Why are Deanna Troi's mother and Mr. Barclay not present at her wedding ceremony portrayed in Star Trek: Nemesis? By the end of Voyager, Troi and Barclay seem to get along pretty well, and Lwaxana is... well, her mother. Will's father is not present either.

Is there an in-universe explanation? Is there a real-world explanation? Were the characters even considered for participation?

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    I disagree, I'm asking about Troi's wedding in general, the answers for the questions might be related.
    – Apollo
    Oct 4, 2018 at 9:30
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    I think you should split this into two questions since they aren't directly related. For the record, I'm reasonably sure that Majel Barrett was producing Andromeda in Vancouver (and hence unavailable for filming) and Dwight Schultz was possibly in Japan doing voice-work for Final Fantasy X.
    – Valorum
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:53

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  • The absence of Lwaxana Troi isn't clearly explained in universe. However, since there was a second ceremony planned on Betazed, this one following Betazoid traditions, it would seem logical that Lwaxana was on Betazed, being busy making sure everything is perfect.

  • As for Reginald Barclay, I couldn't find any explanation to his absence. Although, while he was good friend with Troi, he was still clearly not at ease in social situations, as shown clearly even in Voyager episodes. It's quite possible that he sent his best wishes for the wedding but declined to come since there would quite a crowd at the wedding.

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    WRT Barclay: he had put a fair amount of effort into helping Voyager get home, as I recall. Assuming something like real time passing between that and the wedding, he may have felt it was more important to be involved in what was going on with that crew than to go to Deanna's wedding - especially as he'd had a crush on her, at one point.
    – RDFozz
    Oct 4, 2018 at 0:47
  • @RDFozz, That's not true, the star date for the film is at a later date in relation to Voyager's return for at least many months.
    – Apollo
    Oct 4, 2018 at 9:32
  • These seem like educated guesswork, but guesswork nonetheless
    – Valorum
    Oct 4, 2018 at 12:13
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    I like to think Barclay spent the day in a holodeck simulation, besting Riker in physical combat and taking Troi for his own bride. But I’m a bit weird. Oct 4, 2018 at 12:39
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    An easy explanation might be that Barclay, like most Starfleet officers, don't always have the luxury to take shore leave/vacation whenever they want. He may have been on a mission far away, or on a time/resource-sensitive operation. As with real-life weddings, attendance isn't always possible for a plethora of reasons. Oct 4, 2018 at 13:26

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