Marina Sirtis (TNG’s Deanna Troi) and Levar Burton (TNG’s Geordi La Forge) attended a panel (at last September’s DragonCon) to discuss their work on Star Trek: The Next Generation. In a video posted this week to YouTube (below) you can see their answers to questions about their most recent Trek films as well as Paramount’s plans for switching from the TNG cast to a TOS prequel for Star Trek XI (NOTE: since this video was shot Paramount have cancelled plans for one prequel project from Rick Berman and greenlit another prequel project produce by JJ Abrams…but both concepts are rumored to be set pre-TOS and not include the TNG casts)
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Neither seem to feel that the TNG cast had a film where they can make a proper ‘bow out’ for the TNG era (like the Original Series cast did with Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country). Sirtis takes it further and slammed a prequel concept for Trek XI and calls on TNG fans to ‘innundate Paramount’ with letters and emails demanding that she and her co-stars get another shot at the big screen.
Arent happy with their last films
Burton and Sirtis both admit that their last effort Star Trek Nemesis was less than stellar. Burton explaination on why Nemsis did so badly "because it sucked", Sirtis followed on by saying "it didnt suck as much as Insurrection", referring their previous film Star Trek: Insurrection. They seem to agree the fault of Nemesis poor performance and quality lands solely at the feet of director Stuart Baird who they say never had seen a single episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. One has to wonder who they blame for Insurrection ‘sucking’ (as they put it), Insurrection was directed by fellow TNG co-star Jonathan Frakes.