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Val
Feb 23, 2024
In General Discussions
If anyone is interested, this is an interview (I think from thr early 2000’s) where Marina is talking both about Star Trek and her Greek heritage. Broke my heart when they asked her about what support she got from other Greeks or thr Greek community at large and she said she got none- zero. I’m only half Greek, but you have my support, Marina! Είσαι πολύ παλαντούχος και έχεις τιν υποστήριξή μου! Πάντα.
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Val
Feb 19, 2024
In Questions & Answers for Marina
Thought you'd like this clip:
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Val
Feb 06, 2024
In General Discussions
Some people are truly heartless. There was a post on Instagram reporting on 'King Charles's' cancer diagnosis. And some of the comments were truly vile. I don't care if you detest the man, but being happy that someone has cancer and hoping he dies?? I just can't. And when I said that, I had someone tell me they hope I die and get cancer. Normally I don't care what a bunch of strangers say, but I've had 4 family members get cancer (including my mom) and 2 die from it. Cancer is not something to joke around about. I posted some of the comments below. TW if you're easily upset. This was my initial comment: These were some of the comments I received: These were directed towards (are about) ME: Like I said, I normally don't care what some random people on the internet think but, as someone who has witnessed what cancer can do to someone over and over again, these comments are like a punch to the gut. I almost feel sorry for them; that they harbor so much hate in their hearts. Again, I don't care if you like King Charles or the Royal Family or if you detest them. This kind of vile behavior is just unacceptable, in my opinion. UPDATE: So Instagram decided to restrict access to my account (fancy way of suspending my account without thr 'Account Suspended' notice popping up on my profile) b/c their AI detextion software said my content was threatening. Apparently, all of the above comments are ok, yet calling someone a bitch and saying I hope they or a loved one of theirs never has to experience the horrors of cancer is 'threatening behavior' worthy of account suspension. It's almost comical at this point. Way to go Instagram {sarcasm}. I'm just worried b/c I run a small artisian business and have my business Instagram account connected to my main account that I can't disconnect because I can no longer access my main account. I just don't want this to affect my business. UGH! 😩
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Val
Jan 30, 2024
In General Discussions
Oh for God's sake! 😩🤦🏻‍♀️If you actually believe(d) this, I have a bridge I want to sell you. Link to this article is here: https://apple.news/ArEF16O-zRY2Vz_7qTd4e-A
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Val
Jan 28, 2024
In Questions & Answers for Marina
Since you enjoy cooking, I was wondering if you have a signature dish/favorite dish that you enjoy making?
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Val
Jan 28, 2024
In General Discussions
This is hilarious! 😆
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Val
Jan 26, 2024
In General Discussions
I'm a day late with this but yesterday was my Mom's birthday. For those of you who don't know, she's the one who introduced me to Star Trek, particularly TNG and she also loves Marina (and Marina's character Deanna Troi). Anyway, I took my mom out to dinner last night. Here's a pic of us from her birthday dinner:
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Val
Jan 16, 2024
In General Discussions
Last week I did an acrylic painting for Deanna Troi's aesthetic. This week, I did one for Marina Sirtis. Here's what I came up with: I made the 'M's' the way I did to represent Marina's flexible personality, as well as, her versatility as an actress. I also think these colors are representative of Marina's personalitu (I'm a synethesiat and associate different colors and patterns with different people). Anyway, it's an acrylic painting on a 9in by 12 in canvas. What do you think? Do you think this is an accurate representation of Marina (as far as abstract art goes)?
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Val
Jan 10, 2024
In General Discussions
Made this little piece. It's an acrylic painting on a 6in by 10in canvas. These colors and pattern scream Deanna Troi to me. What do you all think?
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Val
Jan 08, 2024
In Questions & Answers for Marina
I've written about this previously, but the issue appears to be escalating, which is why I'm addressing it again here. I've observed a noticeable increase in spam across this site, with every other comment or post seemingly constituting spam. I understand that spam is inevitable on any platform, and the usual advice is to ignore it. Nevertheless, it's becoming a serious nuisance as nearly every thread is now peppered with individuals or bots promoting obscure websites, even amidst serious discussions, to the point where the amount of spam posts is starting to surpass the amount of genuine content/posts. If you are interested, I have a couple of ideas that might reduce the volume of spam. Certain websites employ verification measures for account creation or during login, such as "select all the squares with trees" or receiving a code via phone or email. Additionally, I would be willing to volunteer as a moderator (or whatever the term is) to aid in sifting through, reporting, and removing spam posts (the ones w/the obscure links or advertising of services). I hope these suggestions are constructive and I'm not overstepping any boundaries. If my approach is inappropriate, I sincerely apologize. My intent is merely to bring attention to an issue on your site that you may not be aware of. Wishing you well, Marina.
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Val
Jan 03, 2024
In General Discussions
Keep fighting for YOU because YOU deserve better.
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Val
Dec 18, 2023
In General Discussions
This was labeled as Marina's fist televised performance. I'm not sure if that's true or not. But it was definitely very early on in her career. The Sicilian part of me ks loving that she's playing a "southern Italian beauty". 🥰🇮🇹
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Val
Dec 13, 2023
In General Discussions
Wishing everyone a joyful December, whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or nothing at all. May this month bring you happiness, good health, and prosperity.
