TNG Actors Talk Trek XBy Christian
January 10, 2001 - 12:00 AM
Doug Wilson sends along word that he attended the recent Slanted Fedora convention in New York city, which took place this past weekend. Several Trek stars were present, including most notably Michael Dorn (Worf), Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi), Nana Visitor (Kira Nerys), Alexander Siddig (Julian Bashir) and J.G. Hertzler (Martok).
The two TNG stars present of course talked a bit about Star Trek X, which they will both be appearing in. Sirtis said that she knows what will happen to her own character in the film, but not what will happen with any of the others. Either way, she refused to comment, saying that "they'd just take it out". Michael Dorn, however, insinuated by certain "obviously clear facial gestures" that Will Riker and Deanna Troi will get married in the film, though it is not clear why Dorn would know this or would be willing to share this info. In any case, at this stage it might be wise to take all plot info for the next film with a grain of salt. Finally, it was apparently said that Trek X will not begin shooting until after the strikes are over, as has been suggested by many other sources before as well.
Sirtis also talked about Voyager, her appearances on which she said she enjoyed, though she doesn't know if she will do any more episodes for the show. She did say she wouldn't be surprised if she would, though, and later Richard Heard (Admiral Owen Paris) told Doug Wilson that he has been told he is supposed to be doing "one, maybe two more."
Of course, the DS9 actors present also spent a bit of time talking about the Deep Space Nine Horizons campaign, of which Doug Wilson is a member. Hertzler was very enthusiastic, forcing autographed campaign flyers on everyone, while both Visitor and Siddig also sounded thrilled with the idea behind the campaign.
Thanks go out to Doug Wilson for sending this in - be sure to visit DS9 Horizons and take a look at the campaign's goals.