TNG People Interviewed

By Christian
September 2, 2000 - 3:54 PM

  • Cinescape is reporting that Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) recently appeared on BBC Radio 1 in the UK, talking about the status of the tenth Star Trek film. Stewart said, "It's not being given the go ahead as yet by the studio. I would be part of it and it's shaping up very nicely. [...] Until the script is finalised we shan't know for certain what it's going to turn out like. It could change before next March."

  • David Bassom, writer at British magazine SFX Online, has put up an interview with Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi). After a long quiet period following the end of TNG, Sirtis finally became more visible again last year, appearing in episodes of 'Earth: Final Conflict', 'Stargate SG-1' and, of course, 'Voyager', and in the interview she talks about all three roles.

    In the interview, she hints that she's working on getting her career back on track: "I had seven very good years, and now I've had a few quiet years. And I think its very difficult for anyone who's been in a successful series to shake that character. I've got things coming up, and then there's pilot season. It's a numbers game. Sooner or later I'm going to hit it."

    To read the full interview, please follow this link.

  • TrekWeb has reprinted part of an interview with Trek director Cliff Bole that appeared in the April 2000 issue of the British TV Zone. Bole directed episodes from each of the three latest Trek series, including the classic episode 'The Best of Both Worlds', which Bole also thinks of as one of his better episodes:

    "That's probably one of my better shows. It all just came together. Michael Piller wrote it and despite our differences, still considers one of his greatest accomplishments on the series.[...] The Borg set itself was very small because of budget restraints. If I did one shot facing down a hallway, I'd change something on the wall, do something a little different and then use the same hall again on another shot. This trick came in handy during the scene in which Lieutenant Commander Shelby (Elisabeth Dennely) and her Away Team are using phasers to fight off the borg. I rotated the actors and changed the lighting as I did all my shots to make it appear as if the Borg were advancing from different section of their cube. So we basically cheated our way thought that set and it came out just fine."

    For the full article, please click here.

  • Thanks go out to Elaine Butler and Gustavo Leao for this!

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