Posted By Seamus Barton
Special Shoutout From Marina Sirtis (AKA Star Trek’s Deanna Troi)
FUN FACT: Did you know Troi Mailing Services is actually named after Star Trek’s Deanna Troi?
The name “Troi” is sometimes puzzling and often mistaken for “Troy” or “Trois,” but just as easily strikes a chord with Trekkies around the world.
Deanna Troi (portrayed by Marina Sirtis) first appeared as a character in Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1987. Her character is a female Betazoid-Human hybrid Starfleet officer who voyages alongside Captain Jean-Luc Picard (portrayed by Sir Patrick Stewart) aboard the USS Enterprises. Deanna serves as a counselor, especially known for telepathic abilities and extra-sensory empathy.
In a fun shoutout to Troi Mailing Services’ team and clients, Marina excitedly describes her love for direct mail catalogues:
“I know they’re all online now, but I still prefer actually receiving a paper catalogue in the mail. I just do.”
The subtle connection between a futuristic space narrative and a classic direct mail success story puts a smile on our faces. Despite technological advancements and the so-called digital age, direct mail marketing provides a distinct real-world touch that many consumers prefer. Much like Deanna Troi’s character traits, direct mail undoubtedly possesses a sensory competency when we consider its tangible advantages. Flipping through the tactile pages of a catalogue appeals to our senses – many people even enjoy that crisp catalogue scent!
Please follow Troi Mailing Services’ LinkedIn page to watch our special Cameo video shoutout from Marina Sirtis. You can also catch Marina Sirtis reprise her role as Deanna Troi in Star Trek: Picard Season 1, Episode 7 “Nepenthe” which first aired on March 5th, 2020.
Both Marina and Deanna’s birthdays are celebrated later this month. They share the same birthday date of March 29th. On behalf of your fans at Troi Mailing Services: Happy Birthday, Marina! Thank you for the fabulous shoutout and the continued inspiration.
Live long and prosper!