home
ex: pieces of the set, costumes, etc.
emusic_guest: Oh yeah.
emusic_guest: We got little pieces on the way out, sure, absolutely.
emusic_guest: Piles of trash everywhere.
emusic_guest: Everyone grabbed a little something.
emusic_guest: The console.
emusic_guest: Sick bay.
emusic_guest: We all got a little piece of the ship.
are you looking for more work within the Trek venue or are you looking for a
different kind of subject matter?
emusic_guest: I'm looking to write or produce my own projects.
emusic_guest: That's my goal right now, for the next year.
emusic_guest: Whatever level it may be.
emusic_guest: Do my own projects.
emusic_guest: Robots Untouchables
emusic_guest: Working on those right now with other people.
emusic_guest: They're coming along very well!
emusic_guest: We are just right now presenting them to the networks and syndication stations.
Tim, will you be in Bonn/Germany next year again? We all just *loved* your
concert last year :-)
emusic_guest: I loved playing that concert! Fantastic.
emusic_guest: One of the best ones I've done.
emusic_guest: I have not been invited (as of yet) to Bonn.
emusic_guest: I've been there two or three times.
emusic_guest: So there's a good chance I won't be there next year.
emusic_guest: Having done it three times already...
emusic_guest: Hopefully the next couple of years I'll be back in there.
In the game StarTrek Voyager:Elite Force what was your involvement with Raven
Software when you were doing the voices for them? Also have you gotten a chance
to play the game yet, and what do you think about it and the portrail of you?
emusic_guest: I had involvement with the game Elite Force...I think...
emusic_guest: My primary input was the character voice.
emusic_guest: I had nothing to do with the story.
emusic_guest: The game itself is amazing.
emusic_guest: That game sold a staggering amount of units.
emusic_guest: All around the world!
emusic_guest: It's just amazing. I think it looks great.
emusic_guest: Lot of fun to watch your character portrayed in this game in animated form.
emusic_guest: And to play it with your own hands--very bizzaire.
emusic_guest: It's cool, it's very cool.
Does everyone look really different without their masks and makeup on?
emusic_guest: Definitely Ethan Philips.
emusic_guest: You'd not recognize him.
emusic_guest: Roxanne's you'd not recognize.
emusic_guest: Amazing enough, Kate Mulgrew isn't as easily identifiable out of costume.
emusic_guest: She tells me she doesn't get recognized as much as you might think.
emusic_guest: I've no idea about the public.
emusic_guest: Roxanne Dawson and Ethan Phillips are the big ones.
There were quite a few guests, I might add.
emusic_guest: Given the fact that it was a big show itself.
emusic_guest: It had a few organizational problems,
emusic_guest: which is to be expected when you have that many guests, each with their own demands.
emusic_guest: Ultimately went off when it was supposed to
emusic_guest: And we played a concert there, it was very good.
emusic_guest: Fabulous, I was quite happy with it.
emusic_guest: 45 guests were there, after all!
emusic_guest: That's a huge,huge show.
emusic_guest: Coordinating that must have been hard.
What's your take on the Sept. 11 attack and the US response and how we do you
htink it will affect the Universe of Star Trek?
emusic_guest: I'll bet you you'll end up seeing the latest stories within the ST episodes dealing with it.
emusic_guest: The history of Star Trek has always been to hold up a mirror to our society.
emusic_guest: There's definitely going to be some kind of episode about this.
emusic_guest: As far as the actual events...
emusic_guest: It was a major wake-up call, a rather rude introduction to the new century,
emusic_guest: And I think the beginning of a change of lifestyle for all of us.
emusic_guest: We will be looking over our shoulders for some years to come.
emusic_guest: That will be the new conflict for us--for us something very new.
emusic_guest: And I think that it's a very difficult, complicated, long-term problem they are going to have to solve.
emusic_guest: And I have to agree with the fact that we have to go on doing what we have been doing with our lives,
emusic_guest: Just as civilian populations of prior wars have tried to do.
emusic_guest: You have to be strong and you have to move on.
emusic_guest: And with any luck at all,
emusic_guest: Within a certain amount of time, this will pass.
Outside of that, just like working with anyone else.
emusic_guest: Very pleasant.
emusic_guest: Sense of humor.
emusic_guest: Almost always had her dialog down.
emusic_guest: Very good.
Where can you find your new album? I heard it will be available on EMusic.
emusic_guest: As far as I know Kushan Gaza, African for the word "amazing," will be available through EMusic.
emusic_guest: Here's the URL: www.emusic.com/albums/29730/
Will you be in the next StarTrek movie-- Nemesis?
emusic_guest: No, not as of today.
emusic_guest: But that film hasn't started shooting yet,
emusic_guest: So that could change.
emusic_guest: Depending upon what the story is, there's a possibility to do a cameo.
emusic_guest: It's entirely up to the producers and their whim.
emusic_guest: They'll probably bring in at least one or two from the show.
emusic_guest: Because they probably can and it's fun!
emusic_guest: It takes place when I'm around (Tuvak, the character), since we returned home, I'm around.
emusic_guest: It's possible I could be myself there.
It's letting individuals get their music out there, without dealing with an
expensive record label.
emusic_guest: As far as an artist who's material has been produced at theirn own cost, I think it...
emusic_guest: I think it's important to work in a "failsafe" so the artist is worked in.
emusic_guest: EMusic does that, of course.
emusic_host: we're getting read to wrap things up with Tom, final questions!
emusic_guest: It's important that music be an open forum, but compensation is how music is made.
emusic_guest: From a comercial standpoint, there are middle grounds, like EMusic's subscription service, as I understand it.
Tim do you miss not wearing the ears?
emusic_guest: I did it for seven years, those ears.
emusic_guest: It's time for all of us to move on, from those ears.
emusic_guest: From a business standpoint, it was a very lucrative job, from a creative standpoint it was somewhat sifling.
emusic_guest: We have to deal with the writers, and you have to be consistent with the character, soyou're stuck doing the same thing...
emusic_guest: For a long long peroid of time.
emusic_guest: It's hard to do things outside the show,
emusic_guest: Because you're under obligation.
He's very frank and direct with how he feels,
emusic_guest: And I think he was ready to move on to other things.