EXCLUSIVE VIDEO: John deLancie on New Trek + Malcom McDowell On Killing New Kirk+ Catherine Hicks on being “Leonard’s Girl” July 3, 2010by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,Feature Films (TMP-NEM),Interview,Star Trek (2009 film),TNG , trackback
Last but not least from our video updates from the Saturn Awards, TrekMovie had some quick moments with three of Star Trek’s most famous guest stars: John deLancie, Malcolm McDowell and Catherine Hicks. deLancie talked Star Trek: The Music and the new movie, McDowell talked about killing the original Kirk and the new Kirk, and Hicks talked about how she is "Leonard Nimoy’s girl."
Video chats with Trek Guest Stars at Saturns
highlights from each
John deLancie (Q – TNG/DS9/VOY)
- Describes "Star Trek: The Music" as a "wonderful production", unsure when the next performance will be done
- Thinks the 2009 Star Trek movie was "very good" and "a necessary jump that the franchise needed to make"
- And is Q in the new universe? "of course, Q is just around the corner"
Malcolm McDowell (Dr. Tolian Soran- Star Trek: Generations)
- Was presenting award for Best Sci-Fi Movie and predicted Avatar would win (which it did)
- Thought the 2009 Star Trek movie was "brilliant" feels "JJ Abrams really reinvented the franchise"
- Is "hoping to be in the next one"
- Interested in killing off the new James T. Kirk? "I would love to do it, I volunteered to kill off Picard because I thought he was an old bore, but there were no takers on that one."
- On Nimoy: “I am a tremendous fan…terrific guy, brilliant actor, brilliant director.”
- On killing the first Kirk "why do we keep on having to repeat this. I killed Kirk. Get over it!"
Catherine Hicks (Dr. Gillian Taylor – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home)
- Apologized for having to cancel her appearance at next weekend’s screening of Star Trek IV
- On bringing back Dr. Taylor for Star Trek V or VI "everybody (fans) wanted her to come back but whenever you have a new film and new director, they want to do their own thing…I was Leonard [Nimoy]’s Girl, the next director was Shatner and he wanted to do his own thing"
- On Leonard Nimoy "I owe him everything, he found me"
- Says she has grown to appreciate Star Trek more over time, didn’t first realize “what a legacy I became a part of”
Photos courtesy of Albert L. Ortega