Connor Trinneer is revealing in the role of Trip

Connor Trinneer has revealed developing the character of Chief Engineer Charles 'Trip' Tucker III is proving to be a continuing process. "During this first season we're all still sort of fussing out who Trip is and I was surprised that Trip's as funny as he is," Trinneer told fans during an online chat on "I didn't know that was going to be part of the character when I got the job.

"Trip's accent is like Northern Arkansas, that sort of northern part of the South," he revealed. "The accent I picked up from my family; my grandparents on my mother's side are all from Southern Missouri and Northern Arkansas. We messed around with how deep we wanted the accent and decided we wanted it to be fairly light in terms of its drawl. So that's where I sort of picked the region that I could get an accent from, that I thought would be workable for everybody...but it's not mine!"