Is there a "They were in that??" thread?

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  1. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Frakes was in this weird episode of the 80's Twilight Zone. He played a guy at a party who hits on Pam Dawber's character but backs off when he finds out she's a secretary (this being a parallel world where secretaries are world famous celebrities).

    Also the 80's TZ ep "Dead Run" had John DeLancie and Brent Spiner in it.

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89QbSTJsc-s[/yt]
     
  2. Captain Rob

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    Nichelle Nichols co-starred in "Truck Turner" as a foul-mouthed madame out to kill the title character. Her bad Southern accent, loose fitting houchie clothes (with no bra), and bad 70's makeup were hilarious.
    Odo and Neelix both co-starred together in "Benson" in the 70's. Loved that show.

    And don't forget Robert Picardo as the "JohnnyCab" in "Total Recall". He tried to kill Arnold.
     
  3. Crisp Crinkle

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    I was surprised to learn that Robert Picardo played the main alien (and his dad) in Explorers, as well as Starkiller in the movie inside the movie.


    Here's a trailer where Picardo speaks as the alien (around 0:55):

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EygPaPLWj8k[/yt]


    Here's the Starkiller scene (movie sequence is from about 0:20 to almost 3:00, there's an interesting fourth wall violation, clearly on purpose, at around 2:30):

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i68bV4XgtmE[/yt]
     
  4. Christopher

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    ^Robert Picardo was in most of Joe Dante's movies. He was one of Dante's regular repertory players, along with William Schallert ("The Trouble With Tribbles," DS9: "Sanctuary") and Dick Miller (DS9: "Past Tense"). Perhaps his most notable Dante role was the Cowboy in Innerspace, though he also had a major role in Gremlins 2.
     
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    Nah, his biggest Dante part by far was Eddie Quist, the murderous werewolf in THE HOWLING. His big transformation scene was ground-breaking at the time, although it's been eclipsed somewhat by AMERICAN WEREWOLF IN LONDON, which came out shortly thereafter. Picardo is almost unrecognizable as a greasy, long-haired serial killer who turns out to be a werewolf.

    "I'd like to give you a piece of my mind," he says, before yanking out a chunk of his own brain and giving it to Dee Wallace . . ..

    Great stuff.
     
  6. Christopher

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    I think I saw The Howling once and found it totally unmemorable because Dee Wallace totally sucked any life and interest out of it. I could simply never stand her.
     
  7. Crisp Crinkle

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    OMG, that's him?!? I dated a girl in high school who turned me onto that, years before TNG even came out! She used to play that scene over and over on her VCR. :lol: It is a great scene.

    I haven't looked at that in decades. Ditto for Innerspace.
     
  8. Ríu ríu chíu

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    Picardo was JohnnyCab, but he didn't try to kill Ahnuld. It was the other cabdriver (played by Legate Broca from DS9) who did that.
     
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    Same. I found out when I IMDB'd Salli Richardson-Whitfield (have to stalk the hotties :techman:).
     
  10. Ríu ríu chíu

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    And don't forget Night Of The Comet.
     
  11. Toxteth O´Grady

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    When I was watching the movie 61* a while back, I couldn't help but think that at certain angles Thomas Jane looked a lot like Connor Trinneer. And who should show up later in the movie as a news reporter? Connor Trinneer!
     
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    One of my favourites was realizing that Robert Picardo was in Gremlins 2. Almost didn't recognize him because he had hair on his head.
     
  13. The Old Building & Loan

    The Old Building & Loan Auld Lang Mod Moderator

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    I once caught the end of a Matlock episode with Jonathan Frakes as the opposing lawyer. Beardless Frakes was no match for Andy Griffith!
     
  14. Captain Rob

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    I once caught an episode of "Matlock" with a young Jeri Ryan running around in a bikini.
     
  15. Christopher

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    The phrase "This thread is useless without pictures" springs to mind...
     
  16. The Old Building & Loan

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    She was in an episode of Matlock, and little else....
     
  17. bbjegglebells

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    I don't know if this counts but I just realized Roxann Dawson directed the fourth episode of Agents of Shield, "Eye Spy", and Jonathan Franks will direct the sixth, "The Well", a tie-in episode to the film Thor: The Dark World. I guess I can't say they were in that but it is neat to know they are apart of it.
     
  18. Christopher

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    ^Actually the sixth episode aired last week; "The Well" is episode eight.

    And the sixth episode, "FZZT," featured Titus Welliver from VGR: "Equinox" (reprising a role he formerly played in the Blu-Ray short film Item 47 -- and the "47" is probably a nod to the same Hollywood in-joke that often shows up in Trek and in Bad Robot productions.
     
  19. BeatleJWOL

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    I've seen Frakes' name pop up a lot in this thread already :p I was surprised to see him in North and South.
     
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