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Old June 28 2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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In praise of Vaughn Armstrong

I love the guy's work with Star Trek, and didn't become aware of him until TNG: Heart of Glory, where he just put everything he had into it. I rarely spotted him in anything else, because I'd never seen his real face.

It must have been nice to do Enterprise without heavy makeup all the time.

I've only read/seen a few interviews with him, but he sounds like he'd be great to see in person. Something about a Trek alumni band or something.
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Old June 28 2014, 11:51 PM   #2
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He's awesome from all accounts. His appearances on Enterprise as Admiral Forrest were great alone, (sorry they killed him off really - twice!), but considering the few Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, and even a Borg he played... I don't attend the convention circuit much, but there should be no shortage of questions to ask while asking for an autograph. He must hold some kind of record for playing the most number of characters in Star Trek.

Enterprise Blues Band is their name with Casey Biggs (Damar) , Richard Herd and Nathan Philips joining them on occasion.
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Old June 29 2014, 04:08 AM   #3
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There's a very robust quality that I find he's quite expert in embodying over a wide variety of characters. At the same time, he's also able to convey a very personal quotidian tone that is very appealing in its lowkeyness. I think that his skills are enhanced by the interesting timbre of his voice as well.
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Old June 29 2014, 04:20 AM   #4
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Re: In praise of Vaughn Armstrong

Vaughn Armstrong is my favorite actor of all time. Bar none.
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Old June 29 2014, 02:36 PM   #5
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Re: In praise of Vaughn Armstrong

Mr. Laser Beam wrote: View Post
Vaughn Armstrong is my favorite actor of all time. Bar none.
He was a great addtion to the Enterprise to the series.
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Old June 29 2014, 03:24 PM   #6
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Re: In praise of Vaughn Armstrong

Pity that in my other favorite TV franchise (L&O), he only appeared once, and was killed off (the East Pasadena episode of Law & Order: LA).
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Old June 29 2014, 03:50 PM   #7
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I think another reason I like him is we're near the same age, and there are so few outstanding examples of actors of that generation. So often it seemed like everyone on tv was under 30.
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Old July 1 2014, 07:07 AM   #8
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I hope he gets a role in an Abramsverse film. TOS is the only Trek he's never done.
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Old July 1 2014, 08:34 AM   #9
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^ He was probably in high school, like I was. He's about six months ahead of me, and his birthday is coming up on July 7.
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Re: In praise of Vaughn Armstrong

ChristopherPike wrote: View Post
He's awesome from all accounts. His appearances on Enterprise as Admiral Forrest were great alone, (sorry they killed him off really - twice!), but considering the few Klingons, Romulans, Cardassians, and even a Borg he played... I don't attend the convention circuit much, but there should be no shortage of questions to ask while asking for an autograph. He must hold some kind of record for playing the most number of characters in Star Trek.

Enterprise Blues Band is their name with Casey Biggs (Damar) , Richard Herd and Nathan Philips joining them on occasion.
Yay! I finally get to mention it in casual conversation!

I got to meet Vaughn Armstrong at the Trek convention in Chicago back in 2010, and he was a gem of a human being. Funny, articulate, entertained a whole bunch of us for hours while we sat in the hotel bar. Just a genuinely warm, and funny man.

Here we are after several rounds of drinks:

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Old July 3 2014, 06:30 PM   #11
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I like Vaughn Armstrong on Enterprise I liked his Admiral Forrest character and I imagine he was glad to play a human after playing aliens on the different Star trek series. I just saw him in a Season 1 Ds9 show Past Prologue he plays a Cardassian in it.
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Old July 6 2014, 04:04 AM   #12
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I always thought the guy was one of the best guest star actors in the franchise. It takes a certain amount of skill to play multiple characters in multiple shows from different species in each of them.

He ranks high in my favorite guest stars.
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Old July 17 2014, 01:50 PM   #13
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He played a Klingon and Kreetassan captain as well on Enterprise, not just Admiral Forest He is a great actor. He and Suzie Plans on are my two favorite. The work they have done on Trek is memorable and outstanding.
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