Marina Sirtis thinks there's only one way Next Gen could come back

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Dec 15, 2012

We don't know about you, but we'd LOVE to see the cast and crew of Star Trek: The Next Generation back into our lives again for fresh new adventures where no one's gone before in one form or another (TV, mini-series, movies, you name it). So does actress Marina Sirtis, who thinks that the series—like the original Star Trek crew—could also get the reboot treatment next.

Speaking to North Hollywood's Patch, the actress who played Counsellor Deanna Troi on seven seasons of Star Trek: TNG and four films talked about the possibility of seeing a version of the Next Generation cast and crew on the new Star Trek films; about wishing they'd done more Next Gen movies; and about her belief that the beloved sci-fi series (which will turn 25 next year) could also get the reboot treatment after the studio's finished with the new, current ones.

Here's the interesting bit:

PATCH: Would you hope to see a version of The Next Generation in the new Star Trek movies?

SIRTIS: I don't think that's going to happen. I would love to because I never wanted the job to end in the first place. This was my job of my life. I loved my seven years on it. I loved doing the four movies that we did, but it's not going to happen. As we were the young kids who came along after the original Star Trek, now it's the next next generation and I wish them all the best.

PATCH: So you would have done one more movie?

SIRTIS: I would've done 10 more movies

PATCH: A lot of us wanted you to!

SIRTIS: Yeah, I know. I know. I get this all the time from fans who miss seeing us in anything new, because they still watch us in reruns all the time.

PATCH: What if they cast new actors as the young versions of Troi, Picard and Riker, like they did for Kirk and Spock?

SIRTIS: Exactly. You never know because you're right, after this spate of movies, they might decide to resurrect The Next Generation with us recast young, which would be amazing. I'd be fascinated to see who they picked to play me younger.

And so would we! So much so that our minds are just buzzing with the casting possibilities right now ... (If we were to play the casting game here, let's just say we wouldn't mind seeing Firefly's Morena Baccarin in the role.)

But do you agree with Marina Sirtis and think a Star Trek: The Next Generation reboot is a clear possibility down the line? And WHO do you think would make a great Deanna Troi?

(via Trek Web)

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