Crosby Would Be Happy To Do More Sci-Fi

By Michelle
May 20, 2006 - 5:35 PM

Though she left Star Trek: The Next Generation of her own accord, Denise Crosby (Tasha Yar) said that she would love to be in more science fiction projects.

"I love the genre [and] I think that it is always fun for the fans to see you in a something else of fantasy or sci-fi genre," Crosby said in an interview at at the 2006 Starfest convention in Denver.

The narrator of the Trekkies films has two new film projects: Mortuary, directed by Toby Cooper, which just came out on DVD, and Ripple Effect, written and directed by Philippe Caland, with Minnie Driver and Crosby's husband Ken Sylk. Crosby plays Sylk's wife in the movie, having been cast after he was and saying, "Gee, I can do that." Scenes with the two of them were filmed in Crosby and Sylk's house.

Asked whether she preferred to work on film or in the theatre, Crosby said, "I wouldn’t want to do one without the other. Obviously theater is an actor’s medium in the sense that you can really hone your performance, you can modulate it...but I love films. I love to watch films; they are so big in scope."

Crosby said she watched the original Star Trek series when it went into syndication and recently introduced her son to The Next Generation, which she did not want him to see when he was very young. Tasha Yar is closer to her heart than Sela, whom she felt was never "fully realized as a character" due to her limited screen time.

Now the actress would like to do more comedy and recently participated in a charity benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues to raise money for Sojourn House, a shelter for battered women in California for which Kate Mulgrew (Janeway) has also done fundraisers.

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