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Old July 7 2012, 10:52 AM   #166
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In particular I think she has really beautiful eyes. That's hands down my favorite physical attribute of Jolene's.

I think her ability to communicate all or those subtle emotions with her eyes really brought T'pol to life.
Well put Commander Mel. Those beautiful eyes peeking over a cup of tea. J'adore T'Pol. And on the character traits I would say her loyalty to her friends is what stands out for me.

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Old July 7 2012, 11:00 AM   #167
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In particular I think she has really beautiful eyes. That's hands down my favorite physical attribute of Jolene's.

I think her ability to communicate all or those subtle emotions with her eyes really brought T'pol to life.
Well put Commander Mel. Those beautiful eyes peeking over a cup of tea. J'adore T'Pol. And on the character traits I would say her loyalty to her friends is what stands out for me.

Do you have a picture for every situation involving T'pol? lol.
Good point about her being so loyal. That's another great trait of hers.
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Old July 7 2012, 03:11 PM   #168
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I love the fact she's so...Vulcan. And yet not. Unlike Tuvok, say. I think it's that inner tension that makes her so interesting. And because Blalock has such a great face, it's there to read...
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Old July 8 2012, 12:40 AM   #169
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I love the fact she's so...Vulcan. And yet not. Unlike Tuvok, say. I think it's that inner tension that makes her so interesting. And because Blalock has such a great face, it's there to read...
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Old July 8 2012, 02:36 AM   #170
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I thought Blalock's acting improved over the series. Sadly, the dialogue did not.
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Old July 8 2012, 08:12 AM   #171
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In particular I think she has really beautiful eyes. That's hands down my favorite physical attribute of Jolene's.

I think her ability to communicate all or those subtle emotions with her eyes really brought T'pol to life.
Well put Commander Mel. Those beautiful eyes peeking over a cup of tea. J'adore T'Pol. And on the character traits I would say her loyalty to her friends is what stands out for me.

Do you have a picture for every situation involving T'pol? lol.
Good point about her being so loyal. That's another great trait of hers.

Fantastic picture.
For a really good look at Jolene not as T'Pol. I might suggest "Diamond Hunters". It was made either during or right before Enterprise's first season. She plays the lead's girlfriend and you see most everything right down to the masking tape over her bits-not-to-be-seen. Otherwise the movie is horrible.
Another Jolene flick has popped up in my Netflix suggestions. Off to go watch it.
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Old July 8 2012, 10:02 AM   #172
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Well, she also played in 2 episodes of Stargate SG1 as some sort of Amazon Jaffa. But her acting was terrible in there. Or maybe I was just not used to seeing her blonde. Or maybe, just maybe, her lack of pointed ears was a turn off.
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Old July 8 2012, 09:58 PM   #173
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The illusion was the socks that padded out her bra in seasons 1 and 2, not so much in 3. Season 4 was just Jolene with no added padding as I understand it.
Yeah she was notably smaller in season 4, I just thought she had lost weight.
Not at all in season 3, I don't think. In the first season 3 episode, The Xindi, in the first neuro-pressure scene with her and Trip, it is real obvious she is is not only "padless" under the blue silk jammies, she is completely braless as well.

And just as an aside, in an appearance on the Howard Stern Show, Jolene stated that her cup size was only a "B", but "they" might look a bit larger because the rest of her was so small.

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I like how secretive she is. She hides her vulnerabilities,
I think I know what you mean here and to an extent I agree, but the irony is that not being able to hide her vulnerabilities is one of the things that defined the character. Jolene, who I do think was somewhat limited as an actor, was able to present this aspect of T'Pol so realistically that it caused me to start liking T'pol towards the end of season 2, and loving the character by season 4.

There was something about this otherwise self reliant and strong character who so often appeared to need a "hug", that just broke me down.

Starting with Strange New World and then The Andorian Incident, Fusion, and Breaking the Ice, continuing to season 2 with Carbon Creek (T'Mir/T'Pol), The Seventh, leading into all of season 3, we are shown that T'Pol, even more than Spock, was quite vulnerable and just that more likable as a character.
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Old July 8 2012, 11:17 PM   #174
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Well, she also played in 2 episodes of Stargate SG1 as some sort of Amazon Jaffa. But her acting was terrible in there. Or maybe I was just not used to seeing her blonde. Or maybe, just maybe, her lack of pointed ears was a turn off.
Her acting IS terrible. She doesn't stand out in Enteprise because everyone around her is on the same level and she plays a wooden character.
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Old July 9 2012, 03:11 AM   #175
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I like how secretive she is. She hides her vulnerabilities,
I think I know what you mean here and to an extent I agree, but the irony is that not being able to hide her vulnerabilities is one of the things that defined the character. Jolene, who I do think was somewhat limited as an actor, was able to present this aspect of T'Pol so realistically that it caused me to start liking T'pol towards the end of season 2, and loving the character by season 4.

There was something about this otherwise self reliant and strong character who so often appeared to need a "hug", that just broke me down.

Starting with Strange New World and then The Andorian Incident, Fusion, and Breaking the Ice, continuing to season 2 with Carbon Creek (T'Mir/T'Pol), The Seventh, leading into all of season 3, we are shown that T'Pol, even more than Spock, was quite vulnerable and just that more likable as a character.

As Trip so eloquently put it, "She does kinda grow on ya."

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Old July 9 2012, 06:10 PM   #176
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Her acting IS terrible.
Like all of Trek is chock full of great actors Yeah, maybe she's not the best actress going, but she's fine for a fun bit-of-fluff TV series. I don't ask anything more of my casts
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Old July 10 2012, 01:47 AM   #177
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I thought she did a very good job as T'pol, having to communicate emotions in such a subtle manner is bloody difficult.

I never had a problem with her acting, but everyone has preconceptions about how someone is supposed to behave, that's just a normal side effect of being human. That being said, Jolene hasn't really done much so it's hard to determining her acting talent, of course there could be a reason why she hasn't done much. lol.
Personally I think she alot better than some more famous actors I've seen.

And yeah Star Trek actor quality has always been all over the place.
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Old July 10 2012, 08:06 AM   #178
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Watched "Shadow Puppets" with Jolene. Is a low-budget indie horror flick that was made in 2006 and released in 2007. She's listed fourth or fifth in the credits but it appears that she is the star along with James Marsten (sp?). Also stars Tony Todd (Kurn). Jolene is in virtually every scene and in her underwear to boot. Is about eight people that wake up in some sort of asylum and they don't know who they are. Everyone is dressed in grey undies. All of the staff have been killed by some sort of evil smoke monster, that is similar to the one from Lost. And it starts hunting them, one by one.
This had to be straight to video. It's production , writing, and direction values are pathetic.
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Old July 10 2012, 08:06 PM   #179
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Her acting IS terrible.
Like all of Trek is chock full of great actors Yeah, maybe she's not the best actress going, but she's fine for a fun bit-of-fluff TV series. I don't ask anything more of my casts
Most of the time it is also due to some very bad lines the scripts have. Her acting shined from time to time though. I really liked her in Awakening, In a mirror, Darkly or in Twilight.
Obviously she's outshined by Linda Park, but that girl also had to learn some very weird lines (as in alien languages).
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Old July 11 2012, 08:34 AM   #180
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I thought she did a particularly good job playing T'pol whenever she was on the verge of tears, with the misty eyes and the breaking voice, very convincing IMO.
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