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Old December 14 2013, 09:24 PM   #1
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Rain Robinson (Sarah Silverman)

How is it possible that nobody has yet started a Rain Robinson thread? No matter. Nature abhors a vacuum, so here it is, at long last! For those unfamiliar with her, Rain Robinson was a character portrayed in the 2 part episode "Future's End" on STAR TREK: Voyager. Sarah Silverman plays her - almost against type, really - to good result ...



YouTube trailer for "Future's End - Part 1":
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9lZiyCsaig
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Old December 14 2013, 09:47 PM   #2
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Definitely against the "type" she's come to be known as.

Rain was cute, adorable and funny. Sarah Silverman (now) is not.

Future's End was a really good episode to me.
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Old December 14 2013, 09:48 PM   #3
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Re: Rain Robinson (Sarah Silverman)

Apparently there was talk of adding her to the cast as a regular, but it didn't work out. Talked about a missed opportunity. That would have been great . . . .

And I still insist that Paris had more chemistry with Rain than he ever did with B'Elanna.
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Old December 14 2013, 10:32 PM   #4
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Re: Rain Robinson (Sarah Silverman)

Ar-Pharazon wrote: View Post
Definitely against the "type" she's come to be known as.

Rain was cute, adorable and funny. Sarah Silverman (now) is not.
I remember when she was cast as Vanelope in Wreck It Ralph, and one of the things the movie reviewers said about her was how much of a departure playing this sweet little kid role was, and when they saw it they thought it actually fit her like a glove. The way they said that, it was like they couldn't conceive of her playing that role. Ever. She really got plaudits for it.

When I read all that I was like, "Rain Robinson is Vanelope grown up!" It was the same kind of really sweet, affecting performance. And she did it *before* she got her own show or anything!

I hate movie reviewers sometimes.

(Yeah, chalk me up as another Sarah Silverman fan.)
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Old December 15 2013, 12:35 AM   #5
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Re: Rain Robinson (Sarah Silverman)

Future's End is my most watched VOY ep, not because of Silverman but because it's a great romp.

I would have liked to see more of Starling, he was interesting.
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Old December 15 2013, 01:07 AM   #6
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Re: Rain Robinson (Sarah Silverman)

I liked Rain Robinson, and at the time I liked Sarah Silverman. Then I watched her show that was maybe 10 years ago and I still like the Robinson character but I wonder why we got this loveable character when the actress is disgusting and vile. Yeah I know seperate actress from character, but the reason why I watched the Sarah Silverman show was because of her stint on Voyager. I regret that decision and was glad when her show got cancelled.
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Old December 15 2013, 01:41 AM   #7
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I liked her character too. Got to wonder if Tom ever looked up what happened to her in the database?
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Old December 15 2013, 01:44 AM   #8
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was glad when her show got cancelled.
Why? Isn't enough to just not watch it yourself? Were you actually angry at an actress for playing different kinds of characters? Schadenfreude?
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was glad when her show got cancelled.
Why? Isn't enough to just not watch it yourself? Were you actually angry at an actress for playing different kinds of characters? Schadenfreude?
I think I did stop watching, I wasn't angry at the actress, I think it was more angry at my expectations for the show. Maybe being glad a show gets cancelled is a gross overreaction, but there were times when that show did make me angry.

Actually, in terms of reactions to shows, the Sarah Silverman Show back then is like Girls now. Two shows where it seemed like they got great reviews, and I still didn't get it. I've stopped watching Girls too.
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Old December 15 2013, 03:54 AM   #10
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Future's End is my most watched VOY ep, not because of Silverman but because it's a great romp.

I would have liked to see more of Starling, he was interesting.
It's one of my favorites, too, and not just because of Sarah Silverman. It's a very fun and engaging adventure.
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Old December 15 2013, 01:12 PM   #11
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Re: Rain Robinson (Sarah Silverman)

Indeed, Sarah did play Rain as cute, adorable and funny ...



... reminded me alot of Ms. Lincoln from the TOS Gary 7 episode. I've wondered if the one wasn't inspired by the other. Teri Garr also went onto great stardom after her turn as a loopy chick in STAR TREK, as evidenced by her role in the epic Science Fiction Classic: Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

Some interesting Rain Robinson/"Future's End" links to keep you busy ...

Rain Robinson Fan Fiction
http://www.parisnights.de/parisnight...ries/rain1.htm

"REVEALED: Sarah Silverman was almost a Star Trek: Voyager regular"
http://www.blastr.com/2011/04/see_wh...became_a_r.php

IMDB -Star Trek: Voyager: Season 3, Episode 8
Future's End: Part 1 (6 Nov. 1996) Ratings: 8.3/10

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0708902/
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Old December 15 2013, 06:43 PM   #12
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Indeed, Sarah did play Rain as cute, adorable and funny ...



... reminded me alot of Ms. Lincoln from the TOS Gary 7 episode. I've wondered if the one wasn't inspired by the other. Teri Garr also went onto great stardom after her turn as a loopy chick in STAR TREK, as evidenced by her role in the epic Science Fiction Classic: Close Encounters of the Third Kind.
Funny you should make that connection, too. Minor book spoiler alert: Rain actually meets Roberta Lincoln in one of my Eugenics Wars novels . . . .
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Old December 15 2013, 07:32 PM   #13
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But they didn't mud wrestle. You seriously let the side down Greg.
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Old December 15 2013, 07:48 PM   #14
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But they didn't mud wrestle. You seriously let the side down Greg.
I bow my head in shame . . . .

(Although there is a mud-wrestling scene in one of my ALIAS books. Really.)
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Old December 15 2013, 08:36 PM   #15
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I knew you had it in you.

Attaboy!

How were they going to pay for Sarah?

Where they going to fire someone else or cut the SFX budget that they had just upped after firing Martha and her TV boyfriend.
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