Star Trek: The Next Generation’s very own Marina Sirtis (Counselor Troi) has joined her former co-star LeVar Burton in heaping praise on the new TNG Blu-Ray project. In an interview last week, Sirtis reveals her first impressions on TNG Remastered:
I’m a total Luddite, not good with any technology at all,. I was not prepared to be impressed when I went to CBS to see what they were doing with the Blu-ray, but it was amazing. It was amazing because one of the things I’d always felt about our show was how I felt about the original Star Trek when I watched that 20 years later, and that’s how dated it looked. So I was feeling that about The Next Generation, that it looked dated because the technology had come so far since the 1990s, since we’d made the show. We were state of the art in the 1990s, but technology put us in this time capsule, really. Now, with this Blu-ray technology, it looks like we shot it yesterday.
I think they made a really nice choice of episodes, though I still can’t watch the pilot because I was really amazed that they let me keep my job after that. I describe my performance in that as ‘Sophie’s Choice meets Star Trek’. It was just way too emotional. It was awful, and I thought for sure that I was going to be fired. Aside from that, I can watch the other two.
Sirtis’ comments echo those of LeVar Burton who, as we reported, tweeted about the project last year.
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