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Old December 17 2013, 11:33 PM   #1
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Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else?

Surprised in the sense of not even knowing they were in it before you watched it, I mean.

I still remember being a pup and watching The Muppets Take Manhattan for the first ever time. And aside from the live-action Muppet Babies interlude (which I thought was *very* cool, having more or less grown up with the Muppet Babies cartoon rather than the real Muppets, only later did I realise this was done *first* of course! ), the other thing I was gobsmacked by was seeing a pre-TNG Cheryl 'Gates' McFadden in the movie. It just blew my world apart seeing Dr Crusher interacting with the Muppets.
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Old December 18 2013, 04:04 AM   #2
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Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

Yep. Gates McFadden on the Cosby Show, then when I watched the 25th anniversary of Roots, I was surprised to see a young LeVar Burton and then when they played Roots: The Gift, it had Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Tim Russ and of course LeVar Burton.
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Old December 18 2013, 04:15 AM   #3
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Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

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the other thing I was gobsmacked by was seeing a pre-TNG Cheryl 'Gates' McFadden in the movie. It just blew my world apart seeing Dr Crusher interacting with the Muppets.
Better yet, check out the making of Labyrinth to see Cheryl teaching Muppets how to dance.
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Old December 18 2013, 07:32 AM   #4
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Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

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Surprised in the sense of not even knowing they were in it before you watched it, I mean.
When I first saw LA Story, a Steve Martin movie, and all of a sudden there was Patrick Stewart as the "nazi" restaurant owner, it was a surprise and a plus.



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Old December 18 2013, 02:27 PM   #5
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Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

Patrick Stewart as Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov):

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Old December 18 2013, 04:32 PM   #6
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Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

Patrick Stewart in I, Claudius
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dITMbk2wqA
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Old December 18 2013, 04:45 PM   #7
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Majel Barrett as the robot madam in WESTWORLD.
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Old December 18 2013, 07:34 PM   #8
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Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

John Billingsley and his wife Bonita in a Christmas movie 12 dogs for Christmas.
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Old December 18 2013, 09:11 PM   #9
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John Billingsley as the blind artist on NCIS.


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Old December 19 2013, 12:36 AM   #10
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Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

Marina Sirtis as the new director of Mossad on NCIS. And MAN did they do a good job of making her look SEVERE.
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Old December 19 2013, 12:41 AM   #11
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And of course the Borg Queen on NCIS, as Gibb's reoccurring girlfriend.




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Old December 19 2013, 01:57 AM   #12
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Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

Taranis wrote: View Post
Patrick Stewart in I, Claudius
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dITMbk2wqA
I, Claudius is the first series in which I saw Patrick Stewart.
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Old December 19 2013, 04:13 AM   #13
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Having only recently watched any classic Mission: Impossible, I was surprised to discover that Leonard Nimoy was a regular for a season or two right after TOS went off the air.
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Old December 19 2013, 04:25 AM   #14
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Why would anyone be surprised to see an actor who had been in Star Trek? Do you unconsciously assume Trek actors only do Trek and cannot appear in any other shows? I find the question to be very odd.
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Old December 19 2013, 02:47 PM   #15
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Karl Urban in Almost Human.
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