Robert Duncan McNeill BulletsBy Christian
May 16, 2000 - 11:42 PM
- RanDoM Flight, the official fan club of Robert Duncan McNeill (Tom Paris), has put up a transcript of an interview with the Voyager star, which first appeared in the January 1996 edition of Dreamwatch Magazine. Season 2 had only just started, and it's interesting to see McNeill's thoughts on what was then Voyager's future:
What aspects of your character would you like to see explored in future episodes of Voyager?
I've gotten an idea of the direction we're going in. It may sound cliched and kind of chauvinistic, but I would love to see Tom Paris meet more beautiful aliens. I'd love to see him go down to these planets, find these beautiful women that he falls in love with and they turn out to be evil spies. It's a classic storyline that people always love to see, and being in the Delta Quadrant with all these new alien species, hopefully some of them will be beautiful. I don't think that kind of story has been done enough on our show and I'd like to worked in a little more.
What do you think the future holds for Robert Duncan McNeill?
Well, since March last year I've been spending a lot of time find out about directing on Voyager because I'm really anxious to do it. I've never seen a place where I think it would be easier and more supportive than here, so I'm all excited about it. There's a chance I may get a shot at it this season, which would be amazing. I know I was the first one to approach the producers about directing and begin the process. Bob Picardo's begun observing this season and I know he's anxious to direct as well. The producers have learned in the past that they can get a lot of mileage out of this; the actors have a good understanding and rapport with one another, and as long as I learn the technical and camera side of things, I think I can offer a lot to the process.
For the full interview transcript, please follow this link.
- The site's news page has been updated with a photo of McNeill, Kate Mulgrew (Kathryn Janeway) and Ethan Phillips (Neelix), out of costume and make-up.
- The RanDoM Flight Spring Fling Auction has now been concluded. Several dozen items, including a personal telephone call from McNeill himself, were on auction, with the proceeds going to the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric Aids Foundation.
- Finally, RanDoM Flight has put up a photo of Tom Paris getting his Lieutenant rank back in 'Unimatrix Zero', the Voyager season finale.