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Stewart: My Time On Star Trek Is Over December 25, 2007

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Star Trek (2009 film),TNG , trackback

Unlike his Next Generation co-stars, Patrick Stewart (aka Captain Jean Luc Picard) seems disinclined to talk about the future of franchise. In a new interview with SFX magazine the star of the last four Trek feature films says that he knows nothing about and has no feelings regarding the next one.

Excerpt from SFX (via TrekWeb):

SFX: What are your thoughts on J.J. Abrams upcoming Star Trek prequel, which is ditching The Next Generation entirely ?

Stewart: To be honest, I don’t know anything about it, so I’d hate to comment. I don’t really have any feelings about it either because my time on Star Trek is over – it was over years ago !

You’ve got to remember that Star Trek hasn’t been my life. Even when I was doing Star Trek I was doing lots of other things because I was lucky enough to have a career before Star Trek came along. I’ve been a successful actor for 27 years ! Also, I was only involved in one aspect of Star Trek The Next Generation. There were four or more series that came after us and of course the great classics – the original ones – that preceded us.

An evolution on the follow-up to Nemesis
Although the above comment is similar in tone to other statements from Stewart over the last year, from 2002 to 2006 the actor sounded much more enthusiastic about the film that would follow Star Trek Nemesis. In May 2002 (7 months before the premiere of Star Trek Nemesis) Stewart told same the magazine “Everything about the ending of this movie has a sense of closure about it, but there is also a huge opportunity for a sequel to this movie just sitting there.” Four years later in January 2006 Stewart was still talking about a possible role in the 11th Trek film, telling ITV “Apparently there’s interest in bringing THE NEXT GENERATION cast together with actors from different STAR TREK series.” The actor went on to say that he would be happy to work with William Shatner if that is the direction the film went. In May 2006 (after JJ Abrams was announced to be the new king of Trek and indications were he would return to the TOS era), Stewart told ComingSoon that he was “ambivalent” about Trek, but also stated “I’m very interested to see what Abrams and the studio come up with.”

Stewart’s ‘no comment’ approach seems to taking a middle road compared to his TNG co-stars. While Brent Spiner (Data) and especially Jonathan Frakes (Riker) have spoken in support of the the new film, both Michael Dorn (Worf) and especially Marina Sirtis (Troi) have been quite negative about Abrams’ decision to go back to the TOS era.

Comments

1. Mark - December 25, 2007

I might as well….Merry Christmas!!!!!

2. why - December 25, 2007

first?

3. Eyewillit - December 25, 2007

Can you blame him?

4. Dave - December 25, 2007

While it’s nice that Frakes is so effusive about the new Trek, Patrick doesn’t really owe it to the new production to play cheerleader. I am sure he doesn’t know much about what’s going on and has other things on his plate. He’s being honest, and these comments are nowhere as irritating as the ones we get regularly from Marina Sirtis.

Patrick’s career after NEM is in a better place than Shatner’s was right after Trek VI. Let the man enjoy his “post-graduate” years. He deserves it. 20 years of service to Trekdom is plenty. And maybe one day, he will enjoy the same career renaissance, the same praise and respect that is finally coming to Shatner. As with the Shat, it would be overdue.

5. Mickey MET - December 25, 2007

Sounds alot to me like a case of “Sour grapes” to me.

6. Jim Secola - December 25, 2007

well, Hello Mr. Fancypants!

7. Classic trek - December 25, 2007

uummm. strange comments. sounds a bit negative to me from mr stewart. nice that he paid some homage to the original old series with ‘ the great classic original ones (episodes) that preceeded us’.

do fans of and stars of TNG feel ‘dumped’???

greg
UK

8. Jeyl - December 25, 2007

I for one think Nemesis is a terrible departure for the character of Picard, let alone his entire crew.

If I wanted this to be a final, I would have killed Picard off and not Data.

o.O

My two cents. Well, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all and a cheer to a good year!

9. DavidJ - December 25, 2007

#4 agreed.

I don’t think we can ask any more of him than 7 years and 4 movies worth of long, tedious work days spent on a Star Trek set. No matter his true feelings, the guy clearly gave it his all, and was never less than exceptional in the role.

If maybe he sounds a little bitter now and then, so be it. There WAS a lot of crap mixed in with the quality throughout TNG’s run, after all.

10. Orbitalic - December 25, 2007

he doesn’t sound bitter… he sounds like he’s… done. Because he doesn’t now keep track of Trek’s happenings doesn’t classify him as bitter.

11. Tobias - December 25, 2007

I always felt that Nemesis should have had Picard move on, maybe promoted to Admiral, with B-9 as his “son” – the family he never had. Riker should have inherited command of the Enterprise with Worf by his side as 1st Officer. That would’ve been a nice tie up to the TNG era.

I’ve also always liked the idea of the films continuing from the TNG, using the best cast from TNG, DS9 and VOY…. but I’m very excited about the new film and I trust Abrams. So… I’m sure Christmas 2008 will be a Merry one :-)

12. sean - December 25, 2007

“Stewart seems to be taking a middle road compared to his TNG co-stars by going down the ‘no comment’ road. While Brent Spiner (Data) and especially Jonathan Frakes (Riker) have spoken in support of the the new film, both Michael Dorn (Worf) and especially Marina Sirtis (Troi) have been quite negative about Abrams’ decision to go back to the TOS era.”

Probably because Marina & Michael don’t have work to distract them! ;) Sorry, I’ve met them both and they seem very nice, but they come off as incredibly bitter about this. I know they were both very disappointed (along with Levar Burton) with Nemesis & Baird, but I think they need to move on (as we all do). Frankly, Frakes could never say a bad thing about ANYONE, and Spiner is too smart not to recognize this as a good move on Paramount’s part.

I think Patrick Stewart has always looked at Trek as a job and nothing else. He gave it his best while involved (dune buggy scenes aside), but now that it’s finished he just doesn’t care. The truth is he did have a nice film/theatre career prior to Trek, even if he does sound a wee bit defensive. Still, you have to admit his remarks are far more professional than ‘I hope it bombs!’ or ‘Not including me is a bad business decision!’. Hehe.

13. Commodore Redshirt - December 25, 2007

I often wonder when I read quotes from former cast members what the full context is. Media blogs, fan sites, and “insider” movie and sci-fi reporters seem to quote with a little creativity…

[not this site, Anthony does a fantastic job of fact checking!]

