Excellent Guest Stars Of ENTERPRISE...

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Enterprise' started by Farscape One, Oct 17, 2018.

  1. Farscape One

    Farscape One Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Mar 2, 2017
    I started this thread for VOYAGER, but it works for every series.

    Casting is a very important part of any television/movie production. You can have a brilliant script, phenomenal sets, superb visual effects... but if roles are not cast right, it can spoil an otherwise flawless production.

    The main cast is obviously at the center, but there are guest stars who come in for an episode that are not only great in the role, but elevate the entire episode... even outshining the leads. Or have such great chemistry with soneone else that you really wish they appeared more.

    I am curious to see who everyone here thinks were extraordinary guest stars.

    I will start.

    "FALLEN HERO" - Fionnula Flanagan, as Ambassador V'Lar. I thought she elevated the script with her performance, and she played off really well with all the regular cast, particularly T'Pol. It was a shame we didn't get to see her again.
  2. sekundant

    sekundant Fleet Captain Premium Member

    Jun 27, 2018
    Romulan Trilogy (Babel One, United, The Aenar): Great Brian Thompson as Admiral Valdore. He would be a unforgettable, unique villain, if we got Romulan War at the show. :weep:
  3. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 10, 2005
    The visitor's bullpen
    Vaughn Armstrong, for obvious reasons. :mallory:
  4. HopefulRomantic

    HopefulRomantic hyperpolypyroferricist Moderator

    Aug 18, 2004
    feeding the cats again
    ^^ Ditto Jeffrey Combs. The Archer/Shran dynamic was priceless. Also the bickering of Shran/T'Pol, and the poignancy of Shran/Jhamel.

    I adored Shran. I would have loved him as a regular in Seasons 5-7. We were all robbed. :sigh:
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  5. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    I really liked Jeffert Combs as Shran he did a great job playing that role I wish we could've had seven seasons of Enterprise too.
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  6. sekundant

    sekundant Fleet Captain Premium Member

    Jun 27, 2018
    Honestly, I never contemplated Vaughn Armstrong or Jeffrey Combs (or Gary Graham) as guest stars. They are for me leads from second row. At least they have more impact at the show as Anthony Montgomery (which is not his fault).
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  7. Brennyren

    Brennyren Commodore Commodore

    Mar 20, 2003
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Not gonna lie, I was delighted to see Scott Bakula's old Quantum Leap co-star Dean Stockwell put in an appearance, even if he was playing a character much less benign than Al Calavicci.
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  8. Reanok

    Reanok Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    I really liked the actor who played Mestral in Carbon Creek.
  9. DonIago

    DonIago Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 22, 2001
    Burlington, VT, USA
    If the actor who played Degra in S3 constitutes a guest star versus recurring, than I'd count him.
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  10. Mutai Sho-Rin

    Mutai Sho-Rin Crusty Old Bastard Moderator

    Jul 31, 2001
    Orange, CA USA
    Randy Oglesby and I agree; Degra was a great character.
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  11. sekundant

    sekundant Fleet Captain Premium Member

    Jun 27, 2018
    The next one: Beautiful Suzie Plakson as Lieutenant Tarah at Cease Fire.
    I evaluate her performance between K'Ehleyr and female Q.
  12. Sareesataka

    Sareesataka Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Oct 31, 2018
    Some notable guest appearances for me, were: (in no particular order)

    -Brent Spiner as Dr. Arik Soong. Perfect and logical casting.
    -Daniel Dae Kim as Corporal Chang. Really like his guest appearances on ENT and VOY.
    -Dean Stockwell as Grat. Sucker for this one. Good to see Bakula and Stockwell back together on screen.
    -J.G. Hertzler as Advocate Kolos. It's like this guy was born to play a Klingon.
    -Peter Weller as Paxton. Not too many actors played 2 major Trek baddies.
    -Steven Culp as Major Hayes. I like this guy. He's a good character actor
    -Scott MacDonald as Dolim. I liked his appearance on DS9 as Tosk. His line "I am TOSK!" is sort of the precursor to "I am GROOT!" as the catch-all answer to any question.
  13. Delta Vega

    Delta Vega Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 17, 2011
    The Great Barrier
    Suzie was lovely
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  14. ChristopherPike

    ChristopherPike Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 13, 2006
    Keith Carradine who could've been as good a choice for Enterprise lead.

    "First Flight"
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  15. a thousand-yard stare

    a thousand-yard stare Lieutenant Red Shirt

    Nov 2, 2016
    Whazzat? I'm where..?? Aww ****!
    The great Stephen McHattie as the foreman in "The Xindi"
  16. IMC Headquarters

    IMC Headquarters Fleet Captain Premium Member

    May 26, 2018
    Empire Falls, Maine
    General Ravon is Malcolm Reed's father! Guy Siner crosses over from the Whoniverse to beget another addition to the black ops brigade...
  17. Yanks

    Yanks Commodore Commodore

    Jul 6, 2011
    NX01 Bridge
    I've always thought that. He's one of my favorite actors.

    I'm happy with Scott though.