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Old December 26 2012, 03:45 AM   #16
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Re: What's up with Weller's character?

I'm hoping that Weller is reprising an older role of his, albeit one that's new to Trek.

And those cryonic tubes we see in the preview?
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Old December 26 2012, 06:54 AM   #17
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Weller will lead the Style Council.
Perhaps he's in some sort of jam?
Maybe he is the 5 O'Clock Hero.
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Old December 28 2012, 06:51 AM   #18
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Re: What's up with Weller's character?

He's going underground.
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Old December 28 2012, 07:49 AM   #19
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He's Gary 7.
Well, come to think of it, Weller does look a bit like Robert Lansing. Makes some sense if the movie is set primarily on Earth. Do we get a Teri Garr analog as well?

(That's Gary Seven, in contrast to Anan 7, David Opatoshu's role)
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Old December 28 2012, 11:12 AM   #20
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I want the hot cat chick.
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Old December 29 2012, 02:45 AM   #21
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Re: What's up with Weller's character?

<BIG rear-end yank>

I'm guessin' that by the end of the movie He beats the crap outta kirk for getting his daughter pregnant.

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Old December 29 2012, 03:21 AM   #22
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Re: What's up with Weller's character?

Simple he plays Peter Weller. Like in Futurama his head is in a jar. Though given its him he mostly will be Roboweller. his casting alone revealed his character.
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Old January 1 2013, 08:06 PM   #23
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Re: What's up with Weller's character?

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I think it's a bit funny how Peter Weller is almost as much of a Renaissance man as Buckaroo Banzai...
I saw the trailer to that movie and I think its kind of freaky how much Weller looks like Matt Smith in it.
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Old January 1 2013, 11:43 PM   #24
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I think it's a bit funny how Peter Weller is almost as much of a Renaissance man as Buckaroo Banzai...
I saw the trailer to that movie and I think its kind of freaky how much Weller looks like Matt Smith in it.
I understand how you might get that impression from seeing how he's dressed when he first appears, but aside from the tan jacket/red bow tie combo and deep-set eyes, I don't think I'd say they look that much alike.

If the trailer's all you've seen, though, you should probably watch the movie. Not big-budget, but a great cast, lots of fun, and some things work on more than one level.
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Old January 2 2013, 12:08 AM   #25
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Re: What's up with Weller's character?

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I think it's a bit funny how Peter Weller is almost as much of a Renaissance man as Buckaroo Banzai...
I saw the trailer to that movie and I think its kind of freaky how much Weller looks like Matt Smith in it.
I understand how you might get that impression from seeing how he's dressed when he first appears, but aside from the tan jacket/red bow tie combo and deep-set eyes, I don't think I'd say they look that much alike.
Its also his hair style.
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Old January 2 2013, 02:16 AM   #26
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I got to agree, Peter Weller does look a lot like Matt Smith in that trailer. And yes, this is one time when I am serious.
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Old January 2 2013, 02:49 AM   #27
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Both have that weird cheekbones thing going for them.
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Old January 4 2013, 02:27 AM   #28
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Re: What's up with Weller's character?

I almost forgot all about this cute little "Easter Egg" that was in TNG until I was watching an old episode on Netflix -- the episode was Up the Long Ladder (the episode with the Irish-descended colonists who set up refugee camps in the cargo bays).

The Easter Egg I'm talking about in that episode was a reference to the "SS Buckaroo Banzai". While Picard and Riker are searching the computer for certain spaceships from 22nd-century Earth, this appears on the Picard's computer monitor (I circled the entry to make it easier to see):




A question arose earlier about the idea that supposedly Peter Weller's STID character has his own ship...
...Well, there's your answer.

Fans of that cult classic film The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension! will also get a chuckle out of the name of the captain listed on the monitor and the nature of their mission. I would have never caught this easter egg myself, but I remember reading about it on Memory Alpha.


Sources:
Memory Alpha entry for "SS Buckaroo Banzai":
http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/SS_Buckaroo_Banzai

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http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/SS_B...ong_Ladder.jpg

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Old January 4 2013, 02:35 AM   #29
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Re: What's up with Weller's character?

So, when does it arrive at Planet 10?
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Old January 4 2013, 02:38 AM   #30
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So, when does it arrive at Planet 10?

Oh, what the fruck; I'll bite...

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