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Old March 25 2013, 03:05 PM   #151
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I may be mental but at least I've got a Shift key, yo.
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Old March 25 2013, 03:24 PM   #152
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Takei may be a media whore, but at least he's whoring himself out for a good cause.
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Old March 25 2013, 03:25 PM   #153
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Ethan Phillips. I suppose he's technically not the worst actor, but I can't stand Neelix.

Eric Bana as Nero: "Hello, Christopher." Easily the most frustrating line of Star Trek for me. The line was completely out of place; the pacing, the inflection, everything. It detracted from the tense scene and I couldn't stop thinking about it afterward.
I loved Eric Bana's delivery of that scene.
Me too. Destroy a Klingon fleet, destroy a Federation fleet and then answer a hail like you're introducing yourself at an AA meeting. I LOL'd.
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Old March 25 2013, 03:34 PM   #154
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Ethan Phillips. I suppose he's technically not the worst actor, but I can't stand Neelix.

Eric Bana as Nero: "Hello, Christopher." Easily the most frustrating line of Star Trek for me. The line was completely out of place; the pacing, the inflection, everything. It detracted from the tense scene and I couldn't stop thinking about it afterward.
I loved Eric Bana's delivery of that scene.
Me too. Destroy a Klingon fleet, destroy a Federation fleet and then answer a hail like you're introducing yourself at an AA meeting. I LOL'd.

I've seen that line criticized before, and I don't think some get that it's supposed to be intentionally casual. Nero's sending the message "I'm a confident badass, I don't need to growl menacingly."
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Old March 25 2013, 03:35 PM   #155
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From main cast it would have to be Tim Russ or Kate Mulgrew for me. If I had to choose I'd say Mulgrew.
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Old March 25 2013, 03:40 PM   #156
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I may be mental but at least I've got a Shift key, yo.
i also have a shift key, but i'm under no obligation to use it and it has no relevence to your calling takei 'loathsome'


i think the worst actor was beltran, wang or whoever played tasha yar (can't remember and wikipedia wont load right now)
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Old March 26 2013, 01:46 AM   #157
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The Eric Bana ''Hello, Christopher'' moment struck me as an Abrams touch, something a 2009 villain might say that year. Half-cute, half-realistic. But why do I always remember it as ''Hi, Chris''? So my reaction was similar to Liam Neeson saying ''Hi'' in THE PHANTOM MENACE. Other than the possible exception of Luke, did anybody in the entire trilogy ever say ''Hi?'' Or ''yippee?''
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Old March 26 2013, 10:21 AM   #158
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Majel Barrett was rubbish.
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Old March 26 2013, 02:54 PM   #159
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I loved the "Hi Christopher, I'm Nero" line. Got a small laugh in the cinema. It's a counterpoint to Pike's seriousness and formality. Pike's concerned and scared, but for Nero it's just Tuesday, kind of thing.

Worst actor in TOS is the Shat. I enjoy his badness but it's still bad.

Worst guest actor I can think of offhand is whoever played Gary Mitchell. YOUFOOLSsoonI'llcrushyoulikeinsects!!!!

TNG is a tie between Frakes and Sirtis. I can enjoy the charms of Frakting but he has several stock mannerisms that he just turns to over and over and over. Watch how he cocks his head back and slightly narrows one eye, that's Ironic Mode: Activated. And he'll grin and jerk his head slightly when he's being That Roguish Riker. Once you spot them, you can more or less call them in advance just before he does them. Sirtis is just not plausible at all. Part of it may have been the made-up accent they lumbered her with, but that can't explain all of it. She never comes across as someone with any kind of qualification or even experience in HR, psychology or any field like that.

Worst guest star on TNG - guy who played Bruce Maddox. He's the only turd in the punchbowl that is Measure of a Man.

DS9's worst regular's probably Nicole de Boer. I don't blame her as it was never going to work, if they were going to kill Dax they should've just killed Dax and had done with it.

