Mira Sorvino Is A Trekkie And Wants To Be On The Show | SYFY WIRE

WATCH: The Condor cast on their sci-fi loves (including Mira Sorvino's Star Trek obsession)

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Jun 1, 2018

Inspired by Sydney Pollack’s excellent 1975 political thriller Three Days of the Condor — which itself was based on James Grady's novel Six Days of the CondorAT&T Audience Network’s upcoming 10-episode series Condor will be updating the classic story for a modern audience.

The series stars Max Irons as young CIA analyst Joe Turner (aka the Robert Redford role from the original movie), who discovers a far-reaching conspiracy that gets everyone in his office killed. Having to go on the run, Joe will have to discover who is behind the conspiracy and put a stop to their deadly objective, which puts the lives of millions of people at risk.

Ahead of the show’s June 6 premiere, SYFY WIRE’s Tara Bennett sat with the cast of Condor, which includes Irons, Mira Sorvino (Marty Frost), Bob Balaban (Reuel Abbott), and Brendan Fraser (Nathan Fowler).

The cast talked about how timely the new series is today, revealing when the show takes place (2019-20, according to Balaban), and whether the current POTUS, Donald Trump, puts in an “appearance.” The actors also touched upon their characters and their roles in the series, before being asked about their first geeky loves.

“Original Star Trek. I have the dolls. I have the phaser. I’ve got the little toy set which has the transporter that turns around. I was allowed to conventions as a teenager. I have met most of the original cast while — many of them have passed on now, sadly. I’m the biggest geek for Star Trek,” Sorvino said. She then recounted a fun fan encounter between her dad (actor Paul Sorvino) and Leonard Nimoy, before lobbying for a role in any future Star Trek project. Like, say, Star Trek: Discovery?

For Fraser it was Looney Tunes, while Irons geeked out over Submarines. As for Balaban, his sci-fi love was the 1956 movie Forbidden Planet, with Robby the Robot.

Check out our exclusive interview with the cast of Condor for more, and don’t forget to tune in on June 6 at 10 p.m. only on AT&T Audience Network.

Additional material by Nathalie Caron.