John Larroquette: ST III

Discussion in 'Star Trek Movies I-X' started by Borjis, Jun 25, 2014.

  1. Borjis

    Borjis Commodore Commodore

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    In a few of the ST III threads some had asked how John got his role.

    I just spoke with him in person and he had this to say:

    "I had a meeting with Leonard (we're friends) and we talked about it for a bit and that was that.

    I was also good friends with Christopher Lloyd. I was in the makeup chair for 4 hours and came in every morning at 4:30am."

    (I was too nervous to ask him where the offer of the role came from originally after he said all that. ha ha.)
     
  2. Lance

    Lance Commodore Commodore

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    Bill Shatner worked with Larroquette again later on Boston Legal, when the latter joined the cast in its fourth season.
     
  3. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Premium Member

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    ...the guy wrote the book on the "Dan Fielding" character in "Night Court"...I always enjoy seeing the walk-on characters from other venues and genres on Star Trek, especially knowing what a "plum" it was/is to so many actors to apear...same with Star Wars, though the number is much smaller...do I understand correctly that Samuel L. did his Star Wars role for scale so they would agree to let him join the cast?
     
  4. Grant

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    It's a shame how they edited down the Klingon scenes in TSFS.

    There was a ton of stuff cut from the movie in general, but the vast majority of it was David, Saavik and Esteban and they probably felt they were hurting the movie for whatever reasons.

    But Lloyd, Larroquette and Liska had a bunch of stuff cut that played into the fact the Torg was the gung ho protégé and Maltz was older and more thoughtful.

    The scene where they watch the Genesis tape was edited down to eliminate the fact that Kruge didn't show Maltz the entire tape because he may have felt Maltz wasn't as gung ho for combat as Torg. Some lines were cut during the face-off between Kruge and Kirk where Kruge was teaching Torg for command.
    Lastly a long scene between Kruge and Maltz was cut that occurred after the enterprise was destroyed and before calls Kruge from the surface---where Kruge is humiliated that Kirk was more ruthless than he.

    It all added to less than 3-4 minutes but the actors were are good in their parts and hell the movie was only 105 minutes with 10 minutes of credits and 5 minutes of flashbacks for cripes sake!
    A little more new material would have been welcome.
     
  5. Captrek

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    Are those cut scenes in the novelization?
     
  6. Green Shirt

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    I had a copy years ago, but I don't remember any film clips stapled in the book. So, I would have to say no, they weren't. :devil:
     
  7. Grant

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    They were in the script and they were shot.
     
  8. Ssosmcin

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    Larroquette was still a relative unknown at the time Star Trek III was filming. Even if the movie was shooting when Night Court first aired in January 1984, he wasn't a household name quite yet. Even Christoper Lloyd only had Taxi as his claim to fame. He didn't really hit the big leagues until Back to the Future shot him skyward the following year. These guys weren't a casting coup at the time. In retrospect, sure, but not then.

    Sam Jackson was already hugely successful and actively pursued a role in Star Wars.
     
  9. Aldo

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    I think you misread what he said (I know I did at first). He was asking if Sam Jackson took a paycut to be in Star Wars.
     
  10. AgentCoop

    AgentCoop Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    I don't know if he took a pay cut, but Sam Jackson was so eager to be in Star Wars that he supposedly told Lucas he'd even be a Stormtrooper.
     
  11. Captrek

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    The Trek equivalents are Whoopi Goldberg and maybe Christian Slater.
     
  12. Borjis

    Borjis Commodore Commodore

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    damn! I would LOVE to see those.
     
  13. Marsden

    Marsden Commodore Commodore

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    Me too! Are they available to see?
     
  14. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Premium Member

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    Thank you, yes I was...but clearly unclear! :lol:
     
  15. HIjol

    HIjol Admiral and Consummate Peacemaker Premium Member

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    Thank you, yes It was...but clearly unclear...sorry! :lol:
     
  16. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Slater was in ST VI because his mother was the casting director.
     
  17. Grant

    Grant Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    And because he was a fan.

    His mom didn't make him do it.
     
  18. Kevman7987

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    Christian Slater should have appeared in Trek as the first officer on a ship captained by Jack Nicholson.
     
  19. Aldo

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    With Brad Dourif as the ships Doctor.
     
  20. Mr. Laser Beam

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    And let's not forget how Alexander Enberg got his Trek roles...sure helps being the son of Jeri Taylor. :shifty:
     

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