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Mach5 November 6 2009 08:41 PM

Cast T'Pol's father
 
Which actor would, in your opinion, be suitable to play T'Pol's (Romulan?) dad?

Personally, Trek alumnus Kurtwood Smith comes to mind... What do you think?

cooleddie74 November 6 2009 08:45 PM

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Bruce Campbell in slightly aged Vulcan makeup.

Nerys Myk November 6 2009 09:22 PM

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Is TPols brother A'Rik a dumbass?

ChristopherPike November 6 2009 09:44 PM

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What would I have found cool?

Stephen McHattie had already played an Alien Foreman in Season 3's opening episode, The Xindi. Heh, that character he played always reminds me of Frank Booth in Blue Velvet. Was it the writer or McHattie who came up with the idea of his breathing difficulty? That old-style radio mic he uses is a great left-field choice too.

But of course, he's forever memorable to DS9 fans as Senator Vreenak.

If he had got the role of T'Pol's Father... whenever he's onscreen in his Vulcan robes, the audience can go "He's a faaaaaaake!". :lol:

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I'm glad they managed to get Joanna Cassidy as T'Pol's mother, as I'm a huge Blade Runner fan. I presume she'd might've returned again for flashback scenes, if needed.

Drifting off topic for a second, but still casting...

...if Season 5 had visited Denobula... I can definitely see Dan Aykroyd as an in-law of Phlox, either played for laughs or straight drama... seeing him alongside John Billingsley would've been amazing, as they're both live wires.

Disillusioned November 7 2009 01:09 AM

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Christopher Walken? :D

T'Girl November 8 2009 12:53 PM

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http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/188/jackelamc.jpg

Jack Elam. It's obvious right?

;)

Admiral Shran November 8 2009 07:35 PM

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Disillusioned wrote: (Post 3558255)
Christopher Walken? :D

That would have been amazing! :techman:

gblews November 8 2009 10:41 PM

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Admiral Shran wrote: (Post 3562581)
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Disillusioned wrote: (Post 3558255)
Christopher Walken? :D

That would have been amazing! :techman:

God no.

Mr. Laser Beam November 12 2009 07:27 AM

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Mach5 wrote: (Post 3557262)
T'Pol's (Romulan?) dad?

Eh? :confused:

Skywalker November 12 2009 08:16 AM

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Gary Graham. :shifty:

Red Ranger November 12 2009 08:23 AM

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J.G. Hertzler, the guy who plays Martok.

Daneel November 12 2009 09:16 AM

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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 3574991)
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Mach5 wrote: (Post 3557262)
T'Pol's (Romulan?) dad?

Eh? :confused:

There's speculation amongst some fans that T'Pol's dad was a Romulan -- I think it came from her mother's dying words (I don't recall exactly what she said, but I think it was something about there being a reason T'Pol always had more difficulty suppressing her emotions than most Vulcans). There's no proof one way or the other, but some people think the issue might have been followed up in later seasons had the show not been cancelled.

As for me, I've never given much thought to who would play T'Pol's father (if he ever showed up, alive or in flashbacks). Kurtwood Smith is an interesting choice -- he's played an Efrosian, a Cardassian, and a Krenim; it might be neat to see him as a Vulcan/possible Romulan.

SFRabid November 12 2009 02:19 PM

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It was also mentioned by one of the B's at a conference.

SFRabid November 12 2009 02:23 PM

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For T'Pol's father I would pick someone like Mark Alaimo.

iguana_tonante November 12 2009 02:41 PM

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Daneel wrote: (Post 3575115)
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote: (Post 3574991)
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Mach5 wrote: (Post 3557262)
T'Pol's (Romulan?) dad?

Eh? :confused:

There's speculation amongst some fans that T'Pol's dad was a Romulan -- I think it came from her mother's dying words (I don't recall exactly what she said, but I think it was something about there being a reason T'Pol always had more difficulty suppressing her emotions than most Vulcans).

I don't see the connection. Vulcan emotional suppression is an acquired skill (one that comes with great sacrifice, too), not a biological distinctiveness.


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