Robert Picardo pays homage to Star Trek's No. 1 artificial intelligence

By: H&I Staff     Posted: July 22, 2020, 11:46AM

Most noted for his role in Star Trek: Voyager as the ship's snarky holographic doctor, "The Doctor," Robert Picardo has returned to pay homage to everyone's favorite Star Trek artificial intelligence.

No, the other one.

Posted on his personal YouTube page, his somber lament Spent My Life An Actor dives into Picardo's legacy as a Star Trek actor along with having to play "second fiddle" to his AI acting counterpart, Brent Spiner. The video is of course a bit on Picardo's part, one that he didn’t run by Spiner until after the video was posted.

"When we were making this somebody asked if Brent would possibly be upset by this. I said I don't know, but I do know that he can take a joke so why couldn’t he take a joke at my expense," said Picardo in his interview with TrekMovie.com. Piacrdo was right in his assumption, as Brent Spiner was one of the first responses to the video and praised him and his team for their work.  

While the video does poke fun at Picardo's situation of being "the other" AI Star Trek character, Picardo still holds a fair amount of enthusiasm for the Star Trek franchise and has even mentioned an interest in reprising his beloved role as "The Doctor" once again. 

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