Picks and Pans Review: Sounds Off Brent Spiner
I played Data. I played Lore, his brother. I played Noonien Soong, who created Data, and now I am an ancestor of the Soongs. I've basically played all of the Soong family—except the mother, and I lobbied for that, but they wouldn't let me do it.
ON NOT GETTING TYPECAST
Wearing all that makeup was a very lucky thing for me, because I don't ever look exactly like Data, so people don't type me in that role.
ON THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TREK
I feel it is an essential part of Americana. It's like eating macaroni and cheese. You just feel good knowing it's there—I do anyway!
ON WHAT'S NEXT
I did a very small role in The Aviator. I did a scene with Leonardo DiCaprio, which was terrific. The only thing that could have made it better was five or six more scenes.