Chase Masterson and all her Jazz

 

As we mentioned in our previous reports and vBlogs, we had the honour and privilege of talking to some of the woman of Star Trek at last weekends The Longest Named Greatest Show In The Galaxy.

However we must confess to having a soft spot for Chase Masterson. We keep saying she was a complete sweetheart (because it’s true) and she is the ultimate Trekkie Girl.
We wanted to dedicate an entire post to Chase, not just because she took the time to talk to us but because she always take time to spend with all the fans. That sort of contact really makes fans feel valued. Plus she thought we were teenagers! (Our holiday to Ba’ku must have done us good!)

We should say that it was our first time interviewing a Star Trek actor. We were NERVOUS! In that excited way where we’re really glad to have the opportunity and we want to express it but not come across as a total weirdos. This is hopeless when wearing Starfleet uniforms and grinning like a Denobulan.

In our interview, we talk about Leeta being a role model, that you don’t have to be the ‘A’ type uniformed officer to be a good person or be respected. 
Chase reminds us of a something Lwaxana Troi once said; “I’m always serious, only my pleasant nature makes it seem otherwise.”. Now we are sure Ms Masterson isn’t always serious as this picture would indicate but maybe the sentiment behind Mrs Troi’s statement was “Always take me seriously”? 

Chase certainly means serious business, she mentions her charity Homeboy Industries where she is a mentor for young boys who are considered ‘at risk’ and formerly involved in gangs. Some of the services offered include counselling, tattoo removal, addiction assistance, job training and job placement.

As well as her acting, Chase’s singing career has also taken off with her taking the lead part in the film Yesterday Was a Lie. Filmed noir style, we hear Chase show of her vocal talents in some jazz numbers AND it has a science fiction story. From watching the trailers, the line “Linear time? What is this?” would fit in nicely in this film . Check out the trailers for yourself. We like them so much, we want to get the film!

Chases new album Jazz Cocktail shows of her vocal range in 12 Jazz tracks that wouldn’t be out of place in Vic Fontaine’s lounge. As soon as it comes available we’ll let you know where to buy it. Our favourite track is ‘Why don’t you do do right’ where she gives Jessica Rabbit a run for her latinum. Chase kindly gave us a copy and permission to share a sample from her album so check it out:

Jazz Cocktail. Chase Masterson, 2012.


And here is the interview:

Trekkie Girls interview Chase Masterson 12.5.12



Don’t forget to check out www.ChaseMasterson.com and her fan club www.ChaseClub.com, she is also a regular on twitter and Facebook

0 thoughts on “Chase Masterson and all her Jazz”

  1. That was a nice little interview. Chase is just lovely, one of the friendliest people I've ever met and so easy to talk to, which makes a huge difference when you're nervous about meeting people you've admired for such a long time and you're terrified of messing it up. She takes a real interest in the people who come to see her and for the time you're with her it's not famous person and adoring fan, you're just two human beings. That's a very rare and precious feeling.I got that cd from her too and thoroughly enjoyed it, although my fave was Pure Imagination; I always thought that was one of the most beautiful songs ever written, but I really wasn't prepared for how extra-beautiful it would be with her singing it. Got to start hunting down her other discs now! 🙂

  2. majQa'! ("Well done!")This is a wonderful interview! Very interesting and insightful. I always felt DS9 had more heart to it than the other Trek shows, and Leeta plays a significant role in that regard. Trek is often touted for its philosophy but I have also seen a strong sense of spirituality in Trek, without getting caught up in any particular religious dogma. We see that spirituality and ritual are important aspects of culture for races like the Bajorans, Klingons, and Vulcans ando others.. I also appreciated Trek's depiction that Native Americans of Earth are still practicing their spirituality and honoring the rituals and ceremonies in the future with episodes such as TNG "Journey's End".Chase is an amazingly talented woman, and I absolutely love her singing. "Why Don't You Do Right" is one of my favorite songs not just from her but in general. I have wanted to get a copy of "Thrill of the Chase" for a long time, and definitely want this CD. I can't wait to enjoy Chase in the upcoming Doctor Who audio drama! I love Leeta and I love Chase, and this interview only strengthens those feelings. Thank you! 🙂

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