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Old March 15 2013, 01:54 AM   #181
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Re: Convention Circuit - Least Favorite Person Associated With Trek?

Kate Mulgrew has a tendency to get on her political/moral/philosophical soapbox during her talks. I once heard Dominic Keating saying, while Kate was on stage and he was to the side of it, signing autographs, "For fucks sake, Kate, tell a joke!"
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Old March 15 2013, 05:31 AM   #182
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Kate Mulgrew has a tendency to get on her political/moral/philosophical soapbox during her talks. I once heard Dominic Keating saying, while Kate was on stage and he was to the side of it, signing autographs, "For fucks sake, Kate, tell a joke!"
She is very....classical? She is the kind of person who loves Shakespeare and reading and talking about her life...her kids...etc. She's pretty open and opinionated. I don't know how else to explain her personality. You are right though..."funny" is not the first thing I think of when I see her or think of her, but she can be...it's just more subtle.

I think she is capable of being very funny when she wants to be. It was not showcased much on Voyager to its full potential. Even still...I just love her voice...it's so distinct and not many people have voices like that anymore. I feel the same way about Jessica Lange...I think both ladies have great voices.

I thought Kate was pretty funny here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5Ur1E6YDz0
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Old March 15 2013, 09:05 AM   #183
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Re: Convention Circuit - Least Favorite Person Associated With Trek?

When I saw Kate it was a comedy act, VERY FUNNY, people were dying laughing. Maybe she's ramped up the comedy as she's gotten older? She still made political and religious comments but they were very funny. She tells dramatic, often self deprecating stories.
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Old March 15 2013, 01:43 PM   #184
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Of all the actors I've heard speak at horror, sci-fi and nostalgia conventions, Kate Mulgrew was by far the wittiest and plenty funny. Those who attended Hunt Valley's last Shore Leave can attest to her hilarious back-and-forth with a teenage Borg Queen as proof.
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Old March 15 2013, 03:14 PM   #185
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I will add that my experience with Kate Mulgrew was great as well. She is a very commanding presence. Very funny and energetic. I did a photo op with her years ago, and she was really nice.
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Old March 15 2013, 06:30 PM   #186
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It was the first note in a thread called "Politics at Cons", where I was asking if anyone else had encountered a guest who went too far in expressing their political or religious beliefs (that's not why we're there, after all), so it's written in that context:

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ETA: Everyone, since this is *not* a TNZ thread, let's refrain from debating the politics involved here. I'm just sharing why *I* found Dirk Benedict to be a bad convention guest. Suffice it to say that he and I are diametrically opposed in our views.
Okay, I'm respecting your wishes that we not debate the politics of what Dirk Benedict said. However, since this is a thread about bad con experiences, I do want to ask... was it the fact that he used his platform to speak about politics and religion that irritated you? Or was it the fact that he advocated positions you disagree with quite vehemently and personally? If, for example, he had gone on a tear about why we should be permitting gay marriage and how not doing so is denying people their fundamental human rights, would you have found his use of the platform as a soapbox so off-putting?

Sincerely curious.
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Old March 15 2013, 06:30 PM   #187
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Old March 15 2013, 06:33 PM   #188
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I would like to meet the cast of Enterprise, but note that Blalok is described as an "airhead", thats a bit disappointing.
Picardo, Auberjonois, Spiner, Nimoy would interest me greatly, but reading reports on here its probably best that I will never meet them, only to be underwhelmed.

Also, the fact that so many con goers are dressed as Cardassians, Orions, Andorrians and God Forbid, Klingons, must be very, very offputting for some of the actors in question, I mean surely you can be a fan of Trek without dressing like a dick ?
OK, first of all, Jolene is not a regular on the convention circuit.

Second of all: Very few fans wear costumes at conventions (unless they are participating in contests).

Feel better?
I would feel much much better meeting my favourite "airhead"

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Old March 15 2013, 09:35 PM   #189
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Thanks for that dude
Check out the UK con diary, too. There might be something there as well. http://www.lotna.org.uk/cons.htm
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Old March 15 2013, 10:11 PM   #190
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When I saw Kate it was a comedy act, VERY FUNNY, people were dying laughing. Maybe she's ramped up the comedy as she's gotten older? She still made political and religious comments but they were very funny. She tells dramatic, often self deprecating stories.
Yeah, I have only gotten to experience her on YouTube so far haha. But I am going to the Las Vegas convention which she will be speaking at. From what I've seen on YouTube, she is very funny especially when she is doing a show on her own. I love her voice... too bad I am from New Jersey... I will never sound like her haha.
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Old March 15 2013, 11:17 PM   #191
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^I'm bummed. Ms. Mulgrew was scheduled to be at the creation con in Boston this June, but she's no longer on the website's line-up. I wouldn't mind meeting her either.
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Old March 15 2013, 11:58 PM   #192
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Kate Mulgrew seems to LOVE speaking and interacting with fans at cons. There were a few actors I've seen who were having a great time and for whom conventions were seemingly a lot of fun.
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Old March 16 2013, 01:46 PM   #193
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I agree she seems to be one the good ones, who is very appreciative and respectful towards fans from what I've heard her say and fans say.

OphaClyde, So far for cons, she's only so far scheduled for Las Vegas right now. But if you like her and live in the NYC vicinity, she's doing a play in May/June at the Vineyard Theater.
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Old March 17 2013, 02:00 AM   #194
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I would have to say Brent Spiner. He tried really hard to be a smart ass, but all he ever manages to be is just an ass.
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Old March 18 2013, 01:03 PM   #195
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Thanks for that dude
Check out the UK con diary, too. There might be something there as well. http://www.lotna.org.uk/cons.htm
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