The Shenanigans of 'Star Trek: The Next Generation'
What do you do when Captain Picard is a no-show? Call in his crew, of course. Hours before a solo spotlight panel, Sir Patrick Stewart suddenly cancelled — so the NYCC brass managed to wrangle fellow TNGers Worf (Michael Dorn), Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) and Tasha Yar (Denise Crosby). The trio reminisced about on-set antics, including when they stole props from the Paramount lot to decorate their shabby trailers. Dorn hypothesized about the violence that would ensue if Worf were ever made captain of the Enterprise: "Forget about the stun setting. Stun is for weenies." But the highlight of the panel was Sirtis, who in contrast to her beatifically calm character, is hilariously prickly in real life. "If you're gonna heckle, honey, enunciate," she snapped at a loudmouth in the audience. "Before I was Deanna Troi, I was a soccer hooligan. So watch it."