Discussion in 'General Trek Discussion' started by NewHeavensNewEarth, Jul 28, 2019.
Oh man I'd love to see what that would do to the fandom. There isn't enough popcorn in the universe.
She's a super-fan, as I understand it, and unabashedly geeky about it. I can appreciate that.
I developed a fondness for Guinan that wasn't there before after learning about Whoopi Goldberg's love of Trek.
Similarly, I didn't watch an episode of DS9 until learning of Terry Farrell's.
If I may ask, why did Terry's affinity for it lead you to watch it?
Really, it was sort of a tiebreaker. I didn't want to watch TOS or TNG *again*, and when the choice of Voyager or Deep Space Nine arose, I'd just read about Farrell's love for the original series, and I thought: There will be one DS9 cast member whose enthusiasm for the project might shine through at all times, and that's how the coin flip was settled.
It's worked out splendidly so far. Dax and Quark have quickly become two favorite characters.
That's great. Those 2 have a lot of nice scenes together around the Tongo table.
Among guest actors, Tricia O’Neil and Eric Pierpoint seem to be fans. The former actually went to a convention as a fan but was quickly recognized and had to be whisked away by security.
Tricia does seem pretty recognizable, but I still have to ask: was she attending the convention dressed in a captain's uniform, by chance?
If I remember correctly, she was wearing regular clothing and was spotted while waiting in line to enter the convention. A fan started screaming, “Rachel Garrett! Captain Rachel Garrett!” She got swarmed.
King Abdullah II of Jordan I think qualifies as the greatest Trek fan/actor. he's built a partially Trek themed theme park in his country, had a walk on in Voyager that qualifies him as an actor for this thread
I didn't know about the theme park! Jordan here I come!
It's called the Red Sea Astrarium. It's not quite ready yet. Jordan has had some problems and only recently had to defend itself. (you may remember King Abdulla II himself suiting up for attack runs as an attack helicopter pilot, on da-esh after they burned one of his soldiers to death). But I suspect it will eventually happen. Jordan wants a high tech and tourism economy, as well as filmmaking. (no mistake that one scene in Star Trek Discovery was filmed there).
Interesting fact: his father King Hussein as a very avid amateur radio operator, and could often be heard chatting with people around the world. He required everyone in the royal family study and take their tests for a radio license. The kingdom launched its first satellite late last year, and sure enough, it was a ham radio satellite named after the former king's call letters, JY1. So there is a royal who was raised to be a bit of a tech nerd
As I occasionally point out to people, he's the only Head of State to be on Star Trek.
Until Jane Wiedlin from the Go Go's becomes president in 2028.
Or Seth MacFarlane
And didn't Ashley Judd run for Senate or something?
I've been to the region a couple times (to Palestine & Israel), and next time I'll try to swing by there if it's ready! Very informative!
That's good. I'm hoping some oil sheiks build Sea Dragon
Max Grodénchik (Rom) and and Aron Eisenberg (Nog) seem like massive fans of the series.
And Max even sings about it!
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