Robert Picardo -- Best Male Trek Actor Next to Stewart

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  1. Melakon

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    Now we can spend the weekend trying to figure out which of us is Bob.
     
  2. teacake

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    I will post my shammy collection and you will all know the truth!!
     
  3. lurok

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    Hope Bob is having fun time in Wales :)
     
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    I noticed that at one point today there were 55 people looking at the VOY forum which usually has about 12 people looking at it. I assumed it was a spam attack thingie but apparently it was fame!
     
  5. lurok

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    Moar converts? (hopefully).
     
  6. teacake

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    THROW OPEN THE GATES!
     
  7. R. Star

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    Nice red herring! You, sir... are Robert Picardo! ;)
     
  8. teacake

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    Can I just touch your head a little bit Melakon (wink)?
     
  9. Melakon

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    I've no idea where you get these outrageous ideas. I'm a loafer, not an actor.
     
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    You can just hear those words in Picardo's voice and they fit. :p
     
  11. Melakon

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    I did try to write a spec script for a while (for TNG, not VOY), and thought I had Picard's speech pattern pretty close. But every time I'd start an idea, about a month or so later there'd be a preview for next week's show that had an element I was working on, and I'd have to start over. Finally gave up.
     
  12. Ryva Brall

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    At first I thought you meant to type Picardo. But then I remembered that Beverly would never allow an EMH in her sickbay again. :lol:

    That reminds me of a hilarious bit of trivia I once read. (You've probably heard it already, but I'm going to tell it anyway.) Apparently, during the filming of "Message in a Bottle", Andy Dick was chatting with Picardo, and he said, "So, Picardo... That's a lot like Picard. Do people ever give you a hard time about that?" Picardo replied, "Your name is Andy Dick, and you're making fun of my name?" And Andy Dick just started laughing.
     
  13. R. Star

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    Hah. Never heard that one before, nice! :)
     
  14. Melakon

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    I'm sort of surprised Andy didn't use a stage name. And think of the teasing he must have gotten in school.

    Then again, true story, I knew a woman with the last name of Gobble, and she married a guy whose last name was Dick. All her girlfriends teased her about being J____ Gobble-Dick.
     
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    He probably had to turn it round to a comedy act to survive which would have helped shape his future.

    A quick search shows me there are 100 people with the surname "Dick" in my country. I wouldn't be surprised if every year scores of people change it.
     
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    People can be mean with sassing people's names. I had a girlfriend in high school with the last name of Gay.. which she got teased endlessly about.
     
  17. Gary7

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    Hilarious? You're not kidding--that's terrific, and so Picardo!
    :lol: :guffaw: :lol:
     
  18. Ryva Brall

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    Yeah, he's pretty great. Also, that whole scene where the Doctor tells the Mark II to stop breathing down his neck, and the Mark II says his breathing is just a simulation, to which the Doc replies, "So is my neck, stop it anyway" was written by Picardo.

    I can't imagine anyone else could have played the EMH so brilliantly. God, what if Picardo had been cast as Neelix instead? I can't even wrap my head around that.
     
  19. teacake

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    Picardo would have owned the role if he'd been cast as Neelix and would have ended up with lots of stories with that in mind, excellent stories I suspect.
     
  20. Melakon

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    When I first saw "Caretaker" with Jeff McCarthy's cameo as the human doctor, I twas sort of hoping he was going to be a regular as I always liked his work. Picardo was an excellent job of casting though, even if the EMH had been human.