How easily do you recognize Trek actors w/out makeup?

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  1. JirinPanthosa

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    I'm not surprised to see ENT actors in 24 considering Manny Coto and Brannon Braga both produced the later seasons. I don't remember Billingsley though (Then again I didn't watch season 8).

    Ethan Phillips is pretty easy to spot as a Ferengi in Menage A Troi, and if you can spot somebody as a Ferengi you can spot him in any makeup.
     
  2. _C_

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    OTP = One True Pairing :P
     
  3. Trek Survivor

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    Scorpio didn't have blonde hair...?
     
  4. Josan

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    Anyone remember John Billingsley as an evil CIA killer in The X-Files?
     
  5. Captain Rob

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    I caught an episode of "Benson" on MeTV. Fun to see Odo and Neelix as civies.
     
  6. TheSubCommander

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    Thanks, C.

    Looks blonde to me
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  7. Captain Nebula

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    He was both Chancellor Gorkon in Star Trek VI and St. John Talbot, Federation Ambasador to Nimbus III in Star Trek V. Hard to believe it's the same person. He was also MCP - the Master Control Program in Tron.
     
  8. Jiangnan Freak

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    It depends.
     
  9. marksound

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    Don't forget that he played Jack the Ripper in Time After Time against Malcolm McDowell's H.G. Wells. Trek alumni are all over the damn place. :lol:
     
  10. sojourner

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    And also he was Evil in Time Bandits.
     
  11. Dale Sams

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    I've been to exactly one Con, I immediately recognized Leela standing around...I knew who Herb Jefferson was sitting by himself, on the flip side, I've WAITED on Frank Gorshin shortly before he died and didn't know him.
     
  12. Melakon

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    During TOS' original NBC run, I was watching a daytime game show (apparently "You Don't Say" in 1967), and Leonard Nimoy was one of the guest contestants. He looked a bit odd, as he still had the Spock haircut and sideburns, but it wasn't as heavily lacquered as on ST. And his eyebrows looked really strange, because normal curved brows were drawn in with eyebrow pencil. I don't remember if he wore eyeglasses. There's probably a clip floating around somewhere.
     
  13. Greg Cox

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    Ditto.

    As for David Warner, I've always recognized him because, of course, he was ubiquitous in sf movies long before he ever guested on Star Trek: TIME AFTER TIME, TRON, TIME BANDITS, etc.

    Heck, he even played Jor-El on LOIS & CLARK!
     
  14. Captain Rob

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    I think Jeri Ryan looks great out of her Star Trek makeup.
     
  15. Greg Cox

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    She was a lot of fun on LEVERAGE, playing a character very different from Seven of Nine.
     
  16. bbjeg

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    I'm pretty good with most except Andrew Robinson (Garak), Roxann Dawson (Torres), and recently I watched "Unimatrix Zero" and saw Mark Deakins (Axum). I knew I recently saw him but I couldn't figure out where and found out he was Turanj in "The Killing Game" which I watched not too long before.
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  17. Chensams

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    It really depends on the amount of makeup but I'm usually pretty good at it. However, it's really their voice that helps with recognition.
     
  18. Melakon

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    This is one thing Star Trek excelled at. Many times actors made up as aliens had some of the most beautiful and interesting voices to listen to.
     
  19. Gov Kodos

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    Not till a thread a few months back did it hit me that 'Sex and the City''s Samantha Jones and 'The Undiscovered Country's Valeris were the same actress, Kim Cattrall.
     
  20. bbjeg

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    It's a first for me. I never noticed.