Marina Sirtis never liked the Troi/Worf romance

Marina Sirtis thoughts echoed those of many TNG fans

When the writers began the romance between Counselor Deanna Troi (Marina Sirtis) and Lt. Commander Worf (Michael Dorn) in season seven of Star Trek: The Next Generation, many fans were befuddled. The relationship came out of nowhere as there hadn’t really been any indication previously that the pair were even leaning in that direction. But in one episode they go from friends to lovers, and fans weren’t the only ones who didn’t like it.

The Fifty-Year Mission The Next 25 Years from The Next Generation to J.J. Abrams by Mark A. Altman & Edward Gross [p. 393] shared a quote by Marina Sirtis where she declared that she never liked the Troi/Worf relationship. In fact, the actress said “we pretend it never happened.” And she was glad Star Trek: Nemesis started with the wedding of Troi and Riker.

Marina Sirtis might be surprised

Surprisingly, though, there is a small contingent of fans who liked the relationship between Troi and Worf. They just wished the writers had given it more time to develop rather than throwing the couple together in the final season of the series.

There are plenty others, though, who believe Commander Riker and Troi were endgame from the start, and the very idea of the Troi/Worf romance gives them nightmares. Sirtis took it a step farther.

“I’m glad the film began with the wedding of Troi and Riker, thanking God that it wasn’t Troi and Worf. I would have killed myself.”

The actress doesn’t specify why she disliked the pairing so much, but there are plenty of viewers who will say there was no chemistry between them or they were never meant to be more than friends. Apparently, someone agreed with Sirtis as the relationship was dropped just as quickly as it began, and it was never mentioned again. That’s the way to tie up loose ends!