Any time people are asked about former jobs, ex lovers, or past works, it’s only natural there would be some discomfort that they are not currently involved…

One year to go…

14. Cenobyte - December 25, 2007

It’s funny that he says his time on Trek is over and has been for years, because I could have sworn I heard his voice on the XBOX 360 Star Trek Legacy game (and almost every Trek game since 1995). He’s in this for the money and for the most part always has been, I’ve always felt this guy had a love hate deal with Star Trek.

I’m sure he would have strapped on the jumpsuit again if they decided to make another TNG movie, but I bet he’s not unhappy that he doesn’t have to.

15. Papa Jim - December 25, 2007

I guess everyone on TNG were wearing red shirts after all

16. richpit - December 25, 2007

I’ve always gotten the feeling that Stewart felt that Star Trek was beneath him, being a Shakespearian actor and all. I guess he didn’t mind the paychecks, though. And, lets be honest….who had EVER heard of him before he was cast as Picard? Any one? No one? Right. Unless you were into Shakespearian theatre in the UK, perhaps.

I think it’s wrong of him to have a “holier than thou” attitude about the one job that made his name a household word.

17. Kirk's Girdle - December 25, 2007

Actor-dick syndrome.

Trek made him famous; made his baldness “sexy” (as he stated in an interview once). Very few of us would remember his three lines in “Excalibur”, his five lines in the Tobe Hooper crapfest “Life Force”, or his ten lines as Gurney Halleck in “Dune” if TNG hadn’t come along. It made him a viable actor for American films and television.

Now he’s going the Alexander Dane route and saying “I’ve had a long career in film and theataah, so I have no feelings and shant comment on such silliness.”

And p.s. – Your Ahab and Scrooge were terribly overacted.

18. Greg2600 - December 25, 2007

Patrick Stewart is terrific, very funny. I just wish he’d do some more movies and TV shows with a comic theme. X-Men, if you ask me, was a waste of his time (1 good and then 2 unbelievably boring movies).

19. theinquisitor - December 25, 2007

No! Noooooooo!

(turns and smashed glass cabinet)

20. zw - December 25, 2007

Gene Roddenberry was always averse to the ides of going back — his vision was always to go forward. Returning to the TOS era is a mistake like the Enterprise series was a mistake. Star Trek should always go forward. Either continue to the next general or give us a next next generation.

Marina Sirtis is right.

21. Oregon Trek Geek - December 25, 2007

I bet his enthusiasm would return quite quickly when the prospect of a TNG movie comes around again. And it will. I could see 2 TOS films, and a third with both TOS and TNG.

22. Steve - December 25, 2007

What do ya wanna bet that he’ll get an invitation to the world premiere of the new movie? And what do ya wanna bet he’ll be there?

23. Izbot - December 25, 2007

#8. I agree. Data’s death had almost no impact on me (at least how it appeared in Nemesis). It felt too much like deju vu — shades of STII and Spock. Picard’s death would’ve been devastating. As it was, Nemesis was just a terrible film and so off from what NextGen was, even in the other films. Yes, the world and everything has changed since the niave TNG years but trying to go all dark on NextGen was clearly an unwise move. I wish John Logan success but his screenplay, like Braga & Berman’s “These are the voyages…” with all it’s good intentions, did more harm than not. I doubt we’ll ever see the TNG cast get the chance to redeem themselves in the eyes of the movie viewing public.

And Stewart seemed very done with Trek all through Nemesis so it’s no surprise to me that he’s on this campaign to further distance himself from the franchise. He phones in his entire performance in Nemesis. Quite unlike his bravura turn in First Contact. He looks embarrassed in many scenes to even be there. The wedding speech is uncomfortably distant. The ‘banter’ between Data and Picard on the Scimitar as Data tries to override the doorlocking mechanism — I don’t know if it had to do with the difficult time everyone had with director Biard but Mr. Stewart just does not appear to be interested in being there.

24. Oregon Trek Geek - December 25, 2007

#20, although I have no qualms about a return to TOS movie, I -would- like to see a next next generation. 80 years after the Ent E. Start working on it now! Artists start sketching the Ent. H!! :)

Premier in Fall 08? Ok, Fall 09?

25. RandyYeoman - December 25, 2007

cw…oh please. Marina Sirtis is now the arbiter of the right way to do Trek? You truly believe all her bitching isn’t because she thinks she is loosing out on another big Trek paycheck? And give the Gene stuff a rest…did you speak to his ghost? Do you know that in 2008 he would be against a return to TOS

btw….read this:
http://trekmovie.com/2007/08/25/majel-roddenberry-on-new-movie-gene-roddenberry-on-future-treks/

I love TNG and Picard. In many ways it was a better TV series than TOS. But the TOS movies were clearly better than the TNG movies…and certainly more successful. Only an idiot would do another TNG movie after the poor performance of the last two and the ages of the actors invovled. It is over for TNG…it is time for some to just get over that.

Therefore they really have no choice but to go back to TOS. (unless you think they should committ business suicice and make a VOY or ENT or DS9 movie)

26. GeneRoddenberryFan37421 - December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas to you guys that run this website. It was quite pleasant & nice for the dig on Christmas day that the Mr. Stewart & crew are “finished”. Why not wait a day to post your summary on the interview? Oh well.

27. Viking - December 25, 2007

I’ve always dug Frakes and Spiner for taking the high road and slagged on Sirtis and Dorn for being pissy, but to be fair, there never was a quality script that allowed them to play off of each other’s character strengths within a larger, more epic story line. FC was, unfortunately, a one-off success. Berman and Paramount can go pound sand up their asses with a sharp stick for that transgression.

28. Sisko Is The Prophet, Peace Be Upon Him - December 25, 2007

Roddenberryfan….how exactly is the above article a ‘dig’ at Stewart and TNG. It wouldnt be hard to turn it into one really, but the above report seems to just report what he said word for word plus provides some previous comments. where is the ‘dig’ …those are Stewarts own words. A few days ago this same site reported comments from Frakes on the new movie….was that article a dig too? Some people are way too sensitive

29. sean - December 25, 2007

#17

Let’s not put words in his mouth, shall we? All he said was Trek is over for him, and he doesn’t really have any comment on a project he’s not involved in.

That aside, Stewart was excellent in Dune! He has a lot more than 10 lines, and in fact he’s one of the strongest points in the movie. His performances in Moby Dick and A Christmas Carol were almost universally acclaimed, so I think you’ll find yourself in the minority on his ‘overacting’.

30. Steve Hill - December 25, 2007

11# Which of the best from TNG, DS9, and VOYAGER cast would you put together to make a Star Trek movie?

