So a trial was set up and the defense that we presented, and Whoopi Goldberg took great heart in this, was that what was being proposed was a form of slavery.
So it was a happy accident to find myself, for seven years, in a series that was dealing seriously with issues like that."Also rewarding was the fact that Stewart, now firmly entrenched in the I said to Gene, 'I like to collaborate on the characters that I play and I hope that this will be no different,'" recalls the actor.
She moved to California and worked with improv groups, including Spontaneous Combustion, and developed her skills as a stand-up comedienne.
universe allowed for the exploration of themes that not only stretched the viewer's imagination but encouraged them to think as well..."Gene Roddenberry was not a political man and he resisted attempts to politicize , we were able - under the leadership of our great producer Rick Berman - to work some storylines into it that went in a more overt political direction. My own political and charitable work has never been a secret and I believe, for example, in embracing difference and individuality. They were going to take Data back to Earth, disassemble him and work out how to clone him.
That was Jean Luc-Picard's philosophy, Charles Xavier's philosophy, and it also happens to be mine."This philosophy also resulted in one of the most fondly remembered episodes of the second season of TNG, by both fans and cast members."Whoopi Goldberg and I worked a lot on the story of 'The Measure of a Man,'" says Stewart. Of course Data did not want to go and we did not want to lose him.