Q or No-Name Ensign

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  1. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    Assuming you were paid the same amount of money, what would you rather appear as in a Star Trek series of your choice?

    A) A member of the Q for only one episode. This character would be the sole antagonist of the episode and would do and say significant things.

    B) A no-name ensign who says or does nothing particularly significant, but appears in 5 episodes.
     
  2. Dale Sams

    Dale Sams Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    A Q...easily. Corbin Bernson only had a handful of lines, but he got to be all kooky.
     
  3. Kertrats47

    Kertrats47 Commodore Commodore

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    No-name ensign in five episodes. Cool death scene, here I come!
     
  4. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I'd rather be the no-name.
     
  5. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Seems unlikely that a guest star playing a Q would be payed the same as an extra ( even one appearing in 5 episodes), so I'll with Q and make more money. More than likely a memorable guest shot would be better for my career and the fans would remember the character. So convention appearances and more money! Five episode extra is Guy Fleegman territory.
     
  6. NCC-1701-B

    NCC-1701-B Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Ensign, I'm too shy for lines...
     
  7. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

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    Is this a trick question? Why would one want to play an extra when you can play a colorful alien super-being?
     
  8. solariabsg25

    solariabsg25 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    A real comparison would be if A was you're one of the Q reading a magazine in Deathwish.
     
  9. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    The question assumes that you get paid the same. Don't try to be smart!

    It's not a trick question. I thought some people might prefer doing minor things over a span of five episodes rather than appearing in just the one episode.
     
  10. Ríu ríu chíu

    Ríu ríu chíu Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    I could never play a flashy character like a Q. Not even if it was a one-off appearance.
     
  11. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'd rather be around the show for five episodes than one, myself.
     
  12. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

    Happy Xmas (War Is Over) Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Not being smart. There's just no way a key role will be the same pay as an extra. Also,if you're an actor the guest star role would be better for your career. Logic.
     
  13. Bry_Sinclair

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    Ensign definitely, would also happily under go prosthetics.

    TOS - Has to be a redshirt and then die heroically.
    TNG - Standing at the back trying to figure out exactly what the hell Mission Ops is there for.
    DS9 - Would want to be everywhere on the station, runabouts and Defiant.
    VOY - Would fancy one of the side stations on the Bridge, and of course on my last appearance be sporting lieutenant jg pips, just to stick it to Kim.
    ENT - In engineering, to swoon over Trip all day.
     
  14. R. Star

    R. Star Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    :lol: You win the thread.
     
  15. Captain Rob

    Captain Rob Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'd be a Q and mess with Seven-of-Nine on Voyager.
    "Kate must keep you around for the obvious physical reasons....You have the sense of humor of Captain Picard."
     
  16. maneth

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    The ensign, because I can't stand the Q...
     
  17. 1001001

    1001001 I Like the Beats and the Shouting Moderator

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    I would definitely play a Q.

    Shorter duration, but much more fun.

    :techman:
     
  18. JirinPanthosa

    JirinPanthosa Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Q, absolutely. More people would remember you and it would be more likely to lead to further jobs.
     
  19. Bry_Sinclair

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    Thanks :)
     
  20. Captain McBain

    Captain McBain Captain Captain

    [/QUOTE] Not being smart. There's just no way a key role will be the same pay as an extra. Also,if you're an actor the guest star role would be better for your career. Logic.[/QUOTE]

    You do know what the word 'assume' means, right?