Marina Sirtis admitted, "I always felt that Deanna posed a big problem for the writers, that they never quite knew how to use her that effectively on the show." (TNG: "Parallels", "Eye of the Beholder", "All Good Things..."), By the next year, the romance seemed to have dissolved amicably. After Alkar's previous receptacle expired, Troi was tricked by him into performing a "funeral meditation", which established a link – deliberate on Alkar's part – between them. She remembered him fondly, years later. Rank: Deanna Troi Slit Dress from "Star Trek: The Next Generation" The Dress is a customized copy of Deanna Troi Slit Dress NOTE: YOU ARE BUYING THE DRESS ONLY. (LD: "No Small Parts"), About a year later, Troi would give birth to her and Riker's first child, Thaddeus Troi-Riker. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (3rd ed., p. 15)), In a revision of the series bible (dated 4 February 1987), Troi was no longer referred to as a lieutenant, but as a lieutenant commander. At the time, though, she was encouraged by Allen's comments. "TNG resolves this dilemma by having Troi serve as a link between Picard's intellectual and scientific advisers and the more passionate field operatives," Hark observed. (TNG: "All Good Things..."). Also, the description of Troi's past romance with Riker was changed from "intimate" to "unconsummated." However, he also gave her a hint which let her know that the test was really about her ability to send a crew member to his death. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 115, p. 73) "To me, Troi was the nicest person aboard the Enterprise," Sirtis proclaimed, "because, instead of being wacky and zany, she was always understanding and sympathetic towards people." Her rank as lieutenant commander was ultimately first established by a bridge monitor that appears in the third Season 1 installment, "Code of Honor". Eye of the Beholder - Counselor Troi's investigation into the suicide of a crewman suggests a murder was committed aboard the Enterprise while it was being built, and that the murderer is still aboard. (DS9: "The Forsaken"; TNG: "Ménage à Troi"), In 2380, Beckett Mariner mentioned Troi to Brad Boimler as a prominent Starfleet officer. I used 2 base figures to make her. (TNG: "Lonely Among Us"), While searching for survivors from the doomed Federation freighter Odin, the Enterprise journeyed to the planet Angel I, becoming the first Federation vessel to visit the planet in sixty-two years. "Parallels" re-used a number of previously seen props and costumes, including Troi's entire uniform wardrobe with the exception of the first season outfits. 'Okay, write her out.' (Star Trek: Communicator issue 102, p. 55), For Star Trek Generations, Troi's hairstyle more resembled her off-duty look from Season 7, but this time the hairstyle was worn with her on-duty uniform. However, she was still described as the Enterprise's chief psychologist. Troi and Barclay discovered that the Ferengi had reprogrammed the hologram and sent it to Voyager in an attempt to acquire Borg nanoprobes from Seven of Nine. She soon managed to resume her former sense of calm, however, and returned to the Enterprise, as Riker had ordered. (TNG: "Hollow Pursuits", "Realm of Fear") This counseling relationship eventually turned into friendship, and Barclay called upon her to help him when he was assigned to the Pathfinder Project. (TNG: "The Masterpiece Society"), Troi's body was taken over by an alien spirit after the Enterprise investigated the disappearance of the USS Essex, an event that had occurred almost two hundred years previously. Additionally, the crew of the Brattain had succumbed to madness through sleep deprivation from an unknown cause. (TNG: "Ménage à Troi"), Troi temporarily lost her powers when she came in contact with two-dimensional lifeforms that had caught the Enterprise in their magnetic force. (VOY: "Life Line", "Inside Man"; ENT: "These Are the Voyages..."), Despite being half Human and half extraterrestrial by Human standards, Troi was able to participate, without disguise, in away missions that involved traveling to periods of Earth's past before official First Contact took place with the Vulcans. However, Troi also sensed the dual nature of the ambassador, and warned Beverly to be cautious. I did like her other outfits including the regular Starfleet uniform she wore from the middle of Season 6 (Chain Of Command) until the finale too. As the season progressed, this style was changed in favor of another style which saw Troi's hair taken back off her face, but still styled in lower ringlets and without any headband. At one point I really did feel that they were thinking about losing me. After some thinking, I've come to the decision that Troi's best outfit for me was that blue dress that she wore in Seasons 3 & 4. Troi seemed fairly eager to be alone with Riker, and while at Deneb IV's mysterious Farpoint Station, she suggested