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Old February 16 2014, 12:48 AM   #61
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Re: Is Avery Brooks a good actor?

Plomeek Broth wrote: View Post
I have seen DS9 in it's entirety but wanted to get a feel of what other Niners think.

Good actors abound on this show with Shimmerman, Robinson, Alaimo, Aberjunois (I know I misspelled it), etc. Kai Winn too.

It's my favorite show but not my favorite captain.

It always seemed to me like he delivered his lines in a very heavy handed, hammed up, over the top way. You get used to it after awhile but it can be jarring if you haven't seen it in awhile.

Do you find Brooks hit it out of the park with his acting chops or left something to be desired?

Just wanted to see if I'm in the minority on this one or there are others who felt the same way.
The talk around Ben Sisko--that he was weak and that his Spencer for Hire character was a better one, I think got to Mr. Brooks. Just a guess, but he didn't start out as a ham. He didn't end as a ham. It was seasons 3-5 when he really had no nuance to his performance. He was applauded for it (at least in my house) at the time, but he really ruined the character's best moments.
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