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Old January 28 2009, 05:26 PM   #1351
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i used to get bob dylan and bob marley muddled up.


I'm sorry, that's kinda like getting Bob Dylan and Bob Newhart muddled up...

"Um, uh, h-hello? Mr. Tambourine Man? Yes, um, c-could you play a song for me?"
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Old January 28 2009, 07:10 PM   #1352
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i used to get bob dylan and bob marley muddled up.


I'm sorry, that's kinda like getting Bob Dylan and Bob Newhart muddled up...

"Um, uh, h-hello? Mr. Tambourine Man? Yes, um, c-could you play a song for me?"
LMAO.

But honestly, if someone had heard of them, but hadn't actually heard them, getting the names mixed up wouldn't be that hard...
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Old January 28 2009, 07:52 PM   #1353
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But honestly, if someone had heard of them, but hadn't actually heard them, getting the names mixed up wouldn't be that hard...
That's quite true. I believe that as a child, I had trouble distinguishing between Bob Dylan and poet Dylan Thomas. They were just names to me.
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Old January 28 2009, 08:03 PM   #1354
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^ Especially since Bobby Zimmerman changed his name to Bob Dylan to name himself after Dylan Thomas.
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Old January 28 2009, 08:36 PM   #1355
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I also know who Bob Dylan is, I must admit though before a couple of years ago I hadn't really listened to any of his music until my girlfriend at the time put on on of his albums on a particularly long car journey.
...thereby making it a really, really long car journey...?


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I'm sorry, that's kinda like getting Bob Dylan and Bob Newhart muddled up...

"Um, uh, h-hello? Mr. Tambourine Man? Yes, um, c-could you play a song for me?"
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Old January 28 2009, 09:46 PM   #1356
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i used to get bob dylan and bob marley muddled up.


I'm sorry, that's kinda like getting Bob Dylan and Bob Newhart muddled up...

"Um, uh, h-hello? Mr. Tambourine Man? Yes, um, c-could you play a song for me?"
LMAO.

But honestly, if someone had heard of them, but hadn't actually heard them, getting the names mixed up wouldn't be that hard...
well, that was it. i knew there was a black guy called Bob someone that everyone raved about and another guy called Bob who people raved about and kinda conflated the two.
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Old January 28 2009, 10:32 PM   #1357
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^ Me, I get Bob Marley and Bob Greenberger mixed up. Which always makes for an awkward scene at Shore Leave............
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Old January 30 2009, 01:42 AM   #1358
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Just had a thought. With Arlo Guthrie as the template, does this mean Sonek Pran is fond of travelling on New Orleans-class vessels?

And upthread y'all were talking about Reyes. I've always envisioned Tommy Lee Jones in that role. Anyone mentions "Olmos" and "Trek" and I invariably think "Kruge", because he almost was that.
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Old January 30 2009, 01:43 AM   #1359
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And upthread y'all were talking about Reyes. I've always envisioned Tommy Lee Jones in that role. Anyone mentions "Olmos" and "Trek" and I invariably think "Kruge", because he almost was that.
He was also almost Picard.
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Old January 30 2009, 01:46 AM   #1360
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And upthread y'all were talking about Reyes. I've always envisioned Tommy Lee Jones in that role. Anyone mentions "Olmos" and "Trek" and I invariably think "Kruge", because he almost was that.
He was also almost Picard.
You have GOT to be kidding.

I know of only one other actor who was up for Picard (Stephen Macht, i.e. General Krim from DS9). Are you seriously telling me EJO also was?

Anyway. Another good Tommy Lee Jones role would have been Trip's father on ENT. For some reason TLJ seems very Trip-like to me.

Also: Morgan Freeman as Tuvok's father. You *know* you want it.
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Old January 30 2009, 01:51 AM   #1361
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And upthread y'all were talking about Reyes. I've always envisioned Tommy Lee Jones in that role. Anyone mentions "Olmos" and "Trek" and I invariably think "Kruge", because he almost was that.
He was also almost Picard.
You have GOT to be kidding.

I know of only one other actor who was up for Picard (Stephen Macht, i.e. General Krim from DS9). Are you seriously telling me EJO also was?
Olmos was up for the role of Picard, but turned it down, according to this recent interview on The View.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF8v-M6zCDo

Personally, I think it would have been disastrous.
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Old January 30 2009, 05:12 AM   #1362
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Also: Morgan Freeman as Tuvok's father. You *know* you want it.
Agreed. That would kick serious ass.
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Old January 30 2009, 06:46 PM   #1363
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He was also almost Picard.
You have GOT to be kidding.

I know of only one other actor who was up for Picard (Stephen Macht, i.e. General Krim from DS9). Are you seriously telling me EJO also was?
Olmos was up for the role of Picard, but turned it down, according to this recent interview on The View.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eF8v-M6zCDo

Personally, I think it would have been disastrous.
Yeah, I can't picture EJO as Picard at all. Apparently, Roddenberry also envisioned either William Campbell or someone like him as Picard, if I remember correctly. It was Bob Justman who "found" Patrick Stewart and pushed Roddenberry to cast him.

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Also: Morgan Freeman as Tuvok's father. You *know* you want it.
Agreed. That would kick serious ass.
I'd rather he'd played Tuvok, actually.
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Old January 30 2009, 06:54 PM   #1364
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Yeah, I can't picture EJO as Picard at all. Apparently, Roddenberry also envisioned either William Campbell or someone like him as Picard, if I remember correctly. It was Bob Justman who "found" Patrick Stewart and pushed Roddenberry to cast him.
Yup.

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Also: Morgan Freeman as Tuvok's father. You *know* you want it.
Agreed. That would kick serious ass.
I'd rather he'd played Tuvok, actually.
Definitely would have fit better with how the character was conceived. You rarely, if ever, got the centenarian-plus vibe from Tuvok. What a waste.
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Old January 30 2009, 07:42 PM   #1365
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Definitely would have fit better with how the character was conceived. You rarely, if ever, got the centenarian-plus vibe from Tuvok. What a waste.
That was one of the things that initially had me interested in the character of Tuvok, when the series was first announced. And then they...totally forgot about it, apparently. Big, big shame.
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