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Old March 29 2013, 05:59 AM   #1
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Travis Mayweather

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Travis_Mayweather
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As played by Anthony Montgomery.

Okay they dropped the ball here but he was my favorite ENT character. A.T. is a great actor.



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What could have they done more with him?
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Old March 29 2013, 06:15 AM   #2
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What could have they done more with him?
He could have had a scene where he was eating a chocolate bar and that would have given us 100X more personality than what we got.

The most interesting thing about him was that his girlfriend was in Starfleet Intelligence. Those were pretty good scenes.
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Old March 29 2013, 06:21 AM   #3
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Re: Travis Mayweather

More Travis-centric stories would have helped. It wouldn't have had to be much, but at least give him a story each season actually about Travis, rather than occasionally being the first victim character. And he had an impressive physique in his tank top during the prisoner torture/interrogation scene of "In a Mirror Darkly"; he should have had more action scenes.
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Old March 29 2013, 06:28 AM   #4
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Re: Travis Mayweather

I always thought it odd that no one ever commented on that physique. The guy was built. I would have thought Reed would have made some little aside about it at least.
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Old March 29 2013, 06:33 AM   #5
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Anthony Montgomery's shown in other projects (and in outtakes and behind-the-scenes material) that he can be very natural and humorous, but for some reason it never came across with Mayweather (at least I didn't think so). I don't know if it was because of the way the character was written or because of the direction he received. It's too bad; I really liked Mayweather's backstory and the concept of Boomers. I wish they'd retained the character's original "veteran space jockey" concept though, instead of the wide-eyed naive ensign he eventually became.
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Old March 29 2013, 06:39 AM   #6
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I don't get that at all. He was this "oh gosh" kind of kid in personality, yet he looked like an Adonis and had supposedly more space time then all of them put together.

It was a big mess.
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Old March 29 2013, 07:01 AM   #7
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I posted this link to one of Doug Drexler's blog entries a few months ago, but it's worth repeating because Anthony's in it. He shows more life in an outtake here than Travis ever got to display.

There's also a prime rib recipe for you kitchen wizards.

http://drexfiles.wordpress.com/2009/...tains-table-2/
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Old March 29 2013, 07:13 AM   #8
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And the thing is we didn't need any other wide eyed "oh gosh" kids on that ship because the premise was they were all a bit like that!

There should have been terrible turbulence scenes where everyone is freaking out or being sick and Travis is just eating his dinner in the mess hall.
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Old March 29 2013, 08:39 AM   #9
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I think the presence of T'Pol also kind of undercut Travis a bit. With her and her fancy "Vulcan star charts," Travis' experience as a lifelong Boomer became mostly negligible.
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Old March 29 2013, 09:01 AM   #10
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A grizzled old boomer would have been better. One who grumbles about Archer's decisions because back in his freighter days they would have done differently.

They tried to give Travis a personality in the books but they just turned into tantrum boy.
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Old March 29 2013, 09:11 AM   #11
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A grizzled old boomer would have been better. One who grumbles about Archer's decisions because back in his freighter days they would have done differently.
It sounds logical, doesn't it? In a visual medium, the most experienced veteran of the crew shouldn't be played by one of the youngest actors.

(TMM, still thinking about his "Andre Braugher as Mayweather idea)
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Old March 29 2013, 06:55 PM   #12
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I think the tv writers should've used Travis' knowledge as a spaceboomer when it came to dealing with certain planets and aliens his family ship the Horizon had encountered. I know from reading an old interview Anthony is a martial artist and Choreographed the Maco Training scenes in Harbinger and stared in a martial art movie that was filmed in China few years ago.
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Old March 29 2013, 11:10 PM   #13
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That's it then, they should have made him a ninja. He already has the invisible part down pat.
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Old March 30 2013, 10:13 AM   #14
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I dunno, in the mirror episodes he was pretty convincing as a military type.
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Old March 30 2013, 02:22 PM   #15
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It goes to show what can happen to a character when the writers have no imagination.
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