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Reverend Meteor

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Subj: Re: Star Trek actors the typecasting trap....
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 at 01:28:24 pm CST (Viewed 206 times)
Reply Subj: Star Trek actors the typecasting trap....
Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 at 10:39:27 am CST (Viewed 215 times)

    Star Trek means so much to its fans. We love all the characters but for the actors that might not be a good thing.

I really liked William Shatner as Denny Crane on Boston Legal. Pretty much as far from Captain Kirk as you can get.

And while I detested Captain Janeway I love Kate Mulgrew's character Red on Orange Is The New Black.

    For instance I'm watching Gotham for the first time and Alexander Siddig recently showed up as Ra's Al Ghul and I'm having a hard time believing him in the role. The acting is fine, he's just Julian Bashir to me.

I love the IDEA of Alexander Siddig as Ra's al Ghul. But Gotham is such a crappy show.

Like if they had cast Alexander Siddig as Ra's on Arrow I would have been pleased. He was who I had in mind when they were casting that role. Or if they had used his voice actor on one the DC cartoons or something as Ra's I would approve. I just hate Gotham. It seems like a campy Joel Schumacher Batman movie stretched out for 5 seasons.

    Similar things happen to you?

It seems rare to see a Star Trek main cast member on TV after their series ends. Siddig works and I've seen him on Game of Thrones and Davinci's Demons but it seems pretty rare to see other Trek actors.

I did get a kick out of the actor who played Odo calling Sweet Dee a b!tch on It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

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