Seven of Nine to appear on Boston Legal's season finale
Well, not the real Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager, because that would be just silly. I mean, do you know the financial costs of traveling back in time from the 24th century? They're astronomical! Plus, if she manipulates the time stream we could all be living under the iron thumb of . . . gulp . . . Canada!
No, I'm talking about Jeri Ryan, who appeared as Seven of Nine, and recently worked with David E. Kelley, creator of ABC's Boston Legal, on the FOX series Boston Public. Ryan will be appearing in the two-hour season finale of Boston Legal that will air on May 16th. She will appear as host of a fictional reality series who is charged with attempted murder after shooting at a member of the paparazzi that was stalking her.
Now, you may be asking yourself why the heck this is such big news. Well, for those who have watched the original Star Trek and its incarnations, this will be a convergence of characters that appeared on those series. In addition to Ryan's appearance as Seven of Nine on Voyager, Boston Legal star Rene Auberjonois (Paul Lewiston) appeared as Constable Odo on the syndicated Star Trek: Deep Space Nine from 1993-1999. Of course, Legal's William Shatner (Denny Crane) appeared as Captain James T. Kirk on the original 1966-1969 series as well as a number of movies.
Now, if we could only get all of the Trek captains to appear at once on Boston Legal. Well, a geek can dream.