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Brent Spiner Talks Typcasting, Death Of Data & Bringing Back Soong For Star Trek Sequel June 29, 2011

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On Monday Star Trek: The Next Generation’s Brent Spiner participated in a online live webchat promoting his webseries Fresh Hell. The chat ended up with a lot of talk about Star Trek and Data. Spiner talked about Trek typecasting, the death of Data, and even lobbied to "Bring Back Soong" for the 2012 Star Trek sequel. Details below, plus the full video.

 

Brent Spiner on typecasting, rebooting Data, & "Bring Back Soong"

Brent Spiner on if he feels "pigeonholed" by his Star Trek: The Next Generation role of Data:

No. Before I got offered the show, I was afraid of that. I was afraid I would never work again. I sais that to a friend of mine, Danny Stern, saying "I don’t know if I should take this job, I don’t know if I will ever work again." And he said "You know what? You will work even more" and he couldn’t have been more wrong [laughs]. No, I don’t think it has pigeonholed me necessarily. I have done other work – I’ve done other films and television and theater since I did Data, but I did 178 episodes and 4 feature films and they are still on air. They will be on for the rest of our lives – if Paramount Pictures has anything to do with it. And it is what it is. I’ll always be known for having done that character and I don’t mind that at all. I have great affection for that character. Maybe not the same affection you have. You love the character and I love the character, but love is a very complicated thing and very individual thing. For you, you spent an hour in front of the television set watching it and I sent 500 hours doing it for every hour you watched. No that many actually but many more. It was a much more complicated thing for me.

A question came in asking Spiner what actor he thought might be a good choice if they ever rebooted Star Trek: The Next Generation (ala Star Trek 2009). Spiner noted that some  have pointed out how Tom Hiddleston (Loki in Thor) looks a bit like him. He also joked about Justin Beiber and the late Charles Nelson Reilly. But then Spiner offered this bit of lobbying about the next Star Trek:

I am thinking more about the next Star Trek movie and more about who can I be in it. I did this character Arik Soong [on Star Trek Enterprise], not to be confused with Dr. Soong on the [TNG], this was his predecessor. And I would like to start a campaign, maybe right here tonight, its called BBS – Bring Back Soong.  And I want you to flood JJ Abrams offices with that: BBS, Bring Back Soong.


Brent Spiner as Arik Soong on "Star Trek: Enterprise (2005) – Will JJ Abrams Bring Back Soong?

Spiner also was asked about the death of Data in Star Trek: Nemesis. He noted that he was not on set when they filmed the emotional farewell/memorial scene, but he did offer this:

A lot of people have asked about [Star Trek: Nemesis] and "why did you kill Data?" We knew that it was going to be our last film, and we thought it might be a good idea to end it on a big emotional moment and it seemed to complete Data’s arc from the beginning. What you don’t know is that when the curtains closed in the theater and you left, the Enterprise blew up and everyone else was killed [laughs].

And when Spiner was asked if he thought Data could come back he said:

I don’t think that could happen. Look at me. I am a shockingly older gentleman. I don’t see that I could wear that makeup anymore. I think that would look really stupid. I love the character and I wish I started it much younger, but I was already in my mid sixties when I started [joke]. I just don’t think I could get away with it. Yeah they could CGI it, but why not just CGI the whole character and forget about me.

In other Trek related content on the chat, Spiner said that he is talking to at least one of his Next Generation co-stars about a cameo on his webseires Fresh Hell. Spiner also said he would "be delighted" to follow Wil Wheaton to the CBS comedy The Big Bang Theory, but noted he has yet to be asked to appear. Spiner also did impersonations of Michael Dorn and Patrick Stewart.


Brent Spiner as Data – saving Picard (Patrick Stewart) shortly before sacrificing himself in "Star Trek: Nemesis" (2002)

Watch the full replay (1 hour and 11 minutes – via Streamin’ Garage):

Comments

1. Paul - June 29, 2011

Oh I so want data to return I really loved him in the series and feature films I’m supporting a campaign on Facebook called Star Trek: Titan Tv Series it would be great if their successful and Brent Spiner got on board.

