Trek’s top actors

Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by Captrek, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Islander

    Islander Commodore Commodore

    May 13, 2009
    In a remote corner of your sick mind
    Shatner?!? Are...You...Serious?!?


    Patrick Stewart is great, love his shakespearian work but best performance was Excalibur.
    Levar Burton also is a good actor for TNG. Ever seen Roots?
    Alexander Siddig is just amazing.

    That for me all about the "actors" of Trek. Others can be good comedians but not as much portraying different dramatic roles and carrying emotions.
  2. Captrek

    Captrek Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2009
    I think Shatner gets a bad rap. He has a way of making bad material look really bad, often to the point where you feel embarrassed to be watching him. (Among the most cringe-inducing moments: Captain Dunsel, the reading of the Constitution, and Row, Row, Row Your Boat.) On the other hand, when he has good material to work with, he’s actually very good.
  3. LadyPenelope

    LadyPenelope Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

    Mar 8, 2009
    Plymouth, UK
    These have gotta be up there as some of the best actors in trek:

    Zachary Quinto!
    Leonard Nimoy
    Patrick Stewart
    Brent Spiner
    John de Lancie
    Rene Auberjonois
    Armin Shimerman
    Nana Visitor
    Jeffrey Combs!
    Robert Picardo
    Connor Trinneer
    John Billingsley
  4. DevilEyes

    DevilEyes Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 9, 2009
    basking in the warmth of the Fire Caves
    Re: Trek’s top actors

    I've been watching Voyager for the first time and simultaneously doing a partial rewatch of TNG, which I've almost finished (and have just started a partial rewatch of DS9), and I've realized that James Sloyan is awesome. :bolian: The man just makes you feel for every character he plays.

    Here's an (incomplete, since I've forgotten many episodes and haven't seen much of VOY and almost none of ENT) list of other guest stars I really liked (not counting the recurring characters, which I've defined as anyone who's been in more than 2 or 3 episodes as the same character):

    Harris Yulin in DS9 "Duet" - hands down my favorite Trek guest star performance
    William Marshall in TOS "The Ultimate Computer"
    Mark Lenard as Romulan Commander in TOS "Balance of Terror" and as Sarek in TOS "Journey of Babel" and TNG "Sarek" and "Unification" pt 1
    Robert Walker Jr. in TOS "Charlie X"
    William Windom in TOS "The Doomsday Machine"
    Diana Muldaur in TOS "Is There In Truth No Beauty?"
    Joanne Linville in TOS "The Enterprise Incident"
    John Anderson in TNG "The Survivors"
    David Warner in TNG "The Chain of Command"
    Suzie Plakson as K'Ehleyr in TNG "The Emissary" and "Reunion"
    Harry Groener in TNG "Tin Man"
    Lawrence Pressman as Tekeny Ghemor in DS9 "Second Skin" and "Ties of Blood and Water"
    Tony Todd as Kurn in TNG and DS9 and especially as adult Jake Sisko in DS9 "The Visitor"
    William Sadler as Luther Sloan in DS9 "Inquisition", "Inter Arma Enim Silent Leges" and "Extreme Measures"
    Joel Grey in VOY "Resistance"
  5. Nerys Ghemor

    Nerys Ghemor Vice Admiral Admiral

    Aug 4, 2008
    Cardăsa Terăm--Nerys Ghemor
    Re: Trek’s top actors

    Awwwwwwwww, so glad to see some love for Tekeny Ghemor! :)
  6. apenpaap

    apenpaap Commodore Commodore

    The best regulars and semi-regulars:
    Leonard Nimoy
    DeForrest Kelley
    Patrick Stewart
    Brent Spiner
    John De Lancie
    Nana Visitor
    Rene Auberjolois
    Armin Shimerman
    Marc Alaimo
    Jeffrey Combs
    Casey Biggs
    Andrew Robinson
    Kate Mulgrew
    Robert Picardo
    Roxann Dawson
    Jolene Blalock
    Connor Trinneer
    Whoever played Degra
  7. I am not Spock

    I am not Spock Commodore Commodore

    Dec 2, 2001
    Re: Trek’s top actors

    Connor Trinneer (one of the best things about ENT, in my opinion. Just watch him in Similitude, The Forgotten, or at the end of 'Terra Prime')


    Brent Spiner

    Rene Auberjonois

    Robert Picardo

    Trek XI
    Zachary Quinto
    Bruce Greenwood
    Anton Yelchin