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Stewart Interviews Stewart

By Christian
July 27, 2000 - 10:58 PM

Dan Stewart, contributor at IGN FilmForce, has put up a very interesting interview with Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) - his father! Here's the introduction to the interview:

It really is a bit of a cheek to interview your own dad. I mean, he can hardly say "No," especially as you were popping 'round to have a chat anyway. But, believe it or not, it does have certain drawbacks. He tends to walk off in the middle of things, answer phone calls, and admonish you for not having taken care of certain domestic duties. Fortunately for me, mine is very well behaved and did none of these things…well maybe a couple of them. Actually, I am very grateful to the old man for talking to me. When I arrived he almost had no voice left and ended up having to get Cortizone and B-12 shots to get him through his two shows later that day. So what follows is really just us having a bit of a natter, which began as soon as I could work out how to press 'record' on my new Optimus Voice Zoom micro cassette recorder. Impressive, huh?

In the actual interview, consisting of two parts, Stewart (the older one) mostly talks about 'The X-Men', though the interview also contains the news that he will be going into negotiations for Star Trek X this week. Dan Stewart himself, incidentally, is also part of Star Trek lore - he appeared in the classic TNG episode 'The Inner Light' as Batai, the son of Picard on the planet Kataan.

Thanks go out to Elaine Butler for this!

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