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" After 'Star Trek,' I was the commander on 'Stargate Atlantis,' the final season, and once my character had become a good commander, I was sorry that the show didn't last beyond that. "
" I could not play a straight-ahead courageous hero. It's not what I do. "
" Jerry Goldsmith's 'Voyager' theme is a brilliant reworking of the original material. "
" Science fiction fans are great, but they just aren't the same as groupies. "
" No one can replace Amanda Tapping. "
" Yuri's Night is a world celebration for everyone who's interested in a human presence in space - without concern for politics, the Cold War, countries that do and don't have space programs. "
" Science fiction's been good to me. The fans are the most loyal fans in the world. "
" I'll never forget my first moment of looking out on a convention audience with my mouth open like they were kidding me. "
" It's nice to have a signature role. "
" You play a hologram on 'Star Trek,' and you have to spew line after line. I spoke in paragraphs on 'Star Trek.' "
" I don't get 'Star Wars.' I just don't. "
" The best way to tell an actor he's going to be working more and much harder is to appeal to his ego. "
" When we shot the pilot for 'Voyager,' Armin Shimmerman, who played Quark on 'Deep Space Nine,' was very gracious and outgoing about preparing us for these personal appearances. Still, nothing really can prepare you for the first time when you walk out on stage and 2,000 people in a room stand up and applaud simply because you're there. "
" 'Star Trek' is still my signature role because once you do a 'Star Trek' series, it's never really out of the marketplace. "
" The fact that we were encouraged to follow our conscience and not to follow the crowds - that's something I really miss. On the other hand, there were things that drove me nuts in the '60s. There was an aspect of the hippie movement that everyone is an artist, which is lethal. "
" My agent loves me. "
" We were second-generation immigrants, and it was luxury enough to go to college. The luxury of the arts was still a generation away. "
" Sometimes I have little movies that I've made that I wish would be seen by a larger audience. I have a horror movie called 'Sensored' which I'm very creepy and disgusting in, and then I have a family drama called 'The Legends of Nethiah' which has a science-fiction B-story. "
" I have played some wonderful leading roles on stage and had the whole 'China Beach' years where I really played a leading man on that. That was a fun change for a character actor. But I'm perfectly happy going back to building my gallery of memorable character roles. "
" I love to play humorous moments in dramatic shows. That's always the most fun: to keep the logic of the character in a show that's basically action-adventure and then play the comedy moments. "
" 'Star Trek' tends to take itself a little too seriously. They were either very dramatic shows, or if we did a humorous show, it was always a little like, 'Oh, we're doing humor on 'Star Trek,'' especially on the original series. "
" For me, the ideal job as an actor would be something that is intrinsically a drama but to which I could bring in as much humor as possible. "
" I can walk down the street, and 85 percent of the people on the block are really quite oblivious to me. They either think I'm probably an actor or else I installed their storm windows two years ago, or I work at their bank, or maybe I'm their cousin Marie's gynecologist. Then, to the other 15 percent of those people on the street, I'm a rock star. "
" Let's face it: Amanda Tapping's shoes are difficult to fill. She's a great actress and a popular character on 'Stargate'; she's just a lovely person. "
" I think there's something inherently interesting in the Monday morning quarterback: the guy who, you know, sits at one end of the briefing room and tells everyone what they should've done and how they've screwed up. "
" I think I've been pretty fortunate. "
" My family was pretty solidly middle-class. We had a furniture store out near Connie Mack Stadium, and when Dad died, my mom took it over. "
" Being on 'Star Trek,' you have a funny relationship with fame. "
" Working with J. J. Abrams would be absolutely great. "
" Even though my face has gotten more familiar with doing 'China Beach' and 'The Wonder Years,' I'm the kind of actor that people thought, 'Gee, that guy looks familiar. He must have put my storm windows in. He works at my bank or something.' "
" 'Twin Peaks' is like a movie; 'China Beach' is like a movie. These are two of the most cinematic shows on television, and they belong together. "