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How Star Trek: Discovery resurrected a classic character in latest episode

Melissa George has revealed how Star Trek: Discovery resurrected her classic character.

The actress joined the series as Vina, who was first portrayed by Susan Oliver and actually appeared in the first-ever episode of Star Trek as the human castaway lover of Captain Christopher Pike (Jeffrey Hunter).

She's played in Star Trek: Discovery by George, and the actor recently revealed the cool ways she worked with the production team to resurrect the character, which included Melissa re-recording some of Vina's dialogue from the fist Star Trek episode 'The Cage'.


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"They did put some of my voice on top of hers to kind of meld the two together,” she told SyFy.

"I couldn’t recreate her acting because so much has changed the way we act today. There’s a different kind of inflection. But I wanted to watch it and pay homage to her and the way the character felt."

The actress also played homage to the original character through her costume choice, but she also pretty much ruled out a possible return as the character further down the line.

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She added: "So far ... this is it.

"Which means nothing! Vina could come back again. But, if not, I think she’s said everything she needs to say."

Star Trek: Discovery airs on CBS in the US and on Netflix in the UK.

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