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Old September 30 2013, 11:09 PM   #31
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Re: Actors who would have made great Starfleet Captains

I've certainly got no problem broadening the net to "officers," although admittedly I find "captains" an especially interesting question because of the x-factor someone needs to anchor a whole ensemble. Thanks everyone for the great answers, I'm discovering (or rediscovering) great actors I would never have come up with otherwise.
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Old September 30 2013, 11:18 PM   #32
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Anna Gunn played the role of Skyler White from Breaking Bad.

Reiko Aylesworth played Michelle Dessler from 24.
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Old October 1 2013, 12:00 PM   #33
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Re: Actors who would have made great Starfleet Captains

Mark Harmon would have made an interesting alternative Archer.

Jason Isaacs? (Or maybe Science Officer)
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Old October 1 2013, 02:57 PM   #34
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Anna Gunn played the role of Skyler White from Breaking Bad.

Reiko Aylesworth played Michelle Dessler from 24.
Reiko Aylesworth also played a military woman in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem. She was the best thing in that film.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:50 PM   #35
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Anna Gunn played the role of Skyler White from Breaking Bad.
Right. I do know who that is.

Funny, I don't think of Skyler White as a particularly strong character (at least in as much of that show as I've seen), but I can see how Gunn could have that kind of energy.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:56 PM   #36
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Jason Isaacs?
A solid call for Villainous Admiral or Renegade Captain, maybe? Although casting him as a simple good guy would be refreshingly against type...
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Old October 1 2013, 05:15 PM   #37
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Captain Al Pacino, Denzel Washington, Jeff Bridges, Ben Kingsley, Ralph Fiennes, George Clooney, Ed Harris, Cuba Gooding Jr., and Don Cheadle would be great too.
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Old October 1 2013, 05:51 PM   #38
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Yeah, Clooney, Harris and Washington especially would be perfect choices. Jeff Bridges in either younger or older versions too (Young Hotshot Captain vs. Grizzled Veteran Commodore-or-Something). Cuba Gooding Jr. as a Cocky Rival Captain maybe?
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Old October 1 2013, 05:53 PM   #39
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*light-bulb* Harry Lennix. I can't believe I didn't think of Harry Lennix.
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Morgan Freeman
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^Admiral material there.
I could live with that. Presumably he would portray an admiral who wasn't a jackass.
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Old October 1 2013, 10:27 PM   #41
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Old October 2 2013, 05:45 AM   #42
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Kurt Russell.
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Old October 2 2013, 06:11 AM   #43
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I do think Kurt would be a pretty bad-ass Captain.
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Old October 2 2013, 06:31 AM   #44
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Dame Judi Dench
Viggo Mortensen
Katherine Moennig
James Cromwell
Famke Jansen
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Katherine Moennig
As Burgoyne 172, maybe.

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I could live with that. Presumably he would portray an admiral who wasn't a jackass.
Tuvok's father. 'Nuff said.
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