Voyager’s Roxann Dawson Had A Chance To Direct Star Trek But Dropped It For Another Show


“Star Trek” is chock-full of franchise actors who stayed in the family, from Nimoy to Frakes to LeVar Burton. Unfortunately for those who have seen Roxann Dawson’s work over the last several years and found themselves hoping for another reunion, the director herself has thrown a splash of cold water on that dream. In her interview with /Film, she went on to say how much she appreciates the direction that “Trek” has taken in recent years … but the time has come and gone for her to make her way back to the franchise that helped provide her big break in the first place:

“And I remember, I probably shouldn’t say this, but one of the first things [‘Foundation’ creator David Goyer] said to me, he goes, ‘You know, we’re not going to be shooting ‘Trek’ here. This is not ‘Star Trek.” I went, ‘Yes, I understand. I understand.’ And I was kind of like, ‘Well, have you really seen ‘Star Trek?” The current versions of ‘Star Trek’ I think are wonderful. I’ve seen ‘Discovery,’ I’ve seen ‘Picard.’ I think there’s such wonderful and modern work being done there right now that we really can’t categorize it in the way that we might have in the ’90s. But no, I haven’t really wanted to go back. I feel like I’ve been there and I’ve done that, and I love moving on to other things. So that’s where I am at with it.”

As disappointed as fans may be, our loss is everyone else’s gain. While she’s left acting behind for the past decade, Dawson hasn’t missed a beat with her work on “House of Cards,” “The Deuce,” “This is Us,” and especially “Foundation.” She continues to boldly go, even without returning to “Trek.”

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