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Krige Talks Appeal of Borg Queen

By Michelle
April 9, 2006 - 12:19 AM

Alice Krige said she believes one of the reasons the Borg Queen continues to hold the interest of fans more than ten years after Star Trek: First Contact is that she can be all things to all people.

"I think one of the interesting things about the character is that everyone has a slightly different sense of what she means to them," Krige told Dreamwatch (via Sci Fi Pulse). "From my perspective, I think the character taps into archetype and myth. She makes the viewer think of all the other archetypes of darkness and destruction; she can be seen as the personification of evil or the personification of our increasingly merchandised society and the dark side of industrial development."

Though Krige was concerned about how the Borg Queen's sexuality would play on the small screen, with two women as opponents instead of two men, she reiterated that she was pleased with the results when she reprised the role on Star Trek: Voyager, as she told The Trek Nation last month.

"I was concerned about doing the character on the television, because I didn’t know how it would read on the small screen...playing opposite two female characters [Captain Janeway and Seven of Nine], because a lot of the tension in First Contact was sexual tension that the Borg Queen intentionally generated with two male characters [Captain Picard and Data]. Fortunately, I now think I was worrying about nothing."

Krige noted that although it is sad that Star Trek is no longer in production, "it is very difficult for anything to sustain growth beyond a certain moment and what Star Trek did achieve in 40 years was extraordinary."

Krige's Silent Hill is scheduled to open in the US and UK on April 21st.

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