Actors who would have made great Starfleet Captains

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  1. JarodRussell

    JarodRussell Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Treat Williams
    Dennis Quaid
    Ralph Fiennes
    Gary Oldman

    Tough in this day and age, they'd probably be Admirals.

    James Garner
    George Peppard
     
  2. mickmike

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    Larry David. Can you imagine how many interstellar incidents the social assassin would be responsible for?
     
  3. Bry_Sinclair

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    I've mentioned her before on another thread, but I think Dina Meyer would be a great Captain. I don't know why, but I always envision her with Trill spots.

    I'd also love to see Alex Kingston in the centre seat. I think she would play a very interesting Andorian.
     
  4. JarodRussell

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    Thinking about it, Neil Patrick Harris would be interesting as well. His Barney Stinson has so many moments where he has that commanding, inspirational presence. Eventually, that is always turned upside down for a joke, but it shows that NPH delivers that extremely well.
     
  5. Epsilon IX

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    Tommy Wiseau :p
     
  6. Melakon

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    Crispin Glover or Dennis Hopper, but they would probably have to be guest star mentally unstable captains.

    Hopper as Captain Frank Booth: I'll send you a love letter, straight from my heart, f*****! You know what a love letter is? It's a photon torpedo from a f****** starship, f*****! You receive a love letter from me, you're f***** forever! You understand, f***? I'll send you straight to Sto-vo-kor, f*****!
     
  7. TheGoodStuff

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    You'll all laugh but I have always had a Star Trek movie idea with Jack Nicholson as the captain/lead....
     
  8. BigJake

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    Melakon: I thought of Dennis Hopper, and that's exactly how I'd picture him. Not a "great" Starfleet Captain per se, but the guy's whose gone past the edge, seen too much and said "f*** it." :) (Crispin Glover perhaps as a junior officer who gets possessed by the soul of an ancient criminal.)

    TheGoodStuff: I've always thought Jack Nicholson and/or Gene Hackman would be awesome Admirals.

    One example I've missed egregiously is Jon[sp?] Hamm. Capt. Don Draper, so to speak, would be the perfect stand-in for Chuck Connors as an emblematic WASP Captain of the (twenty-two-)Sixties.
     
  9. Melakon

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    Oh, there's another great Dennis Hopper villain I forgot--

    Captain Howard Payne: Pop quiz, hotshot. There's a plasma bomb on a starship. Once the ship reaches Warp 6, the plasma bomb is armed. If it drops below Warp 6, it blows up. What do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?!
     
  10. David.Blue

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    Jennifer Beals
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  11. BigJake

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    :bolian: Aces.
     
  12. TheGoodStuff

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    Im glad you said that, as that was the intention I had in mind. My idea involves a demotion-type plot. Those two would be great.
     
  13. Gojira

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    Late comer to the thread but he gets my vote!!
     
  14. cal_nevari

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    Yeah, he was good as Frank Pembleton in that Homicide series. I think he would make a good Captain in Starfleet. I can imagine him grousing about the stupid Admiralty above him...

    Oh well I was glad we got Spencer's Hawk to play Sisko.

    Didn't Jason Alexander appear in an Enterprise or Voyager as an alien?
     
  15. R. Star

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    I can't believe anyone hasn't said Tim Allen. :)
     
  16. Owain Taggart

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    Nice one. :lol: He'd likely get into an argument with the Klingons and start an interstellar war.

    I've thought that Ian McShane would make a good corrupt Starfleet official.
     
  17. bbjeg

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    Denis Leary would be great.
     
  18. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Yep. He was one of the "Think Tank" on Voyager.
     
  19. Push The Button

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    Harrison Ford

    Also, agreed that Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman and Tom Hanks would be great in the big chair too.
     
  20. gazomg

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    some of the people i have done manips as captains

    JFK
    Woody Allen
    Harvey Keitel
    Paul Newman
    Dennis Faina