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Russ, Sirtis & Nichols Speak Out

By Lisa
August 6, 2002 - 11:21 PM

Stars from almost every era of Star Trek were on stage to greet fans on the first day of a convention last Friday.

One of the first up was Original Series actress Nichelle Nichols (Uhura), who appeared as part of the Real Deal convention in Las Vegas, as reported by StarTrek.com.

Nichols expressed delight at the way her appeal with fans has changed in recent years. "Throughout my career, little children, especially at the conventions, will come up and say, 'You're Uhura!'" she explained. "And now little kids turn around and they go 'Snow Dogs!' And I love it!"

She said that she would love to appear in a sequel to 'Snow Dogs.' "If you'd like [to see] it, write Disney and tell them you would love a sequel... and I don't even mind if you mention my name!"

Tim Russ didn't just confine his appearance to chatting about his time on Voyager. He also spoke about playing the Klingon T'Kar in the DS9 episode 'Invasive Procedures.'

"I can understand why Klingons are so grumpy and irritable," he told the crowd. "After three and a half hours of make-up in four in the morning and wearing fourteen layers of clothing and boots with platform heels, and teeth that are false and a wig that weighs about forty pounds.

"It's obnoxiously uncomfortable... I think I ended up fighting everybody in the cast in that episode!"

Later on Friday, Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) spoke about her role in 'Star Trek: Nemesis.'

"I get to drive again. It's not exactly a crash, but it does need work," she said, with reference to 'Generations' when the Enterprise-D crashed to its destruction with Troi at the helm.

"In this movie, it's a Troi you have not really seen before," she said. It's a really, really nice part."

Much more from Russ, Sirtis & Nichols can be found in the complete report into last Friday at the convention here at the Official Star Trek site.

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