2. somethoughts - June 29, 2011

I love Brent Spiner and Data etc. but I think the Sequel should focus on the new crew.

3. Adam Collings - June 29, 2011

Arik Soong would be pretty old by the time of Star Trek 2012. Then again – the later Dr. Soong did live well into his hundreds so who knows.

4. Harry Ballz - June 29, 2011

Soong for the sequel?? NO FRIGGIN’ WAY!

Spiner took up way too much screen time in the TNG movies. Now he’s trying to “muscle in” on the new franchise? Tell him to take a hike!

5. Diacanu - June 29, 2011

#3.
Well, he could get himself frozen, ala Khan…

6. Rocinante - June 29, 2011

No more appearances from other Star Trek actors in the new series. Nimoy can get a cameo for an update on the repopulation of the Vulcan race, but NO MORE. The reboot needs to stand on it’s own. I’ve been a Trekkie since I was a kid and each series was unique by standing on it’s own. The moment there was a crossover, it became the other series (things seemed to play out like a holodeck episode when Barkley got involved in Voyager).

7. Alec - June 29, 2011

Great character. Talented actor. But no cameo. Time for the new guns. However, TNG, for me, was the best Trek series: it was a real shame they stopped the series to make those poor films that came nowhere near the quality of the TOS ones.

8. MikeTen - June 29, 2011

I would rather see him play an entirely different character and leave Data, B4, Lore, and Soong in the past.

Hell, he could have played a alien and we would never know it.

9. DavidJ - June 29, 2011

It’s a shame Paramount isn’t willing to get off it’s ass and make a new animated series.

Something featuring a revived Data (and other select TNG or DS9 characters) would probably be a HUGE freakin hit.

10. Moxy - June 29, 2011

…Eh. No Soong please.

But Tom Hiddleston in ST? Yes please. And then bring back Chris Hemsworth and we can make it a big Thor reunion party. -_-

Anyways, when I think of his “BBS” for “Bring Back Soong” I think of a video game with the same initials.

11. Christopher Roberts - June 29, 2011

I thought he was brilliant in Enterprise “Borderland”, “Cold Station 12″ & “The Augments”. Playing an amoral scientist allowed Brent Spiner to flex acting muscles he was never allowed to during Next Gen, due to how the character of Data was. Truly awesome.

Dr. Lucas: “You son of a bitch.”
Soong: “Actually Mother was a chemist.”

I have to admit he’s not on any wish list I have for Star Trek (2012). In a way it’s a shame there’s no series, because it would’ve been great if Arik Soong had returned… on Enterprise Season 5, or it’s successor.

12. Christopher Roberts - June 29, 2011

Hmmm. There’s no apostrophe in that use of “its”. Another boo-boo. Call myself English?

13. Dee - lvs moon' surface - June 29, 2011

Well … nah!!!… :-) :-)

14. Linda - June 29, 2011

Brent’s comment about bringing back Soong is actually kind of scary awesome for me. My first screenplay I attempted (practice and the only fanfic I have ever written) had a Soong relation–not Arik, Data or Lore–story line.

15. Neumann - June 29, 2011

I think Brent Spiner would be brilliant to play Sheldon’s late father, and if you’re familiar with how they set-up that character, it would work great: you’d have that instant recognition of Data (and who else but Data could have Sheldon as a son?) but he would be playing totally against type, so that would be fun to see!

I dunno about Soong in the sequels, maybe if he had a brief cameo, a group of scientists dissecting an alien robot (heck, throw him into the TOS comic book in the “What Are Little Girls Made Of?” episode reboot!)

16. I'm Cherokee Jack - June 29, 2011

Always enjoy Spiners’ work on Trek,whatever role he’s playing. Someone that talented should have plenty of work,but I fear casting directors look on Spiner just as that Trek guy.Show biz is a bitch;it’s the only business where an actor is penalized for doing a good job.

