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Interviews | Marina Sirtis
A Long Job


What did they tell you about The Next Generation before you began the series?

Picture What they told us about The Next Generation when we first started was that we were guaranteed twenty-six episodes. So that was the longest job I've ever had. And that was basically it - we didn't know what the premise of the show was going to be and we waited, week by week, to see a script. We knew that we weren't going to be taking over from the original cast, that it was going to be a whole new entity, but that was it.

I remember I went to I went to see Gene Rodenberry to ask him about my character, about her background and things like that. I'd done a history for her; her likes, dislikes, upbringing, things like that. And he just said, 'Yeah, yeah, that's fine,'. I don't know if it was that he wasn't interested or whether I'd hit the nail on the head. But that was it. I don't think they told us much about it, at all.


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