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Old July 5 2013, 11:05 PM   #1
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Q or No-Name Ensign

Assuming you were paid the same amount of money, what would you rather appear as in a Star Trek series of your choice?

A) A member of the Q for only one episode. This character would be the sole antagonist of the episode and would do and say significant things.

B) A no-name ensign who says or does nothing particularly significant, but appears in 5 episodes.
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Old July 5 2013, 11:08 PM   #2
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Re: Q or No-Name Ensign

A Q...easily. Corbin Bernson only had a handful of lines, but he got to be all kooky.
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Old July 5 2013, 11:53 PM   #3
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Re: Q or No-Name Ensign

No-name ensign in five episodes. Cool death scene, here I come!
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Old July 5 2013, 11:57 PM   #4
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Re: Q or No-Name Ensign

I'd rather be the no-name.
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Old July 6 2013, 12:09 AM   #5
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Re: Q or No-Name Ensign

Seems unlikely that a guest star playing a Q would be payed the same as an extra ( even one appearing in 5 episodes), so I'll with Q and make more money. More than likely a memorable guest shot would be better for my career and the fans would remember the character. So convention appearances and more money! Five episode extra is Guy Fleegman territory.
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Old July 6 2013, 12:10 AM   #6
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Ensign, I'm too shy for lines...
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Old July 6 2013, 12:12 AM   #7
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Is this a trick question? Why would one want to play an extra when you can play a colorful alien super-being?
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Old July 6 2013, 01:22 AM   #8
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Re: Q or No-Name Ensign

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Is this a trick question? Why would one want to play an extra when you can play a colorful alien super-being?
A real comparison would be if A was you're one of the Q reading a magazine in Deathwish.
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Old July 6 2013, 03:51 AM   #9
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Nerys Myk wrote: View Post
Seems unlikely that a guest star playing a Q would be payed the same as an extra ( even one appearing in 5 episodes), so I'll with Q and make more money. More than likely a memorable guest shot would be better for my career and the fans would remember the character. So convention appearances and more money! Five episode extra is Guy Fleegman territory.
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Is this a trick question? Why would one want to play an extra when you can play a colorful alien super-being?
The question assumes that you get paid the same. Don't try to be smart!

It's not a trick question. I thought some people might prefer doing minor things over a span of five episodes rather than appearing in just the one episode.
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Old July 6 2013, 05:07 AM   #10
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Re: Q or No-Name Ensign

I could never play a flashy character like a Q. Not even if it was a one-off appearance.
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Old July 6 2013, 05:37 AM   #11
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Re: Q or No-Name Ensign

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Is this a trick question? Why would one want to play an extra when you can play a colorful alien super-being?
I'd rather be around the show for five episodes than one, myself.
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Old July 6 2013, 05:43 AM   #12
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Captain McBain wrote: View Post
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Seems unlikely that a guest star playing a Q would be payed the same as an extra ( even one appearing in 5 episodes), so I'll with Q and make more money. More than likely a memorable guest shot would be better for my career and the fans would remember the character. So convention appearances and more money! Five episode extra is Guy Fleegman territory.
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Is this a trick question? Why would one want to play an extra when you can play a colorful alien super-being?
The question assumes that you get paid the same. Don't try to be smart!

It's not a trick question. I thought some people might prefer doing minor things over a span of five episodes rather than appearing in just the one episode.
Not being smart. There's just no way a key role will be the same pay as an extra. Also,if you're an actor the guest star role would be better for your career. Logic.
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Old July 6 2013, 06:37 AM   #13
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Re: Q or No-Name Ensign

Ensign definitely, would also happily under go prosthetics.

TOS - Has to be a redshirt and then die heroically.
TNG - Standing at the back trying to figure out exactly what the hell Mission Ops is there for.
DS9 - Would want to be everywhere on the station, runabouts and Defiant.
VOY - Would fancy one of the side stations on the Bridge, and of course on my last appearance be sporting lieutenant jg pips, just to stick it to Kim.
ENT - In engineering, to swoon over Trip all day.
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Old July 6 2013, 07:15 AM   #14
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VOY - Would fancy one of the side stations on the Bridge, and of course on my last appearance be sporting lieutenant jg pips, just to stick it to Kim.
You win the thread.
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Old July 6 2013, 07:52 AM   #15
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I'd be a Q and mess with Seven-of-Nine on Voyager.
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