Trek Untold Episode 5: Iona Morris
How many actors can say they appeared on TOS and VOY? Not many and today’s guest is one of them. Iona Morris is the daughter of “Mission Impossible” star Greg Morris, and that led her to her acting debut on the TOS season one episode, “Miri.” From there, acting would take a backseat to other things, but all roads eventually led back to performing in front of a lens, and Iona would make her return to Trek in the VOY two-parter “Workforce” over 30 years after her first appearance.
We discuss being cast in these roles, what it was like on the set of TOS and how William Shatner was with kids, the on-screen moment from that episode that wasn’t acting, sharing the screen with Robert Duncan McNeill in VOY, and what went wrong during her performance in that episode.
Plus, Iona talks about her enormous voiceover career in anime before it was in the mainstream, becoming the voice of Storm on the X-Men animated series from the 90s, being directed by horror icon Wes Craven, the valuable lesson she learned from Angela Lansbury on “Murder, She Wrote,” acting on “Moesha” and “Homeboys in Outer Space,” and being a part of the hit ABC series “Blackish.”
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