Star Trek actors from other things

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I'll start off with three Twin Peaks alums:

Madchen Amick
Richard Beymer
Ray Wise

Hava Nagilum (Leee), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:37 (six months ago) Permalink

Pamela Adlon
John Doman (aka Rawls from The Wire)
Mick Fleetwood
Iggy Pop

Hava Nagilum (Leee), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:38 (six months ago) Permalink

David Ogden Stiers

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:42 (six months ago) Permalink

fucking MURDOCK as motherfucking REG BARCLAY

harbinger of failure (Jon not Jon), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:44 (six months ago) Permalink

Stephen Root is unrecognizable and amazing in this bit Klingon part in the Spock TNG episode:
https://i.imgur.com/gvW8tr2.png

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 19:49 (six months ago) Permalink

Jason Alexander
loads of babylon 5 alumni

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:24 (six months ago) Permalink

Dude, this is roughly equivalent to 'Law and Order actors from other things.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:26 (six months ago) Permalink

If they're not too famous and they were middle-aged when a Star Trek was in production, chances are they were on a Star Trek.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:27 (six months ago) Permalink

this is true

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:32 (six months ago) Permalink

I've been watching Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman lately and I was wondering what happened to Graham Jarvis so I looked it up yesterday. Guess what show his main photo on IMDB was from.

Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:35 (six months ago) Permalink

Corbin Bernsen from LA Law was in a Q episode.

Zings Can Only Get Better (snoball), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:36 (six months ago) Permalink

farmer hoggett, owner of babe the pig

who was married to the female redshirt who got dehydrated to death

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:37 (six months ago) Permalink

James Cromwell had three unique roles in Trek!

Hava Nagilum (Leee), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:38 (six months ago) Permalink

yeah i didn't even recognize him as that smuggler pilot

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:40 (six months ago) Permalink

in the news!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DQZBT13W0AIYmu8.jpg:small

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:45 (six months ago) Permalink

five bucks on cromwell dropping chaterjee in the second round

straightedge is just volcel for vegans (bizarro gazzara), Wednesday, 6 December 2017 20:58 (six months ago) Permalink

Dude, this is roughly equivalent to 'Law and Order actors from other things.

― Ripped Taylor (Old Lunch), Wednesday, December 6, 2017 2:26 PM (one hour ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

imo the better game in that case is "actors who made it big who were in a L&O episode years ago"

mh, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 21:31 (six months ago) Permalink

I’m confused.

Jeff, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:16 (six months ago) Permalink

I think we're talking about people who were already known actors or even famous actors who then appeared in Star Trek

mh, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:18 (six months ago) Permalink

although if we're going for "people who were later famous who were in a Star Trek episode" it's probably an easier task

mh, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:21 (six months ago) Permalink

OK, so like James Worthy.

Jeff, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:22 (six months ago) Permalink

Xpost

Jeff, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:22 (six months ago) Permalink

Kelsey Grammer on TNG
Sarah Silverman on Voyager

mh, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:22 (six months ago) Permalink

Whoopi

Jeff, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:23 (six months ago) Permalink

famke

mookieproof, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:23 (six months ago) Permalink

kirsten dunst

mh, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:25 (six months ago) Permalink

Adam Scott in First Contact

Gavin, Leeds, Wednesday, 6 December 2017 22:26 (six months ago) Permalink

Ashley Judd.

Hava Nagilum (Leee), Thursday, 7 December 2017 00:37 (six months ago) Permalink

Karl Urban is the king of this as far as I'm concerned, both because he's in everything and also because (IMHO) he inhabits his version of McCoy so well that you really have to close your eyes to remember that he was Eomer from LOTR. Part of me wishes they had cast him as someone more meaningful in the MCU than Skurge the Executioner, the same part of me that ruminates that he's too big now to play a companion on Dr. Who.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 7 December 2017 01:07 (six months ago) Permalink

he's always the bad guy from bourne 2 for me

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 December 2017 01:11 (six months ago) Permalink

well yeah which character did you think I had in mind as the archetype for his Dr Who companion role that he's never going to get to do

El Tomboto, Thursday, 7 December 2017 01:16 (six months ago) Permalink

i . . . don't actually know what it means to be a dr who companion

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 December 2017 01:25 (six months ago) Permalink

What it says on the label, to be really real.

