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I Didn't Watch Trek Before 'Nemesis,' Says Baird

By Lisa
April 5, 2002 - 1:51 AM

The director of the upcoming 'Star Trek X: Nemesis' said today that he had seen very little of the Next Generation before beginning work on the movie.

"I just approached it like a movie," Baird told the Sci Fi Wire. "I didn't bring any baggage at all with me."

"I had seen a few of the TV episodes some years before in England, and I had seen one or two of the films," he added. "But I could not be called a Trekkie by any stretch of the imagination."

What attracted him to the film was its strong script. "I read the script, and I thought it was a good script, a very good script, and I thought maybe a fresh look, a fresh person in there, would give it another dimension or another perspective to it," said the 'US Marshalls' director. "The story was good, and I think of myself as a storyteller, so I'm treating it like an ordinary movie, except that it has a very great following. So I have been careful to follow some of the guidelines."

" Of course, Rick Berman and the cast steered me in the right direction if I was veering off too violently."

The Original interview with Stuart Baird can be found here at the Sci Fi Wire.

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