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Old October 4 2013, 12:26 PM   #61
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Re: Actors who would have made great Starfleet Captains

Treat Williams
Dennis Quaid
Ralph Fiennes
Gary Oldman

Tough in this day and age, they'd probably be Admirals.

James Garner
George Peppard
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Old October 4 2013, 02:01 PM   #62
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Re: Actors who would have made great Starfleet Captains

Larry David. Can you imagine how many interstellar incidents the social assassin would be responsible for?
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Old October 4 2013, 03:40 PM   #63
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I've mentioned her before on another thread, but I think Dina Meyer would be a great Captain. I don't know why, but I always envision her with Trill spots.

I'd also love to see Alex Kingston in the centre seat. I think she would play a very interesting Andorian.
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Old October 4 2013, 04:13 PM   #64
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Thinking about it, Neil Patrick Harris would be interesting as well. His Barney Stinson has so many moments where he has that commanding, inspirational presence. Eventually, that is always turned upside down for a joke, but it shows that NPH delivers that extremely well.
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Old October 6 2013, 09:49 PM   #65
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Tommy Wiseau
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Old October 6 2013, 10:22 PM   #66
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Re: Actors who would have made great Starfleet Captains

Crispin Glover or Dennis Hopper, but they would probably have to be guest star mentally unstable captains.

Hopper as Captain Frank Booth: I'll send you a love letter, straight from my heart, f*****! You know what a love letter is? It's a photon torpedo from a f****** starship, f*****! You receive a love letter from me, you're f***** forever! You understand, f***? I'll send you straight to Sto-vo-kor, f*****!
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Old October 6 2013, 10:24 PM   #67
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You'll all laugh but I have always had a Star Trek movie idea with Jack Nicholson as the captain/lead....
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Old October 7 2013, 02:08 AM   #68
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Melakon: I thought of Dennis Hopper, and that's exactly how I'd picture him. Not a "great" Starfleet Captain per se, but the guy's whose gone past the edge, seen too much and said "f*** it." (Crispin Glover perhaps as a junior officer who gets possessed by the soul of an ancient criminal.)

TheGoodStuff: I've always thought Jack Nicholson and/or Gene Hackman would be awesome Admirals.

One example I've missed egregiously is Jon[sp?] Hamm. Capt. Don Draper, so to speak, would be the perfect stand-in for Chuck Connors as an emblematic WASP Captain of the (twenty-two-)Sixties.
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Old October 7 2013, 02:37 AM   #69
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Melakon: I thought of Dennis Hopper, and that's exactly how I'd picture him. Not a "great" Starfleet Captain per se, but the guy's whose gone past the edge, seen too much and said "f*** it." (Crispin Glover perhaps as a junior officer who gets possessed by the soul of an ancient criminal.)
Oh, there's another great Dennis Hopper villain I forgot--

Captain Howard Payne: Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a plasma bomb on a starship. Once the ship reaches Warp 6, the plasma bomb is armed. If it drops below Warp 6, it blows up. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?!
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Old October 7 2013, 02:47 AM   #70
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Jennifer Beals
Neve McIntosh
Joanna Going
Gina Torres
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Old October 7 2013, 03:18 AM   #71
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Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a plasma bomb on a starship. Once the ship reaches Warp 6, the plasma bomb is armed. If it drops below Warp 6, it blows up. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?!
Aces.
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Old October 7 2013, 02:47 PM   #72
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TheGoodStuff: I've always thought Jack Nicholson and/or Gene Hackman would be awesome Admirals
Im glad you said that, as that was the intention I had in mind. My idea involves a demotion-type plot. Those two would be great.
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Old October 12 2013, 01:36 AM   #73
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Morgan Freeman
Late comer to the thread but he gets my vote!!
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Old October 12 2013, 07:46 AM   #74
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Yeah, he was good as Frank Pembleton in that Homicide series. I think he would make a good Captain in Starfleet. I can imagine him grousing about the stupid Admiralty above him...

Oh well I was glad we got Spencer's Hawk to play Sisko.

Didn't Jason Alexander appear in an Enterprise or Voyager as an alien?
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Old October 12 2013, 07:50 AM   #75
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I can't believe anyone hasn't said Tim Allen.
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