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Interviews | Marina Sirtis
The Real Guys

Did you ever feel that there was a legacy to the film, from the original series and the actors in that series?

Picture I couldn't let myself think about the legacy. Once you start thinking in those terms, you just probably freeze yourself up and don't allow yourself to explore the natural progression of your character and the series. I don't think any of us felt that way, we felt that it was our show and it was � it was our chance to show what we were made of.

I've never felt that we will never reach the iconic status that the original cast reached. I was walking through an airport yesterday, actually, with � with Walter Koenig, and people were just going, 'Oh, look, hey, Chekhov, hi, Chekhov,' and I was invisible. And it made me realise that, yeah, we might have been more popular on a ratings level, but they were the guys: they were the real guys.

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