Jeffrey Combs was great in the role. Playing Shran put JC in the minority of Trektors having played multiple ST alien species. JC's predecessor's being the late Mark Lenard & the iconic Marc Alaimo. Those facts aside: What would Shran had been like played by Marc Alaimo? How different would Shran have been? Was Marc Alaimo ever on ENTERPRISE If not, B&B!? The late Andreas Katsulas - TNG's Romulan Commander Tomalak & B5's Ambassador G'Kar- had he not tragically died, would've been great casting as Shran also.