31. S. John Ross - December 25, 2007

If I were king of the Trekiverse (and it’s certainly for the best that I’m not) I’d create an all-new movies-only setup with a whole new crew, rather than doing movies based directly on any of the TV shows. I think it would create more of a sense of mystery about the characters and draw people into wondering what they’d do next, rather than comparing them to what they’d done before. You can reinvent and re-dress TOS all you like and it’ll still be seen (I think) by the general public as a nostalgia film. A nostalgia film I’ll be first in line for, mind you …

But as I said, it’s probably best that I’m not in charge ;) And I think Stewart sounds pretty reasonable … Considering that they’re asking his opinion of a project he has nothing to do with, I think he was very diplomatic.

32. Jupiter1701 - December 25, 2007

OK, so who has the inside track to play Picard in the reboot of TNG 30 years from now? Better start looking at guys in high school who have high foreheads and sign the guy up!

The new guy can then stay in the shadows for a big part of his adult life, get the gig as Picard in the reboot in 2037, and proceed to tell us that he was somebody important before he got the role. Oh, and that he was responsible for the character being as noteworthy as it is.

Furthermore, a 100-year-old Patrick Stewart, borrowing a set of false teeth from his nursing home room mate, proceeds to talk to the news media every other day about how HE IS PICARD — and how dare they make the movie without him in it!

Meanwhile, the actress who will play Troi is having her diaper changed right now as you read this.

(I know, I always take the twisted approach to these articles. I do it for entertainment purposes only.)

33. Khan Khan - December 25, 2007

Just rented the “enhanced” dvd’s of the original series and came away unimpressed. The regular DVD version of the show comes with original “un-enhanced” previews of the episodes. Why? Enhanced previews already exist but somehow were not included instead. The ending of each episode was not “enhanced” Why? They only had to do it once and change the credits. And I could also still see plenty of pops and scratches on each episode. Not the thorough job deserved by all the fans and the 100-plus dollar price tag for the DVDs.

34. Dr. Image - December 25, 2007

Stewart supported Nemesis whole-heartedly and it flopped and he’s bitter, to a point.
What do you expect??

Merry Xmas, BTW.
G’nite!

35. MrChristian - December 25, 2007

I feel “dumped”, as it’s been said on here. I am really disappointed in Stewart. I understand he’s done and is doing other things, but…

It sounds like he’s bitter because it’s not going to feature him.

I’m just saddened by it. I would like to think that those that have taken part of something I love passionately would also think of it passionately, but… If wishes were fishes…

36. D - December 25, 2007

I agree with the fact that Dorn and Sirtis are motivated primarily with a lack of work. Heck, they can’t even seem to get voice work anymore, and that’s usually always going on.

As far as going to the next next generation, Star Trek is about moving forward, but it’s also about staying ‘familiar’ enough that we can relate to the universe. If you go too far ahead in the Star Trek universe, you’re going to end up with a show that feels more like science fantasy than science fiction.

37. MrChristian - December 25, 2007

Oh and I would love a DS9 movie. The way Sisko turned out the end in What You Leave Behind made it clear his story is not over. There are days I long for a return to Bajoran space.

And on a Trek Super-Cast, I would love to see a new movie down the line that features the 5 captains teaming up to stop some sort of temporal meddling. But it’ll never happen.

38. Green-blooded-bastard - December 25, 2007

#31 Good Idea…I like it.

I would go one further. The first of these new crew/new series movies should involve a new captain running through time and picking up all the previous Star Trek captains for a super-secret mission. He then navigates the new enterprise to Ceti-Alpha VI and dumps their asses in the Botany Bay. Once they’re on the planet, the new captain then proceeds with an orbital bombardment of Quantum Torpedoes on the spot he dumped the captains until all are dead. Then people can quit whining about their favorite captain(s) not being in a movie forever. MUAHAHAA!!!

39. Iowagirl - December 25, 2007

„Also, I was only involved in one aspect of Star Trek The Next Generation. There were four or more series that came after us and of course the great classics – the original ones – that preceded us.“

Correct.

Stewart’s unwillingness or inability to comment on STXI is quite comprehensible as he has no knowledge about it – in fact, STXI doesn’t even concern his “operational area”, TNG. Whether disappointment about STXI not including the TNG crew or at least him is part of his unwillingness to comment or not, we cannot know.

Irrespective of those aspects, there may be some typecasting problems that are still getting to him, but he should be proud of his contribution to Star Trek and be aware at the same time that, like Shatner, he’s managed to be successful in other domains, as well.

#12
– Still, you have to admit his remarks are far more professional than ‘I hope it bombs!’ or ‘Not including me is a bad business decision!’ –

The former remark hasn’t still be confirmed nor linked, the latter cannot be juxtaposed with Stewart’s remarks as Stewart has never been part of the TOS franchise, whereas Shatner is its most noted figurehead.

40. Anthony - December 25, 2007

Not to go way off-topic, but I have rewatched all the series on DVD and the only one that really got my juices going was DS9. Which is why I would love to see a movie based upon that show. The reason being: all good Trek takes current issues and deals with them in the future…TOS did it intentionally, TNG did it occassionally. But DS9 did it superbly…and prophetically.

Specifically, there is a two-part DS9 episode in which there is a terrorist attack in San Fran. (Like 911) While reviewing the tape of the incident, Worf stops it at “index 911″. (Freaky, no?) Following the attack, certain government officials become involved with a conspiracy to knock out power on Earth so they may create the need for Marshall Law. (Remember when the Eastern portion of the country lost power? Or how about Anthrax?) Does this all sound familiar?

The episodes were from the 1990’s. I was watching it at about 3 in the morning and couldn’t sleep after…I had forgotten the episodes. I made my wife and son watch it the next morning. They we equally freaked.

Give us more DS9. Less Nostrodamus. :)

41. Pumpkin - December 25, 2007

I think Patrick Stewart gets tired of answering ST-related questions in general because he’ll get asked about it doing promotional stuff for plays he’s in, other movies, stuff like that. I never got the impression that ST was “beneath him” but just that he’d like to people to also recognize the other work he has done – I don’t think he wants to be “that guy who was Picard” but “that guy who was Picard and also did I, Claudius, Christmas Carol, and lots of other stuff!”

(I know I would be continually perturbed when trying to promote something I felt I and the people I worked with did very well on – only to be asked questions about something I did years ago and am no longer involved with.)

Maybe he’s in his “I Am Not Spock” phase, who knows. (I liken him more to Nimoy than Shatner due to his talent/success before and after the series.) He’s really the only main ST character to have a significant/well-known career before AND after the series.

