So last night I went with some friends to Toronto Comicon to see the TNG cast talk. It was pretty awesome you guys.
Anyways, the highlights of the night were the following... Patrick Stewart kissing everyone on the lips (Gates, Marina and Levar). Marina being her usual loudmouth self. Marina and Jonathon bringing up their Rikers In Space half-hour sitcom pitch. Brent Spiner's Gregory Peck impression. Brent Spiner's Jimmy Stewart impression. Brent Spiner answering a question about playing minorities with "Speaking as a black man", and referring to Levar and Michael as "my brothers" thereafter. How funny Michael Dorn found this. Levar telling us about how Michael and Brent visited him in hospital. And Brent telling us about how Levar tried to punch him Everyone giving Michael Dorn shit for working on Deep Space Nine for 6 more years. Jonathon Frakes referring to it as "Deep Throat Nine". Patrick and Jonathon both doing their best "There Are FOUR LIGHTS!"
Things we learned: Everyone hates "Code of Honor", Patrick threw the producers off the set during the filming of "Angel One", Levarr has the only visor he wore during the show, so if someone tries to sell you an 'original' they're lying. Marina sold off a lot of the stuff she stole from the set... she had some tough times there. Brent Spiner had an apparently amazing idea for how to continue the film franchise, but was told that TNG was suffering from "franchise fatigue" and wasn't getting any more movies. Some other things I can't remember right now.
All in all it was an excellent night, and it was fun just to watch these old friends catch up. I really enjoy how much they still enjoy each other's company, and how genuinely fondly they look back on their time on TNG.