Sirtis: I Never Wanted TNG To End


Marina Sirtis would love to do Star Trek: The Next Generation again, but she realizes that if it ever returns as a movie, it would be cast with a new crop of actors, just as the original series has been recast in J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek XI.

“I would have done ten more movies,” Sirtis said, when asked if she would have done another The Next Generation movie.

But Sirtis doesn’t believe that there will ever be a The Next Generation show or movie with the original actors again. “I don’t think that’s going to happen,” she said. “I would love to because I never wanted the job to end in the first place.

“This was my job of my life. I loved my seven years on it. I loved doing the four movies that we did, but it’s not going to happen. As we were the young kids who came along after the original Star Trek, now it’s the next ‘Next Generation‘ and I wish them all the best.”

How would Sirtis feel if The Next Generation is redone by a new, younger cast? “…after this spate of movies, they might decide to resurrect The Next Generation with us recast young, which would be amazing,” she said. “I’d be fascinated to see who they picked to play me younger.”

Sirtis will be appearing in A Snow White Christmas where she will play the Wicked Queen. A Snow White Christmas opens November 30 at the El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, California.

Source: North Hollywood-Toluca Lake Patch

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  • roger1999

    I recall that when the TNG series was cancelled, she asked the fans “would you like a new movie every two years, or a new episode every week?” She wanted a new episode every week, as would I. Star Trek works very well in a 45 minute format, so I am hoping it returns to TV someday.

  • Chewie2334

    I would have loved to see the show continue another 50 years. Not feasible, though.

  • davidjet

    Ten more movies would have been just great. BUt it did seem that in Nemesis, they made a clear effort at ‘wrapping up’ the lives of the NG Enterprise crew. The end of Data, Riker going off to his own command, etc. I wonder what Marina Sirtis felt about that, at the time?

  • Blue4uevo8

    There should be at least one more TNG movie. Just like TOS, the actors are getting older and the window will be lost.

  • Thunderbird 2

    Personally, I thing a TNG era spinoff film would have been good, specifically on the Titan, possibly with Defiant in tow. That way you could slot in Nicky DeBoer as Dax and Alex Siddig as Bashir with Worf in command. It would also help to compensate for the loss of Data, and show life after the Ent E for the key characters.

    If we do get a Star Trek The Next Next Generation, maybe Ms Sirtis could play a young Lwaxana Troi? I like to think Mrs Barret Roddenberry would have appreciated that idea.

  • Anonymous

    TNG and DS9 both got better with age. I could have watched 20 seasons of each. I thought both series ended too soon.

  • Jeff O’Connor

    Definitely agree with you on this.

  • TNG wasn’t cancelled. It just ended its run. lol

  • If CBS or PARAMOUNT ever consider a new television series or film that takes place in the 24th Century with a younger cast, it would be great.

  • Queequeg Quint

    They should do another TNG movie and soon. Easy to bring Data back, after all, his mind is in B4. “First Contact” was great, “Insurrection” and “Nemesis” not so great. The mistake they made with these latter 2 movies is that they stepped outside the narrative thread of the TNG story, whereas “First Contact” fit perfectly with the narrative thread of TNG established by the TV episodes.

    Do another movie that connects directly with something in the episodes. Q? Ferenegi? Dominion? The Traveler? According to the final TNG episode, Q was supposed to drop by from time to time. Well, let him drop by and make one awesome story.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    The ‘Countdown’ comic for JJTrek neatly ties in Next Gen with the new film. It also adds some slightly crucial backstory that realy should have been in the film, but was (stupidly) removed. It’s a decent next Gen episode, and B4, Picard, and others play their part before Spock screws the royal Vulcan pooch.

  • Kang the Unbalanced

    And very neatly, I might add. Best Trek series ending to date.

  • I would love to see Will Riker and Deanna Troi aboard the “Titan” Hint Hint. I loved Star Trek The Next Generation. I didn’t want to see it end either Marina