(As to the other comments, Nemesis was one big giant case of deja-vu. They finally do a movie with the Romulans and interesting characters and manage to make it almost completely awful.)

42. DavidJ - December 25, 2007

#20

Roddenberry also didn’t like the militarism of TWOK (which almost every fan completely embraces), and he almost CERTAINLY wouldn’t have liked DS9.

So I don’t think we can say Roddenberry’s judgement was right in every case.

I’m sure if he saw Trek going down the crapper these last 10 years along with the rest of us, HE might think it would be a good idea to go back to the original concept too.

43. Joel - December 25, 2007

I mean, who can blame Stewart? It’s been 5 years since the release of Nemesis. This film has nothing to do with TNG (as far as we know), other than the potential era that Nimoy’s Spock is in. Stewart has moved on. Tons of theatre, X-Men 3, and of course his lovely role on American Dad.

It seems to be that Stewart wants to let it remain in the past. Rather than the great send off TOS crew had with VI, Nemesis failed, in most respects. While other TNG actors have voiced support or displeasure with Abrams’s film, Stewart just seems to not care, which is totally cool. Fortunately for him, unlike many of his TNG cohorts, he’s not having trouble finding jobs.

44. trektacular - December 25, 2007

Stewart is distancing himself from Star Trek, not smart my friend.

45. ZoomZoom - December 25, 2007

can’t say that I’m really all that bothered what Mr S. may be feeling. He had more than a generous run as Picard. His time is well and truly gone.

46. shuttlepod10 - December 25, 2007

He wasn’t badmouthing the show at all. But the cute little spin after the quote was.

47. John_Pemble - December 25, 2007

TNG or TOS, just do a film. Most trek films are poor but when they work they kick ass.

48. Blake powers - December 26, 2007

he is still my favorite character and actor from any star trek

49. trektacular - December 26, 2007

Thats the second or third time I’ve read that Kirk would’ve been in the Star Trek All Stars movie, I guess it wouldn’t have been hard to resurrect Kirk for that film.

50. sirh - December 26, 2007

Ya, seems Stewart gets abrupt when asked Star Trek related questions. Though, when the interview is for Star Trek (ie. History Channel’s Beyond the Final Frontier), he praises it to no end! I’m sure he would do another if the script was good, and the money was right!

Fun fact… here are the current ages of Star Trek: The Next Generation actors (data collected by IMDB.com):

Patrick Stewart 67
Gates McFadden 58
Brent Spiner 58
Michael Dorn 55
Jonathan Frakes 55
Colm Meaney 54
Marina Sirtis 52
Levar Burton 50
Denise Crosby 50
Wil Wheaton 35

51. trektacular - December 26, 2007

He’s bitter about Trek, I just hope he doesn’t completely turn his back on it out of spite!

52. ajm1701 - December 26, 2007

About 20 years ago i was a waiter. It was a really enjoyable job, and i worked with a great bunch of people and i’ve got nothing but fond memories of it. But it was just a job, and i moved on. If… (in a fictional parallel work) people were now asking me about it in interviews, i think i’d be polite, but would i want to go on and on about something i once did that’s of no more importance than anything else i did? Probably not.

As much as we love Star Trek, it was one job amongst loads of jobs Patrick Stewart did. I’ve never heard him be anything other than polite and respectful about it. So when you write your strong opinions about Mr Stewart, try and have a little persective.

Merry Christmas.

53. Commodore Redshirt - December 26, 2007

I’ve said this for years:
If I were the guy in charge, my next “Trek TV series would be an anthology with a title something like “The Federation Chronicles” or “Star Fleet Reports”…

I can see it now…each episode begins with a “CAPTAIN’S LOG…”
That way you could do a Captain Sulu show followed by a Pike adventure, then a Worf show, 7of 9 in Chicago, or even one with a family (the Rikers) on an outer space vacation! FUN!

…Any Trek actor who might want to boldly go again for a one-off could do so and we could even mix and match and jump around time. Want to see SF Academy? How about the front lines in the Earth/Romulan war?

The only drawback would be the number of times we would see Sirtis! ;-]

Anyway, Paramount should have done that idea instead of ENT…

54. non-fanatic - December 26, 2007

#5 “Sounds alot [a lot] to me like a case of “Sour grapes” to me”

It didn’t sound anything like sour grapes. It sounded like an actor who played a part for several years and is now enjoying playing other parts. An actor who doesn’t have a huge, fat, bloated ego. An actor who doesn’t pretend to be fanatical about the role he played in the hope of making more money out of it. It sounded like an honest man and completely refreshing after the cynical garbage spouted out by some of the other people you see interviewed, including that new Spock actor.

If someone asked me about the direction a company I worked for several years ago was taking, I’d say something similar to what Patrick said.

You don’t really think these actors are interested and actually watch Star-Trek do you? It’s a job for goodness sake. They may enjoy playing the role _at the time_ but why should they care once the job is over. I just don’t understand some of you.

55. Ollie Jay - December 26, 2007

First time posting on here, been reading for a while now though, very much looking forward to the new film!

Regarding the topic, I feel claiming Patrick Stewart is bitter after his comments is a bit harsh. I don’t think it’s likely that everyone who’s been involved with Star Trek are going to be hardcore Trekkies, and I think Patrick’s just reminding everyone that is the case with him. I’m sure he’s enjoyed his time with TNG, but as the new film is going back to the TOS era, there’s nothing more for the Picard character now and I think he’s accepted that. He obviously loves acting, so he’s moving on to new characters outside of Star Trek. He’s devoted many years to the cause, has had many great performances as Picard and I’m grateful for that.

Just wanted to add my views. I hope everyone had a great christmas!

56. DEMODE - December 26, 2007

If they ever make another TNG movie with characters from other series, I think it should be the following:

Enterprise-E

1. Picard
2. Worf (First Officer)
3. Geordi
4. B-4 (if they can de-age him, using “X-MEN 3″ style FX, go for it.)
5. 7 of 9 (fan favorite… and a good replacement for Data)
6. The Doctor (fan favorite… a good replacement for Crusher)

USS Titan:

Riker, Troi, Wesley Crusher, Tuvok

USS Defiant:

Kira, O’ Brien, Dax, Bashir, Nog

On Earth:

Star Fleet Command: Admiral Jayneway
Star Fleet Medical: Doctor Crusher
—————————————————————

Going back to B-4… something always struck me… Data dumped all of his memories into B-4 before he died. It could be possible to transfer his programing into a new body, and keep B-4 intact as a seperate individual. Perhaps Geordi and O’Brien could team up to create a new body for their friend.