Worst guest is Jennifer Sisko. Just a really weak actress overall.

Too long since I watched ENT and I was never really into Voyager, so that's my lot.
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Old March 26 2013, 04:33 PM   #160
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I agree with yousirname, about Frakes. My buddy pointed out how he's so wooden and stiff and always cocks his head and walks crooked. Now I can't ever see him NOT looking that way.

I remember being absolutely shocked when I saw Sirtis name in the credits of Granda's The Return of Sherlock Holmes episode The Six Napoleans (the series where Jeremy Brett was Holmes). She played Lucrezia, the Mafia Boss' daughter that was dating Beppo, the man that was breaking the statues. I was shocked not only at the difference in her looks but also her acting abilities (even though her part was small in that episode).
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Old March 27 2013, 10:54 PM   #161
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I agree with yousirname, about Frakes. My buddy pointed out how he's so wooden and stiff and always cocks his head and walks crooked. Now I can't ever see him NOT looking that way.
A back injury will do that.
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Old March 27 2013, 11:10 PM   #162
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Bakula, especially as the "mirror" Archer.
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Old March 27 2013, 11:16 PM   #163
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TNG is a tie between Frakes and Sirtis. I can enjoy the charms of Frakting but he has several stock mannerisms that he just turns to over and over and over. Watch how he cocks his head back and slightly narrows one eye, that's Ironic Mode: Activated. And he'll grin and jerk his head slightly when he's being That Roguish Riker. Once you spot them, you can more or less call them in advance just before he does them.
You can see this same sort of thing with ANY actor if you see enough of their work. Leonard Nimoy did an episode of The Untouchables ("Takeover") in 1962, and you can spot a lot of pre-Spock mannerisms. He's also with William Shatner in The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s "The Project Strigas Affair" (shot around the same time as "The Cage" pilot judging from Nimoy's haircut), and you can recognize little bits of business from both of them.

For actors, those little recurring mannerisms of their own personality are tools they use in creating a character.
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Old March 28 2013, 12:27 AM   #164
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George Takei. Atrocious actor who reacts to anything by looking confused or giving a shit eating grin.

Nasty person and shameless media whore too. Has milked almost 50 year old quarrels on set and his own sexuality endlessly for tabloid exposure. Feels like he should be constantly in the public eye because he had a minor role in a 60s action show. Obsessively jealous that far more talented actors get more recognition than he should be getting for saying "Aye sir!" every 3 episodes.

His comeuppance thankfully eventually came. After bitching about Shatner's acting for years he made an embarrassing tit out of himself in his Voyager episode with a performance that wouldn't be passable in a school Christmas play. Wonderful. Loathsome human being. The Paris Hilton of Star Trek. He'd do anything to become a bit more famous.

Runner up is Eric Bana as Nero but at least he has given great performances elsewhere.
The quarrel with Shatner is tiresome but I don't see it as a reason to hate the guy or think he's a nasty person.
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Old March 28 2013, 12:28 AM   #165
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George Takei. Atrocious actor who reacts to anything by looking confused or giving a shit eating grin.

Nasty person and shameless media whore too. Has milked almost 50 year old quarrels on set and his own sexuality endlessly for tabloid exposure. Feels like he should be constantly in the public eye because he had a minor role in a 60s action show. Obsessively jealous that far more talented actors get more recognition than he should be getting for saying "Aye sir!" every 3 episodes.

His comeuppance thankfully eventually came. After bitching about Shatner's acting for years he made an embarrassing tit out of himself in his Voyager episode with a performance that wouldn't be passable in a school Christmas play. Wonderful. Loathsome human being. The Paris Hilton of Star Trek. He'd do anything to become a bit more famous.

Runner up is Eric Bana as Nero but at least he has given great performances elsewhere.
"Nasty person" "loathsome human being"? Neither. I've met the man. I don't care for his acting, but your choice of words says more about you than you realize. Lighten up.
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