OFFICIAL FAN CLUB
ChatMod: Okay we'll close the floor now
Chase: Thrill of the Chase
Chase: And before we begin -- we'd also like to say special "Thanks" to Trektoday, Section 31, Trekweb.com, and StarTrek.com for helping with this event.
Chase: This is Chase -- Thanks for joining us
Chase: This should be fun
Stompy: How's Inhuman coming?
Chase: I'm chatting from the set now!
Chase: We're doing pickup shots
Chase: I'm really excited
Chase: It's going to be a fun movie
Chase: You can see it in the Spring
Chase: You can always check my web site for updates
Chase: chaseclub.com (shameless plug!!)
Stompy: I saw the aliens in the jars at chaseclub.com-they look really icky
ChatMod: <loretta> to <ChatMod>: Tell us a little about the movie
Chase: It's a horror film/scifi with a really good script
Chase: The story has a great twist at the end
Chase: I play an ex-doctor of genetics
Chase: She's involved in a deadly game
Chase: In the film my son has died and I've lost my med license
Chase: But I keep on practicing anyway
Chase: The film's go a strong cast
Chase: Mostly newcomers
Chase: but some faces you'll know
Chase: Betty Okino is a lovely actress whose actually a silver olympic medalist
Chase: Thanks for your comments about Terminal Invasion
Chase: We had a great time with that
Chase: It was especially fun working with Bruce
Chase: He's super top work with
Chase: -- a great guy
ChatMod: <Terracide> to <ChatMod>: Who were you closest to on the set of Star Trek?
Chase: Probably Max because we worked together so much
Chase: And partly because I had so much respect for his work
Chase: Arman took both of us under his wing
Chase: Which was a real treat and always helpful
Chase: Now we do the Feregi Family hour at conventions
Chase: We still have a great time together
Stompy: how are your days since you aren't just acting in it, you are also one of the producers?
Chase: Being on of the producers has been an interesting experience
Chase: I was involved in casting
Chase: and quite a bit in publicity
Chase: which we're doing a lot of
Chase: Production is something I hope do more of
Chase: I hope to produce for SCIFI
Chase: Thsese movies of the week on Saturday night are going to be really great fun
ChatMod: <JimmyGlitz> to <ChatMod>: What is your favorite type of character to play?
Chase: Gosh...I don't really have one
Chase: I pride myself in playing a broad range of roles
Chase: fun girl, toserious business woman
Chase: to heavy, emotional wife and mother stuff
Chase: the role in Terminal Invasion was
Chase: interesting because the character was so strong
Chase: and she had real courage
Chase: But I love comedy as well
Chase: Let me add -- that's why Leeta was so special
Chase: She started out dating the cute English doctor and ended up as the strong committed wife of the Grand Nagus
ChatMod: <Larry> to <ChatMod>: Was it hard having to be in love with a Ferengi? (Hi from the Philly con last month)
Chase: A lot of people ask that...Actually, I think it was a brilliant decision on the part of the writers
Chase: Very much in the traditions of Trek
Chase: Plus it was a great job!
Chase: So it wasn't tough at all
ChatMod: <Terracide> to <ChatMod>: What is the main thing that drives you as an actress?
Chase: I'm driven by the ability that actors have along with writers and producers and directors to communicate to the audience in ways that we would never otherwise be able to
Chase: Not to be corney
Chase: It's almost like a ministry
Chase: We get to lead people to laugh
Chase: and cry
Chase: and refelct
Chase: And maybe hug their children more
Chase: Or do something better with their lives
Chase: It's a blessing to be a part of projects that do those things
Chase: And it's wonderful just to entertain people
Chase: Make them have a good time
Stompy: Have you been watching the Dead Zone? Any chance of an appearance since Nicole is on it and Michael Pillar is in charge?
Chase: I love The Dead Zone
Chase: It's one of the best shows to come around in a long time because of Michael's genius
Chase: I'd love to be on it --
Chase: write and ask for me!
ChatMod: <Stella-OPAFA> to <ChatMod>: Much of what you're saying about acting sounds like the things we began to realize after September 11th. Did it affect you personally?
Chase: I think we were all gravely affected
Chase: And we still are
Chase: I had these feelings and motives about acting for as long as I can remember
Chase: But after last year I think the events of 9/11 made us all look at our priorities
Chase: I want more than ever to do work that makes a difference
Chase: That's part of the reason I love Science Fiction
Chase: It speaks allogorically to the real world
Chase: It's a genre where we can indeed make a difference
ChatMod: How's work on the CD coming?
Chase: It's great
Chase: Slowly but surely
Chase: I'm self-producing it so it's taking awhile
Chase: I hope to have it out soon
Chase: Look for it on the website
Chase: under music
Chase: Thanks for asking
Chase: For those of you who don't know
Chase: It's going to be called Thrill of the Chase
Chase: It's music from the 30's, 40's, and 50's
Chase: Jazz, torch songs... music to make out to :)
ChatMod: <cornhoolio> to <ChatMod>: What do you feel was the major lesson playing the role of Leeta
Chase: What a great question
Chase: I learned what's like being a part of a television family
Chase: Which can be a beautiful thing
Chase: DS9 was a very close cast and crew
Chase: with friendships and a connection the we will share
Chase: because we were a part of something so powerful
Chase: It's especially nice that we share a connection with fans the world over who loved the show as much as we did
Chase: That kind of "family" experience is one of the best things about out work
ChatMod: <aillann> to <ChatMod>: would you do a Terminal Invasion series?
