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Richard Arnold Talks Trek Features

By Caillan
August 28, 2001 - 12:23 PM

None of the seven main TNG cast members have yet signed on to the tenth Trek feature film, according to Star Trek archivist Richard Arnold, who appeared last weekend at the Creation convention in Minneapolis.

Patrick Stewart (Jean-Luc Picard) and Brent Spiner (Data) currently only have an 'agreement' with Paramount, not a full contract, Arnold said at the convention, according to a report by Brian Meskimen at the Star Trek Galactic Newsletter.

This appears to be slightly at odds with comments made by franchise head Rick Berman in a recent TV Guide interview, in which he stated that Stewart and Spiner had signed on to the film, though he may have been referring to this agreement (story).

Both Arnold and Marina Sirtis (Deanna Troi) said that they thought Star Trek X would most likely be the last TNG feature film. Arnold added that the following film would most likely star Voyager characters because, according to the archivist, several DS9 cast members have expressed their disinterest in a DS9 movie.

On the subject of Klingon forehead ridges, Arnold said that the writers "must develop collective amnesia," noting that some Klingons who appeared on The Original Series without ridges, appeared in later series with them. He said that there was no official explanation for the ridges, despite fans' attempts to develop a theory for Enterprise.

A full report, including photos, will be posted soon at the Star Trek Galactic Newsletter.

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