that they explore a network of passages below the station together, an idea that Riker refused. Another ceremony, a traditional Betazoid wedding, was planned on Betazed shortly following. For the primary universe counterpart, see Deanna Troi. Owing to the complexity of Troi's character, the TNG producers were somewhat uncertain about how to handle the part right up to the filming of series pilot "Encounter at Farpoint". Later, Troi alone downloaded all Starfleet records on the Son'a and studied them with Riker. Barclay, an old friend of hers from the Enterprise-D and -E, told her about his role in the Pathfinder Project – a mission to determine a method of communicating with the USS Voyager, stranded in the distant Delta Quadrant. They used mind probes on Deanna and Lwaxana, but Riker was able to send a message to the Enterprise, communicating the location of the Ferengi ship, and they were then rescued. (TNG: "Haven", "Ménage à Troi"), Deanna was devasted by her father's death, Ian Troi, who suddenly died in 2343, when Deanna was around seven years old. (TNG: Eine Handvoll Datas) I liked Marina very much as a person, but that character was a little [too] soft for me and touchy-feely." 101 & 102) Through the rest of the first season, Sirtis' own hair was taken up, and the high bun was a hairpiece, added to give extra height for a demure look. The notion of having an onboard psychiatrist was so weird. Worf's only visible unease at their wedding in 2379 was the result of imbibing too much Romulan ale and discomfort at the prospect of appearing naked at their Betazed marriage ceremony. , Acknowledging Patrick Stewart and Brent Spiner as the stars of the TNG films, Marina Sirtis had no aspirations for Troi to appear in a central role in any future Star Trek film, despite the character having centrally featured in the occasional TNG episode. (TNG: "New Ground", "Ethics", "Parallels"), After an encounter with alternate realities showed him a life with Troi as his wife, Worf's eyes were opened to a new possibility, and he began to pursue her. Recognizing romantic feelings Crusher had about Trill Ambassador Odan, Troi happily admitted to Beverly this detection of romance, even though Beverly and her paramour were trying to keep their relationship a secret. (TNG: "The Schizoid Man"), The next year, Troi fell for a delegate, Devinoni Ral, at a conference for the rights to a wormhole. (TNG: "Face of the Enemy"), Troi, along with Picard, Data, and Geordi La Forge, returned from a conference to find the Enterprise and a Romulan ship suspended in time, a condition caused by aliens who were using the warp core as an incubation for their young. While the filming of "Justice" – the eighth Season 1 outing – neared completion, the actress related, "This show's writers have given me a great deal to do. (Cinefantastique, Vol. There was some early antagonism between them, especially when he insisted that her unexpected pregnancy (with Ian) had to be aborted for the safety of the ship. I based it on a friend of mine, who's actually Isreali." (Star Trek: Communicator issue 115, p. 73) Some of the fans, though, wanted Troi to be more akin to the actress who played her. 53 & 55), From Star Trek: First Contact onwards, Marina Sirtis wore full wigs as Troi. (VOY: "Pathfinder"). (Captains' Logs: The Unauthorized Complete Trek Voyages, p. 151) By 13 April 1987, in fact, the only actress who seemed suitable to be cast as Troi was Crosby. After that, Troi was taken to sickbay by Riker, who was the first to know something was wrong due to knowing her better then anyone, and two security guards so Dr. Crusher can help her. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 113, p. 19), Several former TNG writing staffers have expressed criticisms about Troi. Barclay, using a holographic simulation of the starship and its crew, had devised a plan to contact Voyager, but had become obsessed with the starship. (SFX: The A-Z of Star Trek, p. 82). His friend and the inventor of the Emergency Medical Hologram, Doctor Lewis Zimmerman, was terminally ill on Jupiter Station and was only expected to live a few more months. Troi and Riker resumed their relationship around the time Worf was grieving Jadzia's death. 21, No. Similarly, Troi's relationship with Riker has its conceptual roots in Ilia's relationship with Willard Decker from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. (TNG: "Violations"), While helping to save a closed society of genetically-engineered Earth colonists, Troi became romantically involved with their leader, Aaron Conor. Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, she served as the counselor aboard the USS Enterprise-D and the USS Enterprise-E. Imagine a potato with matchsticks sticking out of it, and that was my shape." She ultimately discovered, though, that one of the aliens, who had participated in the attack, had been using his telepathic powers to make her think her attacker had been someone else than he himself. In an ultimately deleted scene from "Relics", Troi met Montgomery Scott. After Susan Sackett discovered she had been excommunicated by the TNG cast and crew at Gene Roddenberry's funeral (held on 1 November 1991), she felt as though the character of Troi was essentially being channeled through Marina Sirtis. "A therapist on a ship full of characters that supposedly had gone beyond Human foibles and no longer succumbed to petty jealousy and anger? Also in "Conundrum", Deanna's birthday is shown on-screen as being March 29th, which happens to be Marina Sirtis' real birth date. Aug 27, 2017 - Explore Enrique Amandoron's board "Marina Sirtis" on Pinterest. (Star Trek: The Magazine Volume 2, Issue 12, p. 19), Marina Sirtis was cast as Troi on 6 May 1987. (SFX: The A-Z of Star Trek, p. 82), When Denise Crosby and Beverly Crusher actress Gates McFadden left the series at the end of its first season, the decision was made to retain Marina Sirtis as Troi for the second season. His/her job is to support those aboard the ship in the job of being the best they can be. (TNG: "Cost of Living"), Troi as a victim of rapid aging induced by Ves Alkar, In 2369, Troi met Ves Alkar, a Federation mediator who routinely transferred, telepathically, his dark thoughts and emotions to other hosts, so that his mind was clear and able to mediate conflicts more effectively. Stricken with grief and regret, Lwaxana removed all evidence of Kestra's existence from her own life and even repressed all memories of Kestra. Her top half is from the 7” Art Asylum Deanna Troi figure Both Worf and Riker were extremely saddened by her demise, and each blamed the other for preventing a relationship with her, causing relations between the two men to become estranged for the next twenty years. (SFX: The A-Z of Star Trek, p. 82) Sirtis also remarked, "Troi was not supposed to be the chick on the show. Unfortunately for Sirtis, she felt likewise. Their son, Thaddeus Troi-Riker, died of Mendaxic neurosclerosis soon after their arrival on Nepenthe. (TNG: "Dark Page"), After a crewmember, Daniel Kwan, committed suicide on board the Enterprise, Troi was asked to investigate, since the crewman had had empathic abilities and Troi might be able to find out why he had killed himself. Mother: $30.93. 2/3, p. 76) "If you go back to 'Encounter at Farpoint', where I was dressed in the cosmic cheerleader outfit with the ugliest go-go boots ever designed, I was about twenty pounds heavier. N'Vek was killed by the Khazara's helmsman after Toreth retook command, and the Enterprise barely managed to beam Deanna back on board before the Khazara fled under cloak. She also ceased wearing hair decorations. (Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion (3rd ed., pp. While there, Troi befriended Sub-Commander N'Vek, who helped her to adopt her role and also revealed the true nature of her mission – to help Vice-Proconsul M'ret and two of his aides defect to the Federation. Troi helped Worf rescue Alexander and put the outlaws in jail. "Because they gave her these empathic powers and she wasn't just a normal psychologist," the actress explained, "they went, 'Oh blimey, well if she can sense feelings and figure out what's going on, maybe she shouldn't be in this scene.' Born: Yes, and all woman." Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. From that point on, Troi wore her hair long, in loose ringlets, and it was taken off her face, held in place by a headband. Her ability to sense feelings and emotions yielded vital clues which allowed the crew to determine that the station was actually a shapeshifting space vessel lifeform being forced into servitude by the Bandi. (The Fifty-Year Mission: The Next 25 Years, p. 101) Sirtis appreciated their efforts, remarking shortly after the series ended, "Within the last one and a half seasons, I've become much happier with my character's development." Ral quickly left and bade goodbye to Troi. She decided not to separate the bridge and engineering, and to divert power to engineering, a decision that ended up saving the ship. She was frustrated by his behavior to the point she felt as though she was going crazy, as all he wanted to do was indulge himself and party. The character was played by British born actress Marine Sirtis from 1986. It wasn't until fifth season installments "Disaster" and "Conundrum" that Troi's lieutenant commander rank was mentioned again, following the visual reference to it in "The Child". Think the idea there was to try and provide a sense of continuity between TOS and TNG. "But my knees were knocking all the while and I was scared to death. