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View Poll Results: Which Actor Did You Prefer
Original Benjamin Sisko 7 14.89%
Replacement Benjamin Sisko 40 85.11%
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Old July 13 2013, 02:50 AM   #46
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

Mulgrew would have been able to pull off bald just fine, only problem being as soon as you have a bald woman it's some kind of Big Deal.



She has the face for it. Shatner just doesn't, he would not have looked good bald even in his prime, or not as good. When he got older he would have ended up looking like a Sopranos extra.
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Old July 13 2013, 02:58 AM   #47
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Mulgrew would have been able to pull off bald just fine, only problem being as soon as you have a bald woman it's some kind of Big Deal.

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5226/5...b9b1a2d2_z.jpg

She has the face for it. Shatner just doesn't, he would not have looked good bald even in his prime, or not as good. When he got older he would have ended up looking like a Sopranos extra.
Why would a bald Janeway be a big deal? We already had a bald woman in TMP!
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Old July 13 2013, 03:00 AM   #48
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And it was a big deal.
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Old July 13 2013, 03:39 AM   #49
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I say it's better to be bald and in charge like Picard and Sisko than have to wear a tribble on your head.
No argument here. I wonder how he fed that thing.

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Old July 13 2013, 03:48 AM   #50
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Re: Why Was The Actor Who Played Benjamin Sisko Replaced

I think people are laughing at the thread, but it did seem like Brooks was replaced in Season 4. I mean he lost the hair, other than the beard, but grew a whole new level of confidence and actually became rather badass. It was a nice and welcome transition for the character and made him into a really great captain.
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Old July 13 2013, 04:23 AM   #51
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Apparently it was how Brooks had wanted to look from the beginning, but TPTB didn't want to risk two chromedomes* in a row.

* = "Chromedome" was the behind-the-back nickname we had for our high school principal back in 1969.
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Old July 13 2013, 04:54 AM   #52
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Someone need to post the picture of Patrick Stewart wearing a wig.
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Old July 13 2013, 05:04 AM   #53
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Someone need to post the picture of Patrick Stewart wearing a wig.
Didn't that happen in Violations?

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Old July 13 2013, 05:10 AM   #54
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Here it is



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Old July 13 2013, 05:13 AM   #55
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Here it is



Ok, that's better.
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Old July 13 2013, 06:06 AM   #56
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Someone need to post the picture of Patrick Stewart wearing a wig.
Didn't that happen in Violations?

This looks like the love child of Patrick Stewart and Casey Biggs.
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Old July 13 2013, 08:48 AM   #57
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And it was a big deal.
Only with TGT who hired a bald hooker he was that impressed.

Anyway Ripley bald was the best. GI Jane wasn't such a great movie but the bit where she actually shaved all her long dark hair off was a cinematic great.
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Old July 13 2013, 02:28 PM   #58
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I think people are laughing at the thread, but it did seem like Brooks was replaced in Season 4. I mean he lost the hair, other than the beard, but grew a whole new level of confidence and actually became rather badass. It was a nice and welcome transition for the character and made him into a really great captain.
I think the confidence stated coming with the addition of the goatee...er, van dyke! It seemed to coincide with better writing for Sisko too (and better writing all the way around).
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Old July 13 2013, 02:48 PM   #59
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Also he stopped laughing with that horrible hyena laugh, "aaaah hee HEE HEE". God that was awful.

And here's some more Picard with hair:

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Old July 13 2013, 02:52 PM   #60
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I'm impressed the way they managed to age Gates McFadden in season 2.
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