Trekdom gets more love than actual aerospace history. A lot gets tossed.
I have to admit I've never been too impressed with Rubinek's version of the character.
Funny, I thought he was perfect. To each his/her own...
Agreed. He had a certain wistfulness. Rappaport I think would have been better as another character--an associate?
I wonder if the role itself may have gotten to him. Some actors are not unlike Fajo after all--selfish, a bit greedy.
A role can spook an actor...get him depressed--get him to start questioning himself. The role itself could even have been destructive. Rappaport was nothing like Fajo however--that's Charlie Sheen, but on downers.