People who would make convincing aliens in Trek

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  1. DevilEyes

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    Here's a fun question: which actors and other celebrities you could see playing members of one of Trek alien races? We had Iggy Pop as a Vorta, how about some other musicians, athletes, politicians...?

    Let's skip the most obvious one - many people have noticed that Obama would make a great Vulcan.

    Henry Rollins already has a Cardassian neck, he wouldn't need that much makeup to play one!

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    Here is another guy with a Cardie neck - Serbian water polo player Danilo Ikodinovic. A few weeks ago as I watched him interviewed on TV, I couldn't help thinking "look at the neck! He'd make a good Cardassian!" :rommie:

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    Yes, it's one of the signs that I've been watching too much Trek. :cardie: :lol:

    This is Sally Dexter, a wonderful British TV/theatre actress I like a lot. She has strong features and can be really intense and scary on screen, and I think she could make a great Cardassian or Klingon!

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    Any other suggestions? :cool:
     
  2. Ziz

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    RyuRoots Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    :lol:

    For most people, I'm not sure. There are times where I have to step back and think "holy crap, there's a person under there".
     
  4. Mr. Laser Beam

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    I wanted Morgan Freeman to play Tuvok's father. Freeman would make a great Vulcan.
     
  5. Yug

    Yug Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I was watching Law and Order: Criminal Intent last night, part of the revolving cast includes Jeff Goldblum, I thought: ROMULAN !!!
     
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    I'd love to see Jeff Goldblum in Star Trek!
     
  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Julianne Nicholson :drool: would also make a great Romulan...
     
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    If we had gotten a new cast in the late eighties instead of TNG, I'd have put money on Jeff Goldblum being cast as Spock. And Bruce Willis as Kirk(shudder).
     
  9. Yug

    Yug Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Indeed... in fact she'd be a perfect Romulan or another sexy hot Vulcan... she was in some movie naked for about half the flick... woooweee!!

    I watched L&O:CI again last night, it struck me that Jeff Goldblum would also make a great Doctor Who (I know he's American, it could work).
     
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  10. jamestyler

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    They'd save a few pennies if they hired Bill Bailey to be a Klingon.
     
  11. Yeoman Randi

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    Cant think of anyone off the top of my head, but i can tell you who sucked at playing an alien.....jason alexander in that Voyager ep. He was just "George Costanza in Space!"
     
  12. NIUPonyBoy

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    Obama.

    Clearly a Borg Queen.
     
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    This is Wes Studi, he was in "last of the mohecans" if I had my way he would of been Chakotay[​IMG]
    He has one of those "wonderful faces", A talanted native-american actor who could play a wide host of charactors. Perfect as a old school Klingon, without all the make-up.

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    Veronica Vanoza, a european actress who done mostly little stuff.
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    Great at playing dark charactors. Like her intensity, I'd of had her play B'Elanna Torres.
    Or maybe Tasha Yar.
     
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  15. M'Sharak

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    Studi's good, and would have made a good Chakotay.

    Funny, though -- I've also thought that Robert Beltran would have been a good choice for the part of Lieutenant Joe Leaphorn, a role which went to Wes Studi in a couple of Mystery! productions of Tony Hillerman stories.
     
  16. DevilEyes

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    LOL So true! :lol:

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    It turns you're even more right than I thought, didn't even know this until I looked up his IMDB trivia page:

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  17. jamestyler

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    ^ Brilliant! I didn't know about the Dax connection, seems he and I have something in common.
     
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    That little freaky looking dude, named Bettlejuice, from the older Howard Stern show on Etv. It wouldn't take too much make up on him either.
     
  19. T'Girl

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    ^Yes Yes. I always wanted trek to have a species of little people.
     
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    Always thought Christopher Walken should've been cast in a DSN episode as a cardassian.