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Old April 21 2014, 01:30 AM   #1
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What Has Andrew Robinson (Garak) Been Up To Lately?

What has Andrew Robinson (Garak) been up to in the last decade or so? His last acting credit listed on IMDB was from 2005. I wasn't sure if he left acting or is doing plays (instead of TV / film).
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Old April 21 2014, 01:46 AM   #2
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He's 72, maybe he's just retired from showbusiness.
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Old April 21 2014, 04:56 AM   #3
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Re: What Has Andrew Robinson (Garak) Been Up To Lately?

I often wonder what actors do to make a living when they have large gaps like that. I don't believe he's working at a car dealership or anything (and there are actors I would expect that of). Maybe he's doing theater.

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According to wikiland "He is the Director of the Master of Fine Arts Acting program at the University of Southern California."

So maybe he's just doing that these days.
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Old April 21 2014, 07:43 PM   #4
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I often wonder what actors do to make a living when they have large gaps like that. I don't believe he's working at a car dealership or anything (and there are actors I would expect that of). Maybe he's doing theater.

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According to wikiland "He is the Director of the Master of Fine Arts Acting program at the University of Southern California."

So maybe he's just doing that these days.
^ That's neat!
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Old April 22 2014, 01:01 PM   #5
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You know, I could totally see him doing that! Garak always seemed to have that "watch and learn" thing going on with Bashir. Cheers :-)
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Old April 22 2014, 03:10 PM   #6
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Whatever he's doing, I do wish he would write another Star Trek book. His first, "A Stitch in Time", was an excellent read.
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Old April 22 2014, 03:33 PM   #7
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Whatever he's doing, I do wish he would write another Star Trek book. His first, "A Stitch in Time", was an excellent read.
I still haven't read that book!
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Old April 23 2014, 08:36 PM   #8
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What?!?! shame on you
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Old April 25 2014, 05:19 PM   #9
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Re: What Has Andrew Robinson (Garak) Been Up To Lately?

Of course, it is noncanonical, but in the latest book series, Elim Garak becomes the Castellan of the Cardassian state.

So, perhaps, he might appear on-screen someday in that capacity!

Well done, Mr. Robinson (Garak), one of our all-time favorites!
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Whatever he's doing, I do wish he would write another Star Trek book. His first, "A Stitch in Time", was an excellent read.
This! A hundred times this! "A Stitch in Time" is easily my favorite DS9 book, and 4th on my favorite Trek books list.
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Old April 29 2014, 07:31 PM   #11
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FWIW I think it makes perfect canonical sense for Garak to be given a highly visible position of power on Cardassia after the war.

Just because the Federation is the only major power not inclined to come in and conquer them immediately in their highly vulnerable state, and he's the most popular Cardassian in the Federation by a wide margin.
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Old April 30 2014, 06:47 PM   #12
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I often wonder what actors do to make a living when they have large gaps like that. I don't believe he's working at a car dealership or anything (and there are actors I would expect that of). Maybe he's doing theater.

EDIT:

According to wikiland "He is the Director of the Master of Fine Arts Acting program at the University of Southern California."

So maybe he's just doing that these days.
Yep! I wonder if he and Avery Brooks - who teaches at Rutgers - compared teaching notes on the set.
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Old May 2 2014, 12:14 PM   #13
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Re: What Has Andrew Robinson (Garak) Been Up To Lately?

As mentioned above..

http://dramaticarts.usc.edu/faculty-...-robinson.aspx
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Old May 2 2014, 02:06 PM   #14
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Re: What Has Andrew Robinson (Garak) Been Up To Lately?

JirinPanthosa wrote: View Post
FWIW I think it makes perfect canonical sense for Garak to be given a highly visible position of power on Cardassia after the war.

Just because the Federation is the only major power not inclined to come in and conquer them immediately in their highly vulnerable state, and he's the most popular Cardassian in the Federation by a wide margin.
That all implies the Federation has any say in who gets to govern Cardassia. And that's hardly the Federation's style, or at least it shouldn't be.

Plus Garak never wanted the job - he hates the limelight, and prefers to work behind the scenes. Which is why it took another 10 years almost (of story time) for him to reach that position, and even then it was mostly out of fear of what somebody else would do with the position.

In fact, it's curious that three major space-faring civilizations are now led by people who used to live and work on DS9. Martok on Qo'Nos, Rom on Ferenginar, Garak on Cardassia. It's not hard to see how someone ill-disposed towards the Federation could read that as exactly what you describe - the Federation deliberately placing their 'favourite' candidates on the thrones of rival empires to make sure they are politically allied with them.


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Whatever he's doing, I do wish he would write another Star Trek book. His first, "A Stitch in Time", was an excellent read.
This! A hundred times this! "A Stitch in Time" is easily my favorite DS9 book, and 4th on my favorite Trek books list.
For those who are not aware, Andrew did write a sequel to A Stitch in Time - a short story titled "The Calling" which appears in the DS9 anthology Prophecy and Change.

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