17. Commodore Lurker - June 29, 2011

Decloaking . . .
JJ’s Star Wars Trek created its own separate parallel universe, so let them create their own separate characters.

Leave the Prime universe and its characters alone.
Recloaking. }:-D>

18. USS John the Baptist - June 29, 2011

Imagine if the explosion that destroyed Shinzon’s Remon warship didn’t actually destroy it but caused somesort of tacion or temporal rift to occur by which Data was hurdled to the alternate Star Trek timeline from the JJ Abrams ST09 movie and he was salvaged by Kirk and crew and possible even joined the Enterprise crew – I know sounds crazy but hey this new universe is not bound by the roles of the original TOS – so why not Data? As a Star Trek fan for over 20 years I have to say that TNG was one of the best and DS9 and VOY were really great to. As for ENT – seasons 3 and 4 were really great – It might be nice to see the Xindi, Khan, Data, Klingons (Kang, Kor, and Koloth) and an old Admiral Archer (Scott Bakula) (perhaps in flashback seen with a young Christopher Pike) or a scene with an old T’Pol as one of the survivors of Vulcan along with the parents of Tuvok from Voyager!

19. Praetor Tal - June 29, 2011

If it was so awesome my head would burst into flames just hearing it, I would say go ahead, do it.

20. Captain Karl - June 29, 2011

To say he could be Data because he is too old for the role, it was mentioned on several occasions that Data had a program to age himself as a normal human (this is even mentioned in the Memory Alpha Wiki entry on Data). It could be done, but will it be done? Mr. Spiner seems happy to let that role stay as part of his past resume.

21. Dave - June 29, 2011

It would not be unlike the Worf ancestor in ST VI, which played out well. Could be somebody in Starfleet sciences who takes the opposite view of the course of action Spock wants to take. A Quinto / Spiner smackdown argument could be fun. Especially if played something like Arik or his Independence Day – obsessed and opinionated.

22. They call me Stasiu - June 29, 2011

If new Data is CGI’d as Spiner suggests, the “uncanny valley” factor of the animation could actually work in the character’s favor!

23. Canon Schmanon - June 29, 2011

Please, let’s have NO previous Trek series actors in the next film. Please. We’ve got to let go and move on. I grew up watching all the shows from the time they first aired. I’m more than ready for the new guys. I like them. It’s a good cast. Do two more movies with them then let’s have a new Trek series on television. Obviously, the movie crew wouldn’t do it, but we’d have the sets and costumes and props, so let’s just use that stuff and do a new series. Come on, Star Trek belongs on TV.

J.J. could produce it and Orci and co. could write some of the shows. As long as Rick Berman is given a restraining order keeping him one hundred yards from the sound stage at all times.

24. The 76th Distillation of Blue - June 29, 2011

#3 and 4 you realize he was joking right, he wasnt being serious about having Aric soong in the next movie. geesh you can tell by the way he even says it.

25. Reliana - June 29, 2011

I love Brent Spiner and I LOVED Data. Brent Spiner is an awesome actor and I wish he were in more shows and movies. His comments just reinforce that.

He may or may not have been joking, but I for one wouldn’t mind seeing him in the next movie.

26. Buzz Cagney - June 29, 2011

#4 we find common ground on this one, Harry!
I suspect Spiner was talking tongue in cheek. I certainly hope so!

27. Toothless Grishnar Cat - June 29, 2011

May as well offer my own thoughts on having previous actors in Trek 2012..

Don’t do it. That goes for Spiner, Shatner, Nimoy, everyone. I’m more interested in how the ‘new’ crew is going to stand out, to make themselves memorable. If they spend their entire film series shackled to previous Trek actors, their films will be forgotten rather quickly.

28. Magic_Al - June 29, 2011

^22. Indeed, if Data was CG and Spiner would perform voice, motion, and facial capture, it could be more convincingly not-quite-human than a guy painted gold. It wouldn’t be the same, though, and it might not even be Star Trek in the sense that actors playing in makeup to represent an one archetype or another is what Star Trek has always been.