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 102, p. 54), Of all the TNG main characters, Deanna Troi had the most number of changes to the look of her character throughout the series, in both costume and hairstyles. (TNG: "Angel One"), Later that year, Troi was returning from a conference when her shuttle suffered a sudden instrument malfunction and subsequently crashed on Vagra II. (Starlog, issue 126, p. 46), It was Gene Roddenberry who thought up the name "Deanna Troi". Deanna Troi Outfits: Season One As I mentioned a few posts ago, I have the complete series of Star Trek: The Next Generation on DVD. Deanna Troi was a female Betazoid–Human hybrid Starfleet officer. Also a talented designer, Wood created the first of Whoopi Goldberg’s memorable Guinan outfits and helped develop the look of the Borg, as well as this Deanna Troi Strafleet burgundy v-neck jumpsuit. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 113, p. 19), Marina Sirtis did have one regret about Troi, at the end of the series. "It is difficult," admitted Ronald D. Moore, "because you run into a double trap of how much does she know and when. (TNG: "Night Terrors"), Troi took command of the Enterprise after it was hit by a quantum filament that caused major damage and trapped the officers in various parts of the ship. She did not get the opportunity to enjoy her swim, however, as the Enterprise was diverted to Dytallix B and then to Earth. At that point in the series, Marina Sirtis unhappily concurred with the opinion that Troi had been underutilized, citing her exclusion from "The Enemy" as an example. "During that time I was being Deanna more hours in the day than I was being Marina, and it did kinda rub off on me." Troi's hairstyle also varied in Season 7 depending on whether she was on duty or not. Not a chaplain, because we have moved beyond mere ritual, but someone who serves as a 'master.' Second, I preferred when she had like a quasi-starfleet/ill-defined role. (Star Trek: Communicator issue 102, p. 55), Due to the low-cut costumes Marina Sirtis wore in the early days of the series, Troi became the sex symbol of Star Trek: The Next Generation. In the latter of the two universes, Troi was the mother to two children that Worf fathered, and he was the Enterprise's first officer. He came home one day and said, 'I think we've got one too many girls on the show,' and it didn't need a rocket scientist to work out that you need a doctor and a security chief but you don't really need a psychologist. (Trek: The Next Generation, 2nd ed., p. 27) She explained further, "It was an Eastern European accent, which kind of started with the Tasha Yar auditions, 'cause she was supposed to be from Eastern Europe. However, he also argued, "I think the last two years have seen her develop a great deal and that does not mean it's sufficient or there shouldn't be more done, but I believe that she used to be a character who looked at the screen and said 'I sense anger out there' and we've given her a chance to actually do therapy, to do some very serious stories and make some critical contributions to the solutions or problems and really become a counselor in the best sense of the word. It's unfortunate because the things she's had, she's been wonderful in." That would eventually become Deanna Troi." (TNG: "Cost of Living") In late 2370, Deanna gladly accepted a request from Worf that she formally become Alexander's soh-chim, an honorary role equivalent to that of a godmother. Deanna Troi is a main character in the science-fiction television series Star Trek: The Next Generation and related TV series and films, portrayed by actress Marina Sirtis.Troi is half-human, half-Betazoid and has the psionic ability to sense emotions.She serves as the ship's counselor on USS Enterprise-D.Throughout most of the series, she holds the rank of lieutenant commander. Their wedding party in Alaska included Captain Picard as best man, Dr. Crusher as bridesmaid, and Data, La Forge, Worf, and Wesley Crusher as groomsmen. Her plan worked. Although Picard refers to Troi as "commander", as is the customary verbal address for a lieutenant commander in informal situations, in the very first scene of "Encounter at Farpoint", she is not referred to as holding that rank in any other episode of the first season. I think the dress made her look taller. The marriage itself was permanently canceled, however, when Wyatt, a doctor by profession, chose to join his fantasy lover (a real woman he had had frequent dreams about) aboard an infected Tarellian vessel. Sirtis exclaimed. It became too real when a malfunction released the safety protocols as a result of Data interfacing with the Enterprise's computers, causing the characters to take on the android's appearance and abilities. The prisoners were finally rescued by Hugh, Data, and the Enterprise. (Star Trek Monthly issue 27, p. 17) Sirtis noted that both Troi and Beverly Crusher were simultaneously in "positions of power" and "were in the caring profession, so we couldn't be too aggressive." After examining Kwan's station, Troi became insanely jealous of Worf; when she found him in the arms of another female crewmate, Troi killed Worf and attempted