57. DEMODE - December 26, 2007

# 53. Commodore Redshirt – December 26, 2007

“If I were the guy in charge, my next “Trek TV series would be an anthology with a title something like “The Federation Chronicles” or “Star Fleet Reports”…

I have always thought that an Anthology show would be great too. Right now, there is already 5 Trek shows that have been made. In that, we have a wealth of talented actors. You could have writers focus on “series” within the series, which would most likely create stronger episodes. (One writer focuses on TITAN stories, while another focuses on Excelsior, etc…) With so many loved characters, you could create a great show. Also a great way to have Pike and his Enterprise appear from time to time.

An anthology is the best way to have a Trek show on TV and keep it exciting for the fans.

58. VOODOO - December 26, 2007

Given the chance and the $ was right Stewart would be there in a heartbeat. Remember when Leonard Nimoy was “retired”?

59. NTH - December 26, 2007

Regarding the premise of the original question Mr.Steward was being asked to express his thoughts on the new Trek movie in the context of the TNG crew being “ditched entirely”–its intention was meant to be provocative with a view to eliciting a response which potentially may have been negative in its tone.Instead Mr.Steward simply became defensive in his response by minimising his involvement in the Star Trek francaise and refered to his larger body of work spanning a 27 year period.Unlike Mr.Shatner who appears to believe that he has unfinished business in Star Trek Mr.Steward does not appear to share that view about himself.As to whether his involvement with the Star Trek universe is over only time will tell.

60. Ethan Shuster - December 26, 2007

Yes, I suppose Stewart could sound a little bit more positive here, and he should realize, he could easily sound like the folks who get upset at being identified with one role only. But, even so, I think his real point here is, if this movie had anything to do with “his Trek” or Picard, he make some comment about it, but otherwise, it doesn’t involve him. I think that’s a reasonable way to deal with it. Really, why make any comment, negative or positive, about a film you know nothing about and have no involvement in? Why say, “it’s gonna be great” when for all you know, it might not?

Also, I don’t agree with this article’s implication that the latest comments he’s made somehow contradict what he said before. Even a year ago, there wasn’t much known about the movie. And he said he was willing to be involved in it somehow. Now, with the production all ready begun, he knows it has nothing to do with him.

But to be honest, I think Stewart is in a much better position than many of the original Trek actors. He’s done enough since than that he’s not just known for Trek. There are plenty of X-Men movie fans, for example, that I’m sure never saw TNG. Hell, even a crazy Trekker like me could watch his “A Christmas Carol” on TNT this year without really ever thinking of Picard. :)

61. Ethan Shuster - December 26, 2007

Oh, and one more thing. It’s funny, but I tend to think it’s the moronic media that looks at some of these guys and think “He’s a Star Trek guy. I have to ask him about Star Trek. All of Star Trek is the same thing.” And they let the guy on to talk about something else, and probably show no interest at all in the new project. Now, asking a brief question what he thinks about the new movie is ok, but so is his answer. I think the general public are far more willing than the media to let these people move on. I’m fairly certain than many of those who watch “Boston Public” are not watching it cuz they’re Star Trek fans.

Just remember, everyone. We’re fans who follow all aspects of Trek and simply have more loyalty to the entire franchise than the actors do. I really don’t recall hearing anything extremely negative from Stewart on this.

By the way, maybe we forget after all these years, but does anyone remember Robert Beltran — Chakotay himself — and his very unprofessional behavior bad mouthing Voyager even while he was still on it? At least Stewart gave us some scenes of good acting before he moved on…

62. CmdrR - December 26, 2007

Thanks again Pat for seven seasons and a couple of good movies.
Let us know what’s in the pipeline. (Really like Moby Dick, by the way.)

63. Closettrekker - December 26, 2007

The TNG characters are not the “icons” we know the TOS characters to be. That’s all there is to it. I don’t expect Stewart to be stuck in his past work.

64. Phil123 - December 26, 2007

#52, you are quite right. Stewart is an actor, not Captian Picard. On one of the XMen DVD extras, he comments (not bitterly) that he is not even a sci fi fan, his carrier just seems to have taken that direction. Stewart is not a trekkie/treker. I’m sure he has love for trek, but a very different type of love to the one we have. He has made friends and memories working on set, we have followed the adventures of characters. A new TOS era Trek – now why should that mean anything to Stewart? He’s not a trekkie and he’s not in it. might as well ask him about I am Legand, or Rambo, or anyother movie that comes out.

65. Scott - December 26, 2007

Oh well, your Picard will always live on DVD.
At least cross the pond one more time for the X-Men.
After that your free & clear.
You’ll owe the American Geek nothing.
Live out the rest of your days in jolly old England in peace.

66. Rob Z - December 26, 2007

Patrick Stewart is answering the questions the best way possible. If he states he would like to come back again and sees a future for himself in a future Star Trek film, there would be those individuals who would say he’s done due to the poor performance of Nemesis. Either way, it seems to be a catch-22 when asked about Trek.

I don’t believe he is done yet, as there is always a possibility of the next Trek movie being about anything. Certainly, I thought any involvement with TOS was gone when the 1994 Generations movie hit the theatres.

67. Orbitalic - December 26, 2007

Where does it say this man is bitter? This is like the “not your daddy’s Trek”. Too much read into a man’s comments.

68. Guy Fleegman - December 26, 2007

#53 Commodore Redshirt,

That anthology series does sound great. Kind of like the old Twilight zone or Outer limits series.

Also, if you don’t like one particular crew or group, you could just tune in next week and get something new! It would also afford the writer the luxury of not having to save the crew at the end of the episode. You could kill off your leads and still have a show next week.

Someone should write a treatment and try to get something like this made.

69. Scott Xavier - December 26, 2007

Would patrick have ever gotten even the X-men series had it not been for trek? Grandiose shakespearean actor.

70. Penhall - December 26, 2007

I dont understand some of you. Stewart didnt say anything bad about Trek or the new movie at all. He just said he knows nothing about it and has moved on.

I swear, if a Trek actor doesnt kiss the ground Abrams and his team walk on and gush over how excellent the new movie will be, you guys take it as them being a jerk.

71. Closettrekker - December 26, 2007

#67, 70–Some fans just cannot come to grips with the fact that working on Star Trek for most people is just a job!!! It won’t be any different for the new guys.

