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Old February 20 2014, 04:02 AM   #1
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Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

I'm talking from main cast members to one time guest stars.

The proverbial ones that have that It factor.

The obvious ones like Patrick Stewart and Benedict Cumberbatch come to mind initially.

Who are the cream of the crop thespians to ever grace the Trek universe?

Love to hear some feedback and why and also to check out the episodes or films with said actors.
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Old February 20 2014, 06:53 AM   #2
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Re: Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

Vaughn Armstrong. Need I say more?
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Old February 20 2014, 07:23 AM   #3
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Re: Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

Patrick Stewart
David Warner
Christopher Plummer
Andrew Robinson
Jeffrey Combs
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Old February 20 2014, 10:25 AM   #4
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Re: Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

Patrick Stewart .
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Old February 20 2014, 11:06 AM   #5
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Re: Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

Dame Judith Anderson
Mark Lenard
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Old February 20 2014, 12:01 PM   #6
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Stewart and Warner

I rate Brooks and Ailmo highly as well
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Old February 20 2014, 12:05 PM   #7
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Re: Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

Having Frank Langella on DS9 was a plus, pity he only did three episodes.



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Old February 20 2014, 03:27 PM   #8
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Re: Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

^ And for some reason was never credited onscreen.
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Old February 21 2014, 06:51 AM   #9
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^ And for some reason was never credited onscreen.
Langella chose to receive no on-screen credit for his appearance. As Director Winrich Kolbe explained, "He wanted to do the show. He did it for his children, because they loved the show. It was not done for money or exposure." (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Companion, p.78)

LOVE that he did it for his kids...just another facet of the wonder and reach of this thing we all love...
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Old February 21 2014, 07:33 AM   #10
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Re: Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

Colm Meaney and Paul Winfield get votes from me.

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Old February 21 2014, 08:21 AM   #11
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When was Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek? I must have missed that.
I always thought that Laurence Luckinbill did a superb job in St V.

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Old February 23 2014, 06:10 PM   #12
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Re: Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

My list:

Patrick Stewart
Kate Mulgrew
Robert Picardo
Jeri Ryan
Marc Alaimo
Andrew Robinson
Jeffrey Combs
Roxanne Dawson
Brent Spiner
Armin Shimmerman
Nana Visitor

These are the names that immediately spring to mind.
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Old February 23 2014, 07:42 PM   #13
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Re: Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

The Shat. If he hadn't done the second pilot, odds are none of us would be here talking about the franchise right now. During the original NBC run, I didn't much care for him (but I was a teenager at the time so my judgment was questionable), though oddly, I liked the Kirk character better than Spock. It wasn't until about the 80s, when the series was first released on video, that I started watching Shatner's performance more closely, and gained an appreciation of his work.

Patrick Stewart was probably the best performer as a regular cast member Star Trek ever had, and it was a crime he never won an Emmy for the show.

In terms of guest stars, I thought it was quite a coup for them to get David Warner on TNG, and remember being impressed when I saw his name in the credits.
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Old February 24 2014, 12:03 AM   #14
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Re: Who are the most talented actors to ever appear in Trek?

Too many to really go into in depth, but here are some I can think of offhand.

Bruce Greenwood
Patrick Stewart
Norman Lloyd
Ricardo Montalban
Paul Winfield
Christopher Plummer
David Warner
Peter Weller
Nana Visitor
Colm Meany
Bob Gunton
Jean Simmons
Eric Bana
Bibi Besch
Leonard Nimoy
Brent Spiner
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Old February 24 2014, 03:26 AM   #15
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Guest: F. Murray Abraham
Regular: Patrick Stewart
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