I couldn't understand much of what was said by Sirtis and Burton. Is there a transcript of what they were saying?
TrekWeb.com has one of the statements from Burton on ST:ID.
When reading this press release, I remembered what Wil Wheaton wrote,
Sigh. The whole point of Star Trek is that it’s philosophical. If you don’t want philosophical Science Fiction, there’s plenty of that for you to enjoy, but Star Trek is philosophical. Philosophy is part of Star Trek’s DNA, and if you’re given the captain’s chair, you’d better damn well respect that.