suicide. She learned that he was part Betazoid and had been using his mental powers to influence the negotiations. I liked all her appearances except for the movie hairdo's. During her time there, one of her patients was Tam Elbrun, a Betazoid male who had been suffering from mental instability due to his lack of the Betazoid's natural ability to "tune out" the thoughts of others. I'm not just there when they need an empath. In 2373, Troi and her crewmates disobeyed Starfleet orders by taking part in the Battle of Sector 001. I am going to periodically show you some of the costumes, starting with Season One and the character of Deanna Troi. Introduced as ship's counselor in Star Trek: The Next Generation, a newly created position, she is responsible for the morale of every crewmember aboard.Creator Gene Roddenberry wanted to stress the importance of mental health and the … That being said, just from a purely "wow she is pretty" perspective, she really looks cute in the uniform. There was no one shown to be serving as ship's counselor in her place, suggesting that the position did not exist due to the constant state of war in that timeline. ), Star Trek NAACP 52nd Image Awards Nominees, Reminder: Nichols Movie Showing In Theaters Tonight, McMahan: Finding Storytelling Opportunities in Lower Decks, Perfect World Entertainment’s Star Trek Online Charity Drive, Kurtzman: What To Expect In Season Four Of Discovery. (Cinefantastique, Vol. Later, Troi spoke with Worf about his son, Alexander, and graciously accepted his offer to serve as his son's soh-chim, formalizing her motherly relationship with Alexander. She continued to use the uniform after Captain Picard resumed command. From United States +C $32.92 shipping. However, Kestra drowned when Deanna was an infant. 2, p. 51), At the start of the fourth season, developing Troi more was a goal that Jeri Taylor very much wanted to achieve. Details about Star Trek Cosplay Commander Deanna Troi Costume Blue Dress Uniform Outfit. (Star Trek Monthly issue 27, pp. (PIC: "Nepenthe"), Deanna shares a romantic moment with Worf in 2370, Although Worf was distrustful and uneasy around telepaths, Troi became a trusted exception. Counselor Troi's deceit shocked Yar, as she regarded Deanna as a friend, but the counselor explained that she had used deception only so that Yar would answer honestly how she felt about Lutan. (TNG: "Conspiracy") Deanna later helped Clare Raymond, a recently revived Human from the late 20th century, learn about her descendants and locate distant relation Thomas Raymond. Troi determined that the cosmic string was their home; the Enterprise was able to break free, and after the aliens left, her powers returned. (Star Trek Generations), In 2372, Troi transferred to the Sovereign-class USS Enterprise-E, with most of the senior staff of the Enterprise-D. (Star Trek: First Contact) She continued the occasional role of bridge command as part of her duty shifts, while posted to the Enterprise-E. (Star Trek: Insurrection). Counselor Deanna Troi : He can't, Mother. Discussion in 'Star Trek: The Next Generation' started by NigellaDeanna20, Oct 23, 2015. This omission was presumably for the sake of simplicity. March 29, 2336Betazed 21, No. First, she was just real pretty wearing it. Picard asked her to use her Human abilities to try to determine the aliens' intentions – as he pointed out, her degrees in psychology were not tied to her powers and she was still the most qualified person on the ship for the task. (TNG: "The Price") (TNG: "Time's Arrow"; Star Trek: First Contact), Troi did not like riding horses because of their "own mind", as Betazoids become too involved in the thoughts and shifting passions of animals. Accounting for the modifications, Marina Sirtis stated, "After the pilot was shot, the producers decided that the look didn't suit the character the way she was originally envisioned. He grew at an accelerated rate and within hours was an eight-year-old boy. I have to admit that I do like it as well. "If I could really travel back through time and relive the TV series, I wouldn't give Deanna a foreign accent – even though her mother is a Betazoid," she conceded. – Daniel Bingham Feb 14 '11 at 6:42 (PIC: "Nepenthe"), Troi and Riker, along with their two children, Thaddeus Troi-Riker and Kestra Troi-Riker, settled on the planet Nepenthe in an effort to mitigate Thaddeus' Mendaxic neurosclerosis. Troi went on to successfully pass the test. She and Number One are romantically involved. (TNG: "Haven"), When a planet in the Delphi Ardu system drained the Enterprise of its power, Troi and the majority of the ship's crew suffered from exposure to extreme cold and were forced to endure almost deadly oxygen deprivation. (Starlog, issue 126, p. 46) Although she attended the screening, the actress wasn't proud of her performance in the episode. Before Alkar left for a conference, Troi attempted to use a knife but Picard