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Posts Tagged ‘McNeill’

More Scripts For McNeill’s 666 Park Avenue

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

666 Park Avenue, a new ABC drama directed by Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Duncan McNeill, has avoided the chopping block with an order for new scripts by ABC keeping the show alive.

The supernatural drama began airing on Sunday nights, and its three episodes thus far have averaged 5.6 million viewers per week.

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Fedcon XX Trek Actor Videos

Thursday, May 26th, 2011

For those who were unable to attend the latest FedCon, held in Germany, new videos featuring Star Trek actors have been posted online.

The videos feature Star Trek: Voyager‘s Robert Duncan McNeill and Garrett Wang, and Star Trek: Enterprise‘s Scott Bakula.

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Major Networks Announce Fall Shows

Monday, May 16th, 2011

More news on shows involving Star Trek actors, producers or writers has emerged from Hollywood, with some shows making the cut while others got the ax.

From the three big networks, first up is CBS, which announced that William Shatner‘s $#*! My Dad Says has been cancelled after airing eighteen episodes.

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McNeill: I’d Have Run Voyager Differently

Wednesday, May 4th, 2011

Chuck Director Robert Duncan McNeill, best-known to Star Trek: Voyager fans as Tom Paris, would have changed how the show was run had he been in charge of the show.

As reported by TrekMovie.com, McNeill was not happy with the studio attitude towards Voyager. “I heard someone at the studio saying one time that the ship was the star of the show, and that the actors were really irrelevant, which I found offensive,” he said.

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McNeill Compares Paris And Locarno

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

In the latest Star Trek Magazine, #30, which is now on the newsstands, actor Robert Duncan McNeill shares his thoughts on the two “bad boys” that he portrayed in Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager.

According to McNeill, there is an important difference between the two troublesome characters. “Fundamentally there’s a huge difference between the two of them,” said McNeill. “Nick Locarno was somebody who appeared to be a really good guy to the Starfleet teachers, faculty and staff, but deep down was a rotten guy. I think Tom Paris was the complete opposite of that. He appeared to be a little rotten on the outside, but was really a good guy underneath it all. Initially, Voyager’s creators might have conceived the character to be very much like Nick Locarno, but it became clear to me quite early on that he had to be very different.”

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Star Trek Magazine #30 – Bad Boys

Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010

Fans of Star Trek “bad boys” will enjoy issue #30 of the Official Star Trek Magazine, due out November 30.

From the beginning days of Star Trek, not everyone in Starfleet was a stickler for the rules and sometimes this worked out well, as in the case of many of Captain James T. Kirk’s actions, but for others, breaking the rules was problematic for the “bad boy” as was the case for Tom Paris prior to his assignment to the USS Voyager.

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Trek Stars Regale Fans At Hollywood Xpo

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

Saturday, October 16th saw a reunion of three Star Trek: The Next Generation stars, while actors from Star Trek: Voyager and Star Trek: Enterprise took the stage on Sunday, October 17th at Hollywood Xpo in Universal City, California.

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McNeill: Voyager Was Fun

Tuesday, October 12th, 2010

Although being an actor is hard work, working on Star Trek: Voyager was fun for Robert Duncan McNeill.

Part of the reason that the Voyager set was fun for McNeill was the cast. “One thing that was never crystal clear from our episodes is all the fun we had as a cast between the shots,” said McNeill. “We really got along as any cast I’ve ever seen.”

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Trek Actors As Directors

Thursday, July 22nd, 2010

For some Star Trek actors, the directors chair was the next logical career move; with some actors only directing Star Trek episodes, while others branched out to other shows and movies.

In a new article at Geek Speak Magazine, the directing careers of Star Trek alumni are explored. Each actor began his or her directing career by directing Star Trek episodes.

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McNeill: Not So Regal Trek

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Although Paramount wanted a more regal Trek, Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris) and his fellow actors tried to slip in comedy whenever they could.

McNeill, now a director/producer on Chuck, explained that there was a reason for Paramount wanting to keep comedy out of Star Trek. “The comedy in Star Trek is always very subtle, if it’s there at all,” he said. “You know, Paramount would always tell us that on Star Trek, they wanted to protect their franchise during those years, by keeping it very regal. There was almost this royalty quality felt, like Patrick Stewart or Scott Bakula or Kate Mulgrew. There was this regal aspect that they thought was very important to the show and [that meant] not making fun of it.”

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