Chase: I would but I don't think that's under consideration
Chase: I'd love to do another series for SCIFI though
Chase: I would definitely consider developing a series and as I said I'd love to produce films for SCIFI
Chase: Would you guys watch?
ChatMod: Do you have any aspirations to write a screenplay for a movie or TV episode?
Chase: I'm not a writer, although I've come up with concepts for series that I'm pitching
Chase: I'm a better idea girl
Chase: While I think of it I'd like to say a special hello to Stompy and the members of the fan club
Chase: I love all the support you give me
Chase: Thanks for being here!
ChatMod: <Larry> to <ChatMod>: My wife and I thought Terminal Invasion was poorly written and directed. The acting in it, though, was excellent. We would watch any series with you in it!
Chase: Thank you
Chase: I'd have to agree
Chase: The acting saved TI
Chase: Sometimes that happens and you've just gotta go with it
ChatMod: <Alon> to <ChatMod>: Is your new webcast show online yet and what's that addy again?
Chase: It was on this summer
Chase: But now it's in transition
Chase: There are some exciting possibilites for it that I can't mention yet
Chase: Possibly for next spring
Chase: we'll post the news about it on the website
ChatMod: Do like doing live theatre?
Chase: I love theater -- almost more than anything
Chase: I grew up in theater
Chase: My first play was Oklahoma when I was 5
Chase: My first professional show was Midsummer Night's Draem, when I was eighteen
Chase: It's hard to do a lot of theater because I like spending time with my son
Chase: But I still enjoy it ocassionally
ChatMod: <aillann> to <ChatMod>: do you get a chance to do much dancing these days?
Chase: When I get the CD finished I'll do more singing and dancing.
Chase: Please, no jokes about me being the J-Lo of SCIFI :)
ChatMod: <Alon> to <ChatMod>: You are very well versed in sci-fi, are there any shows you like alot outside of Trek?
Chase: I like Andromeda The writers have done a fine job with that
Chase: I'm excited to see how Firefly develops. Of course I loved X-Files. It's great that I can still watch it.
Chase: I'm really looking forward to Solaris and X-Men II
Chase: and of course the Matrix films
ChatMod: <loretta> to <ChatMod>: Is there any television show on that you would like to do (not scifi)?
Chase: Yes, I really like some of the hour dramas that are new this season
Chase: I shot a guest role on Presidio Med this week
Chase: It airs in late October I think
Chase: It's a great show
Chase: It was fun to do
Chase: I'd love to work on MEDS
Chase: There's some good television going on now
ChatMod: <Alon> to <ChatMod>: You've always been quoted in your fanclub newsletter talking about how much you appreciate your fans and want to get to know them, that you wish you could be the audience and ask them questions like in those convention Q&A's... so anything you'd like to ask your fans now? :)
Chase: I'd ask "What do you like most about science fiction? And why?"
Chase: In saying that in the newsletter I'm saying that it is nice to get to know our fans, at least a little bit got who they are...and not just "the audience"
Chase: People are more than just ratings numbers when you meet them
ChatMod: <Terracide> to <ChatMod>: Do you feel that the roles for women in television and film are getting better?
Chase: Yes I do
Chase: There's a lot of diversity in women's roles these days
Chase: Strong is sexy
Chase: -- and that's making it possible
Chase: That's another thing I've always loved about genre television and sci fi
Chase: Women have long been treated as equals, as well should be
Chase: Of course there's a lot to be said for women being fem fatales as they were in the original Trek too!
ChatMod: <geek> to <ChatMod>: > I love the Sexiest Geek Alive contest that you do each year. I hear they have a new sponsor for 2003. Will you be doing SGA 2003?
Chase: I have a lot of fun with it
Chase: I'm not sure yet about the schedule
Chase: We'll let you know
Chase: It's a very fun concept
Chase: It'll probably be on the website in the spring
Chase: I enjoyed doing the Montel show a few years ago as a mentor for teen age "geeks" It was great experience to get to tell the kids that they are perfect just as they are
Chase: I hate labels anyway
ChatMod: <Poffy> to <ChatMod>: I've have been hearing a lot about the new sci fi movie Michael Dorn is producing and directing Hero Before Dawn. I know he directed some episodes of DS9. How is he to work with as a director?
Chase: I was never in an episode that he directed
Chase: But I'm imagine he'd be very good
Chase: He's overall really great to work with, because he's so easy going
Chase: So unlike Warf
ChatMod: Our hour is about up Chase, any comments?
Chase: I'd like everybody to know that I'm starting a charity project GENIUS -- Genre Entertainment Network In Union to Serve
Chase: We'll be auctioning high end genre collectables and all the proceeds will go to worthy charities
Chase: My fan club President is helping me on this
Chase: If you'd lik more information email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll let you know the details
Chase: Good night everybody
Chase: Thank you so much for being here
Chase: I'm glad you're getting in on the great new stuff that SCIFI is doing
Chase: Thnaks again to TREK fans
Chase: Keep in touch
Chase: God Bless
Chase: And thanks again
ChatMod: The floor is open
ChatMod: Thanks everybody