Worst Star trek actor ever

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  1. The Laughing Vulcan

    The Laughing Vulcan Admiral Admiral

    Jun 7, 2004
    At The Laughing Vulcan's party...
    I know child actors are easy targets, but Brian Bonsall. Yeech!

    And the worst of all time... Bitsy "I've only got one line, but By God I'm going to deliver it" Picard!
  2. CommanderRaytas

    CommanderRaytas Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Oct 1, 2006
    Intergalactic Planetary Planetary Intergalactic
    I think Chris did an awesome Kirk. Thankfully, I am in the majority this once. :)
  3. Bishop76

    Bishop76 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 7, 2009
    It's a fact.
  4. Eleanor_zhDarjel

    Eleanor_zhDarjel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 12, 2006
    in the year of the flood, St. Stephen King Day
    ^very good indeed.
  5. Maxillius

    Maxillius Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 6, 2007
    Better than the Shat actually.
  6. T'Girl

    T'Girl Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 20, 2009
    I know he gets a lot of heat for playing his character as reserved, but I have never seen "wooden." Voyager had more than it's fair share of flamboyant characters, Chakotay wasn't one of them.
  7. sonak

    sonak Vice Admiral Admiral

    Jul 13, 2007
    in a figment of a mediocre mind's imagination
    I think some are confusing CHARACTERS they don't like with bad acting performances, specifically in the cases of Diana Muldaur, Ethan Phillips, and Chris Pine.

    Phillips was GREAT at portraying a very annoying character, just as Muldaur played a crusty McCoy-esque doctor well, and Pine played a juvenile punk Kirk very well.

    At least I think so.
  8. Markira

    Markira Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 23, 2011
    Wherever Chakotay is, I am
    I agree. Beltran played Chakotay in an understated way that I think is consistent enough with a character who has spent a lot of time cultivating peace within himself.

    I haven't seen much ENT, but in the few episodes I have seen, I consider Jolene Blalock's work to be uninspired and one-dimensional, with none of the subtlety shown by other actors playing Vulcans (such as the original Vulcan, Leonard Nimoy).
  9. el Chalupacabra

    el Chalupacabra Lieutenant Commander

    Feb 21, 2011
    Kuiper Belt, Sol System
    Pine IS a juvenile punk, so it's not that much of a reach. He's just playing himself.
  10. Zombie Cheerleader

    Zombie Cheerleader Nerys Myk Premium Member

    Nov 4, 2001
    JJ Abraaaaains
    So you've spent a lot of time with Chris Pine and know him personally?
  11. Bishop76

    Bishop76 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Apr 7, 2009
    I'm sure that's the case.

    Or just a reboot hater needing to spew more baseless vitriol.

    One or the other. Your call.
  12. Navaros

    Navaros Commodore Commodore

    Aug 15, 2005
    Tie between Terry Farrell and Rosalind Chao.
  13. antiquityscion

    antiquityscion Commander

    Mar 1, 2011
    what about this guy?


    I guess that was TNG's try at not being sexist like the TOS series :guffaw:

    Good thing they dropped the whole idea of miniskirts a few episodes into TNG season 1. Too bad it took them a few seasons longer to put Troi in a standard uniform. That is what she looks best in, IMHO.
  14. The Transformed Man

    The Transformed Man Commander Red Shirt

    Nov 19, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ
    Gonna have to go with trifecta of TNG women... Gates McFadden, Denise Crosby and Marina Sirtis. They were all abysmal during TNGs TV run. It really wasn't until the films that Sirtis appeared to find Troi, and as long as she was in a slightly comedic scene she worked just fine.

    Unfortunately, neither Gates nor Denise is a terribly good actress. Gates is extremely limited as an actress and I found Dr. Crusher to be one of the worst characters in all of Trek. Denise was just.... well, interesting. In one episode she could turn in a serviceable performance... but just re-watch "Encounter At Farpoint," specifically when the crew ends up in Q's "courtroom." Her overblown, over hysterical performance when she is lecturing Q about the goodness of the Federation always elicits a laugh... we are talking MST3K territory here.

    Beltran gets a special nod for just not caring and showing up for a paycheck.

  15. GhostofRonPaul

    GhostofRonPaul Ensign Newbie

    Feb 15, 2011
  16. lurok

    lurok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 15, 2011
    Lost in the EU expanse with a nice cup of tea
    I'd agree with the many sage comments here about not mistaking 'interpretation' with acting, so no problem with Beltran or Blalock's performances in their respective roles. I know people who dislike Combs, Alaimo, Robinson as 'showboaters', and I have my own issues with Brooks and Stewart declamatory style.

    Strangely, I think Frakes and Sirtis would have been better with more comedic parts. Their commentary on Insurrection is one of the funniest ever, and though I think Sirtis lousy on TNG, her best scene was that bar one in FC.

    For overall worst regular though, my award goes to McFadden. It wasn't the part - I just think she's a not very good/emotive actress.

    As for guest star, so many but recent stand-out for me was Padma Lakshmi (?) on ENT. :barf: How they hell she got cast I'll never know :confused:
  17. You_Will_Fail

    You_Will_Fail Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Sep 1, 2010
    Trill, Federation World and Proud
    I thought Gates McFadden made Dr Crusher totally believable, especially in scenes between her and Picard. I don't see why people didn't like her acting...strange

    For me its Avery Brooks, thank goodness the role of captain was smaller in DS9.#
    Oh and Jolene Blalock was good, Ethan Phillips was FANTASTIC.
  18. Cyke101

    Cyke101 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Feb 11, 2007
    No wonder she was gunned down: if you're trying that hard to fire a phaser, you're doing it wrong!!! What kills me though is that apparently, "Ensign Lang" here isn't just a yellowshirt, but a semi-recurring character. Ugh.

    On the other hand, I can't decide if 1:20-1:40 is one of the worst or one of the greatest feats of acting in all of Trek: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mx-jBtgjSAY&feature=related
  19. Kelthaz

    Kelthaz Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Apr 28, 2005
    Toronto, Ontario
    They actually brought her back? :wtf:

    I thought even Voyager had higher standards than that.
  20. DS9

    DS9 Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Feb 22, 2011
    Chicago, IL
    Will Wheaton, hands down. TNG could have benefitted without him.
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