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Old May 15 2014, 12:57 PM   #16
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Re: Reusing actors and actresses in new characters

STAR TREK has given us, the fans, so much enjoyment - in many cases, our entire lives - I just feel that those performers who've contributed to that and want to "come back to the house they grew up in" should be allowed to do so. I would prefer it not be a cross-over kind of thing, rather that they play different, original characters, in their guest starring roles. But these people are family - OK? - FAMILY!!! We can't just slam the door in Suzie Plakson's face if she wants to play a part in the next series. We need to tell her - sincerely tell her - "Welcome Home, honey ... we've been $aving a place, especially for you."
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Old May 15 2014, 08:06 PM   #17
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Re: Reusing actors and actresses in new characters

Out of interest, which actor or actress has played the most number of different Trek characters over the years? I don't think it's Suzie Plakson, since she only played four. Anyone have any ideas?
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Old May 15 2014, 08:11 PM   #18
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Re: Reusing actors and actresses in new characters

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Out of interest, which actor or actress has played the most number of different Trek characters over the years? I don't think it's Suzie Plakson, since she only played four. Anyone have any ideas?
Off the top of my head, I'd say it's probably Jeffrey Combs.
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Old May 15 2014, 08:26 PM   #19
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Re: Reusing actors and actresses in new characters

^ I'd probably go for Vaughn Armstrong.
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Old May 15 2014, 08:32 PM   #20
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Not a remake, a continuation. Picking up ten years after the end of the Dominion War and seeing where things are at now. Would include several new characters, as well as the expansive list or recurring ones too.
Cool. What ideas do you have for that?

And, as the original question was actors/resses in NEW roles, do you have any in mind?
Jamie Bamber as the Station's new XO, a human officer and family man who was also a POW for several months. Wentworth Miller as the new Science Officer, a Bajoran who grew up in the refugee camps. Summer Glau as the Betazoid Chief of Security, someone often underestimated due to her slight stature and heritage.
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Old May 15 2014, 10:11 PM   #21
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^ I'd probably go for Vaughn Armstrong.
You're right!

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Vaughn_Armstrong
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Old May 15 2014, 11:02 PM   #22
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^ I'd probably go for Vaughn Armstrong.
You're right!

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Vaughn_Armstrong
Its a shame the PTB didn't just go: "Oh hell with it, why don't we just cast Vaughn as Captain Archer, he's obviously up for doing as much Trek as he can get!"

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Old May 15 2014, 11:16 PM   #23
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Re: Reusing actors and actresses in new characters

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^ I'd probably go for Vaughn Armstrong.
You're right!

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Vaughn_Armstrong
Its a shame the PTB didn't just go: "Oh hell with it, why don't we just cast Vaughn as Captain Archer, he's obviously up for doing as much Trek as he can get!"

Yes, I think Trek was fortunate to have guest stars of the calibre of Armstrong and Combs. They often elevated their given episodes considerably.
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Old May 15 2014, 11:35 PM   #24
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Re: Reusing actors and actresses in new characters

I just hope like hell that "they" don't cast any of the next series' regulars with previous TREK talent. I am totally against that. But I do feel very strongly about the door at least being open wide for any who want to come back for a guest spot, or even a recurring character. I'm kind of doubting there will even be a STAR TREK television series, just because CBS doesn't need it. Paramount relies on the movies alot more, in that regard ...
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Old May 16 2014, 12:16 AM   #25
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I'm kind of doubting there will even be a STAR TREK television series, just because CBS doesn't need it. Paramount relies on the movies alot more, in that regard ...
I'm thinking sometime between the next movie and the fourth - provided the third is commercially successful of course. Most likely in the style of/set in the JJverse, but not necessarily connected to TOS explicitly.

I'd defenitely be up for a return to an action/adventure series of that type, with so called "depth" and character development perhaps somewhat more ancillary to the format.
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Old May 18 2014, 02:13 AM   #26
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So you wouldn't have hired Majel Barrett to play Lwaxana Troi? Or, as pointed out, Diana Muldaur to play Pulaski?
Or MB as the voice of Starfleet computers everywhere?
Or Suzie Plakson as every alien under the sun?
And Fionnula Flanagan and Jeffrey Combs and James Sloyan and so many more
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Old May 18 2014, 03:02 AM   #27
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Re: Reusing actors and actresses in new characters

My issue with casting the same people over and over again in guest-starring roles is that eventually, it started to make the Trek universe seem small.

It first really became noticeable to me when Vaughn Armstrong continued to be cast in alien roles on ENT after he had established the recurring role of Admiral Forrest.

Please note I have no problem with people being cast in recurring roles at all. But it's like when the same actor is cast in seven different guest spots, it sort of narrows the diversity of the Trek universe.

The next series should be trying to find new faces, and broadening the diversity of Trek's characters, not simply retreading what had already been done.
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Old May 18 2014, 03:30 AM   #28
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It is kinda interesting when they reuse actors for different roles when Hollywood is filled with tens of thousands of struggling actors who would love to play a random background alien of the week.

I guess one of the reasons is that the writers always have a specific actor that they know in mind, and then it is tried to get that one.
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Old June 8 2014, 04:31 PM   #29
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I always dislike reusing actors in different roles. And I think Star Trek as a whole needs to start with a clean slate. Not JJ style, but honoring the past with fresh talent in front and behind the camera.
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Old June 12 2014, 03:53 AM   #30
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Re: Reusing actors and actresses in new characters

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Hollywood is filled with tens of thousands of struggling actors
But how many of them can act?

If there should be another series (please please please) having former stars and guest-stars return in minor roles would be fun. As main characters, don't know.

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