Phillips Thinks 'Voyager' Holds Up Well

By Michelle
April 26, 2004 - 8:57 PM

Ethan Phillips has fond memories of Star Trek: Voyager, but hasn't missed the makeup, he said in a new interview about his work since the series finished its seven-year run.

In issue 114 of Star Trek Magazine (via Sci Fi Pulse), Phillips said that he had recently watched an episode of Voyager while giving a seminar to a group of college theatre students, "and I was blown away by how tight it was, how clean and well told it was. That's really cool."

Since he stopped playing Neelix, Voyager's Talaxian chef, Phillips has done several plays and television guest appearances, frequently working with other Trek alumni.

In Hamlet he played Claudius in a production that also featured Deep Space Nine's Armin Shimerman (Quark), and he made appearances on Providence, Touched By An Angel and 8 Simple Rules among other series.

Phillips also appeared on Star Trek: Enterprise, playing a Ferengi, in the first season episode "Acquisition." At the time of the interview, he was scheduled to begin shooting an episode of JAG.

In addition, the actor said he has been studying saxophone and recently gave his first recital at UCLA.

The full interview is in Star Trek Magazine, available in the U.K. More excerpts are available at Sci Fi Pulse.

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