Spiner: The Time Is Right For Trek XBy Lisa
March 21, 2002 - 1:20 AM
Already impatient waiting for 'Star Trek X: Nemesis' to be released? According to Brent Spiner (Data), the four-year gap between Trek movies is an advantage.
"The thing is that we promote these movies, and then they take them overseas, and we do that kind of thing [over again]," Spiner told the Sci Fi Wire.
"With the last movie, I think there was barely three years between 'First Contact' and 'Insurrection,' and we all felt as if we'd just finished talking about 'First Contact' when we were filming 'Insurrection.'"
"There really just was no air in between them and no time for people to just settle down," he added. "And there's every possibility that 'Insurrection' was rushed into production to capitalise on what seemed to be a market.
"I think they were wise this time to wait a while. Hopefully, it has built a hunger among fans. We'll see."
Spiner has been involved in the development of the tenth Trek movie since its inception, beginning development on the story with John Logan before work on planning the movie began in earnest (story).
The original interview with Brent Spiner can be found here at the Sci Fi Wire.