I like Picardo from Star Trek: Voyager where he played the Emergency Medical Hologram. The character is excellent, and the smaller configuration to the large hall worked well for Picardo’s panel. He immediately started answering questions, talking about his experiences first on Stargate and then on ST:VOY.
- One of his favorite scenes: “Message in a Bottle” where he meets another EMH, and describes how he has expanded his programming to allow him to have sexual relations;
- Did he make suggestions to the ST writers: He did, including that when he was alone in sick bay, maybe he could listen to opera — one of the most emotional art forms — and yet when the writers incorporated it, they had him singing to it too (which was not part of his suggestion). He also made suggestions for jokes, but not story arc. In the Message in a Bottle episode, again, there’s a scene where the two EMHs are trying to pilot the prototype ship, and Picardo says “Stop breathing down my neck”, to which the other EMH replies “I’m a hologram, my breathing is only a simulation.”