Marina Sirtis

Appearing at Rose City Comic Con, ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation’ stars Michael Dorn, Marina Sirtis, and Gates McFadden sat down for a panel about the franchise. The three talked about many things, including the state of ‘Star Trek’ today, and their thoughts about ‘Star Trek: Discovery.’

Sirtis, who portrayed Deanna Troi in ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ was candid about the fact that she does not watch the newest series in the ‘Trek’ universe. When asked about the Klingon designs on ‘Discovery,’ she explained that she can’t weigh in on the subject, saying:

“I have never watched it…I am going to explain why I don’t watch ‘Discovery,’ before they all hate me. We were on the best ‘Star Trek’ show. If CBS thinks I am going to pay to watch ‘Star Trek,’ they are demented. I will wait until I go to England and watch it on Netflix, which I pay for anyway.”

While she may not watch the series, Sirtis was seen on the set visiting Jonathan Frakes while he was shooting the second episode of the second season of ‘Discovery.’ Sirtis explained that she couldn’t say much about the visit, saying:

“When I went to visit Jonathan [Frakes] on the set of ‘Discovery,’ I had to sign an NDA…I swear to god, we have to sign – Gates, don’t we have to sign so many NDAs, we feel like one of Trump’s mistresses.”

In hopes to better explain her feelings about ‘Discovery’ and every ‘Trek’ series that came after  ‘Star Trek: The Next Generation,’ Sirtis addressed the crowd, saying:

“I actually think that ‘Star Trek’ got it right in our show and in the original show because the shows were about something. They weren’t just entertainment…They were little morality plays and that is what ‘Star Trek’ lost after we were done. And it ought to go back to that.”