Star Trek Next Generation Cast Reluctant to Join Star Trek 3
It was quite a nostalgia trip for Star Trek fans who attended the NYCC Star Trek Panel hosted by William Shatner. Major cast members from the sophomoric Star Trek TV series graced the stage, including Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, Gates McFadden, LeVar Burton, Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, Denise Crosby, and John de Lancie.
One fan asked of the panel if they would be interested in Staring in the upcoming Star Trek 3. Here are their responses:
Burton: “No! … That would be a no, Bill.”
Spiner: “I certainly would be honored to be in the third Star Trek film that they’re making now, playing all of the characters. And all of their families.”
McFadden: “I’m going to have to pass on that.”
Stewart: “I think it would smack of kind of cute casting to have any of us play another role in a Star Trek movie. … I just think it would be a little awkward. I mean, I know that we’ve got half our panel still to speak. But for me, LeVar kind of said it all in one word: No.”
Dorn: “No. … It’s just because, I agree with Patrick at a certain point it just gets to be a little too much.”
Sirtis: “Yes! And I would be… Nurse Chapel.”
De Lancie: “It would put a lie to the notion that I’m immortal, I’m afraid. … No, I don’t even think about those things. It’s somebody else’s dinner party, and if they’re going to invite me, I’ll think about it then. But I don’t even think about it.”
Crosby: “I’d probably want to play Karl Urban’s lover… I mean, I’m sorry, mother. Mother!”
Shatner, understandably, wasn’t too specific on his answer.
Good Answer guys. High time for some new stories and characters in the Star Trek Universe, I say.