Brent Spinner played the naive Lieutenant Commander Data for seven seasons after that Star Trek: The Next Generation. his new book Fan Stories: Mem-Noir Inspired by True Events It tells a fictional story in which Spiner pursues an obsessive fan during the show’s early days.
Spinner says in episode 493 of “The Book is a Hybrid.” A geek’s guide to the galaxy Audio notation. “It’s a thriller, it’s a memoir, it’s basically a black comedy, it’s a novel. There are things that are inspired by real events in it, there are real people in it, and there are people that are completely fictional in it. So this seems like a good way to describe it as a ‘note noir’.” “.
Fans Fantasy It takes a fascinating look into the life of a working actor while also presenting a strange mystery plot that sees Spiner courting a pair of beautiful twins who may or may not pursue him. “I could have written the book and made it into a completely different sci-fi show that this actor with a completely different name would be working on, but I didn’t think it would be fun,” Spinner says. “It happened 30 years ago, so it was fun for me to be young again, trying to think like my little one.”
The book appears by many Spiner’s next generation Co-stars, including Patrick Stewart, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn, Jonathan Frakes, Gates McFadden and Marina Sirtis, all voices appear in audiobook. “Patrick came into the studio, and we read together,” Spinner says. “LeVar came, Dorn came. Jonathan and Jenny were in Maine, so we had to do it over the phone. Gates came too. Marina was in London, so we did it over the transcontinental phone.”
Spinner’s main goal was to entertain the reader, but the book also deals with serious topics of shock and mania. “Two of the topics I’ve been dealing with — or trying to deal with — are fear and fans, and I think those two things are common to all people,” he says. “We all get scared – it might be The The common denominator–and the fact that we all value or respect someone is also, I think, common to all.”
Listen to the full interview with Brent Spiner on episode 493 of A geek’s guide to the galaxy (above). And check out some of the highlights in the discussion below.
Running Brent Spinner Star Trek and philosophy:
“[Star Trek] It has grown into a cultural phenomenon. I don’t know that anyone lives their life based on the teachings of Star Trek, but they certainly play their part, because they are all very positive, and I think there are a lot of people who are involved in that. There are a lot of things about Star Trek that hold really high minds, especially kind of universally accepted by all&mdsah; No matter what you look like or believe in, there is acceptance. [Gene Roddenberry]The whole thing is that in the future we’re going to celebrate the differences between each other, and that would be really cool, right? And to some extent, there are people who do, and I think they are among the healthiest people we have.”
Brent Spiner on Celebrities:
“It’s a really satisfying experience to put someone on a pedestal, but it’s even better to kick them off that pedestal once you put them on it. So I say don’t take it too seriously. In most cases, that’s not particularly true. I hear from a lot of People on social networks who feel they have a personal connection to me, but I don’t really think it’s me. It’s data. I think a sense of entitlement is the result of playing a character who was accessible to all beings without judgment, and that’s really attractive. So I don’t think it’s about me so much. … It’s not just the fans, it’s humanity, I think, to love someone and then hate that person because you love them so much. It’s like they somehow controlled you.”
Brent Spiner on data and autism:
“[Oliver Sacks] He told me about it years ago, but I didn’t put it together, because I didn’t quite understand it at the time. But since the years I started doing conferences and met a lot of people face to face, I’ve had a lot of kids who come up to my table and say, “I have Asperger’s or “I’m somewhere on the bandwidth,” and “Data was the character I could identify with on TV, and that was really helpful to me.” If I had known the whole thing, if I had really understood it at the time, I would probably have pushed the book to write more, and I would probably have blown the whole thing up, so I’d better do it. I don’t understand, because I think it worked well.”
Brent Spinner for watching Star Trek:
We worked 16 hours a day most of the time, 10 months a year. I had read the scripts, memorized the lines, and then we entered the next episode. I guess I watched maybe the top ten, just to get a feel for the show and what was going on, and then I didn’t really feel like it was time to watch it, because I was already data for 16 hours today, I didn’t really need to spend my time watching the thing I had already read. I knew how they all turned out. I did something last weekend at Skirball Center Here in Los Angeles. It’s a museum, and they have a whole Star Trek retrospective, and they asked me if I’d come because they were showing “Man’s Scale”. …I said, “I’m glad to come, but I have to be transparent and tell you I’ve never seen that before.” So I came in early and watched the show with everyone else, so I’d be at least semi articulated.”