rb (soda), Thursday, 7 December 2017 01:33 (six months ago) Permalink

I don’t really count the reboot movies because every single lead actor has been in eight million things

if they wanted to be serious about serializing they’d have picked outsiders they could hitch to contractual obligations indefinitely

mh, Thursday, 7 December 2017 02:49 (six months ago) Permalink

I respect your perspective

I actually expected a loud chorus of nerd boos for picking a reboot movie guy

but since I’m at it, Zoe Saldana

El Tomboto, Thursday, 7 December 2017 04:00 (six months ago) Permalink

zachary qunto!
chris pine!
exclamation points!

mh, Thursday, 7 December 2017 04:31 (six months ago) Permalink

Those people have hardly been in other things come on

El Tomboto, Thursday, 7 December 2017 04:45 (six months ago) Permalink

hard to beat Karl Urban’s steadfast movie beat, especially in the franchise space

mh, Thursday, 7 December 2017 04:48 (six months ago) Permalink

but, he wasn’t the good role but Chris Pine was in a best picture nominee

mh, Thursday, 7 December 2017 04:49 (six months ago) Permalink

Tom Morello!

Hava Nagilum (Leee), Thursday, 7 December 2017 15:57 (six months ago) Permalink

completely forgot that happened and it makes me lol

mh, Thursday, 7 December 2017 16:03 (six months ago) Permalink

Klingons Parade
People of the Son'a

Hava Nagilum (Leee), Thursday, 7 December 2017 16:24 (six months ago) Permalink

shoot first, ask Christian Slater

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Thursday, 7 December 2017 17:33 (six months ago) Permalink

would have been super cringe but Kirstie Allie reprising Saavik alongside Captain Fraiser might have been worth it if they could work out how Bebe Neuworth's alien groupie character got stranded on a movie-era ship at the same time.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 7 December 2017 17:50 (six months ago) Permalink

Kim Cattrall

Hava Nagilum (Leee), Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:05 (six months ago) Permalink

Joan Collins was a fairly big, brief deal in the '50s before she turned up on OST's most lionized episode. Then she got huge again in the '80s.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:11 (six months ago) Permalink

also, the celebrated James Redd fave 'Mr Atoz' from TOS had some fuckin' career: Mutiny on the Bounty, Rebel without a Cause, THX-1138, Reds, couple Hitchcock films, "Cheers"...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ian_Wolfe

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b0/4a/c7/b04ac7709e423c6f82e2d117aa54fed8.jpg

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:19 (six months ago) Permalink

barbara babcock was also in TOS (twice) and cheers

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/82/ee/84/82ee84f955dd3b8318e1753ab23cc554.jpg

mookieproof, Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:26 (six months ago) Permalink

woody harrelson and rhea perlman would have made good ST villains.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:28 (six months ago) Permalink

William Marshall, the Shakespearean actor who created "The Ultimate Computer," went on to be Blacula AND Pee-wee's King of Cartoons

http://www.startrek.com/uploads/assets/articles/Star-Trek-scene-image.jpg

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:35 (six months ago) Permalink

gary lockwood appearing in both ST and 2001 within the span of a few years makes me wonder if general audiences already had the sense of how cheesy the special effects, set/costume design were by comparison.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 7 December 2017 18:59 (six months ago) Permalink

that ST pilot Lockwood appeared in was shot in '65, I think -- probably immediately before Kubrick began production.

But the disparity of time and budget couldn't be more vast.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 December 2017 19:07 (six months ago) Permalink

(i mean, Kubrick and Douglas Trumbull pioneered effects for 2001)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 December 2017 19:08 (six months ago) Permalink

The Prisoner probably had a comparable or even smaller budget and has dated much better. Too bad McGoohan's TNG cameo never panned out.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 7 December 2017 19:14 (six months ago) Permalink

sure, The Prisoner had a very imaginative and well-executed design. No space travel tho, and i'm sure UK vs US TV were entirely different games productionwise.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 December 2017 19:21 (six months ago) Permalink

That Prisoner finale had a biiiiit of space travel. Could you imagine how awesome a spinoff series starring McGoohan would have been? Deep Station Zebra! Dueling speechifying with Patrick Stewart!

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 7 December 2017 19:24 (six months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Steven Weber
Frank Langella

In the same episode, no less.

Kirk Cobain (Leee), Sunday, 14 January 2018 07:53 (five months ago) Permalink


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