Sarek is the Best thing in this show

Discussion in 'Star Trek: Discovery' started by Dales, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. Dales

    Dales Captain Captain

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    I was late getting into discovery, but watching the entire show in a go, I was literally begging for any scene with Sarek. James Frain acting is so good. His dialogues are well written and he embodies everything I think Vulcans should be. I think Lethe is the best episode so far in the series
     
  2. Terok Nor

    Terok Nor Commodore Commodore

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    Disagree. Frain is doing a terrible job as Sarek. Why is he smiling all the time?
     
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  3. BillJ

    BillJ History’s Greatest Monster Premium Member

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    They are 50/50 on Spock's parents. They hit it out of the park with Mia Kirshner as Amanda, Frain just isn't very good.

    Of course, that is just my opinion. And opinions are like assholes...
     
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  4. Seven of Five

    Seven of Five Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I just twigged she was Mandy in 24. *slow slap for finally realising*

    I quite liked Fraine in Orphan Black, but as Sarek in DIS, he just seems to be lacking. He's certainly no Mark Leonard.
     
  5. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Frain is OK but Ben Cross was better.
     
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    Didn’t like Frain in Tudors, but I like him as Sarek.
     
  7. Vger23

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    I do really like Sarek in this show.
     
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  8. Ronald Held

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    He is adequate as Sarek.
     
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  9. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    I like Amanda more than I like Sarek on this show. In fact I’m glad they are doing more with Amanda than any other trek show in the 50+ years of the franchise.
     
  10. pst

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    and winona ryder was a better amanda.
     
  11. Jackson_Roykirk

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    Frain is fine, but Sarek's character has been a little boring.
    I expect more hard-hitting wisdom from the character.
     
  12. Terok Nor

    Terok Nor Commodore Commodore

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    Mark Lenard can't be beaten.
     
  13. Kane_Steel

    Kane_Steel Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Agreed. Frain sucks. I liked his acting on Gotham, 24 etc. but he's miscast as Sarek.

    Mark Leonard looked like a stern, disapproving father figure.. which worked so well for the Spock character's development. He projected authority and confidence.

    I can't get over Frain constantly looking like he's about to burst out laughing. His constant grin as Sarek is super odd.

    How the character is written is another can of worms altogether.
     
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  14. Terok Nor

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    He's a good actor but miscast in the role sadly.
     
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  15. tomalak301

    tomalak301 Fleet Admiral Premium Member

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    Maybe it's because I just saw him in another role, but everytime I see Sarek, I'm still seeing him as Ferdinand in Orphan Black. Sarek really isn't standing out all that much.
     
  16. Tuskin38

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    Because he's Vulcan.
     
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    Ah, my favorite Vulcan. No one can beat Lenard in the role. I think Ben Cross did a pretty good job as Sarek, but I have no issues with Frain. They write him as pig-headed as Sarek should be.

    For those talking about smiling, I remember a scene in TOS where he had a smile and it made me wince; the scene was so, uh, cloying.

    Mia as Amanda is definitely hitting it out of the park. Amanda is written so strongly that I can't buy her going along with Sarek and not allowing affection with/to/from Spock.
     
  19. Greg Cox

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    Frain was also good as a creepy vampire stalker in TRUE BLOOD.

    Minor nitpick, just for future reference for all concerned, the original Sarek was Mark Lenard, not "Leonard."
     
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    T'Bonz Romulan Curmudgeon Administrator

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    **looks quickly to see if I misspelled it.**

    **Whew!** Not me!