Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by Enterprise is Great, May 26, 2020.
Rest in peace Mr. Herd.
He was always good. William Shatner's boss on T. J. Hooker and the alien leader on V, around the same time.
A bad month for Seinfeld alums: Mandelbaum Jr, Frank Costanza and now Mr. Wilhelm.
He was in The Golden Girls as Rose's date and a lot of other shows; good character actor for sure -- but the charismatic and definitive "John" from "V" was one of his most iconic roles. Time to pop in the blu-rays and have a mini marathon this week...
Seinfeld managed to get really memorable performances from actors in a few, or even one, appearance. Mr. Wilhelm was one right up there.
As the recast Admiral Paris though, I think he really fit that role well. Plus there was a passing resemblance to Robert Duncan McNeill.
His appearance in V would be my next favorite. It's been a long time though.
One of my favorite moments in all of VOY is this bit in "Pathfinder":
JANEWAY: They're an exemplary crew. Your son included.
ADMIRAL PARIS: (visibly emotional) Tell him...Tell him I miss him. And I'm proud of him.
I'm sad to hear this, thank you for all you gave us Mr. Herd...
And yet, in later episodes, Tom still seemed to have a major issues with his dad. OT, I know, but that always bugged me.
IIRC, the last time Tom's issues with his dad were brought up was Thirty Days. Though, I was really disappointed they never showed any kind of a real reunion between Tom and Owen, either while the crew had established regular communication with Earth or even when they got home.
I seem to remember Tom getting a letter from his dad, later on, maybe S7, that he had an attitude about. Well after Pathfinder. It's been a few years since I did a rewatch.
Nope, that was season 4, Hunters.
OK, well that episode certainly fits the bill. I was thinking after Pathfinder when they were getting those downloads there was an instance.
In my mind, he'll always be the creepy alien leader, "John," from the original " V. "
Mr. Herd appeared in a Quantum Leap episode, "Future Boy".
Two, he's also in the final episode, where a lot of past guest stars appear.
He was also in the "Enterprise Blues Band" with Vaughn Armstrong, Casey Biggs and Steve Rankin
I seem to recall an interview with Herd on Sci-Fi Buzz in which he said that Captain Galaxy on Quantum Leap was his favorite role. I certainly understand why; that was a really good episode. "Holy smokin' retro rockets, Captain Galaxy!"
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