Melbourne Holodiction Report

By Christian
July 8, 2000 - 10:35 PM

Janette Maxwell and Penny Clark, better known as moderators Maxi and aussie_voy_fan at the Trek BBS Voyager forum, just updated their site with a report of this year's Melbourne Holodiction convention. Present at the con were then-Script Coordinator Lolita Fatjo, Max Grodenchik (Rom) and Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris).

The report contains several interesting info bits from all three guests, including a few hints from Fatjo on season seven. One thing she apparently said was that Paris and Torres will most probably be the only romance on the show, but we are to expect something big to happen with them next, though she wasn't allowed to say exactly what. McNeill talked a bit more about himself. Here's a snippet from the report, in which McNeill talks about directing himself in Voyager episodes:

He is more concerned with the directing aspect than the acting, and found that he was more concentrated on the others performances than on the his own. He considers himself more relaxed acting when he is the director and also added that it gives him the opportunity to know his material more intimately as he has to know every scene. Robbie related a story where after directing "Someone to watch over me" in which he had a lot of lines, Rick Berman called him up and told him that he should direct more often as the performance he gave in that episode was among his best.

Directing is exciting to him because it is new. The TPTB from Dawson's Creek had recently asked him to direct an episode but because of his commiyyment on Voyager, he hasn't had time. Robbie also said that he may get more time after Voyager has finished it's run to persue directing, but would still love to act.

For the full report, please go to this page, which also includes a link to a report about the April Holodiction event, featuring appearances by Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) and Rene Auberjonois (Odo).

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