For somebody who has been trolling me in the Neutral Zone forum here, you have quite a problem with hostility yourself. As for "straw man", remember your snide comments on my voting preferences? You never did say what the hell they have to do with my opinions about Star Trek. Exactly. He never had such a role; therefore, there is no way to judge in advance whether or not he would be good at a lead role in a Star Trek series. Some actors manage to step up and surprise people. I think Takei would have done a fine job. Your point being...? Fair enough, if you're basing your opinion on what you've seen. Too many people simply dismiss him out of hand without having made the effort to look at his other roles. Takei was excellent in that episode. On the other hand, it was Grace Lee Whitney who did the crappy job that brought the episode down. Dunno what she was going for, but it came out as a bitchy shrew.