One of the most beloved characters on Star Trek: Voyager is Robert Picardo's EMH (short for Emergency Medical Holographic program) simply called "the Doctor." But there was a time—when the show was taking its first baby steps into the Borg infested Delta Quadrant—when the actor thought he'd gotten the worst part on the show.
It turns out Robert Picardo wasn't in the original plan for Star Trek: First Contact—so the actor got sneaky, which eventually scored him a cameo in the big screen Trek adventure. So how'd he do it?
Leonard Nimoy's old Spock served as a bridge between J.J. Abrams' new Star Trek and the original series, and there are rumors he could pop up in the sequel as well. But now, another Trek alum is making a play for a spot in the new universe—and he's already pitched Abrams personally.
Listening to actors David Hewlett and Robert Picardo talk about their new movie, Morlocks, you might think it's a comedy. It's not. It is, however, Syfy's newest original Saturday night sci-fi movie, which premieres tomorrow at 9 p.m.
The sci-fi veteran talks about his upcoming new series.