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Val
Dec 10, 2023
In General Discussions
I know I'm a bit late and I apologize for that. I just wanted to say that I am holding you in my thoughts as you remember your husband. Four years may pass, but the love and memories stay forever strong. I’m sending love and positivity your way. I'm here for you, Marina. 🤍🕊️
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Val
Dec 09, 2023
In General Discussions
I don't ever remember seeing a flag or insignia for Betazed. If there is one, let me know because I'm VERY interested. Anyway, what color(s) and/or symbol do you think should make up the Betazed flag. I'm thinking Violet and Saphire with an outline of an eye (like the 'all seeing' eye). Kind of like this, but a with darker purple and half of the background would be blue. Also the pupil of the eye would be black. What do you guys think? How would you design the Betazed flag?
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Val
Dec 03, 2023
In General Discussions
I was just watching the 1963 version of Cleopatra with Elizabeth Taylor and, maybe it's just me, but I had to do a double take because she looked so much like Marina. I was like "Marina's in this? How did I not know she played Cleopatra?" Then I remembered 1963, so there was no way it could have been Marina. I went on IMDB and then saw it was Ms. Taylor. But the resemblance is uncanny. At least I think so.
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Val
Nov 20, 2023
In Questions & Answers for Marina
Aside from anything wildly inappropriate, of course, are there certain questions or question topics you would prefer fans avoid/stay away from during Q&A sessions?
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Val
Nov 18, 2023
In General Discussions
I’m not entirely sure what I want to get out of writing this. I think just to be heard/seen and show others who may be struggling that aren’t alone. I am currently in the process of being assessed for autism. I was recently diagnosed with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Social Communication Disorder. The last one is relatively new and it’s basically where you have the social struggles that someone who’s on the spectrum may have, but that’s it. It doesn’t extend to other areas of your life like autism might. But the fact that I have all these conditions, my doctor thinks there’s a distinct possibility that I could be on the spectrum. I don’t know what it’ll mean for me. There’s nothing wrong with being autistic; don’t get me wrong, but it’s like when I lost my hearing. It’s an adjustment; a new sense of identity. In the midst of all this, I have also been confronted with the physical manifestations of a long-standing health issue. For over 15 years, my chronic neck and shoulder pain, coupled with debilitating chronic headaches, were dismissed as simply being stress/tension-related. I would even get episodes where my neck and left arm would completely lock up for 2-3 days and nothing could get it unlocked. I(http://unlocked.It)t was a frustrating cycle of being told to relax or exercise more, with little acknowledgment in regards to the severity of my symptoms. I finally found a doctor, last month, who believed me. They were shocked no one had ever sent me for an Xray or MRI of my neck. So they sent me for an Xray and it turns out that I have more than just “tight muscles due to stress” like all the other doctors had said. I was officially diagnosed with degenerative disc disease all throughout my neck. I have bone rubbing on bone in parts of my neck. I also have spinal fluid leakage, which is going into my nerve endings in my spinal cord, hence the bouts of temporary paralysis. The thing is, without treatment, the paralysis could one day become permanent. And that scares me. Even with insurance, the costs of testing, medication, and copays have amounted to nearly $1,000 in just the past month. Navigating the complexities of the American healthcare system has become an additional source of stress and uncertainty as I attempt to get and pay for the treatments I so desperately need. As it is, my doctor strongly advised I go out on short-term disability leave, which in New York State means I’d get no more than $170 USD per week. That’s the equivalent of making $4.50 an hour. It’s an unlivable wage. What has added to the weight on my shoulders is a sense of guilt for feeling frustrated and angry, knowing that there are people half a world away, who are facing much worse situations, including life-threatening struggles and injustices. While I acknowledge that my own challenges are significant, I can't help but feel that there are others who would gladly switch places with me. It's all so overwhelming to process, especially when everything seems to be happening at once. I’m trying to stay strong and positive. Part of me just wants to curl up in bed and cry while the other part wants to keep fighting and keep pushing despite these setbacks. Anyway, thanks for taking the time out to read this. Just know, if you’re struggling, you’re not alone. I may not understand your individual struggles, but I see you and I’m here for you however I can be.
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Val
Nov 16, 2023
In General Discussions
My mom got me into Star Trek. She grew up watching TOS and then watched all the subsequent series. It's a funny story but, in high school, I loved Doctor Who. I convinced my mom to watch an episode with me. She said it was good but, if I liked that, I would definitely love Star Trek. She suggested starting with TNG. So, I started watching and, yeah, that's how I got into it. In fact, the first time we watched an episode together, it was the one where Troi kept hearing music for days (I forget the name of the episode) because of a psychic attack. This was after I started developing Menieres disease but before I was diagnosed. I would get bouts of tinnitus for 2-3 days straight and it would keep me up at night. My mom told me to come downstairs and was like "You need to watch this right now!" I told her I wished my tinnitus sounded like classical music and not a whistle being blown in my ear. But yeah, that and "The Loss" I could definitely relate to. Made me feel less alone while I was going through the worst of my symptoms/disease. In fact, after Raleigh, my mom made me promise that, if Marina is going to be at a convention in the US, I will tell her the second I find out because she really wants to meet Marina. I tried to get my mom to sign up for this site but online forums and social media aren't really her thing, even if Marina is the one running it. Sorry Marina. She still loves you!! Oh yeah, Marina, my mom wanted me to tell you how much she loved reading 'Dark Sublime', but she wishes she had been able to see you in the play. She thinks the play would have been incredible to watch. Anyway, I'd love to hear your guys's stories about how you all got into Star Trek (if you feel comfortable sharing ).
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Val
Nov 10, 2023
In Questions & Answers for Marina
Do you have a favorite food/dish that you like to cook? Or a signature dish?
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