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View Poll Results: Which Actor Did The Best Job Portraying their Enterprise Character?
Scott Bakula 8 15.09%
Jolene Blalock 3 5.66%
Connor Trinneer 25 47.17%
John Billingsley 12 22.64%
Dominic Keating 3 5.66%
Linda Park 1 1.89%
Anthony Montgomery 0 0%
No one 1 1.89%
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Old February 1 2014, 06:13 PM   #16
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Re: Who Do You Think is the Best Actor on Enterprise?

All this across the board love for the actors (Except poor Mayweather, natch)...and yet people laughed at me when I said that ENT has the best acting *across the board* of any regular cast.

DS9 is brought down by Avery and the fact that the best ones weren't regulars (sorry Avery I still love you though and you certainly had some great eps)...If I included Garak, and Damar, and all the semi-recurring guys, it'd be DS9 easily.

TOS has the big three and maybe they'd rate the best if the minors were given a chance to shine.

VOY simply didn't give the cast enough to shine with.
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Old February 1 2014, 07:22 PM   #17
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Re: Who Do You Think is the Best Actor on Enterprise?

For me, this was a difficult choice, because I'm one of those who thinks this was a talented cast across the board.

There are such standout performances - Blalock in "Awakenings" and "E2," Trinneer in "Similitude" and "The Forgotten," Billingsley in "Terra Prime" and "Similitude" and many others, the entire cast in "Observer Effect."

But I chose Bakula, because he made me laugh in "Babel One" and blink back tears with "OE" and "Twilight" and "Similitude," and there was all of Season 3 plus "Home," and the Vulcan trilogy, and episodes that aren't readily mentioned like "Singularity" and "Civilization," and I could go on forever about this. I connected with Archer more because of Bakula's work. The character wasn't written consistently, but I think Bakula did a great job with what he was given.

The rest of the cast's endless admiration for him was always cool to read about too. And of course I will always worship Scott for his stellar work in Quantum Leap.
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Old February 1 2014, 10:29 PM   #18
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Trinneer would have been perfect as captain. To me he's more like a proto-Kirk than Bakula.

I think Bakula would have worked better as a 'wise old' Vulcan advisor (sort of what Tuvok was supposed to be). But then he wouldn't have accepted the role I suppose.
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Old February 2 2014, 11:03 PM   #19
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Re: Who Do You Think is the Best Actor on Enterprise?

Dale Sams wrote: View Post
All this across the board love for the actors (Except poor Mayweather, natch)...and yet people laughed at me when I said that ENT has the best acting *across the board* of any regular cast.
We're still laughing. The question people are responding to in this thread is, who do we think the best actor is on Enterprise, not in all of the Trek TV shows.
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Old February 3 2014, 09:53 PM   #20
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Isolinear wrote: View Post
Trinneer... [is] more like a proto-Kirk than Bakula.
I never thought of that before, but I agree!
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Old February 3 2014, 11:49 PM   #21
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Re: Who Do You Think is the Best Actor on Enterprise?

I went with Connor, but objectively, it's Billingsley.
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Old February 4 2014, 07:54 AM   #22
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^heh, true.
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Old February 5 2014, 12:26 PM   #23
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I'd have to go with Breezy. Out of anyone on the show, she seemed to drop into her character most naturally, and that was even while playing a character of the opposite sex!

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Bakula is... ok, but his delivery is a bit wooden from time to time. Sometimes I got the feeling he was reading his lines from a teleprompter instead of acting.
Bakula couldn't have been reading a teleprompter unless it was incredibly advanced version of Google Glass installed on the back of his eyelids since he gave half of his lines with his eyes closed and roughly the other half looking at the floor or his shoes.


Yeah, I'm saying the dog played a more convincing role than the oft beloved and worshiped Bakula. I really BELIEVED that Pothos loved cheese!
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Old February 5 2014, 02:07 PM   #24
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Best actor? I don't know? But I thought Trinneer and Blalock did the best with rather poor material on the most consistent basis.
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Old February 5 2014, 02:12 PM   #25
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Re: Who Do You Think is the Best Actor on Enterprise?

I couldn't in good conscience vote for her in this kind of competition, but I'd like to echo that Blalock is often underestimated as an actress.

She's certainly no Jeri Ryan (I know, not a perfect analogy, but also an actress often reduced to superficial qualities), but she's pretty damn good.
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Old February 5 2014, 09:02 PM   #26
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but I'd like to echo that Blalock is often underestimated as an actress.
Mind giving us an example? I've seen her in probably 85% of her roles, and T'Pol is the only one in which she doesn't thoroughly suck.
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Old February 7 2014, 12:03 AM   #27
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Starship Troopers3 wasn't exactly her finest hour was it?

Regarding the others, I'd say it's either Trinneer or or Billingsley.
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Old February 7 2014, 11:44 PM   #28
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It's gotta be Chef!



Seriously though this is a tough question. My favorite character is definitely Flox. I enjoyed Bakula in Quantum Leap and I think that makes me want to like him in this more than I should. I don't care for T'Pol as a character, but I think Blalock does a great job of playing a younger (ish) Vulcan who rarely has her feelings in complete control. I strongly dislike Hoshi but I don't think that is necessarily Linda Park's fault, I think it is her whiny character. Overall I'm going to have to go with Billingsley. Linda Park commented about the episode Extinction how she gained a lot of respect for him after she did a single episode in full alien make-up, and he does it every episode. I can't think of any time Trinneer has let me down, but I'm gotta go with Billingsley, with Trinneer a close second. Keating and Montgomery didn't get enough screen time to compete, in my opinion.
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Old February 20 2014, 09:02 PM   #29
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Connor Trinneer, no question.
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