stopped her. She was not known to bluff, according to Worf, but was quick to point out that perhaps she was good enough that he simply never caught her. "People watching the pilot and then the rest of the series will think they've cast two different people in the role," reckoned Marina Sirtis. In "A Fistful of Datas", Marina Sirtis had fun playing Troi in a Wild West holographic program. "So, in that hour, I was determined to just memorize the scenes and tough it out," she remembered. (TNG: "Descent", "Descent, Part II"), When the Enterprise took part in a cultural exchange in early 2370, Troi served as the liaison for Loquel. (ENT: "These Are the Voyages..."), As a child living on Betazed, Deanna learned aspects of Human culture from her Human father, Ian. Two years later, in 2375, Troi helped Captain Picard prepare to host a reception for a visiting delegation of Evora representatives – after having read a Starfleet report on their species – and later attended the ceremony with Picard, Riker, and Dr. Crusher. See more ideas about deanna troi, star trek, trek. Occupation: (TNG: "Disaster"), Troi counseled Worf and Alexander Rozhenko, who had boarded the ship to stay with his father. (TNG: "Hollow Pursuits"), While attending a trade conference on Betazed, Deanna, along with Lwaxana and Riker, were captured by the Ferengi, who wanted to use Lwaxana's telepathic abilities to give them an advantage in negotiations. In 1994 Marina Sirtis, who played Counselor Deanna Troi on "Star Trek: The Next Generation", several movies and shows shared a behind-the-scenes look at the costumes for the show. Her efforts helped stabilize their relationship. When she became pregnant by an alien energy being, Deanna named the resulting child after her father. Deanna Troi was played by actress Marina Sirtis. She graduated in 2359, majoring in psychology. Top Rated Seller Top Rated Seller. He seems angry to me, Captain.'" Some people hate the holodeck episodes, but I tend to like them. She serves as the starship's Chief Psychologist, Deanna is probably foreign (anywhere from Italian, Greek, Hungarian, Russian, Icelandic, etc.) But she later helped him adjust to his new role as a father to his son, Alexander, at which time Worf grew to trust and respect Troi. Her past relationship with Riker was described as "intimate." After the colony was saved, the romance ended as she returned to the ship and he declined to leave his colony. (PIC: "Maps and Legends", "Nepenthe"), Retired Admiral Jean-Luc Picard arrived on Nepenthe in 2399 with Soji Asha, whom Troi could not sense any emotion from, and Riker immediately recognized as being an android descended from Data. This wig was also used for her appearances in Star Trek: Voyager. This was changed when the producers realized that Troi would be strengthened both in her shipboard role and as a character if she were to occupy the third central seat. By overseeing the launch, she assisted in preserving what followed the historic flight: First Contact between Humans and Vulcans. (TNG: "Code of Honor"), Troi's life, as well as the lives of virtually the entire crew of the Enterprise, was later saved by Riker when he managed to persuade Portal 63 of the long-extinct Tkon Empire to release the starship from his control, as the Portal had trapped the Enterprise in an energy field that was draining the ship's power and forcing its crew, including Troi, to endure extreme cold and almost deadly oxygen deprivation. Good Star Trek, Deanna Troi, Costume. After Picard threatened to destroy the Enterprise and their existences, the spirits decided to stay alive on their moon. One such aspect was a fondness for stories set during Earth's Ancient West, which he often read to her. So far, I'm very pleased with the things they've given me to do." As the first season got underway, Marina Sirtis noticed that Troi, now clad in a variety of low-cut casual duty outfits, had become less of an intellect than the actress had first been led to believe the character would be. (TNG: "The Neutral Zone"), In early 2365, Troi became pregnant by an alien who wished to experience Human feelings and relationships. (You must log in or sign up to reply here. ("Selected Crew Analysis: Casting", TNG Season 1 DVD special features), An unused look considered for Troi included a "skant" version of the Starfleet uniform and a severe bun hairstyle, as well as another hairstyle that was curly and high. Saved by Leslie Nygaard. Her dislike of the experience was because she hated prosthetics and water, yet the part required her to be exposed to both. Again, this look was achieved by a combination of Marina Sirtis' own long, curly hair and hairpieces, which added extra volume and length. I remember one of the directors came up to me and said, 'You only have a couple of lines in this episode, so I told them to give you the week off and write you out.' 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