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Interviews | Robert Duncan McNeill
Come Together

What about the fans? Who Voyager is aimed at?

Picture I know who they aim at, but I think that we have a much bigger audience than what they just aim at. They aim at the eighteen to thirty-four year old male audience or something, young men tend to be the audience write for, although we have a lot of female fans. We have all kinds of ages, we have all kinds of professions, all kinds of socio-economic levels or whatever.

One thing about Star Trek that’s great is it's whole premise is about bringing people together in the future, that everyone is on the same level, that we work together, that a lot of the things that keep us apart in our real life are gone, and so we can all come together. I think that happens with the fans – that’s one thing I saw this year more than ever was the fans had built their own relationships with each other because of conventions or chat groups on the Internet or all kinds of things like that. They had these relationships that they never would have had without Star Trek, friends that fly from Germany over to California see other fans that they’ve met through Star Trek. I got to see little kids, would come to a convention, they’d bring a picture, ‘Oh, this was the first season, when I was just three years old, and here I am, ten,’ and they’ve grown up with our show. And so we have all kinds of fans – it’s really amazing to see the range of people that like the show.

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