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In a live chat with fans on her official site, Marina Sirtis (TNG: Troi) didnt seem too happy with the direction Paramount is taking for Star Trek XI. "I agree with you all about the prequel, Gene Roddenberry always said that Star trek should go forward" she replied to the sentiments that the next Trek film should be set after Star Trek Nemesis, despite its disappointing box office. Her fans seem to want the new Trek film to focus on the Rikers abourd the Starship Titan. Star Trek Nemesis established that Sirtis’ Troi and Jonathan Frakes’ Riker were married and went off to have their own adventures. The Titan has become the basis for a series of popular Star Trek books.
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Many of her fans discussed sending protests to Paramount executives regarding the new film (seemingly a perennial Trekkie tradition). Sirtis let them know her view of the executives: "I just don’t think anyone at Paramount gets Star Trek anymore", going on to say "they are killing Trek. They’re trying to reach a new ‘Lost‘ audience….dont just dont get it". She went on to suggest that after the executives ‘killed’ Star Trek, Euegene ‘Rod’ Roddenberry (who recently told a panel at Comic Con that he knows almost nothing about scifi or Hollywood) should buy the franchise. Siritis didn’t stop with the new Trek film, she also took the time out to take a swipe at the last Trek TV show "Enterprise was NOT Trek. Just had Vulcans thrown in for seasoning to call it Trek". One has to wonder if she let the executives at Paramount know her views of their show when she agreed to appear in the series finale of Enterprise last year. Well work is work, she had this to say about reprising a role in another sci-fi franchise : "I would reprise my role in Stargate in a nano second, but they’ve not asked me…maybe you could all write them angry letters demanding I should be back on the show". Perhaps her most telling statement was "if I’d have invented Star Trek, I’d still be on it"
(full transcript Trekweb), via Trekweb