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were any star trek actors depressed?


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Report this Oct. 09 2009, 9:09 pm

Quote (starbase63 @ Oct. 08 2009, 4:11 pm)
Quote (Ali88 @ Oct. 06 2009, 3:07 pm)
Were any of the actors in any of the series depressed whilst the series were being made?

I know leonard Nimoy was depressed and suicidal throughout the filming of season 3 of star trek, apparently he became an alcoholic during filming and he stayed up at nights drinking and drinking until he'd literally pass out.

Were any other stars from the other series face depression?

weren't some of the stars in Enterprise fraustrated and depressed cause the show had low ratings, they weren't getting paid enough and they thought the show was crap anyway

As usual, can you please cite your source for this?


Nimoy has discussed his alcohol problem and depression in interviews, as well as mentioning it in "I Am Spock."


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Report this Oct. 12 2009, 11:56 am

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Quote (MrsStarbuck @ Oct. 07 2009, 11:30 am)
On a similar note, I was reading yesterday about Robert Beltran on Memory Alpha and I came across this:

Beltran, like Enterprise actress Jolene Blalock, was infamous for his outspoken views on how his series was progressing. He once remarked in an interview that he thought Star Trek: Voyager was "punishment for everything in my life up till that point. Thanks, dear Lord for the... uh, Star Trek gig"

Does anyone have any backstory on this quote? Did Beltran not enjoy making Voyager?

I would hope not. ¿I mean, what has he done outside of Star Trek Voyager that anyone would know him from? ¿I'm willing to bet he didn't turn down his salary and I bet he cashes those royalty checks.

I hate it when people are like this. ¿They get famous from doing a show, and then have the audacity to complain about it.

I know he's really into Down Syndrome charities. ¿Does he complain that he's able to get donations for them due to the status given to him by ST:VOY?

I agree, it always annoys me when actors bite the hand that fed them. Which is why I'm really hoping this quote was taken out of context.

But I've read a few interviews now where he's said he's just not that big a fan of Star Trek in general, and specifically in Voyager, he just didn't feel like his character was developed enough or given enough attention.


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Report this Oct. 12 2009, 8:18 pm

Quote (lostshaker @ Oct. 07 2009, 1:27 am)
I heard the hatred Takei had for Koening was actually very brief. Having shared the same trailer, Takei found out quickly that Koenig was married to a good friend of his back in college and that turned it around. Takei says that Koenig is now one of his best and life long friends.

If this is true, I think it only further proves Takei is a whiny little beeyotch.

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