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Old September 17 2010, 01:30 AM   #1
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Perfect Actor To Play 'Q' in nuTNG

My son just said this, and I agree with it entirely. The Old Spice guy, Isaiah Mustafa, should be Q!

"Look at your desk. Now look at me. What's in my hand? It's that report on Tagus III that you were writing. Look down, look up. I'm in safari gear, asking if you'd like to see the ruins for yourself. Finger snap! Now you're in a Robin Hood costume. Anything is possible with the power of the Continuum."

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Old September 17 2010, 02:27 AM   #2
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Brilliant idea!
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Old September 17 2010, 02:35 AM   #3
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Ha ha that's awesome!

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Old September 17 2010, 10:28 AM   #4
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John De Lancie is the Q. He understands the Q best. The Q is not just a jokester, and he could be older.
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Old September 17 2010, 11:37 AM   #5
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Old Spice Guy is pure win.

If that doesn't work out (he's a busy guy what with being on all those horses and stuff) then I nominate Neil Patrick Harris. A lot younger, granted, but still... win.
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Old September 17 2010, 02:45 PM   #6
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I'd much rather Hugh Laurie (House) as Q.... he has the intelligence, the attitude and the dry humor.

John De Lancie nailed the Q perfectly and always was one of my favorite actors/characters through Star Trek..... but by his last appearance in Voyager, he was really looking old....

Then again, they could also just use his son in Voyager to carry on the torch.... he did pretty good as a Q.
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Old September 17 2010, 02:47 PM   #7
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No - Old Spice Guy FTW!
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Old September 17 2010, 03:23 PM   #8
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Praxius wrote: View Post
I'd much rather Hugh Laurie (House) as Q.... he has the intelligence, the attitude and the dry humor.

John De Lancie nailed the Q perfectly and always was one of my favorite actors/characters through Star Trek..... but by his last appearance in Voyager, he was really looking old....

Then again, they could also just use his son in Voyager to carry on the torch.... he did pretty good as a Q.
Though the Old Spice guy is a good funny idea, I was wondering what could be a more "serious" idea and Hugh Laurie sounds like a good idea.
Now I'm wondering what actor could also be Q....
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Old September 17 2010, 03:25 PM   #9
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My son just said this, and I agree with it entirely. The Old Spice guy, Isaiah Mustafa, should be Q!

"Look at your desk. Now look at me. What's in my hand? It's that report on Tagus III that you were writing. Look down, look up. I'm in safari gear, asking if you'd like to see the ruins for yourself. Finger snap! Now you're in a Robin Hood costume. Anything is possible with the power of the Continuum."

Also, your son sounds like a witty, clever guy!
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Old September 17 2010, 03:50 PM   #10
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Though the Old Spice guy is a good funny idea, I was wondering what could be a more "serious" idea and Hugh Laurie sounds like a good idea.
Now I'm wondering what actor could also be Q....
I feel sure that Mustafa can be a bit more serious than he is given time for in 30 second spots - probably wouldn't have any choice but to be, really. But I'm kinda liking ileanacross's idea about Neil Patrick Harris in the role, too.
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Old September 17 2010, 04:25 PM   #11
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I'd throw David Tennant into the ring too but he gets called for any off-center role. Same with Christopher Eccleston. And probably every other Doctor there has ever been.

Except for the 8th. Never the 8th.
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Old September 17 2010, 04:31 PM   #12
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Bit of a different direction, but I think Bruce Campbell could pull off the Q role rather well!
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Old September 17 2010, 04:40 PM   #13
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Bit of a different direction, but I think Bruce Campbell could pull off the Q role rather well!
Ooohh! I like that!
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Old September 17 2010, 05:05 PM   #14
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Re: Perfect Actor To Play 'Q' in nuTNG

Praxius wrote: View Post
I'd much rather Hugh Laurie (House) as Q.... he has the intelligence, the attitude and the dry humor.

John De Lancie nailed the Q perfectly and always was one of my favorite actors/characters through Star Trek..... but by his last appearance in Voyager, he was really looking old....
As long as Hugh doesn't do a House imitation, I think he'd be great for the role of "Q". House's intelligence and dry humor would work, but the role requires a bit of exuberant zany that De Lancie does so wonderfully. But Laurie is talented and could pull it off, IMHO. It's just too bad his acting rank is so high, as he'd likely not take a role like this.

De Lancie's only real problem right now is that he has put on too much weight... following in the footsteps of Shatner, Frakes, and Gore. If he shed about 15-20lbs, he'd be perfect.
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Old September 17 2010, 07:13 PM   #15
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I could see Tennant. Bruce Campbell would be an interesting choice, for sure. But I'm not sure if I feel him or Laurie as Q. They've been the wrong kind of zany - good, but wrong - in the stuff I have seen them in.

One thing that would be really cool if DeLancie could lose the weight and reprise his role is that they could imply or outright say that he, at least, is still the same Q. Fascinating.
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