Brent Spiner on the Deleted Dialogue that Unsealed Dr. Okun’s Fate in ‘Independence Day’

     February 9, 2016

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Spoiler alert for anyone who hasn’t seen the original Independence Day; Dr. Brackish Okun is attacked and killed by an alien in Area 51 – or so we thought until news broke that Brent Spiner was reprising the role in Independence Day: Resurgence. Last year I got the chance to visit the Albuquerque, New Mexico set of the sequel and sit down with Spiner to discuss what happened and why Dr. Okun is still around.

On top of that, Vivica A. Fox also offered an update on what Jasmine’s up to and paid her respects to her high-flying, fireball-dodging dog Boomer. You can catch all of that and Spiner and Fox’s advice for surviving an alien invasion in the video interview below. Independence Day: Resurgence is due in theaters on June 24th. (Also, in case you’re interested in checking it out, the book Spiner refers to is called Silent Zone.)


If you’d like to check out more from my Independence Day: Resurgence set visit, browse the links below:

Here’s the official synopsis for Independence Day: Resurgence.

We always knew they were coming back. After INDEPENDENCE DAY redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens’ advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women  can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.


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