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Old March 27 2013, 05:28 PM   #31
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Was Barrymore filmed at all before he was replaced on The Alternative Factor? Then there's Genvieve Bujold. Neither was a death, but similar circumstances.
Max already answered about Barrymore; Bujold's footage can be seen as an extra on the Season 1 Voyager DVD. I never bought it, but I borrowed it from a coworker just to see her.

She's a very good actress, but she did seem out of place in a leadership role. Mulgrew was a better choice.
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Old March 27 2013, 05:49 PM   #32
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It's an awful story. He attempts suicide in March. Presumably he gets some sort of help, or maybe not. In either case, he then legally purchases a gun around April 17th (according to IMDb), and kills himself with it 15 days later.

As far as I know, background checks in CA are supposed to catch things like suicide attempts, but I don't know what the process was in 1990. Either way, he was granted a weapon that he should not have been allowed to receive. Was he even a US citizen?
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Old March 27 2013, 08:13 PM   #33
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It's an awful story. He attempts suicide in March. Presumably he gets some sort of help, or maybe not. In either case, he then legally purchases a gun around April 17th (according to IMDb), and kills himself with it 15 days later.

As far as I know, background checks in CA are supposed to catch things like suicide attempts, but I don't know what the process was in 1990. Either way, he was granted a weapon that he should not have been allowed to receive. Was he even a US citizen?
Today, information is so instant, they could just do a quick database search and see that he wasn't ok. Back then, did they even have the waiting period for firearms? The information on his attempted suicide probably wasn't in his "file" so soon after the attempt was made.
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Old March 27 2013, 09:30 PM   #34
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Speaking of actors missing out on roles, I forget how far into planning Robin Williams was to playing Rasmussen in A Matter of Time. That would have been great. Frewer was more than good enough though.
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Old March 31 2013, 08:06 PM   #35
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Rappaport footage confirmed:

http://trekcore.com/blog/2013/03/tng...l-be-included/

This is yet another example of the love these guys have for the material. They want the fans to have the very best experience, and I applaud them.
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Old April 7 2013, 08:40 AM   #36
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Y'know, I'm not sure I want to see that. It seems a bit macabre.
Surely it's no worse than say, The Crow or Gladiator?
THE CROW is macabre, yes.
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Old April 18 2013, 12:35 AM   #37
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I thought he was terrific in Time Bandits. Looked like he really had a lot of potential. It was so saddening to hear of his suicide. But wow, I had no idea David Rappaport would've been Fajo... It's great they're including the footage on the Blu-ray discs. Looking forward to seeing it!
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Old May 2 2013, 06:18 AM   #38
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Now that the 3rd season is out on blu ray, what does everyone think of Rappaport's performance as Fajo? Does it mesh well with the rest of the episode? I've heard he is more "sinister"... How so? I haven't seen it yet, but I'd love to hear the first impressions of those who have seen it.
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Old May 2 2013, 05:41 PM   #39
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Now that the 3rd season is out on blu ray, what does everyone think of Rappaport's performance as Fajo? Does it mesh well with the rest of the episode? I've heard he is more "sinister"... How so? I haven't seen it yet, but I'd love to hear the first impressions of those who have seen it.

It would have been a great episode, from what I've seen.

Something about him being a little person, makes him more intimidating/sinister than Saul R. portraying the character, though he did a fine job.

I met Saul at work a year ago during some WH13 work, he's kind of a grumpy guy in person...at least that day he was.
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Old May 10 2013, 03:31 AM   #40
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It's kind of unfair to completely judge David, but I wasn't that impressed with what I did see of his footage.

I think that Saul did a fine job, also given the fact that he had basically no time to prepare for the role at all.
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Old April 23 2014, 06:03 PM   #41
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I have not seen this footage but knowing what he was capable of, David surely would provide a menacing little person to reckon with and that his size would be used to show his adviseries that it really didn't matter!
As for Saul, I have always liked what he did with the part and granted he had so little time to prepare, one must acknowledge what a great contribution his Kivas is to TNG. Saul made Kivas a person who needed the unique stuff and used it to control his world.
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Old May 5 2014, 11:53 PM   #42
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Rappaport footage confirmed:

http://trekcore.com/blog/2013/03/tng...l-be-included/

This is yet another example of the love these guys have for the material. They want the fans to have the very best experience, and I applaud them.
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I have to admit I've never been too impressed with Rubinek's version of the character.
Funny, I thought he was perfect. To each his/her own...
Agreed. He had a certain wistfulness. Rappaport I think would have been better as another character--an associate?

I wonder if the role itself may have gotten to him. Some actors are not unlike Fajo after all--selfish, a bit greedy.

A role can spook an actor...get him depressed--get him to start questioning himself. The role itself could even have been destructive. Rappaport was nothing like Fajo however--that's Charlie Sheen, but on downers.
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Old May 6 2014, 12:29 AM   #43
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There's an interesting remnant from the original casting. The episode makes a big deal that he has the Varon-T disruptor on him at all times as well as others stashed around the ship for him to use, and special note is made on how cruel it is to its victim.

Since Fajo was written for a little person, they gave him that extremely vicious weapon to compensate for his height and be intimidating. With Saul Rubinek (a man of average height) taking over the role, the reason for him having quite so vicious a weapon is moot.
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Old May 9 2014, 09:27 PM   #44
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I picked up on that all the same...Saul is tiny compared to Frakes still.

We saw a lot of that Varon-T prop...
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Old May 10 2014, 03:05 PM   #45
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With Saul Rubinek (a man of average height) taking over the role, the reason for him having quite so vicious a weapon is moot.
I don't know, Fajo is into rareties and exemplars. That he would have the most vicious weapon suits his character whatever his size, I think.
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