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DevilEyes September 7 2009 09:32 PM

People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
Here's a fun question: which actors and other celebrities you could see playing members of one of Trek alien races? We had Iggy Pop as a Vorta, how about some other musicians, athletes, politicians...?

Let's skip the most obvious one - many people have noticed that Obama would make a great Vulcan.

Henry Rollins already has a Cardassian neck, he wouldn't need that much makeup to play one!

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Here is another guy with a Cardie neck - Serbian water polo player Danilo Ikodinovic. A few weeks ago as I watched him interviewed on TV, I couldn't help thinking "look at the neck! He'd make a good Cardassian!" :rommie:

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Yes, it's one of the signs that I've been watching too much Trek. :cardie: :lol:

This is Sally Dexter, a wonderful British TV/theatre actress I like a lot. She has strong features and can be really intense and scary on screen, and I think she could make a great Cardassian or Klingon!

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Any other suggestions? :cool:

Ziz September 7 2009 10:30 PM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
Dennis Rodman

Invent a new race. No makeup necessary.

RyuRoots September 7 2009 10:37 PM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
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Ziz wrote: (Post 3375919)
Dennis Rodman

Invent a new race. No makeup necessary.

:lol:

For most people, I'm not sure. There are times where I have to step back and think "holy crap, there's a person under there".

Mr. Laser Beam September 7 2009 10:38 PM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
I wanted Morgan Freeman to play Tuvok's father. Freeman would make a great Vulcan.

Yug September 7 2009 11:39 PM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
I was watching Law and Order: Criminal Intent last night, part of the revolving cast includes Jeff Goldblum, I thought: ROMULAN !!!

Pemmer Harge September 7 2009 11:46 PM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
I'd love to see Jeff Goldblum in Star Trek!

Mr. Laser Beam September 7 2009 11:49 PM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
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Yug wrote: (Post 3376202)
I was watching Law and Order: Criminal Intent last night, part of the revolving cast includes Jeff Goldblum, I thought: ROMULAN !!!

Julianne Nicholson :drool: would also make a great Romulan...

FormerLurker September 8 2009 01:12 AM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
If we had gotten a new cast in the late eighties instead of TNG, I'd have put money on Jeff Goldblum being cast as Spock. And Bruce Willis as Kirk(shudder).

Yug September 8 2009 12:50 PM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 3376230)
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Yug wrote: (Post 3376202)
I was watching Law and Order: Criminal Intent last night, part of the revolving cast includes Jeff Goldblum, I thought: ROMULAN !!!

Julianne Nicholson :drool: would also make a great Romulan...

Indeed... in fact she'd be a perfect Romulan or another sexy hot Vulcan... she was in some movie naked for about half the flick... woooweee!!

I watched L&O:CI again last night, it struck me that Jeff Goldblum would also make a great Doctor Who (I know he's American, it could work).

jamestyler September 8 2009 07:43 PM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
They'd save a few pennies if they hired Bill Bailey to be a Klingon.

Yeoman Randi September 8 2009 07:48 PM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
Cant think of anyone off the top of my head, but i can tell you who sucked at playing an alien.....jason alexander in that Voyager ep. He was just "George Costanza in Space!"

NIUPonyBoy September 9 2009 04:32 AM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
Obama.

Clearly a Borg Queen.

Ziz September 9 2009 05:21 AM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
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NIUPonyBoy wrote: (Post 3380203)
Obama.

Clearly a Borg Queen.


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T'Girl September 9 2009 07:59 AM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
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This is Wes Studi, he was in "last of the mohecans" if I had my way he would of been Chakotayhttp://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2290/forumwes1.jpg
He has one of those "wonderful faces", A talanted native-american actor who could play a wide host of charactors. Perfect as a old school Klingon, without all the make-up.

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Veronica Vanoza, a european actress who done mostly little stuff.
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Great at playing dark charactors. Like her intensity, I'd of had her play B'Elanna Torres.
Or maybe Tasha Yar.

M'Sharak September 9 2009 08:18 AM

Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek
 
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T'Girl wrote: (Post 3380559)
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This is Wes Studi, he was in "last of the mohecans" if I had my way he would of been Chakotayhttp://img526.imageshack.us/img526/2290/forumwes1.jpg
He has one of those "wonderful faces", A talanted native-american actor who could play a wide host of charactors.

Studi's good, and would have made a good Chakotay.

Funny, though -- I've also thought that Robert Beltran would have been a good choice for the part of Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, a role which went to Wes Studi in a couple of Mystery! productions of Tony Hillerman stories.


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