72. Oregon Trek Geek - December 26, 2007

53. Commodore Redshirt

That is a beautiful idea, and one that has been tossed out there before. The sets could be redressed fairly easily from era to era… new characters can be introduced, along with having established characters from all the series make appearances.

Why haven’t they done this?

73. trektacular - December 26, 2007

An anthology show sounds like a good idea to me.

74. shuttlepod10 - December 26, 2007

It’s funny how this site both praises and slams the new film at the same time.

75. Litenbug - December 26, 2007

#74 Shuttlepod10
I think you mean the posters… the site itself (anthony) does neither

76. trektacular - December 26, 2007

I didn’t mean to say Stewart was an ‘expletive’ because he’s distanced himself from Trek, I just wish he wouldn’t is all.

77. Chris - December 26, 2007

#63, correct. That is why they are going back to the original series to re-start the franchise. People know who Kirk and Spock are, they have no clue how Picard is.

The borg have more popular culture cache than Picard does.

This is sort of fun watching the TNG actors flip out, what goes around comes around. Now they get the shaft like the originals did in 1987.

78. JC - December 26, 2007

Picard who.. One of Treks least known captains now. Why would anyone waste time for a TNG movie now

79. NZorak - December 26, 2007

Why can’t the man avoid stirring up controversy by giving a “No opinion” answer to the question?

Personally I felt that TNG would have been a better show if he would have moved on somewhere in the middle of the series and left command of the Enterprise to Riker. Since that’s not how they chose to play it, it’s a great opportunity missed. Oh well.

80. steve adams - December 26, 2007

Patrick Stewart was upset that the Fans didn’t show up for Nemesis. The film is well hated by most on this site but it does have some great moments.
Aside from the Shizon cocktail meet and kidnap and the generic shoot um up on the ship at the end with the Remans I thought the film was good.

The direction was cold and I think Stewart didn’t like that but I coundnt tell from his performance. Data dead I had no prob with that….I had more of a prob how Shinzon was overwhelmed by Picard (why coundt Picard kill him another quick way?) but I digress…
If you read his
pre-nemesis interviews he’s very high on the film.
Then when only the die-hards came out to see it and then the next weekend Lord of the Rings kicks everyones ass well you can see how he felt a little dumped.
^
^
#30 I’m just going to throw this out and see what I get……………………..as far as the casting TNG crew for the new film etc….?
I think they should have jumped right into Titan, with Cap Riker. They get involved with some new unknown enemy/storyline this brings on help from a NEW crew of young officers to assist. Could even cast Pine to act like a young Kirk, with his new crew, he makes mistakes that involve a war of sorts and Riker has to help out (insert Prime directive here) They could even tell Pine to act like Kirk and it would be a great idea to show that the spirit of Kirk lives on. The story could be set around the events that take place after Voyagers last episode post Nemesis of course.
The advanced weapons of Voyager could be a major story point as well as this new threat and also a Romulan peace treaty.
The treaty could hinge on secracy. Something the Federation says there is none. But deep inside Section 31 is hiding Voyagers technology from non-terren worlds. A major stumbling block for the Romulans who with there cloaking tech have seen the Feds testing out weapons tests. In some dark area51 of space.
During battle Riker helps shape the ne captain thru his guidance and experience.
Toward the end we could even see Riker and the Titan killed of heroically at the end. Leaving the film on a Borg cliffhanger…?
^
Anythings better than kirk and spock the wonder years.

IMO…..

81. MiamiTrek - December 26, 2007

^

There is no way Riker and company could have made a compelling Trek feature film. Unlike TOS, the TNG characters did not transition well from TV to silver screen.

Maybe as a tele-movie, but they just don’t have the presence to take that kind of gamble with a feature film.

Kirk, Spock & McCoy are iconic, and that is what people identify the most with Star Trek. I’d sooner take a rebooted Trek over another incarnation of bland trek on film.

Sorry.

82. Jovan - December 26, 2007

Anthony Pascale, with all due respect you seem to take things out of context just to make a saucy headline. I would be a little burnt out on Trek after five years of having nothing to do with it besides occasional appearances at conventions too! Try to think in the guys’ shoes.

83. AnnoyedFan - December 26, 2007

I’d rather just Nemesis never happened, really.
Can we reboot the next gen too but with the same actors or something…

84. Maz NZ - December 27, 2007

All credit to the man. He was integral to the re-emergence of Star Trek over 20 years ago. He added believability & integrity through his acting ability. Many forget that he also, in many ways, took the mantle of leader both on the screen & as a promoter of the franchise (during its most successful times).

Those critical need to look at how much they have contributed to this world, other than in their own minds.

85. trektacular - December 27, 2007

I love Bland Trek, I say bring it back.

86. Terpor - December 27, 2007

Patrick Stewart was great captain SALUTE! Captain Jean-Luc Picard!
also Stewart was great as Emperor Uriel Septim VII (Elder Scrolls IV : Oblivion)

Hope they wont make reimagined version of TNG

87. Ty Webb - December 27, 2007

“Leave Patrick Stewart alone, he is a human!” /chriscrocker

88. Dom - December 27, 2007

Patrick Stewart is a very good actor indeed. He loyally threw himself behind Nemesis, even when it was a mess. His frustration, I think, comes from some of the more lunatic fringes of Trekdom. I remember him commenting on how angry it made him when he walked out on stage to play a Shakespeare role and the first thing he saw was a bunch of morons in the front row wearing TNG uniforms.

This is a talented man who, at 67, wants to continue to test himself with new work. If I go to the theatre to see Patrick Stewart play Macbeth, I’m going to see Macbeth performed by Patrick Stewart, not Macbeth performed by Jean-Luc Picard.

TNG was a very solid and successful ensemble TV show, but ensemble TV shows just can’t translate comfortably to the big screen: somewhere along the way, certain characters and nuances will always get left by the wayside, effectively killing what made the TV show successful. TOS translated well because it was always about three major characters with an extremely likeable supporting cast.

Moving TNG to the big screen was a mistake. It could have run for a few more years had it worked like a proper ensemble show, where more characters had left or been killed off and replaced by new characters. By its 11th year, TNG could have had a new Enterprise, an almost-entirely different crew and still been solidly connected to Star Trek. Even the way episodes were filmed could have developed as TV progressed.

Instead, we had endless ‘Star Trek: the latest tangent’ shows that were recycling a formula developed in 1987 and effectively existing in a production bubble, oblivious to the fact that the TV business had moved on. Ron Moore and Manny Coto could see that and attempted to push the envelope; others couldn’t.

