Connor Trinneer Stole Booze From a ‘Star Trek’ Cast Party

John Billingsley and Dominic Keating are greatest identified to “Star Trek” followers as Dr. Phlox and Malcolm Reed from “Star Trek: Enterprise.” During a current GalaxyCon occasion, the 2 reunited to share their recollections of engaged on the show and a few humorous tales about their costars.

One of these tales was about Connor Trinneer, who performed Charles “Trip” Tucker on the show. Trinneer was speculated to be on the digital panel as effectively, however a battle prevented his attendance. So, Keating and Billingsley took the chance to share an embarrassing story concerning the time Trinneer incited some mischief whereas underneath the affect.


A Drunken Theft

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Billingsley stated that the incident occurred at one of many first after-hours events thrown for the cast. The get together was held on the studio lot, and Billingsley defined that he and Trinneer “closed the Paramount lot.”

“Our respective companions had been sort of like ‘Guys, let’s go.’ Connor and I had been like, , swanning round by the bar. The subsequent factor I see is Connor climbing over the bar and taking the booze bottles off the cabinets and handing them to me. It’s like ‘Wait! What are you doing?'”

Billingsley continued, saying that he “instinctively” stashed the bottles underneath his coat. He joked that he was upset as a result of Trinneer was stealing subpar liquor.

The subsequent day, in line with Billingsley, Trinneer bought a cellphone name from “Enterprise’s” showrunner, Rick Berman. Billingsley stated that Trinneer was terrified as a result of he thought he was in bother for stealing the bottles from the bar. He defined that Trinneer was satisfied that the cameras on the lot had caught his theft and that he was going to be fired from the show.

Keating jumped in and defined that Berman simply needed to speak to Trinneer about altering his character’s nickname. Apparently, Tucker’s authentic nickname was Spike, not Trip. The producers determined to alter it as a result of the favored UPN show “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” already had a personality named Spike.

Keating stated that Trinneer “sweated all day about that,” whereas he was nursing a depraved hangover.

Keating and Billingsley ended the anecdote by emphasizing how a lot they cherished Trinneer and loved working with him on the show.

Heavy reached out to Trinneer’s consultant for remark.


A Wild Set

Trinneer’s alleged booze-fueled theft was removed from the one time the cast of “Enterprise” bought a bit wild collectively. At one of many cast’s Halloween events, a couple of of the actors and among the behind-the-scenes crew members determined to do a bunch costume.

They dressed up because the characters from the cult basic “The Rocky Horror Picture Show.” Scott Bakula, who performed Captain Jonathan Archer, went in full drag as Dr. Frankenfurter. Trinneer donned only a gold lame Speedo to turn out to be Rocky. Billingsley was Brad and Keating was Riff Raff. Linda Park, who performed Hoshi Sato, was Magenta.

The cast posed on the bridge of the Enterprise, creating fairly an attention-grabbing tableau.

The cast repeatedly bought wild whereas filming as effectively. In an unique interview with Heavy earlier this 12 months, “Star Trek” veteran J.G. Hertzler defined an “Enterprise” custom referred to as Foul Mouth Fridays. Hertzler claimed that each Friday, the cast of the show was allowed to say actually something they needed to one another and the crew.

Hertzler took this to coronary heart and cursed out a couple of of the producers throughout a filming break. Apparently, Foul Mouth Fridays had been canceled after that.

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