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Old March 1 2011, 06:43 AM   #91
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Re: Worst Star trek actor ever

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I think some are confusing CHARACTERS they don't like with bad acting performances, specifically in the cases of Diana Muldaur, Ethan Phillips, and Chris Pine.



Phillips was GREAT at portraying a very annoying character, just as Muldaur played a crusty McCoy-esque doctor well, and Pine played a juvenile punk Kirk very well.


At least I think so.
Pine IS a juvenile punk, so it's not that much of a reach. He's just playing himself.
So you've spent a lot of time with Chris Pine and know him personally?
I'm sure that's the case.

Or just a reboot hater needing to spew more baseless vitriol.

One or the other. Your call.
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Old March 2 2011, 05:16 PM   #92
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Tie between Terry Farrell and Rosalind Chao.
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Old March 2 2011, 05:31 PM   #93
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Anwar I agree she did look sexy as a cosmic cheerleeder. Though I can definitely see why she got called fat by a producer. She was sporting a little pouch. Still, she was sexy.

Jedi, did you ever watch the Original Series? Troi looked fine in a skirt.
what about this guy?



I guess that was TNG's try at not being sexist like the TOS series

Good thing they dropped the whole idea of miniskirts a few episodes into TNG season 1. Too bad it took them a few seasons longer to put Troi in a standard uniform. That is what she looks best in, IMHO.
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Old March 8 2011, 04:48 AM   #94
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Re: Worst Star trek actor ever

Gonna have to go with trifecta of TNG women... Gates McFadden, Denise Crosby and Marina Sirtis. They were all abysmal during TNGs TV run. It really wasn't until the films that Sirtis appeared to find Troi, and as long as she was in a slightly comedic scene she worked just fine.

Unfortunately, neither Gates nor Denise is a terribly good actress. Gates is extremely limited as an actress and I found Dr. Crusher to be one of the worst characters in all of Trek. Denise was just.... well, interesting. In one episode she could turn in a serviceable performance... but just re-watch "Encounter At Farpoint," specifically when the crew ends up in Q's "courtroom." Her overblown, over hysterical performance when she is lecturing Q about the goodness of the Federation always elicits a laugh... we are talking MST3K territory here.

Beltran gets a special nod for just not caring and showing up for a paycheck.

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Old March 8 2011, 07:32 AM   #95
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Better than the Shat actually.
No.
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Old March 18 2011, 12:01 PM   #96
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Re: Worst Star trek actor ever

I'd agree with the many sage comments here about not mistaking 'interpretation' with acting, so no problem with Beltran or Blalock's performances in their respective roles. I know people who dislike Combs, Alaimo, Robinson as 'showboaters', and I have my own issues with Brooks and Stewart declamatory style.

Strangely, I think Frakes and Sirtis would have been better with more comedic parts. Their commentary on Insurrection is one of the funniest ever, and though I think Sirtis lousy on TNG, her best scene was that bar one in FC.

For overall worst regular though, my award goes to McFadden. It wasn't the part - I just think she's a not very good/emotive actress.

As for guest star, so many but recent stand-out for me was Padma Lakshmi (?) on ENT. How they hell she got cast I'll never know
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Old March 21 2011, 03:34 AM   #97
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I thought Gates McFadden made Dr Crusher totally believable, especially in scenes between her and Picard. I don't see why people didn't like her acting...strange

For me its Avery Brooks, thank goodness the role of captain was smaller in DS9.#
Oh and Jolene Blalock was good, Ethan Phillips was FANTASTIC.
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Old March 21 2011, 09:24 AM   #98
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I'm going to go with the nameless ensign from Voyager's "Displaced". From her hilariously over-the-top stunning to the worst line readings ever she fails on every level imaginable.

Jump to 4:20. Her scenes last for 20 seconds.
No wonder she was gunned down: if you're trying that hard to fire a phaser, you're doing it wrong!!! What kills me though is that apparently, "Ensign Lang" here isn't just a yellowshirt, but a semi-recurring character. Ugh.


