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Old September 7 2009, 09:32 PM   #1
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People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

Here's a fun question: which actors and other celebrities you could see playing members of one of Trek alien races? We had Iggy Pop as a Vorta, how about some other musicians, athletes, politicians...?

Let's skip the most obvious one - many people have noticed that Obama would make a great Vulcan.

Henry Rollins already has a Cardassian neck, he wouldn't need that much makeup to play one!





Here is another guy with a Cardie neck - Serbian water polo player Danilo Ikodinovic. A few weeks ago as I watched him interviewed on TV, I couldn't help thinking "look at the neck! He'd make a good Cardassian!"



Yes, it's one of the signs that I've been watching too much Trek.

This is Sally Dexter, a wonderful British TV/theatre actress I like a lot. She has strong features and can be really intense and scary on screen, and I think she could make a great Cardassian or Klingon!




Any other suggestions?
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Old September 7 2009, 10:30 PM   #2
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Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

Dennis Rodman

Invent a new race. No makeup necessary.
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Old September 7 2009, 10:37 PM   #3
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Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

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Dennis Rodman

Invent a new race. No makeup necessary.


For most people, I'm not sure. There are times where I have to step back and think "holy crap, there's a person under there".
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Old September 7 2009, 10:38 PM   #4
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Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

I wanted Morgan Freeman to play Tuvok's father. Freeman would make a great Vulcan.
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Old September 7 2009, 11:39 PM   #5
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I was watching Law and Order: Criminal Intent last night, part of the revolving cast includes Jeff Goldblum, I thought: ROMULAN !!!
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Old September 7 2009, 11:46 PM   #6
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I'd love to see Jeff Goldblum in Star Trek!
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Old September 7 2009, 11:49 PM   #7
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I was watching Law and Order: Criminal Intent last night, part of the revolving cast includes Jeff Goldblum, I thought: ROMULAN !!!
Julianne Nicholson would also make a great Romulan...
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Old September 8 2009, 01:12 AM   #8
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If we had gotten a new cast in the late eighties instead of TNG, I'd have put money on Jeff Goldblum being cast as Spock. And Bruce Willis as Kirk(shudder).
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Old September 8 2009, 12:50 PM   #9
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I was watching Law and Order: Criminal Intent last night, part of the revolving cast includes Jeff Goldblum, I thought: ROMULAN !!!
Julianne Nicholson would also make a great Romulan...
Indeed... in fact she'd be a perfect Romulan or another sexy hot Vulcan... she was in some movie naked for about half the flick... woooweee!!

I watched L&O:CI again last night, it struck me that Jeff Goldblum would also make a great Doctor Who (I know he's American, it could work).

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They'd save a few pennies if they hired Bill Bailey to be a Klingon.
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Old September 8 2009, 07:48 PM   #11
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Cant think of anyone off the top of my head, but i can tell you who sucked at playing an alien.....jason alexander in that Voyager ep. He was just "George Costanza in Space!"
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Obama.

Clearly a Borg Queen.
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Old September 9 2009, 05:21 AM   #13
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Obama.

Clearly a Borg Queen.

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Old September 9 2009, 07:59 AM   #14
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This is Wes Studi, he was in "last of the mohecans" if I had my way he would of been Chakotay
He has one of those "wonderful faces", A talanted native-american actor who could play a wide host of charactors. Perfect as a old school Klingon, without all the make-up.



Veronica Vanoza, a european actress who done mostly little stuff.


Great at playing dark charactors. Like her intensity, I'd of had her play B'Elanna Torres.
Or maybe Tasha Yar.
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Old September 9 2009, 08:18 AM   #15
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This is Wes Studi, he was in "last of the mohecans" if I had my way he would of been Chakotay
He has one of those "wonderful faces", A talanted native-american actor who could play a wide host of charactors.
Studi's good, and would have made a good Chakotay.

Funny, though -- I've also thought that Robert Beltran would have been a good choice for the part of Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, a role which went to Wes Studi in a couple of Mystery! productions of Tony Hillerman stories.
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