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Old June 29 2009, 06:36 PM   #16
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Re: Trek’s top actors

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My list is only a top 10 and it covers all 5 series, plus movies, including the new film.

1. Patrick Stewart
2. John de Lancie
3. Avery Brooks
4. Louise Fletcher
5. Ricardo Montalban
6. DeForest Kelley
7. Anton Yelchin
8. Andrew Robinson
9. Jeffrey Combs
10. Armin Shimerman
I was leaving the new movie out of it and concentraing on the shows, but now that you mention, I have to add Zachary Quinto, Chris Pine, Zoe Saldana and Bruce Greenwood.

Ricardo Montalban had a great presence and pretty much saved the character that was written in a rather lame way.
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Old June 29 2009, 07:08 PM   #17
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Re: Trek’s top actors

Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order...or is there?

Marc Alaimo
Andrew Robinson
Casey Biggs
Lawrence Pressman (Tekeny Ghemor...seriously, that dynamic between him and Kira wouldn't have been believable if he hadn't been convincing at it!)
Harris Yulin
Leonard Nimoy
Colm Meaney
Nana Visitor
Patrick Stewart (even though I don't like Picard all that much!)
Bruce Greenwood
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Old June 29 2009, 09:39 PM   #18
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Re: Trek’s top actors

TOS:

Leonard Nimoy
James Doohan

TNG:

Pattrick Stewart
Brett Spiner
Dwight Schultz
John De Lancie
Michael Doran
Marjel Barrat

DS9:
Armin Shimerman
Rene Auberjonois
Andrew Robinson
Marc Alamio
Jeffrey Combs

VOY:
Kate Mulgrew
Robert Picardo
Roxanne Dawson
Jeri Ryan
Tim Russ

ENT:

Dominic Keating
Connor Trinneer
Scott Balkua
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Old June 29 2009, 09:50 PM   #19
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Re: Trek’s top actors

Nerys Ghemor wrote: View Post
Here are some of my favorites, in no particular order...or is there?

Marc Alaimo
Andrew Robinson
Casey Biggs
Lawrence Pressman (Tekeny Ghemor...seriously, that dynamic between him and Kira wouldn't have been believable if he hadn't been convincing at it!)
Harris Yulin
Leonard Nimoy
Colm Meaney
Nana Visitor
Patrick Stewart (even though I don't like Picard all that much!)
Bruce Greenwood
Yes! Can't believe I forgot to mention him... But then again, most of my list consists of DS9 actors.
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Old June 29 2009, 09:53 PM   #20
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SO glad to know I'm not the only one who liked him.
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Old June 29 2009, 10:04 PM   #21
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Re: Trek’s top actors

Shatner?!? Are...You...Serious?!?

Anyway.

Patrick Stewart is great, love his shakespearian work but best performance was Excalibur.
Levar Burton also is a good actor for TNG. Ever seen Roots?
Alexander Siddig is just amazing.

That for me all about the "actors" of Trek. Others can be good comedians but not as much portraying different dramatic roles and carrying emotions.
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Old June 29 2009, 11:53 PM   #22
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Shatner?!? Are...You...Serious?!?
I think Shatner gets a bad rap. He has a way of making bad material look really bad, often to the point where you feel embarrassed to be watching him. (Among the most cringe-inducing moments: Captain Dunsel, the reading of the Constitution, and Row, Row, Row Your Boat.) On the other hand, when he has good material to work with, he’s actually very good.
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Old June 30 2009, 08:50 PM   #23
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Re: Trek’s top actors

These have gotta be up there as some of the best actors in trek:

Zachary Quinto!
Leonard Nimoy
Patrick Stewart
Brent Spiner
John de Lancie
Rene Auberjonois
Armin Shimerman
Nana Visitor
Jeffrey Combs!
Robert Picardo
Connor Trinneer
John Billingsley
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Old August 9 2009, 03:33 PM   #24
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Re: Trek’s top actors

I've been watching Voyager for the first time and simultaneously doing a partial rewatch of TNG, which I've almost finished (and have just started a partial rewatch of DS9), and I've realized that James Sloyan is awesome. The man just makes you feel for every character he plays.

Here's an (incomplete, since I've forgotten many episodes and haven't seen much of VOY and almost none of ENT) list of other guest stars I really liked (not counting the recurring characters, which I've defined as anyone who's been in more than 2 or 3 episodes as the same character):

Harris Yulin in DS9 "Duet" - hands down my favorite Trek guest star performance
William Marshall in TOS "The Ultimate Computer"
Mark Lenard as Romulan Commander in TOS "Balance of Terror" and as Sarek in TOS "Journey of Babel" and TNG "Sarek" and "Unification" pt 1
Robert Walker Jr. in TOS "Charlie X"
William Windom in TOS "The Doomsday Machine"
Diana Muldaur in TOS "Is There In Truth No Beauty?"
Joanne Linville in TOS "The Enterprise Incident"
John Anderson in TNG "The Survivors"
David Warner in TNG "The Chain of Command"
Suzie Plakson as K'Ehleyr in TNG "The Emissary" and "Reunion"
Harry Groener in TNG "Tin Man"
Lawrence Pressman as Tekeny Ghemor in DS9 "Second Skin" and "Ties of Blood and Water"
Tony Todd as Kurn in TNG and DS9 and especially as adult Jake Sisko in DS9 "The Visitor"
William Sadler as Luther Sloan in DS9 "Inquisition", "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" and "Extreme Measures"
Joel Grey in VOY "Resistance"
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Old August 9 2009, 10:51 PM   #25
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Awwwwwwwww, so glad to see some love for Tekeny Ghemor!
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Old August 9 2009, 11:30 PM   #26
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Re: Trek’s top actors

The best regulars and semi-regulars:
Leonard Nimoy
DeForrest Kelley
Patrick Stewart
Brent Spiner
John De Lancie
Nana Visitor
Rene Auberjolois
Armin Shimerman
Marc Alaimo
Jeffrey Combs
Casey Biggs
Andrew Robinson
Kate Mulgrew
Robert Picardo
Roxann Dawson
Jolene Blalock
Connor Trinneer
Whoever played Degra
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Old August 10 2009, 05:50 AM   #27
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Re: Trek’s top actors

ENT
Connor Trinneer (one of the best things about ENT, in my opinion. Just watch him in Similitude, The Forgotten, or at the end of 'Terra Prime')

TOS
Nimoy

TNG
Brent Spiner

DS9
Rene Auberjonois

VOY
Robert Picardo

Trek XI
Zachary Quinto
Bruce Greenwood
Anton Yelchin
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