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Old September 9 2009, 11:25 AM   #16
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Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

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They'd save a few pennies if they hired Bill Bailey to be a Klingon.
LOL So true!



It turns you're even more right than I thought, didn't even know this until I looked up his IMDB trivia page:

An avid Star Trek fan, he named his son (born 2003) after the Star Trek: Deep Space 9 character Dax and often refers to himself as a Klingon. He once claimed during his "Part Troll" tour that his ear-mounted microphone made him resemble "a wizard in a call center" and "a Klingon motivational speaker".
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0047155/bio
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Old September 9 2009, 01:55 PM   #17
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Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

^ Brilliant! I didn't know about the Dax connection, seems he and I have something in common.
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Old September 9 2009, 06:09 PM   #18
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Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

That little freaky looking dude, named Bettlejuice, from the older Howard Stern show on Etv. It wouldn't take too much make up on him either.
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Old September 9 2009, 07:27 PM   #19
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^Yes Yes. I always wanted trek to have a species of little people.
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Old September 9 2009, 08:23 PM   #20
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Always thought Christopher Walken should've been cast in a DSN episode as a cardassian.
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Old September 9 2009, 09:26 PM   #21
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Always thought Christopher Walken should've been cast in a DSN episode as a cardassian.

I always thought it was the other way around, that the cardassian's were modeled on Walken!
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Old September 9 2009, 09:36 PM   #22
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Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

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I always thought it was the other way around, that the cardassian's were modeled on Walken!
I can totally see Damar going "I got a fever...and the only prescription...is MORE KANAR!"

Fun fact: You know who was almost Kruge in ST III? Edward James Olmos. You can look it up.
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Old September 9 2009, 10:28 PM   #23
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Fun fact: You know who was almost Kruge in ST III? Edward James Olmos. You can look it up.
And that would've been just as bad as Jack Lord (of Hawaii Five-o fame) as Captain Kirk. Don't get me wrong: EJO is awesome, but imho only Christopher Lloyd could pull off being Krudge level nuttiness.

As for my pick for an alien: James Marsters as a Romulan. I think he'd be brilliant. He had auditioned for the part of Shinzon in Nemesis and I think he would've been a better choice.

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Old September 9 2009, 10:39 PM   #24
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Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

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As for my pick for an alien: James Marsters as a Romulan. I think he'd be brilliant. He had auditioned for the part of Shinzon in Nemesis and I think he would've been a better choice.

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Geez, how many people auditioned to play Shinzon? Apparently Jude Law and Michael Shanks did, now Marsters too?

Speaking of whom:
Shanks as Tobin Dax. You know you want it.
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Old September 9 2009, 10:49 PM   #25
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As for my pick for an alien: James Marsters as a Romulan. I think he'd be brilliant. He had auditioned for the part of Shinzon in Nemesis and I think he would've been a better choice.

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Geez, how many people auditioned to play Shinzon? Apparently Jude Law and Michael Shanks did, now Marsters too?
Yeah, but Marsters is the only one who can kinda be confirmed (if Marina Sirtis can be believed).

Speaking of whom:
Shanks as Tobin Dax. You know you want it.
An interesting choice.

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Old September 10 2009, 04:29 AM   #26
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Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

^ I thought I remembered that Shanks actually tried out for Tobin as well, although that was probably only a rumor or hoax.
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Old September 11 2009, 09:44 PM   #27
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Re: People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

Bjork as a Vorta.

I'm surprised nobody has thought of it before.
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Old September 12 2009, 07:36 PM   #28
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I love this. One of my "hobbies" is matching actors to their Star Trek alien races.

Cardassians:

Adrian Pasdar
Clancy Brown
Joel Gretsch
Swoozie Kurtz
William Fichtner (could also play a Rommie)

Romulans or Vulcans:

Christopher Gorham
that guy who played Brutus in Rome
Elizabeth Mitchell (could also play a Cardie)
Zach Levi

Klingons:
Rosario Dawson (she's said that she'd do it)
Adam Baldwin, in whole-hog, crazy-ass mode
Tyler Labine

Vortas:
Johnny Depp
Morena Baccarin
Kristen Chenowith

Bjork as a Vorta.
She's too weird for us, no thanks.
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Old September 12 2009, 08:39 PM   #29
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that guy who played Brutus in Rome
Tobias Menzies.

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Bjork as a Vorta.
She's too weird for us, no thanks.
I think she is a Vorta. Your people don't have a sense of aesthetics. That was a huge giveaway.
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Old September 12 2009, 08:42 PM   #30
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Oh, you're right. We can't carry a tune.
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