^ In all seriousness, Nielsen used to be a romantic lead in his younger days, most famously in Forbidden Planet. And I can actually see him doing justice to Gold.....
If anyone's interested in seeing more recent (Mid 90s), semi-serious acting from Mr. Nielsen, checking out the DVDs for dueSouth would be a good idea. It leans towards the absurd, but there's still a few scenes of genuine serious acting, especially in the first episodes he guest stars in.
Of course, he also has Captaining experience from SS Posiedon, too.