^^Hey yeah, Palin would make a good April! Not the young goofy Palin from Monty Python, but the older, seasoned Palin from all those BBC world-travel miniseries he's done. In those, he's charming, avuncular, good-humored and unfailingly amiable -- a good match for Carey's April.
Connery as Sybok? Was that really going to happen or just something that Shatner or Bennett or whoever was hoping to pull off? Anyway, I can't see that. Although I've always wished that it could've been Connery rather than Jeremy Kemp who'd been cast as Robert Picard. Not that I have anything against Kemp -- it's just that Connery looks and sounds more like Patrick Stewart's older brother might.