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Old February 4 2012, 10:37 PM   #2116
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Old February 5 2012, 05:05 PM   #2117
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I like that.
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Old February 5 2012, 06:52 PM   #2118
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Ugh, God, no. Ugh!

Michael O'Hare has to be the single worst actor I have ever seen in a lead role of anything. In the entirety of first season, he had exactly one line delivery that I thought was good. One.
I think it's unfair to single out one actor in B5 - the show was knee deep in bad acting. Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jeff Conaway, Jerry Doyle, Tracy Scoggins etc. etc.

Which makes it all the more astounding how good Stephen Furst, Peter Jurasik and Andreas Katsulas were.
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Old February 5 2012, 06:55 PM   #2119
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Ugh, God, no. Ugh!

Michael O'Hare has to be the single worst actor I have ever seen in a lead role of anything. In the entirety of first season, he had exactly one line delivery that I thought was good. One.
I think it's unfair to single out one actor in B5 - the show was knee deep in bad acting. Bruce Boxleitner, Claudia Christian, Jeff Conaway, Jerry Doyle, Tracy Scoggins etc. etc.

Which makes it all the more astounding how good Stephen Furst, Peter Jurasik and Andreas Katsulas were.
Sorry but I can't agree. Personally I enjoyed all the acting on B5 (although I certainly won't disagree that the three actors you cite at the end of your post were indeed the best of the best.) except for Michael O'Hare. There was just something about the combination of his choices as an actor and the way the character was written that made it very hard for me to bear watching him. My interest in B5 only really took off after Bruce Boxleitner joined the cast.
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Old February 5 2012, 10:13 PM   #2120
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Neither was ever going to win an Oscar but I preferred O'Hare's worthy and earnest dullness to Boxleitner's smirking cheese and ham.
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Old February 5 2012, 10:15 PM   #2121
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I like Bruce Boxleitner, though I think on the whole that owes more to Scarecrow and Mrs. King and maybe TRON than it does to B5.
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Old February 6 2012, 12:24 AM   #2122
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I like Bruce Boxleitner, though I think on the whole that owes more to Scarecrow and Mrs. King and maybe TRON than it does to B5.
I didn't mind him at all in Tron (which I only watched last year), but still think he and many of his colleagues in B5 were rather less than stellar.
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Old February 6 2012, 12:58 AM   #2123
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True, most of the B5 cast wasn't on the same top-notch level we Trek viewers have been spoiled by, but most of them were at least adequate. And Walter Koenig has never been better than he was on B5.
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Old February 6 2012, 04:24 PM   #2124
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I seem to be on my own here, but my fave actor in B5 was generally Bill Mumy. Uniquely in that show, he played everything with an under-stated elegance, which distinguished him from the hamminess that surrounded him.
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Old February 6 2012, 05:11 PM   #2125
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I seem to be on my own here, but my fave actor in B5 was generally Bill Mumy. Uniquely in that show, he played everything with an under-stated elegance, which distinguished him from the hamminess that surrounded him.
The correctness of this post balances out the utter wrongness of preferring Michael O'Hare to anything.

We're square.
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Old February 6 2012, 06:21 PM   #2126
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I seem to be on my own here, but my fave actor in B5 was generally Bill Mumy. Uniquely in that show, he played everything with an under-stated elegance, which distinguished him from the hamminess that surrounded him.
The correctness of this post balances out the utter wrongness of preferring Michael O'Hare to anything.

We're square.

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Old February 6 2012, 09:29 PM   #2127
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I think we should have a new Trek series starring Micheal O'Hare and Bruce Willis. That would just be so...
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Old February 10 2012, 01:50 AM   #2128
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Heya guys -

Just jumping into this thread now, but it's a blast to read. I love seeing how different people see the same characters, it's a lot of fun.

Being a big TrekLit nerd myself (and a photoshop junkie), I've done a few shops just for fun. I know this isn't QUITE in the spirit of the thread - casting real actors - but I went the route of visualizing characters as I saw them while reading, so the faces were pieced together to not resemble any specific actor. But they were still fun to do! Here are Prynn, Vaughn, and Dr. Ree, as I saw them while reading.







Cheers!
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Old February 10 2012, 02:16 AM   #2129
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^Very nice... except it looks like you've stuck Ree's head on a basically upright humanoid torso, judging from the shoulders, when he should actually be built more like a therapod dinosaur, horizontal-bodied with a cantilevering tail. Think a Jurassic Park velociraptor with a Komodo-dragon head.
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Old February 10 2012, 02:47 AM   #2130
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^ Good point, I suppose I'd pictured him as slightly more humanoid in form than intended. Interesting. Maybe my imagination couldn't handle him squeezing into a turbolift, and unintentionally straightened his spine .

Here's a thinker for you - anyone got any ideas for SecondGen White Blue? (and yes, haha, trash can, tricorder, refridgerator, etc.). I've been trying to do a shop of him, but I can't really form a picture of something that looks half technological, half art. That one's a tough nut.

And then there's the Tzenkethi... always interested to see what they'd look like.
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