I really am looking forward to Star Trek (2008.) It’s an opportunity to move Trek forward (ignoring naysayers’ asinine misuse of Gene Roddenberry’s remark in support of his new TNG show!) while solidifying its foundations.

Hmm . . . when I get back to London, I might try to see Patrick Stewart’s latest play . . . wearing normal clothes!!

89. Ethan Shuster - December 27, 2007

Despite the last two iffy movies from TNG, I thought First Contact was great, and as far as I recall it did pretty well with the general public, too, especially considering most people considered Kirk & Co. to be Star Trek.

90. Dom - December 27, 2007

First Contact was excellent – ‘Night of the Living Dead on the Enterprise.’ But it couldn’t set a pattern for a future ensemble movie series.

First Contact narrowly focused on a small number of characters, with the rest serving a support: not what TNG was about. The thing is, if FC had been a feature length TV episode, we’d know that characters such as Crusher, Troi, Geordi and so on would get their own majority screentime in an upcoming episode. FC simply solidified a Picard/Data-centric approach for subsequent films at the expense of other characters!

91. Closettrekker - December 27, 2007

#86–I don’t think you have that to worry about.

92. steve adams - December 27, 2007

#81, TNG crew didn’t crossover well to the sliverscreen?
What about “First Contact” ??
^
Best of Both worlds also crap? Riker sure could have taken over during that event. “Mr Worf, Fire” was one of the best scenes in all of Trek.
^
Go ahead and imbrace Kirk and Spock but TNG did put Star Trek firmly on the map for Generations to come.

93. J_schinderlin56 - December 27, 2007

A reporter walks up to PS.
“Mr. Stewart would you like to do another star trek movie?”
PS: “No my time on star trek is over”

And then he gets Kicked in the Grion hahahahhahha

Another reporter walks up to PS
“Mr. Stewart what are your thoughts on star trek?”
PS: “It was 20 years ago!”
and then all his clothes fall off and PS tries to pull his knickers up but the reporter has seen everything, and the reporter rides away- On the grass.

94. steve adams - December 27, 2007

#37, I would see a
Ds9 film!
^
But the 5 captians idea sounds a little too Doctor Whoish to me.

95. MiamiTrek - December 27, 2007

re: #92

First Contact was a singular event. Yes, great film. But everything before or after was lackluster and was more appropriate as a telefilm or mid-season two-parter.

I am not denying TNG’s impact on pop culture or it’s successful attempt to reinvoriate the franchise back in the 80’s.

However, TNG and their crew did not have the lasting power or iconic presence that TOS still enjoys to this day. I loved First Contact, and had hoped that TNG movies would be as exciting and enjoyable to watch as FC was. Unfortunately, that was not the case.

96. Trek is ideology - December 27, 2007

Isn’t this the nth article in the past year which illustrates that Patrick stewart is finished with Trek? 95 replies yet?

97. DEMODE - December 27, 2007

STAR TREK 6: The Undiscovered Country came out the year of TOS’ 25th Anniversary. Perhaps we will get a TNG movie during its 25th Anniversary as well. Right now TNG is celebrating its 20th Anniversary. Threr 25th is only 5 years away. We could get two TOS movies in that time, and then a TNG movie, followed by a 3rd TOS film. If the new TOS movie is a big hit, it could rub off on TNG and help make it a hit.

As well, it would help with DVD sales for the TV series and previous movies. Paramount has more to gain with one more TNG movie then they probably realize.

98. steve adams - December 27, 2007

Naaah #95/Miamitrek I disagree I know alot of folk that watch TNG on Spike
daily. As well as Ds9 and Voyager.. alot of kids too.
^
TNG Ds9 Voy and ent all live on as reruns and there’s a whole gen out there that wants them back in films. I understand you don’t that’s cool.

One advantage you have over them Miamitrek is that most of them don’t post on this site.
^
That’s all… :)

99. Magic_Al - December 27, 2007

If Paramount had not miscalculated about how to sustain Star Trek, Stewart would still be speaking of it in the present tense.

TNG should never have ended on TV but been continued with gradual cast changes. ER, Law & Order and CSI are all examples of how to keep a TV formula and “brand” going essentially forever. Artificially reinventing Trek every 7 years is a function of studio economics, not anything fans asked for. If pre-JJ Star Trek were healthy Stewart could participate as much or as little as he wished, and he’s probably be happy to appear with some regularity as long as it didn’t interfere with his other interests.

100. steve adams - December 27, 2007

It would have been a fresh direction
for a TNG film timeline if Bryan Singer was incharge instead of Abhrams.
He was a fan of TNG timeline..and also had a brief Cameo in “Nemesis”.
Only because he loved that crew.
^
I bet he could reboot a TNG-Ds9-Voyager film ! As a fan of the entire show I would rather go that way, but its out of my hands aand I will have to see how it turns out with the rest of you. (Not sayin I’m going to be there on Christmas in line but I’ll check it).
^
I hope it does kick ass, but if its lame expect more from me… Stankey and the rest….
^
:)

101. Katie G. - December 27, 2007

Nuts. I had something all typed up, hit the wrong button and went back to the home page and lost everything I wrote.

Duh.

Anyway, what I’d like to know is, why does everyone think that Nemesis was so bad? It wasn’t sunshine and roses but a lot of them aren’t. Kirk’s son was murdered by the Klingons, he and Bones were framed for the murder of the Klingon Chancellor, the Borg assimilated Earth and Picard wanted to murder all of the Borg involved, the Federation was helping a race take another’s wonderful existence away in ‘Insurrection” and Abrams character was very dark (which really ended up being a blood feud)… you catch my drift? So I’m not sure what it was about Nemesis that everyone hated. Also I keep hearing negative comments about Picard and the “dune buggy” scenes (#12, Sean) for one. Am not sure why. I know a lot of men (my husband included) who’d kill to be out doing that even though they’re older.

So please drop another line or two here about that. Also, I must admit that Stewart’s tone did change according to the article above. Makes you wonder if he got tired of being asked about ST or if it was because the direction went backwards instead of continuing on with TNG. Hmmm….

Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas with family and friends.

Talk to me.

kg

102. MiamiTrek - December 27, 2007

#101

I wish I could expound on why I dislike Nemesis so much, but to put it simply, it was not an original or enjoyable movie to watch.

I loved the Next Gen crew and what I saw was a shadow of the crew I had come to know in 7 seven seasons on television. The story was not compelling to me and honestly another android?!

I own every Trek movie except for Nemesis. At one point, my partner and I decided perhaps it was just a bad movie going experience and we rented it On Demand. I clicked it off after 45 minutes.

