Marina Sirtis’ 1993 Thoughts on Troi

In Starlog’s November 1993 issue, Ian Spelling interviewed Marina Sirtis in an article called “Beloved Betazoid.” Here are some of the highlights:

To be honest, it sometimes felt like pulling teeth to make things happen, but what I think happens now when they write for Troi is that they don’t say, ‘It’s going to be a Troi-in-love episode.’ My episodes used to just be Troi-in-love episodes…Now, we have Troi in dangerous situations. We have her on the Holodeck, or as a major part of the Away Team – it’s not just Troi in love. That, to me, is the biggest development of Troi we’ve seen in six years.

On “The Price”:

It didn’t make any sense to me that Troi would fall for this guy so heavily that she wouldn’t be able to see what a sleaze he was…It made Troi look uninsightful, which is not the case. She’s too aware, in general, to have been taken in by this guy.

On “A Fistful of Datas”:

I loved [A Fistful of Datas] too. I wouldn’t call it a Troi episode. We all dressed up and got to play cowboy for a week, she says, “I had to learn how to hold a gun. Michael Dorn kept saying, ‘You hold the gun like a girl!’ I said, ‘Excuse me, but I am a girl, so shut up!’

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