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Old February 15 2014, 12:23 PM   #31
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Re: Best Trek guest stars?

Mick Fleetwood as the Antedean ambassador...I laughed...I cried...I smelled of smelts...
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Old February 16 2014, 08:29 AM   #32
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...or, if a car can be a character, how, about the '65 Corvette Stingray in the opening of "Star Trek?"...in reference to the "Kill the Main Character" thread, guess they killed that one off...
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Old February 17 2014, 01:46 AM   #33
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...or, if a car can be a character, how, about the '65 Corvette Stingray in the opening of "Star Trek?"
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Old February 19 2014, 05:42 PM   #34
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Re: Best Trek guest stars?

Not going to repeat any already mentioned, eg, William Windom would be very high on my list if I'd posted earlier:


Morgan Woodward (Simon Van Gelder, TOS, Dagger of the Mind; Captain Tracy, TOS, The Omega Glory)
Ted Cassidy (Ruk, TOS, What Are Little Girls Made of?)
David Opatoshu (Anan 7, TOS, A Taste of Armageddon)
Jeff Corey (Plasus, TOS, The Cloud Minders)
Mark Harelik (Kashyk, Voyager, Counterpoint)

and of course:

Roger C. Carmel (Harcourt Fentin Mudd, TOS, Mudd's Women, I, Mudd)
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Old February 19 2014, 06:23 PM   #35
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Wow, can't believe no one has mentioned Fionnula Flanagan, she always raises the quality of a TV Show episode
Ambassador V'Lar on Enterprise
Doctor Tainer in TNG
Enina Tandro in DS9

And of course the usual, Ronny Cox, Jeff Combs, JG Hertzler, Louise Fletcher
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Old February 19 2014, 06:35 PM   #36
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Ooooh ohh oooo

William Sadler, Luther Sloan, DS9
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Old February 19 2014, 07:05 PM   #37
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^ Great call on Sloan/Sadler, in my opinion definitely a character that was played very well with relatively little screen time.

The one episode where we get inside his head, believe it's Extreme Measures, gave him as much depth as any regular character.

We could devote a whole other thread to the similarities between Garak and Sloan, although they are both clearly separate and equally well-played characters.
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Old February 19 2014, 07:35 PM   #38
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Re: Best Trek guest stars?

Michelle Forbes, without a doubt. Everything a woman should be - intelligent, strong, devistatingly beautiful. She's kind of aged more than one would've expected from someone in Hollywood, but ... when her rose was in bloom, she was quite exceptional. She's still got a lot of talent - she's as sharp as a diamond!
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Old February 20 2014, 02:37 AM   #39
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Re: Best Trek guest stars?

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^ Great call on Sloan/Sadler, in my opinion definitely a character that was played very well with relatively little screen time.

The one episode where we get inside his head, believe it's Extreme Measures, gave him as much depth as any regular character.

We could devote a whole other thread to the similarities between Garak and Sloan, although they are both clearly separate and equally well-played characters.
Martin Sheen was also up for the role of Sloan, IIRC.
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Old February 20 2014, 07:41 AM   #40
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Mr. Laser Beam wrote:
Martin Sheen was also up for the role of Sloan, IIRC.
I think Martin Sheen would have been great in that role, and would likely sing his praises just as loudly. Might have to look up that anecdote later tonight, my guess is that he probably just wanted a little too much money and that's why we got blessed with Sadler.
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Old February 20 2014, 08:33 AM   #41
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Re: Best Trek guest stars?

TOS: Kirstie Alley, Michael Ansara, Joan Collins, Stephen Collins, Mark Lenard, Christopher Lloyd, Ricardo Montalban, Christopher Plummer, David Warner, Paul Winfield

TNG: Famke Janssen, Ashley Judd, Suzie Plakson, James Sloyan, Paul Winfield

DS9: Casey Biggs, Jeffrey Combs, J.G. Hertzler, Andrew Robinson, William Sadler, Susanna Thompson

VOY: Dwight Schultz

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Old February 20 2014, 08:48 AM   #42
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Characters like Q/DeLancie and Damar/Biggs don't count as 'guest stars' to me. they are integral to the plot. Sloan/Sadler has just enough time off screen that it counts for me. If he hadn't done such a damn good job, I wouldn't even consider him.
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Old February 20 2014, 11:10 PM   #43
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^ Great call on Sloan/Sadler, in my opinion definitely a character that was played very well with relatively little screen time.

The one episode where we get inside his head, believe it's Extreme Measures, gave him as much depth as any regular character.

We could devote a whole other thread to the similarities between Garak and Sloan, although they are both clearly separate and equally well-played characters.
I always loved that the Romulans have the Tal Shiar, the Cardassians have the Obsidian Order, the Vulcans have the V'Shar, but it turns out the Feds, whom everyone thinks are just so nice, have the most smoke-and-mirrors, super-secret spy agency of all, so super-secret that no one even knows it exists! And it seems that it is, possibly, more ruthless than any of the others.

And Sadler was perfect.
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