Tim Russ On 'Star Trek The Tour'By T'Bonz
January 17, 2008 - 3:31 AM
Having Tuvok in command feels a bit strange to Tim Russ, who reprises the character in a Star Trek the Tour short film.
As reported at The Trek Movie Report, Russ has had several Star Trek irons in the fire recently. He both acted and directed in Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and has also acted in a short film that will be shown in the Star Trek the Tour exhibition which will be traveling across the country for the next few years.
Russ explained how it felt to get back into the role of Tuvok. "I haven't done that character since 'Of Gods and Men' which was shot over a year ago," he said. "I think the character in 'Of Gods and Men' felt different because he is in an alternative timeline so he is more of a civilian. So essentially this character isn't that much different than he was in Voyager except that he is in command in this one. It felt a little bit strange. You have to kind of put that character behind you as time goes by. So to go back and revisit is sometimes a strange feeling from an acting standpoint."
Tuvok is also seen in the fan film Star Trek: Of Gods and Men, where he is a civilian. After the story has been set up in the recently released first act, Russ said, the other two will pick up, action-wise. "There is a lot of CGI in the third act," said Russ. "The second act is also beefy. You get a lot of powerful performances in that act, especially from Walter Koenig and Nichelle Nichols. We introduce another major villain in the third act."
In other Star Trek actor news, the results are in from John Billingsley's walk to raise money for an AIDS charity, as reported earlier in this article. The walk was very successful, raising $115,000; $12,000 of which Billingsley and his wife raised. "We wanted to take a moment to thank all of the people who helped make the AIDS Service Center's recent POSADA charity walk on 12/1/07 such a rousing success," said the Billingsleys.
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