Burton: 'Nemesis' Sacrificed Characters For Action

By Michelle
June 20, 2003 - 3:50 AM

LeVar Burton (Geordi La Forge) said recently he felt the latest Star Trek feature film failed to deliver on a character level.

Speaking to Star Trek Monthly (via Sci Fi Pulse), Burton, a "big fan of character development", said the action-adventure elements were given priority in Star Trek: Nemesis.

"I think that one of the strong suits of the Star Trek franchise has always been the interplay between the characters, and I feel that a lot of that was sacrificed in favour of action," he stated.

"I definitely don't think that the franchise has run its course at all. I just think that there's been an over-saturation of it," he added.

Burton said he enjoyed directing, especially the process of visualizing the script as film shots. He has directed a Christmas movie called Blizzard starring Christopher Plummer (General Chang) and Whoopi Goldberg (Guinan), among others.

"I'm pretty proud of it," Burton said of the film, which will be released in November 2003.

For more on Burton's feelings about Star Trek and his career, read the article here.

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