The cast of Star Trek: Enterprise has suggested that more Mirror Universe was in store.
Some of the more popular cast members of Star Trek: Enterprise met up in Las Vegas as part of the 55-Year Mission Star Trek convention. Enterprise alumni Anthony Montgomery (Travis Mayweather), Connor Trinneer (Charles ‘Trip” Tucker III), Dominic Keating (Malcolm Reed), and John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox) were all on hand for the event. An event that covered their feelings on the finale and Billingsley’s weird desire to see Phlox have sex.
Despite that, the panel went well, and fans even asked about what would a potential fifth season have looked like had the crew got one. Since the show ended in season four and ended with very little time to format a proper sendoff, some ideas were never explored.
"When Manny Coto came in and what he did with season four… those two or three episode-arcs that you guys saw on the fourth season, that so many of you have come up and told us that you’ve loved. They said Manny was going to take us back to the Mirror Universe and that they had a lot of fun things in store"
Billingsley heard something similar, going on to say;
"I had heard, though, that they did have some plans, and that did include going back [to the Mirror Universe]. I don’t think there was anybody in the upper echelon suites that entertained any realistic notion that we were going to come back. So I am not sure how fleshed out those plans were. …I was told that we were going to go back to the Mirror Universe. There was going to be Empress Sato and even though my character was the silent, strong type, I was curious to see where he was going to go. It was fun playing a bad guy."
Billingsley even explained why he’d want to and revisit his Mirror-Phlox character.
"I like those episodes because I got to be jolly. I was the jolly vivisector… Both characters [Prime and Mirror] were buoyant. That was my through-line. No matter what fucking universe I am in, I’m happy. No matter what I’m doing."
The Mirror Universe was Enterprise’s Borg
If you ask fans what Star Trek: Voyager was known for, it’d be one of two answers; the salamander mating or the Borg, for good reason too. The Borg were a huge part of the series and were instrumental for most of the final four seasons’ worth of shows.
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While yes, that’s a bit of a copout in the eyes of some, since Jeri Ryan played Seven of Nine, a former Borg drone who became part of Voyager. It’s not, however, untrue. The show constantly featured the Borg beyond Ryan’s tenure as Seven of Nine.
Which was apparently going to be Enterprise’s M.O. Would it have worked? That’s anyone’s guess, the Mirror Universe episodes aren’t always the best ones, but then again the last two seasons of Enterprise were fantastic.
There’s no doubt that even if it wasn’t as good as the show’s first foray into the Mirror Universe, In a Mirror Darkly part one and two, that it’d still have been worth tuning in for to see how it all shook out.