On the other hand, I can't decide if 1:20-1:40 is one of the worst or one of the greatest feats of acting in all of Trek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx-jB...eature=related
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Old March 23 2011, 06:31 AM   #99
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Re: Worst Star trek actor ever

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I'm going to go with the nameless ensign from Voyager's "Displaced". From her hilariously over-the-top stunning to the worst line readings ever she fails on every level imaginable.

Jump to 4:20. Her scenes last for 20 seconds.
No wonder she was gunned down: if you're trying that hard to fire a phaser, you're doing it wrong!!! What kills me though is that apparently, "Ensign Lang" here isn't just a yellowshirt, but a semi-recurring character. Ugh.
They actually brought her back?

I thought even Voyager had higher standards than that.
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Old March 23 2011, 07:04 AM   #100
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Will Wheaton, hands down. TNG could have benefitted without him.
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Old March 23 2011, 07:27 AM   #101
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As I have been reading this particular thread I am seeing a lot of hate towards Beltran. Was he my favorite Trek character? No. Was he the worst in my opinion? No. I think the problem with him in addition to Beltran being kind of being a stick in the mud was that his character wasn't that great. I thought the idea of having a Native American Maquis on Voyager was cool. Very early on in the series one gets introduced to Chakotay's spirituality and his Native American practices but then the writers just kind of stopped writing anything interesting for him and that was disappointing. From about the third season on, the creativity behind Beltran's character was just uninspired and and non-interesting.They hardly even had any Chakotay-centered episodes. Having a Native American character could have been really interesting and it just wasn't. I thought they were going to show more of his ethnic background and personality and they never really did and that was disappointing to me. I partially blame the writers for this.
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Old March 23 2011, 08:31 PM   #102
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I'm going to go with the nameless ensign from Voyager's "Displaced". From her hilariously over-the-top stunning to the worst line readings ever she fails on every level imaginable.

Jump to 4:20. Her scenes last for 20 seconds.
No wonder she was gunned down: if you're trying that hard to fire a phaser, you're doing it wrong!!! What kills me though is that apparently, "Ensign Lang" here isn't just a yellowshirt, but a semi-recurring character. Ugh.
They actually brought her back?

I thought even Voyager had higher standards than that.
Yeah, Memory Alpha lists her in four, perhaps five episodes (because of the nature of Course: Oblivion): http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Lang_(Ensign)

But the actress page and IMDB list only three episodes for her. So I'm guessing either one of those was an uncredited role like so many other ensigns, or someone's purposely trying to erase her "acting" history from the minds of Trekkies everywhere.
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Old March 23 2011, 09:05 PM   #103
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Re: Worst Star trek actor ever

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No wonder she was gunned down: if you're trying that hard to fire a phaser, you're doing it wrong!!! What kills me though is that apparently, "Ensign Lang" here isn't just a yellowshirt, but a semi-recurring character. Ugh.
They actually brought her back?

I thought even Voyager had higher standards than that.
Yeah, Memory Alpha lists her in four, perhaps five episodes (because of the nature of Course: Oblivion): http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Lang_(Ensign)

But the actress page and IMDB list only three episodes for her. So I'm guessing either one of those was an uncredited role like so many other ensigns, or someone's purposely trying to erase her "acting" history from the minds of Trekkies everywhere.
I'd bet it has more to do with lines. She actually had lines in Blood Fever and Displaced. Maybe there were deleted lines from her in another one of the episodes she was seen in,
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Old March 24 2011, 02:29 AM   #104
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They actually brought her back?

I thought even Voyager had higher standards than that.
Yeah, Memory Alpha lists her in four, perhaps five episodes (because of the nature of Course: Oblivion): http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Lang_(Ensign)

But the actress page and IMDB list only three episodes for her. So I'm guessing either one of those was an uncredited role like so many other ensigns, or someone's purposely trying to erase her "acting" history from the minds of Trekkies everywhere.
I'd bet it has more to do with lines. She actually had lines in Blood Fever and Displaced. Maybe there were deleted lines from her in another one of the episodes she was seen in,
That may be the truth, but in my personal canon, her acting was such a mistake that there is now a clandestine conspiracy to erase her history from time itself.


And I don't find myself lifting a finger to fight this conspiracy, either.
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Old March 25 2011, 02:39 AM   #105
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The nameless "Personnel Officer" from "Court-Martial".
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