29. Maltz - June 29, 2011

Wait a second. You all are forgetting that Data becomes the captain of the Enterprise. At least in the prequel comic book series.

30. Valenti - June 29, 2011

He could be a singer in a bar.

He has a great voice, so why not? :P

31. The 76th Distillation of Blue - June 30, 2011

people he was very obviously joking, the whole discussion on it,not to mention quite a bit of the video is spiner being spiner. very funny and tounge firmly planted in cheek.

32. chrisfawkes.com - June 30, 2011

Data was a good character but not in the movies unfortunately. There was no emotional resonance when he died in Nemesis, the shocking B-4 sub plot saw to that.

Trekkies are still bitter over Kirks lame death, no one really gives a toss about Data;s death. That is a shame really but TNG movies really led to that could not care less point.

I am grateful for the character in the show though.

33. captain_neill - June 30, 2011

Brent Spiner is one of my fav actors and Data is one of my all time favourite characters.

He should be on TV more often than he is.

34. COMPASSIONATE GOD - June 30, 2011

Re: Harry Ballz – June 29, 2011
“Soong for the sequel?? NO FRIGGIN’ WAY!

Spiner took up way too much screen time in the TNG movies. Now he’s trying to “muscle in” on the new franchise? Tell him to take a hike!”

Agreed.

The TNG era (and anything influenced by it in the following series) need a permanent vacation from any ST produced in the future, including this new series, and any possible reboots of this new series.

35. st-midway - June 30, 2011

How about some voicework for Captain Data in Star Trek Online?? He would be great as Captain of the upcoming Enterprise-F! =)

36. Horatio - June 30, 2011

You know, I don’t buy the revisionism going on with “We knew Nemesis was going to be our last film”. BS. If Nemesis had made $200 million at the box office Paramount would have trotted out another TNG film faster than you could say Michael Bay. And you know what? The Nemesis follow up would have had a big storyline about Data remembering who he was, or rather, Data’s memory or KATRA reasserting itself in that stupid shell that was B4.
Sorry Brent, I don’t buy it.

37. KHAN 2.0 - June 30, 2011

36

i thought the idea was to do Star Trek XI as a crossover TOS/TNG/DS9/VOY/ENT epic like Bring Back Kirk.com or maybe IDWs The Last Generation (which would have made a great final movie for TNG instead of or after Nemesis)

38. The Original Spock's Brain - June 30, 2011

As a fellow Houstonian, of course he should be in the next Trek!

39. Soran - June 30, 2011

Horatio, you are right. If they had planned on Data’s death being permanent they would not have brought in B4. That was a bit of backside-covering which ended up being unnecessary.

I don’t want to see TNG or TOS actors or characters muscling in, as Harry Ballz says, but wouldn’t mind a little cameo from someone, like John Winston as Commander Kyle in TWOK.

40. ML31 - June 30, 2011

Good God no…. No Data….. No Soong…. NO Next Gen references of any sort. PLEASE!!!!

41. CmdrR - June 30, 2011

Um, thanks for the memories, but that ship has warped.

42. Mel - June 30, 2011

I think the producers/writers should just pretend, that TNG, DS9, VOY and ENT never existed. Base your new movies only on TOS and TAS. Forget actors/characters of the other series. Don’t include alien races, we only know from one of the newer Star Trek series (like the Borg, Xindi, Ferengi,…). Use alien races we already know from TOS/TAS or create new alien races. In short please completely ignore the canon of the four newer Star Trek series.

43. James - June 30, 2011

“The Wrath of Soong”?

44. I'm Dead Jim! - June 30, 2011

I’d rather see a Soong than Harry Mudd!

45. Daniel Shock - June 30, 2011

I always thought the way to bring back data would be to make it a Q story. Have Geordi detect intruder alert and find a very confused and fully human (and aged to Brent’s natural appearance) Data. And then leave him human… so he ages like the rest of us. Pinocchio finally becomes a real boy.

