Favorite Non-Star Trek TV Shows with Star Trek Actors

Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by od0_ital, Apr 24, 2019.

  1. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    Similar thread focused on movie rolls, figured we should take a look at the tv shows, too, since most of 'em have had roles on the small screen instead of large screens.

    Star Trek: The Original Series
    William Shatner as Denny Crane on The Practice and Boston Legal
    Leonard Nimoy as Leonard Nimoy's Head on Futurama
    Walter Koenig as Bester on Babylon 5
    Nichelle Nichols as Nichelle Nichols' Head on Futurama
    George Takei as Kaito Nakamura on Heroes
    Kim Cattral as Samantha Jones on Sex and the City
    Kurtwood Smith as Red Foreman on That '70s Show
    Christopher Lloyd as Reverend Jim on Taxi
    Ricardo Montalban as Mr. Roarke on Fantasy Island
    Alan Ruck as Stuart Bondek on Spin City
    Kristie Alley as Rebecca Howe on Cheers

    Star Trek: The Next Generation
    Patrick Stewart as Alistar Burke on Frasier
    Jonathan Frakes as Stanley Hazard on North and South, Book One Miniseries
    Brent Spiner as Bob Wheeler on Night Court
    Wil Wheaton as Wil Wheaton on The Big Bang Theory
    LeVar Burton as the host on Reading Rainbow
    Michael Dorn as Turner on CHiPs
    Gates McFadden as Allison Rourke on Mad About You
    Marina Sirtis as Dr. Svetlana Markov on Stargate SG-1
    Malcolm McDowell as Linderman on Heroes
    Ron Perlman as Slade on Teen Titans
    Dina Meyer as Barbara Gordon on Birds of Prey

    Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
    Rene Auberjonois as Paul Lewiston on Boston Legal
    Armin Shimerman as Principal Snyder on Buffy the Vampire Slayer
    Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell on Game of Thrones
    Colm Meaney as Judge Garrett on Law & Order: Criminal Intent
    Nana Visitor as Madame X on Dark Angel

    Star Trek: Voyager
    Kate Mulgrew as Red on Orange is the New Black
    Robert Picardo as Coach Cutlip on The Wonder Years
    Jeri Ryan as Tara Cole on Leverage

    Star Trek: Enterprise
    Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett on Quantum Leap
    John Billingsley as Mike Spencer on True Blood
    Jolene Blalock as Ishta on Stargate SG-1
    Connor Trinneer as Michael on Stargate Atlantis

    Star Trek / Into Darkness / Beyond
    Zachary Quinto as Sylar on Heroes
    Bruce Greenwood as Batman on Young Justice
    Karl Urban as Detective Kennex on Almost Human
    Winona Ryder as Joyce Byers on Stranger Things
    Peter Weller as Lucian Connelly on Longmire
    Alive Eve as Mary on Iron Fist
    Noel Clarke as Mickey on Doctor Who
    Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock
    Idris Elba as DCI John Luther on Luther

    Star Trek: Discovery
    Sonequa Martin-Green as Sasha on The Walking Dead
    Doug Jones as Deathbolt on Arrow & The Flash
    Jason Isaacs as the Inquisitor on Star Wars: Rebels
    Anson Mount as Black Bolt on Inhumans
    Jayne Brook as Rachel Lewiston on Boston Legal

    How about y'all?
     
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  2. Admiral2

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    Seriously, od0_ital, you're only supposed to be listing your favorites, not every single appearance of any trek actor anywhere.

    But whatever. here's mine:

    Brent Spiner on Night Court:


    Rene Auberjonois and Ethan Phillips on Benson:


    Avery Brooks on Spenser for Hire:


    Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap:


    Michelle Forbes on nuBSG
     
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  3. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    You need to watch Hell on Wheels.
     
  4. Random_Spock

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    Boston Legal. I laugh my butt off during it.
     
  5. tomalak301

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    Kate Mulgrew - Orange is the New Black

    Patrick Stewart - American Dad (I only watched the first few seasons but I loved Stewart in it)

    Matt Frewer (Rasmussan in TNG) - Dr. Leekie in Orphan Black

    Rene Auberjonias - Boston Legal

    William Shatner - Boston Legal

    Walter Koenig - Babylon 5

    Scott Bakula - Quantum Leap
     
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  6. Ar-Pharazon

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    I would add Michelle Forbes on Orphan Black. Marian Bowles was hard to figure out at first.
    Here she's with Matt Frewer (one appearance on TNG).
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    Kate Mulgrew as Kove on NTSF:SD:SUV::
    James Frain as Theo Galavan on Gotham
    John Billingsley as Mike Spencer on True Blood
    Clancy Brown as Brother Justin Crowe on Carnivale
    Michelle Forbes as Admiral Helena Cain on Battlestar Galactica
    Idris Elba as Stringer Bell on The Wire
    Rainn Wilson as Dwight Schrute on The Office
     
  8. od0_ital

    od0_ital Admiral Admiral

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    I tried when it first came out, because of Colm Meaney, but I couldn't get into it and gave up before the end of the first season.
     
  9. Ar-Pharazon

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    I'll go back to Orphan Black for James Frain as Ferdinand Chevalier and also the short lived Intruders as Richard Shepherd.

    Totally agree with Rainn as Dwight.
     
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    One of the series biggest missed opportunities was not being able to bring Forbes back as a recurring character. They set Marion Bowles up to be this huge character and we never heard from her again, not to mention she dies off screen. I wonder how Season 5 would have been different if Marion was more involved.
     
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    Ar-Pharazon Vice Admiral Premium Member

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    IDK, they had so much going on by then. But definitely a shame she didn't return.
     
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    john de lancie in breaking bad
     
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    Patrick Stewart in American Dad.

    Kate Mulgrew in Orange Is The New Black.

    Robert Picardo and Connor Trinneer in Stargate.

    Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap.

    The Walking Dead but not because of Sonequa Martin Green who is a terrible actress.

    Jason Isaacs in The Oa.

    Armin Shimerman in Buffy The Vampire Slayer.

    Zachary Quinto in American Horror Story.

    Whoopi Goldberg in The View. Just kidding.
     
  14. JirinPanthosa

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    Surprised nobody mentioned the bajillion Orville appearances of Star Trek actors.

    Nimoy played the best murderer on Columbo.
     
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    Same here. James Spader was far and away Shatner’s best co-star since Nimoy. Plus it had guest/co-star/cameo appearances from various Trek alumni: Jeri Ryan, Rene Auberjonois, Armin Shimerman, Ethan Philips and others.
     
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  16. od0_ital

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    I stopped watching Orville after the rip-off episode of TOS 'The World is Hollow and I have Touched the Sky'.
     
  17. Starkers

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    No love for Brooks as Hawk in Spencer for Hire?
     
  18. od0_ital

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    Personally, I was too young when Spencer for Hire aired. My mom wouldn't let me watch it.
     
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    Wow, nobody looks up the thread, like ever...

    Try my first post here, Starkers.
     
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    Oops