Vaughn Armstrong holds the report for essentially the most characters performed within the “Star Trek” universe. In a Trek profession that is spanned over three a long time, Armstrong has portrayed 12 totally different characters. He’s one of many only a few actors who appeared in the entire “Star Trek” exhibits made within the 80s, 90s, and 2000s.
In an unique interview with Heavy, Armstrong reminisced about his lengthy “Star Trek” profession and revealed his favourite reminiscence from the Trekverse.
A Steamy Day on the Set
Armstrong’s largest “Star Trek” function was Admiral Maxwell Forrest in “Star Trek: Enterprise.” He portrayed the character in 18 episodes of the show.
Since he was on the set of “Enterprise” greater than another “Star Trek” show, Armstrong’s fondest recollections of his time within the Trekverse are from “Enterprise.” When requested about his absolute favourite “Star Trek” reminiscence, Armstrong mentioned that there have been so many it could be onerous to decide on. However, one specific day shortly got here to thoughts.
“You know, if I’ve any sense, I’ll say, doing my first scene with Linda Park in ‘The Mirror Darkly.’ I spent about six hours making out with Linda Park, principally. Or at the least formulating that concept on the display. And it was a one thing I’ll always remember.”
In the fourth season episode, “In a Mirror Darkly,” Armstrong acquired to play the Mirror Universe model of his character, Captain Maximilian Forrest. The darkish and gritty Mirror Universe beforehand confirmed up in each “Star Trek: The Original Series” and “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” The mirror variations of all of the Prime Timeline characters have been all at the least a bit evil and often way more promiscuous.
In “Enterprise’s” foray into the Mirror Universe, Hoshi Sato, performed by Park, was the lover of Armstrong’s Captain Forrest. The two had a very steamy scene, which apparently took a number of hours to shoot, a lot to Armstrong’s delight.
‘In a Mirror Darkly’ is One of His Favorites
Armstrong went on to say that the Mirror Universe episodes of “Enterprise” have been a number of the greatest episodes of his Trek profession.
“Newsweek picked that episode as one of the best episode of ‘Enterprise.’ And it was nice as a result of I acquired to play the captain. I used to be the captain of the Enterprise! [Newsweek] had a fold out image of me within the heart of this text, being the captain of the Enterprise.”
Armstrong went on to say that he beloved what the writers and producers have been going for with the episodes.
“They have been attempting to make it extra modern and fewer theatrical. They needed to make it extra of a drama than a theater piece. I believe they did that a bit bit. But you may’t not have a theatrical second in a spot the place you have acquired flowing robes and all these nice costumes. You can not help however get theatrical sooner or later… They have been attempting to make it a contemporary, extra reasonable piece.”
Of course, the episodes have been additionally memorable for Armstrong as a result of he acquired to come back again to the “Enterprise” universe. His Prime Timeline character had been killed within the seventh episode of the fourth season.
So, a enterprise into the Mirror Universe allowed him to reunite together with his favourite “Star Trek” cast yet one more time.
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