46. mr. NUspock - June 30, 2011

if, no trek XI, had ever been made, then it could had been great seeing tng and co. , in a series after NEM, set 20 years after NEM , with an older tng crew and even some from ds9 and voy , but again……..That would have been trek for US (Not US) , US fans and not the whole world, because before XI , only fans knew what really went on in trek, now its become much broader, more international again…….hopefully it continue that way…………

47. The 76th Distillation of Blue - June 30, 2011

wow you guys honestly cant tell that his comment is really tounge in cheek, i mean its planted soooo very deep in his cheek.

none of you really know spiner or his sense of humor do you (inspite of watching him at cons or reading his twitter feed)
He is not seriously trying to be in trek XII

48. NuFan - June 30, 2011

9.

You mean like the TNG movies were huge, freakin hits?

49. Anthony Thompson - June 30, 2011

47.

Agreed. He was NOT being serious.

50. byte - June 30, 2011

I know, some people only would like to see TOS on the screen. But there are a lot TNG fans who would love to see Brent Spiner in Star Trek again. Brent Spiner is the only actor in Star Trek who could play many characters in one series. He was able to play a whole generation. I think that he’s really a highly gifted actor. Did you see him in “Introducing Dorothy Dandridge”? He’s really great. I fight already for more than 3 years meanwhile that he plays in Star Trek again. William Shatner has 640.000 followers on Twitter. Brent Spiner has almost 1.4 million followers on Twitter. It think that rather speaks for Brent Spiner.

About TOS: Kirk died in Star Trek 6. And he died in Star Trek 7. Then he started to live in Star Trek 11 again? My question again: How often can a Captain Kirk die? I want Brent Spiner back. If possible, the whole TNG crew. Thanks to Adobe After Effects it also should be possible to bring Data back. Or does someone tell me, that there were tons of make-up in the faces of the actors of the movie Avatar?

Best greetings from Germany! We want Brent Spiner back!

51. Canon Schmanon - June 30, 2011

32. chrisfawkes.com – June 30, 2011
“Data was a good character but not in the movies unfortunately. There was no emotional resonance when he died in Nemesis, the shocking B-4 sub plot saw to that.”

I mostly agree. I thought Data was fine in First Contact. Otherwise, I found him annoying or boring in the other movies. And Nemesis was a perfect example of Trek’s greatest weakness- they always snatch life out of death. There is no emotional suspense in Star Trek. They can put a character into the greatest peril, and you know everything’s going to be OK. Sometimes even before a character is dead, they’ll telegraph how he/she will become, as in Nemesis. It is only manufactured emotion, and does the famous Star Trek underselling of a moment. We might feel something because we want to, or know that we’re supposed to, but not because it was done well in the show/film.

The best Treks would have some great emotional moments. Kirk and Spock in TWOK are epic. They actually make you feel something. Patrick Stewart chews up and spits out the scenery in First Contact, and has a couple of amazing moments early on in Generations. So, yes, there are great moments of genuine emotion. I’m just calling them on the many times they dropped the ball.

So definitely leave future (Shatner) Kirk dead. He’ll have the rare distinction of actually having died and stayed that way in Star Trek. That’s a rarity!

So, people, criticize Abrams’ Star Trek all you want, it didn’t undersell its emotional moments. Destroying Vulcan was awesome, I’m sorry. You’d never see that in old trek. ST09 had a lot more moments that were true and/or poignant – Both Spocks’ grief, George Kirk’s entire opening scene, Young Spock’s scenes, Kirk and Spock having a bonding moment on the bridge, Kirk and Spock Prime meeting for the first time.

The movie had its faults, but it did very well at a hell of a lot of things. It is those moments that make me optimistic for the next film.

God, I’m sorry for being so long winded and wandering off subject.

