Best Trek guest stars?

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by I am not Spock, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. CoveTom

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    Wasn't Whoopi Goldberg also an Oscar winner by the time she was cast as Guinan?
     
  2. Push The Button

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    This made my day! Hilarious!
     
  3. I am not Spock

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    Wasn't F Murray Abraham as well ?
     
  4. Bad Thoughts

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    However, DS9 didn't get the full Frakes! He left the beard in the bathroom sink for that one.

    ETA: Of course, this was the finest moment of Frakes' career.

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  5. TheGoodStuff

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    Im going to ignore the Shimmerman's, Alaimo's, Comb's and Robinson's of this world [as we all KNOW they were fantastic] and give a mention to one I have not seen mentioned yet.

    Jeff McCarthy was great as Roga Danar in the 3rd season TNG episode, "The Hunted".
     
  6. JD5000

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    I think Iggy Pop as Yelgrun the Vorta was a great guest appearance in "The Magnificent Ferengi".

    "And I thought the Breen were annoying".

    I think Yelgrun was a great character and put a really interesting spin on the Vorta. Iggy's age and jowels made the character different from the other Vorta we see, which look like teenagers or college kids. Rational, because they're all clones that don't seem to have much of a life span, but Yelgrun's attitude is much different from the other Vorta. He is still a negotiator, but more outwardly aggressive and much more quick to show irritation.

    I'm not a particular fan of Iggy Pop's music, but I think he's an interesting guy, and it was cool to see him on Trek.

    Also loved old Koloth, Kor and Kang in "Blood Oath" - all three performances added a lot of depth to the characters.
     
  7. Pondwater

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    ^ I was going to say Iggy Pop as Yelgrin too.

    Alice Krige as the Borg Queen.
     
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    Howie Seago as Riva in the TNG episode Loud as a Whisper
    Anybody in First Contact
     
  9. Dr. San Guinary

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    And on stage as well:

    [yt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNTYLEmSNTM[/yt]
     
  10. tomalak301

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    I'm rather surprised this name hasn't popped up yet:

    John DeLancie

    Granted, there were some episodes where Q wasn't all that great, but overall, he was great in the role.

    Others I liked

    Stephen Hawking
    James Sloyan
    Jeffery Combs
    JG Hertzler (even in Enterprise and Voyager)
    Alfre Woodard
    Whoopi Goldberg
     
  11. HIjol

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    Mick Fleetwood as the Antedean ambassador...I laughed...I cried...I smelled of smelts...
     
  12. HIjol

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    ...or, if a car can be a character, how, about the '65 Corvette Stingray in the opening of "Star Trek?"...in reference to the "Kill the Main Character" thread, guess they killed that one off...
     
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  14. Vandervecken

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    Not going to repeat any already mentioned, eg, William Windom would be very high on my list if I'd posted earlier:


    Morgan Woodward (Simon Van Gelder, TOS, Dagger of the Mind; Captain Tracy, TOS, The Omega Glory)
    Ted Cassidy (Ruk, TOS, What Are Little Girls Made of?)
    David Opatoshu (Anan 7, TOS, A Taste of Armageddon)
    Jeff Corey (Plasus, TOS, The Cloud Minders)
    Mark Harelik (Kashyk, Voyager, Counterpoint)

    and of course:

    Roger C. Carmel (Harcourt Fentin Mudd, TOS, Mudd's Women, I, Mudd)
     
  15. Sindatur

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    Wow, can't believe no one has mentioned Fionnula Flanagan, she always raises the quality of a TV Show episode
    Ambassador V'Lar on Enterprise
    Doctor Tainer in TNG
    Enina Tandro in DS9

    And of course the usual, Ronny Cox, Jeff Combs, JG Hertzler, Louise Fletcher
     
  16. Vandervecken

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    Ooooh ohh oooo

    William Sadler, Luther Sloan, DS9
     
  17. JD5000

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    ^ Great call on Sloan/Sadler, in my opinion definitely a character that was played very well with relatively little screen time.

    The one episode where we get inside his head, believe it's Extreme Measures, gave him as much depth as any regular character.

    We could devote a whole other thread to the similarities between Garak and Sloan, although they are both clearly separate and equally well-played characters.
     
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    Michelle Forbes, without a doubt. Everything a woman should be - intelligent, strong, devistatingly beautiful. She's kind of aged more than one would've expected from someone in Hollywood, but ... when her rose was in bloom, she was quite exceptional. She's still got a lot of talent - she's as sharp as a diamond!
     
  19. Dr. San Guinary

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    Martin Sheen was also up for the role of Sloan, IIRC.
     
  20. JD5000

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    I think Martin Sheen would have been great in that role, and would likely sing his praises just as loudly. Might have to look up that anecdote later tonight, my guess is that he probably just wanted a little too much money and that's why we got blessed with Sadler.