Marina Sirtis on “The Enemy”

In the original draft [of “The Enemy”] which I happened to read which we’re not allowed to see so we don’t make conversations like this, it was Troi and Geordi stranded on the planet and because Geordi was blinded by the electromagnetics preventing his VISOR from working when we came across the Romulan, it was actually Troi who incapacitated him. I felt very excited about this. I finally got to do something interesting and different and, of course, when the final script came out not only was I not on the planet, but I had one line at the end of the show – and that was actually cut. That’s the kind of thing that happens and I wish it wouldn’t.

Marina Sirtis, interviewed about the state of her character as of Season 3 of TNG, quoted in Captains’ Logs: The Complete Unauthorized Trek Voyages by Edward Gross and Mark A. Altman, 1995.

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