Q: What do you think of the new Star Trek series “Star Trek: Picard”?
JG: I have to say it’s great to have a franchise returning to the small screen. I think it’s a great time to see how much you can dig out of something that was built so much around a lot of television: television and films combined into a bigger picture story, and this is just great to see how much potential there is for that. In real terms, what it tells is: “We did this.” There are so many twists and turns in this new series, and I cannot wait for everyone to see it.
Q: Has your involvement with the Star Trek film series, which stars Zachary Quinto and LeVar Burton, influenced your work with the Star Trek franchise?
JG: Well, I think so: When I read the script—it was a pretty basic script that has been edited down over and over—I was like: “Oh, yes indeed, yes indeed, I think this would be a great idea because it would bring the characters and story alive.” And it did. So I think my involvement does have an effect, in terms of creating character relationships. It’s not like you do a scene and the actor plays this alien. So you can say: “What were the characters going through? What