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Old October 31 2009, 11:19 PM   #1
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Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Let's look to the future. It's 2012.
Say a Trek live-action series 6 gets greenlit and it will NOT have any lead Captains from Star Trek XI. (Chris Pine, Bruce Greenwood)

Perhaps there would be a single cameo from Pine or Greenwood during the entire season 1.

Who would you like to play the captain of the next starship that a Trek series 6 is based on?
[From your fantasy wishlist and then perhaps a little more realistic of an actor who would commit to 5 years of a TV series.]
I'm just going to throw a few names there and suggest
Michael Beach. He would be 48 in 2012.

Adam Beach he would be about 40

Ryan Reynolds he would be 36

Laurence Fishburne. he would be 51.
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Old October 31 2009, 11:28 PM   #2
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Ben Browder!
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Old November 1 2009, 12:07 AM   #3
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

I don't think they should go with another white male captain (if this happens anytime soon).

Two suggestions off the top of my head:

Daniel Dae Kim

Lena Headey


Both are good actors with some genre cred, whom I could imagine as strong authority figures.
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Old November 1 2009, 10:59 AM   #4
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Ming-Na

Susan Gibney (TNG's Leah Brahms, DS9's Captain Benteen)

Andre Braugher

Another vote for Ben Browder

Parminder Nagra (from NBC's E.R.)

Angela Bassett
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Old November 1 2009, 03:14 PM   #5
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Mira Furlan
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Old November 1 2009, 04:17 PM   #6
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

He'd never do it.

But I would love to see James Spader as a new Trek captain.

Toss in Hugh Laurie as the CMO, Tony Shalhoub as the engineer, Ron Livingston as the chief of security, and Sela Ward as the first officer.

Then have a few snotfaced youngins running around to keep things lively for their elders and that primo ratings demographic
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Old November 1 2009, 10:26 PM   #7
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

I don't think they should go with another white male captain
I agree.

Unless it's Ben Browder.

Angela Bassett is also a good choice.

Hey, here's a compromise. We could have a Medusan captain, during a time when Medusans have perfected humanoid exoskeletons in order to fit in with other Federation species. The Medusan could be played by Ben Browder as the exoskeleton, without the character being white, male or even humanoid.

Or the exoskeleton could be played by Angela Bassett, of course.
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Old November 1 2009, 11:35 PM   #8
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Bill Nighy for the continuing change of direction perhaps?
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Old November 2 2009, 12:58 AM   #9
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Oooh. I'd love to see a captain played by Christopher Eccleston. He'd just look badass in a Captain Uniform, although, I'd hate to see him play a French man, like another british badass we know.

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Old November 2 2009, 02:55 AM   #10
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

How about Brendan Fraser? He'd be 44 by 2012.
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Old November 2 2009, 06:01 AM   #11
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Much of the reason that TNG worked so well, I think, was due to Patrick Stewart. He brought a gravitas and legitimacy to Picard that really helped sell the cheesy universe of televised Trek.

With that in mind, I'd love to see an actor like Dennis Haysbert play the next captain.
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Old November 2 2009, 12:10 PM   #12
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^I like that suggestion, and he is out of work now that The Unit is over.
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Old November 3 2009, 08:55 PM   #13
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Kelso wrote: View Post
Much of the reason that TNG worked so well, I think, was due to Patrick Stewart. He brought a gravitas and legitimacy to Picard that really helped sell the cheesy universe of televised Trek.

With that in mind, I'd love to see an actor like Dennis Haysbert play the next captain.
I came into this thread to mention Dennis Haysbert
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Old November 5 2009, 08:57 PM   #14
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

Adam West.
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Old November 8 2009, 12:45 AM   #15
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Re: Who would you want to play the captain in Trek series 6

With that in mind, I'd love to see an actor like Dennis Haysbert play the next captain.
Another good idea. Keep em comin' people!
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