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Seattle Star Trek Convention 2014: Anthony Montgomery of Enterprise

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Photo: Sherry Lipp

Anthony Montgomery, best known as Travis Mayweather on all four seasons of Star Trek: Enterprise, kicked of the festivities at Seattle’s Official Star Trek Convention 2014. Montgomery has been busy promoting his graphic novel Miles Away, currently available from Antarctic Press. The book, a multiple Glyph Comics Awards nominee, figured prominently in Montgomery’s onstage presentation. The actor has big plans for the saga of teen superhero Maxwell Miles, including a proposed animated film.

Anthony Montgomery Enterprise (210x280).jpgWhile we didn’t hear a whole lot about his days on Enterprise, Montgomery passionately spoke about everything from his personal life to the public outrage over the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner. Admittedly, these areas of discussion might have been a bit off-topic for some of the assembled Trekkers, but it was also riveting. He called upon people to take action to improve society—to make sure their voices are heard beyond mere rhetoric. That’s what he’s trying to do with Miles Away, by crafting characters of strong moral compass that can be sources of inspiration. “Too many kids that I grew up with… didn’t make it off the block,” Montgomery solemnly stated.

Anthony Montgomery vendors (185x280).jpgI had a chance to speak briefly with Montgomery, who is on-hand in the vendor’s room all weekend (December 12-14) to meet with fans and help introduce them to Miles Away. Things got “kind of real” up there during the presentation, I noted. This was actually an understatement, as powerful emotions briefly overcame the actor at one point, forcing him to take a moment. “Things got very real, and I didn’t mean for that to happen,” Montgomery told me. But “real” is a good thing, especially when it comes from a positive place.

For the more information about Anthony Montgomery, visit his official website. For more about this and upcoming Official Star Trek Conventions, visit Creation Entertainment.

Enterprise Photo: CBS/Paramount

Vendor's Room Photo: Sherry Lipp

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