52. Dom - July 1, 2011

The point of Data was his quest to become more human and the unemotional naivete. In Generations, as a piece of fanwank, he gets his emotion chip at the start, destroying the character. What possible resonance can what is effectively the end of his quest have to the wider audience outside of TV viewers?

Again, it shows that Berman was only interested in playing to his TV viewership and not to the cinema-goer. First Contact made use of Data’s emotion chip, but how much more effective would it have been if it had been the Borg Queen who gave Data his emotions?

I don’t want to see any more TNG stuff in the new Trek films. Quite honestly, I’m starting to get really fed up of past cast members dribbling on about getting work on the new films, especially Berman’s lot! Trek’s over for them. Time to move on! Shatner gets a pass because he’s clearly taking the piss!

53. Corinthian7 - July 1, 2011

Song would make an awesome villain in the new series of movies and would be a nice nod to what has gone before.

54. Jason S. - July 2, 2011

# 9 YES! I fully support that! An animated series. I’m supporting the Facebook “Titian” fan campaign as well, but honestly, I think an animated series has a better shot at happening. It needs to be in the Prime Universe, and I bet, if they did that, Spiner and Stewart may consider coming back for something like that, even just for guest star roles.

I think a new animated series is really what this franchise needs right now. I’d start to campaign for that, but I’m kind of already busy with a Disney fan campaign. But I would 100% support a fan campaign for a new animated “Trek!”

55. anonymous - July 3, 2011

Series was rebooted..

The time lines changed and the idea was to go in completely any new direction they wanted ore rebuild on things they liked ..

how about the the dominion and federation being friends and or side with the borg?

i can’t say i like any of those either but if they want to do it they will find a way..

I think expect anything even the unexpected .. and you will be happier than trying to predict what could be when it comes to the franchise..

I also liked data when i saw it first.. but you know what.. i also liked the fresh start of every new spin off after a few shows.. they all seem to grow on us because of one reason or another.

myself.. every toy and gadget they have .. i’m starting to see in real life some way or form.. cell phones, pads you use to type on (ipad droid windows) concepts in memory chips.. and storage ssd etc.. these are things that bring us insight and imagination creativity.

its a show.. not reality until we make parts of it real.. so enjoy it for what it is good entertainment

remember .. it was alwasy meant to be a western style movie in the future..

56. Terry Marvin - July 3, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011–11:53 am CST

I would to see Brent back on TV and movies. Even if it’s a new franchise.

57. Terry Marvin - July 3, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011–11:56 am CST

I very much want to see Brent Spiner back on TV and in movies. Even it’s gonna be in “Star Trek 12″ If he wants to play Dr. Arik Soonig again, it’ll be great to me. Even if it becomes a new Franchise.

58. Brent Spiner - July 3, 2011

I was actually just kidding. I did a lot of that on that “chat”. But, I’m glad I opened the door for a lot of anger and nastiness. It seems that’s what I do best.
In fact, I have done all the ST I think I’ll ever do. It was great fun. Even better than that. I enjoyed the last film and look forward to sitting in front of my tv for the next one.

59. KHAN 2.0 - July 4, 2011

@58 someday you should spill the beans on what was planned for Trek XI (TNG movie 5) if there was another planned that is (i read about some kind of crossover sequel?)…maybe even do a comic book version or novel

60. John - July 4, 2011

When is Brent going to show up on @theguild with @wilw?!

61. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - July 4, 2011

Brent is a talented guy, but his input into the production of nemesis was an example of the old saying
“Too many cooks spoil the broth”

62. Christopher Roberts - July 4, 2011

I think an animated cartoon is probably the way they should get everybody together to celebrate the next big Star Trek milestone. 50th is it?

That way Brent can lend his voice to Data, or B-4 now more like Data, and not be too bothered about age, doing summersaults or anything like that.

Likewise other series cast members weren’t never likely to see onscreen or rubbing shoulders in anything JJ Abrams and team produce for the cinema.

