Edward James Olmos as............Kruge?

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  1. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    It might have happened if Leonard Nimoy has his way.

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    Of course, Christopher Lloyd was excellent as Kruge, surprisingly so as most of us only knew him as Reverend Jim from Taxi at that point.

    But EJO.....did he have the same steely gravitas back then as he did later as Adama? It's been decades since I watched Blade Runner, so really can't remember much. The guy that played Adama would absolutely have been a great Klingon.
     
  2. Lord Garth

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    I just re-watched Blade Runner a few months ago. I think he would've given a more intense but less colorful performance. I don't think Edward James Olmos' performance would've fit the more operatic style of TSFS, complete with a James Horner soundtrack.

    But I do think he would've made a great Klingon in general. Just not in that story. Maybe it's because I'm thinking too much of Adama, but I don't think an Olmos-Kruge would've gone off-book the way Lloyd-Kruge did.
     
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  3. Ar-Pharazon

    Ar-Pharazon Admiral Premium Member

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    Obviously my mind goes to Adama, having watched BSG many times.
     
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    Back then - in the 1980's - my first thought was that one of Kruge's lines would have been:

    "Ahhh, Admiral Kirk! If you won't give me the Genesis device...ahhhhh...okeydoke!"
     
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  5. The Wormhole

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    Imagine Kirk repeatedly kicking Olmos in the face as he delivers his patented Adama Glare.
     
  6. Lord Garth

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    Fuck. You're making me want to root for Kruge.
     
  7. publiusr

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    He should have been head of Starfleet
     
  8. Maurice

    Maurice Fact Trekker Premium Member

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    Try Olmos in Zoot Suit. Blade Runner didn't give him much to do.
     
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    I remember the Hershfield drawing of him from that in Esquire...originally in NYT
     
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  11. STEPhon IT

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    If Mr. Olmos was cast the results would be the same. A ridiculous villain who was well deserved in getting his face kicked in.
     
  12. Haggis and tatties

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    Olmos might have been a better klingon captian, at least to the point of not uncloaking their ship right in front of what they thought was a fedeation starship captained by the legendary Kirk and crew and all his ships forward firing weapons. lol
     
  13. Maurice

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    The actor is not changing the script, silly.