I can only speak for my own personal opinion. I thought the movie was boring, a sentiment I have never felt for any Trek movie, ever.

103. MiamiTrek - December 27, 2007

I watch Trek on Spike too, but it doesn’t change the fact that when you think Star Trek, you think Kirk, Spock and McCoy. They existed for over two decades before the Trek resurgence of the 80’s and have been part of the pop-culture conciousness much longer than subsequent shows and crews.

Kids of course will identify with the different crews, and I happen to be a huge fan of DS9 myself, and nothing would make me happier than to see them on the movie screen. But I also know that DS9 will never make it on screen because the majority of people, as in general audience, not Trek fans, will have no idea who those people are and what it is they would be going into.

That’s just my personal opinion. The box office numbers for Nemesis pretty much sealed TNG’s fate considering it was the lowest grossing Trek movie ever. Which personally, is very disappointing to me.

Back to DS9 though, I have always had this fantasy that 10 or 15 years after the show went off the air, that there would be this rediscovery of the show that would lead into movies or tele-films, very much with what happened with Original Trek.

Come to think of it, maybe letting TNG disappear for 5 years before jumping into the movies might have helped.

ok…I’ve rambled, someone stun me.

104. steve adams - December 27, 2007

KG, I read that Patrick Stewart took Nemesis’s downfall pretty hard…
I have also heard that he had alot of input on his lines and direction in the film.
^
I’m sure he’s upset with the prospect of not being involved in the eminant future of Trek.
^
Also
I thought Nemesis had some great space warfare shots. I especally like the scene where the Enterprise was knocked out of warp by the Semittar.
:) ok I’m slipping into a geek rant. Gotta go

105. steve adams - December 27, 2007

Ds9 was good! I own the entire series on dvd and I love it!
^
Ira if your out there “without a show, 4400″ please write a sequel to Deep Space Nine.
A Sisko returns kind of thing. ?!?!

106. COMPASSIONATE GOD - December 28, 2007

Re: 17. Kirk’s Girdle – December 25, 2007
“Actor-dick syndrome.

Trek made him famous; made his baldness “sexy” (as he stated in an interview once). Very few of us would remember his three lines in “Excalibur”, his five lines in the Tobe Hooper crapfest “Life Force”, or his ten lines as Gurney Halleck in “Dune” if TNG hadn’t come along. It made him a viable actor for American films and television.

Now he’s going the Alexander Dane route and saying “I’ve had a long career in film and theataah, so I have no feelings and shant comment on such silliness.”

A job is a job; he does not owe the rest of his life to TNG. Some former Trek actors feel close to/blessed by the role and the doors participation opened, while others do not, but it is his right to say exactly everything seen in the post.

Additionally, with this year being the 20th anniversary of TNG, but next to no fanfare/news coverage about the alleged milestone (just the opposite in the case of TOS when it reached 20) , its not like TNG is SO alive and well to the fanbase or general public (which–if it were the case, may make some actors feel close to a past production), so for Stewart to divorce himself from TNG is not a big deal at all. After all, the public certainly beat him to it.

107. Shatner_Fan_2000 - December 28, 2007

#100 “It would have been a fresh direction
for a TNG film timeline if Bryan Singer was incharge instead of Abhrams.
He was a fan of TNG timeline..and also had a brief Cameo in “Nemesis”.
Only because he loved that crew.”

He had the cameo because it was the Trek film they were making at the time, and he was friends with Stewart. Singer has stated in almost every interview he’s ever given that TWOK is his favorite Trek movie, and that Spock is his favorite character. Still, I agree that Singer could’ve made a better TNG movie than anyone else managed to. Pity he didn’t get the chance.

108. steve adams - December 28, 2007

Thanks for that correction
Shat_Fan_2000!
^
It truly sucks that we won’t see that vison or maybe if JJ can’t pull it off they’ll bounce Star Trek around to different Directors?
I remember someone on this site mentioned how cool it would be to see Speilburg direct a Trek…
^
Let’s hope for a good new year everyone ! :)

109. DEMODE - December 30, 2007

I would love to see Bryan Singer direct a TNG film. If it were to be the last one, he would be the man to do it. Helps that he is a friend of Patrick Stewart. I don’t think Patrick would say no to him. In fact, I doubt he would say no to any chance of giving Picard a good send-off. No actor wants to see a character they played end on a low note.

110. steve adams - December 30, 2007

Totally agree DEMODE!

111. Blaise - January 3, 2008

I don’t understand why so many of you who call your selfs star trek fans have the nerve to rag on Patrick Stewart. I thought he was great in the roll of Picard, he was the perfect Xaiver and one of the best Shakesperian actors of all times. He is a ACTOR for cying out loud, if he’s dispationate about a roll he’s played in the past its because of the fact is a actor. A true actor cares not about the roll but about the challenge. To play some one who is different from ones true self is a mark of a actor who seaks to challenge them self.

The guy knew nothing of star trek when he started out he even said so many times early on. And now that his time in trek is at a close why can’t he distance him self from the roll. He’s off doing other things, and btw he isn’t getting parts like X-men cause of star trek its because he is a good actor. Trek didn’t make Stewarts carrier, his acting did.

So why on earth should he be all excited about a project he had nothing to do with? Just cause he was in star trek does that mean he has to love the show like all of you? No, it was a job nothing more nothing less. He may have enjoy the challeng and change from theater and the people he worked with but it doesn’t mean that he has to opseseted with Trek like some of you. Face facts he’s moved on, now you should.

I loved TNG when it was on and I went to see all the the movies with the exception of the last one. And the only reason for that is my first son had just been born and other than going to work I didn’t want to be away from him. But I bought the movie and I enjoyed it just like the rest. The only reasons why TNG didn’t work well in theaters is cause of poor writing and no connection between them and Picard and Data where the only ones show cased. As where in TOS there were many connections and tie ins not only to the series but to each other. As well as excelnt writing and all the main characters had defining moments.

So stop bashing the man for just doing his job, that is unless you’d like some one you don’t know coming to your work and doing the same to you. As for the comments he made I saw no bitterness, nor sour grapes and not getting to be Picard again. While I love Trek I hope the movie flops and trek is off the air for another 20 years cause for some reason you fans have gotten spoiled and think the show should cater to your whims.

As for the Bryan Singer to direct a TNG film that would be cool. Just so long as its not…MICHAEL BAY! He’d destroy Star Trek, just like he did Transformers and Pearl Habor.

I’ve said my peace you may now flame me.

Have a nice day

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