Our first guest today is Marina Sirtis, "Commander Deanna Troi". Fred: What happened to the romance between Worf and Deanna Troi ? Maybe you should ask some of the men on the chat line. (I know that's cheating, but I was out late last night and its early). Marina Sirtis: Sam, I hate to tell you this but I'm married. Rob Howe: Hi, will you be at the world premiere tomorrow at the Mann's Chinese theater? Wild horses and a hundred Klingons couldn't keep me away. Marina Sirtis: I get to be involved in the comedy this time so I'm thrilled with that. Marina Sirtis: One of the main reasons I looked different was that I had lost a lot of weight.
Over the years, Stewart took roles in many major television series without ever becoming a household name.
He appeared as Vladimir Lenin in Fall of Eagles; Sejanus in I, Claudius; Karla in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy and Smiley's People; Claudius in a 1980 BBC adaptation of Hamlet.
It was many, many years before I realized how my father inserted himself into my work. My father didn't have one, but when I looked in the mirror just before I went on stage I saw my father's face staring straight back at me." He appeared with actors such as Ben Kingsley and Ian Richardson.
In January 1967, he made his debut TV appearance on Coronation Street as a Fire Officer.
Marina Sirtis: I was in London recently and I must admit I get very nostalgic for it. And Spurs weren't doing very well when I was there so I was depressed.
Sir Patrick Stewart OBE (born 13 July 1940) is an English actor whose career has included roles on stage, television, and film.:-) Irene: Have you found that you've learned things from the Character Troi and have incorporated them into your personal life? Marina Sirtis: The play that Patrick did with some of the cast was Every Good Boy Deserves Favor. Marina Sirtis: I just finished a movie in Scotland called Gadgetman which should be out on American cable next year. I'm much happier with this movie than the last one. Marina Sirtis: Fortunately I'm not as recognizable out of the hair so I do actually lead quite a normal life. Andy: Marina, What do you mean by saying, "Out of the hair". Marina Sirtis: Where have you been for the last 9 years? Samuel Spurlock: Hi Marina, Will you be coming to England in December for the Wembley show Marina Sirtis: Yes I'll be there. The only proviso is that it be as good as Star Trek.Marina Sirtis: I've learned to be a tad more patient and less abrasive. Rod-San Mateo: Hello Marina, I've heard that Patrick Stewart was involved in different live stage plays that included cast members from Star Trek: The Next Generation. Wrynn: Hello Mairina, did you enjoy filming "First Contact"? Emet_Leah: Knowing, more or less what your former "shipmates" feel, about the Next Generation Series, tell me..you all believe that it was a mistake to change the format of the show from TV to BIG SCREEN? Jay: Are you going to be making any guest appearances on Star Trek: Deep Space 9 or Star Trek: Voyager?Don: How do you feel about Odo being Deanna's stepfather? Paul: Would you be interested in Battle Ground Earth being shot in Toronto? Marina Sirtis: Majel hasn't mentioned any involvement for me. I'm not answering that just in case you work with Canadian immigration. And the dog is in charge despite the fact that the cats are twice as big as he is. A lot to do with the way the character was portrayed was in the writing. Maybe if I had learned this sooner I wouldn't have been quite as devilish.I have had a lot of trouble with Canadian immigration in the past. Don: What is your opinion on the way Star Trek and the Internet are interacting? Barry Weir: Do you feel that Paramount squeezes too much money out of us fans on merchandising and silly gimmicks? On First Contact we would have walked over hot coals for him because we wanted to make the best movie possible. But I do try to make sure that I live my life in a way that the young people who watch the show do not necessarily find fault with it. Barry Weir: Yesterday's soccer results: Spurs won, Arsenal lost :-) Marina Sirtis: Yes!!! Jack: This is really cool, thanks for taking time to answer our questions!Beginning his career with a long run with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Stewart's first major screen roles were in BBC-broadcast television and film during the mid-late 1970s, including Hedda, and the I, Claudius miniseries. Stewart's father served with the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry and was Regimental Sergeant Major of the 2nd Battalion, Parachute Regiment during the Second World War, having previously worked as a general labourer and as a postman.