The Deceptive Complications of Elim Garak

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The Deceptive Complications of Elim Garak

Postby Nutso » Sat May 25, 2019 9:47 pm

https://ca.startrek.com/article/andy-ro ... k-magazine

Actor Andy Robinson sat down for a convention interview on 'Deep Space Nine,' the craft of directing, and more.


You wrote a novel about Garak, about your character. Why? And what was it like to be a writer?

AR: I started writing about Garak because, coming to the Star Trek franchise and being cast as an alien, a Cardassian, I had no idea what that was. I barely know about human beings. But then suddenly to be cast as an alien... it was a challenge. So I decided to write about the character and create the world for the character. I did this in the form of a diary that Garak kept — every day he would write about his experiences and so forth. And then I started going to conventions, like this one, and I started reading from the diary, and the fans loved it! So I started writing more, and I started crafting it more. Like a lot of people, I’ve always wanted to write a novel! That’s when I started working [my diaries] into a book. Then the people at Simon and Schuster, the publisher, agreed to let me [write it officially], and it was a bit of a big deal because I was the first actor to write a novel without what they call a ghost writer — someone else writing it for
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Re: The Deceptive Complications of Elim Garak

Postby McAvoy » Tue May 28, 2019 12:57 am

Never saw him in person at a convention and now I need to see if there is a video of him reading Garak's diary... Because that's just simply awesome.

He was always my top 3 favorite Trek characters.
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Re: The Deceptive Complications of Elim Garak

Postby Nutso » Tue May 28, 2019 4:04 am

McAvoy wrote:Never saw him in person at a convention and now I need to see if there is a video of him reading Garak's diary... Because that's just simply awesome.

He was always my top 3 favorite Trek characters.

Who are the other two?
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