Hertzler Pitching New Book Idea To Paramount

By Caillan
July 3, 2003 - 6:51 AM

Left Hand of Destiny co-author J.G. Hertzler (General Martok) recently revealed he is working on a second book — but the actor is staying mum on the exact details at the moment.

"I am pitching an idea to Paramount right now about a book, the subject of which I cannot now talk about...until the infant-idea becomes much stronger and well on the way to development," Hertzler said in a Q&A at the Deep Space Nine Avatar web site. "I will make some announcements if all goes well in the next few weeks," he added later.

Hertzler said he was overwhelmed by the response to the Left Hand of Destiny duology, which he penned with Jeffrey Lang. "Jeffrey and I greatly appreciate the fan response to our work," he said. "For me, the novel was literally the most challenging piece of work that I have ever committed to, and that includes performing on Broadway, leading roles on television, seven screen plays, and command of a nuclear submarine's rescue of a downed pleasure craft off Madagascar. Well, okay I lied about the nuke sub but the books were very challenging."

Outside of the literary arena, Hertzler will soon reunite with several Deep Space Nine alumni for a short film. "I am working on many things, not the least of which is a short film that will be shot in late summer...it is a comedy and will include some of my fellow DS9 actors and some other surprises."

Hertzler, who worked on the special features for the Collectors' Edition DVD of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, is slated to do the same for Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, although he said "time constraints may be a problem there". The actor recently attended a ceremony to honour Matt Jefferies (story), during which the veteran designer was shown a tribute documentary, which will be included on the Star Trek Generations DVD. "I highly recommend it," Hertzler said.

To read the full Q&A, in which Hertzler also talked in detail about The Left Hand of Destiny books, head over to the Deep Space Nine Avatar web site.

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