On Friday night Star Trek: Voyager’s Robert Picardo will be back on TV, this time on Cinemax’s sexy anthology series Femme Fatales. We have a new preview of this and other Femme Fatales Season 2 episodes. Plus Picardo talks to TrekMovie about the episode and about meeting JJ Abrams.
Preview of Bob Picardo on Femme Fatales
Check out Bob Picardo on Femme Fatales
The episode "Bad Science" premieres tonight on Cinemax and repeats throughout the week.
Picardo talks Femme Fatales and meeting JJ Abrams
Picardo has also made some news in the UK media, while helping promote next Monday’s premiere of Star Trek: Voyager reruns on the CBS Action channel. He is being reported to have indicated that he is "hoping for a Star Trek cameo" in the next JJ Abrams movie, and being quoted saying "Well, it’s always possible that they’ll use one of us. I’ve met JJ, he was very kind and complimentary to me, and I know he watched the show because he’s a fan of Star Trek. Nothing is impossible."
Much is being made of this comment so TrekMovie reached out to Picardo who said more is being made of this encounter than is really warranted, noting:
I met JJ at the Saturn awards two or three years ago…he indicated he knew who I was and he liked my work and said something like "hopefully we get to work together some time" so that was the extent of it. I complimented him on the [Star Trek] movie and that was it. I wouldn’t necessarily hang one of my children’s tuition on that encounter.
Picardo says if there he has a real hope with Abrams it is that the producer might tap him for a part in one of his many TV series. Would he want to be in the next Star Trek sequel? "Name me a Star Trek actor that wouldn’t be open to being in a Star Trek feature, if they are still living and probably most of the dead ones too" he quipped.
Picardo also talked to TrekMovie about tonight’s episode of Femme Fatales saying at first he was a bit reluctant to do a late night show on Cinemax, but he assured TrekMovie "don’t worry, I don’t have any nude scenes, no one wants to see that." The actor says that he was convinced to do the show once he read the script which he said was "exceedingly impressive" and after he talked to show co-creator Mark Altman (well known as a big Star Trek fan). Picardo was was especially attracted to playing the antagonist in the episode noting "he is a really bad guy and it is a lot of fun for an actor to sink your teeth into those kinds of roles."
In the episode Picardo plays investor Ford Hawks whose company is funding experiments into teleportation. Picardo quips "yeah, they were doing an episode on creating the first transporter so I fit right in, there is even a Star Trek mention in the episode."
The episode also features special effects by Emmy-winner Adam "Mojo" Leibowitz who worked on both Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek: Voyager. Femme Fatales was created by Steve Kriozere (NCIS, Necessary Roughness) and Mark A. Altman (writer/producer of the Star Trek love letter Free Enterprise and more recently a producer on Castle).