Just needs a juicy storyline that criss-crosses ENT, TOS, TNG and maybe even DS9 & VOY. Few characters are that long lived in the Star Trek Universe to have seen three centuries… assuming time-travel is overdone and something else is needed to tie it altogether. You’ve basically got the Soong family. A Vulcan perhaps? Q?

Alternatively the gap between ENT 2150′s and TNG era 2380 is 230 years. So all you really need is a) somebody able to live that long and b) show said character at different stages of their life, surrounded by familar characters from across the different Star Trek series.

So they’re brought into the world by Archer aboard the NX-01, get entangled with characters from Kirk’s time and reach old age/death around Picard, Sisko or Janeway.

63. KHAN 2.0 - July 4, 2011

if theyd known Trek 2 was going to take so long Paramount couldve made a movie of ‘Countdown’ starring Eric Bana, Leonard Nimoy, Brent Spiner and Patrick Stewart for release summer 2011

64. OLLEY OLLEY OLLEY - July 4, 2011

@ 58. Brent Spiner
Hi Brent [if thats really you],
the tag-line for Nemesis was “A generation’s final journey begins” but that could mean a trilogy of films, Jonathon Frakes thought there was going to be another TNG movie and the discovery of B-4 and the rebuilding to the Enterprise E does suggest a continuation of TNG adventures.

My Questions are, who suggested the concept of B-4 and what was the reasoning for B-4 if Nemesis was going to be the final film?
Also, who suggested a sand-buggy chase once B-4 was found? It was not necessary for the plot and took time away from characters like Crusher, La Forge and Riker to have screen time during “the final film”.

Peace Man.

65. Red Dead Ryan - July 4, 2011

That isn’t Brent Spiner.

66. Anthony Pascale - July 4, 2011

Yes, that really is Brent Spiner.

No fakers allowed at TrekMovie.com

67. Red Dead Ryan - July 4, 2011

Thanks for confirming that, Anthony.

68. dmduncan - July 4, 2011

58. Brent Spiner – July 3, 2011

I was actually just kidding. I did a lot of that on that “chat”. But, I’m glad I opened the door for a lot of anger and nastiness. It seems that’s what I do best.

***

lol. Great sense of humor. Much appreciated.

69. Seany-Wan - July 4, 2011

@ Brent Spiner. I alwsy thought the actor who plays Sheldon should play Data in a reboot. Good Idea? Bad Idea?

70. Seany-Wan - July 4, 2011

I meant “always”. Sorry…need sleep…

71. KHAN 2.0 - July 5, 2011

if they remade TNG as a movie for now:

Picard – Mark Strong

Riker – Brandon Routh

Data – Cillian Murphy

LaForge – Don Chedel

Crusher – Gillian Anderson

Troi – Eva Longoria

Worf – Michael Clarke Duncan

Yar – Ali Larter

Guinan – Halle Berry

72. KHAN 2.0 - July 6, 2011

if theyd done TNG as a big movie instead of a tv show in 1987:

Picard
Sean Connery

Riker
Christopher Reeve

Data
Lance Hendikson

Geordi
Wesley Snipes

Beverly
Susan Sarandon

Tasha
Vasquez from ‘Aliens’

Troi
Carrie Fisher

Wesley
River Phonix

Worf
Bill Duke

Q
Bill Murray

73. ahp - July 21, 2011

I was really hoping that there would have been more questions about Fresh Hell.

74. Sunny - August 9, 2011

Hmmmm… Personally, I wouldn’t mind seeing Brent Spiner play the father of Dr. Soong as a cameo in ST12. For example, may be the conflict is on father of Soong’s planet and the Enterprise is there to resolve the conflict. It would be interesting to see some Prototypes of a positronic brain and a pregnant mother of Soong. Obviously, the cameo has to be a very short part, as it cannot take over the new rebooted universe.

Just remember, the whole point of the alternate universe is so they can create new or use old star trek lores. I say they should do cameo for all the different series ds9, voy, ent, etc… This will bring cohesiveness to the new universe and tie all the treks together.

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