Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else?

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  1. Lance

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    Surprised in the sense of not even knowing they were in it before you watched it, I mean.

    I still remember being a pup and watching The Muppets Take Manhattan for the first ever time. And aside from the live-action Muppet Babies interlude (which I thought was *very* cool, having more or less grown up with the Muppet Babies cartoon rather than the real Muppets, only later did I realise this was done *first* of course! :D), the other thing I was gobsmacked by was seeing a pre-TNG Cheryl 'Gates' McFadden in the movie. It just blew my world apart seeing Dr Crusher interacting with the Muppets. :adore:
     
  2. Pondwater

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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    Yep. Gates McFadden on the Cosby Show, then when I watched the 25th anniversary of Roots, I was surprised to see a young LeVar Burton and then when they played Roots: The Gift, it had Kate Mulgrew, Avery Brooks, Tim Russ and of course LeVar Burton.
     
  3. Tosk

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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    Better yet, check out the making of Labyrinth to see Cheryl teaching Muppets how to dance. :)
     
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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    When I first saw LA Story, a Steve Martin movie, and all of a sudden there was Patrick Stewart as the "nazi" restaurant owner, it was a surprise and a plus.



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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    Patrick Stewart as Lenin (Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov):

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GdpGIrYP7S8[/yt]
     
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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    Majel Barrett as the robot madam in WESTWORLD.
     
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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    John Billingsley and his wife Bonita in a Christmas movie 12 dogs for Christmas.
     
  9. T'Girl

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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    John Billingsley as the blind artist on NCIS.


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    Marina Sirtis as the new director of Mossad on NCIS. And MAN did they do a good job of making her look SEVERE.
     
  11. T'Girl

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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    And of course the Borg Queen on NCIS, as Gibb's reoccurring girlfriend.




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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    I, Claudius is the first series in which I saw Patrick Stewart. :)
     
  13. The Old Mixer

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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    Having only recently watched any classic Mission: Impossible, I was surprised to discover that Leonard Nimoy was a regular for a season or two right after TOS went off the air.
     
  14. Pavonis

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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    Why would anyone be surprised to see an actor who had been in Star Trek? Do you unconsciously assume Trek actors only do Trek and cannot appear in any other shows? I find the question to be very odd.
     
  15. PicardSpeedo

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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    Karl Urban in Almost Human.
     
  16. T'Girl

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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    It seems that many Trek actors all but disappear after their time on the show, so the question is valid.
     
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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

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  18. Forbin

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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    Of course we have that whole other thread about in the TOS forum about Trek actors in other shows, with vids and caps. Check it out.
    http://www.trekbbs.com/showthread.php?t=205921
     
  19. Kirby

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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    Connor Trineer had a juicy guest spot on NCIS, which wasn't surprising, but in that same episode Tim Russ had a very small, almost inconsequential role that anyone could have done which lasted about 30 seconds. He probably got a mortgage payment out of it.
     
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    Re: Have you ever been surprised to see a Trek actor in something else

    Or they go bananas and make a public spectacle of themselves, as in the case of Avery Brooks...