Sitting down for a one-on-one chat with Patrick Stewart is a dream coveted by many a Trekkie, but playing a round of "Fuck, Marry, Kill" with the actor might just be sheer fantasy.
Not so. Silicon Valley actor Thomas Middleditch did just that, asking P-Stew about which Star Trek character he'd assign the particular fates during an episode of "Actors on Actors," a new video series from Variety. "Who would you want to have sexual intercourse with, who would you want to marry, and then who would you want to kill out of the following three: Will Riker, Deanna Troi and Data?” Middleditch asks in that awkward way of his. Watch the clip above.
After some over-thinking from Stewart—prone to those intellectual fits of his—the Shakespearian pro says he'd kill Riker, because he's "very scary and dominating," which seems like a smart choice, given the options at hand. “For a wife I would choose Deanna, Stewart says, "but just as a kind of one-night stand...I would choose Data, because, well, think about it.”
A measured response from Stewart, who as Captain Picard on Star Trek was often tasked with being the ultra-rational one.