Scott Bakula really, really wants a role in Abrams' Trek films

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Dec 17, 2012, 3:27 PM EST

Though J.J. Abrams connected his Star Trek reboot to the world of the original series with some awesome cameos by Leonard Nimoy, there hasn't been much buzz about other Trek stars popping up. But the star of the final series to grace the small screen wants in the next time around.

Scott Bakula, who played Capt. Jonathan Archer on UPN's Enterprise in the early 2000s, told that he's just waiting by the phone:

"I love the new film! Are you kidding? They just have to ask. They have my number. I fax it regularly over to his (J.J. Abrams') office. Is that wrong? Is that pandering? In uniform. Maybe that's too much."

Of any character from the Trek series, Bakula would be the easiest fit—as he (and his adorable puppy) is directly referenced in a brief nod in Abrams' 2009 Star Trek.

So, J.J., give him a call!

What do you think? Are you hoping Bakula will pop up at some point, accompanied with some lens flare?