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Which Star Trek actors are the nicest to fans?

titanicwreck

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 3:13 pm

All the Star Trek actors seem to speak highly of Trekkers- WillIam Shatner's famous SNL 'get a life' sketch was of course all in fun....
For those of you who have been to many Star Trek conventions- which of the Star Trek actors struck you as the friendliest? Are there any Star trek actors known to be unfriendly? I know Will Weaton once refered to the fans who go the conventions as a bunch of 'kooks'- so who knows, mabey he's not very nice...Are there any Star trek actors that would be apt to tell you to piss off if you asked them for an autograph?

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 5:01 pm

I havent ever been to a large con, but the local one here, everyone that I've met here has been pretty nice. But (I believe) the actors that come to this one arent 'paid' to be their, they only get what they make from autographs.

I'd have to say that the nicest ones that I've met have been Nichelle Nichols, Brent Spiner, and Michael Dorn. My dad works at the convention as a volunteer and Nichelle gave him a free autograph, and a signed copy of her book "Saturns Child" (I believe thats the name), which would have normally cost $70 for both.

Michael Dorn didnt give anything for free, but he let my dad and I sit and chat with him for an hour or so. It really helps to bring these actors into perspective, you get used to seeing them on TV and such, but then when you meet them you realize that they are real people

With Brent Spiner, I was one of the last people to get an autograph before he had to go to the speaker room, I walked with him and he was very friendly. He was great to all the fans from what I saw.

A lot of the other (non-trek) actors arent all that friendly, because my dad worked there, he had to literally guard Billy Dee Williams, there had to be 4 people with him the entire time!! 1 on each side!

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 7:40 pm

Well, you're going to get several different answers, I'm sure.

But I'd have to say Dominic Keating, Brent Spiner, and James Doohan.

titanicwreck

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Report this Mar. 12 2007, 7:54 pm

On the Doctor Who circuit, an English friend who was at a DoctorWhofest in England the 1980s that was overwelmed with Whovians , was amazed at how kind the then Doctor, Peter Davidson was- There was a huge line of people outside,and Peter Davidson, in his Doctor Who getup, went down the line and shook every hand....My friend was shocked how nice Davidson was...
In contrast my friend also met former Doctor , Tom Baker in a bar, and when he asked for an autograph, Baker told him to go f***k himself...

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Report this Mar. 13 2007, 1:12 pm

I've heard the opposite.  I know someone who worked in the same studio as Davison and said he was rude to everyone.  And Crazy Uncle Tom is overly kind and talks to anyone.  He was in a bar, and who knows how much he had consumed.  Granted, both men have mellowed with age, so who knows?  I met Davison at DCon a couple of years ago and he was friendly and kind.  I had forgotten he was going to be there, so I rounded the corner and there was The Doctor.  

Now, back OT.  Spiner, Frakes, Alan Ruck (just a sweet man to everyone), Jimmy D (even at his next-to-last con where I was upset they would parade him up there for a short Q&A and a painfully slow autograph session he was sweet with a twinkle in his eye and a gracious attitude for everyone).  George T will talk as long as you want.  Robert Picardo was fun to be around, too.  Sorry for the run on.

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Report this Mar. 13 2007, 6:59 pm

Walter Koenig and George Takei were the nicest that I met.  They literally had to drag him away cause he was so engaged in our conversation.  I dont know about the Shat, I got a couple of words out of him but that was it.

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Report this Mar. 13 2007, 11:45 pm

Marina Sirtis and Michael Dorn were both very friendly, as I recall.

I was fortunate enough to mee James Doohan shortly before he died.  He actually came out into the lounge area and entertained a large group of Trek fans at a table for more than an hour for free.  He didn't look well, but he was very talkative and friendly.

Kate Mulgrew gave an excellent speech, but was machine like during autographs.  They also did a lot of fundraising during the talk, which made me feel like I was being solicited.  I still enjoyed it.

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Report this Mar. 14 2007, 2:32 am

I found Robert Duncan McNeill to be the most friendly and most genuine of all the ST actors. I haven't met many, and the ones I have met are or can be friendly too if they want to, but they were not always sincere.

Roxann Dawson came across as a classy lady and sincere.

p.s. I saw Kate Mulgrew in 1999, I found her to be a bit diva-like then.
I saw Dominic Keating in London in 2004. He was very sweet and funny too and sincere.

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Report this Mar. 18 2007, 4:22 am

I've only met Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner.  Frakes seemed like he didn't really wanna be there, but he forced a smile and friendly attitude out of himself, and I give him a lot of credit for that.  Brent Spiner was extremely friendly.

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Report this Mar. 24 2007, 8:29 pm

I was at a convention in Seattle about 8 or 9 years ago, and Kate Mulgrew was the headliner. Only those who paid for the best seats up front would have recieved an autograph, but right after Kate finished speaking, the MC announced that she would sign autographs-- for FREE-- for everyone who was there!  She was very friendly when she signed a postcard for me (I was in the cheap seats and hadn't planned on having anything signed) and even complemented me on my Borg costume.  :bored:

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Report this Mar. 26 2007, 1:01 am

Quote (DJLore @ Mar. 24 2007, 8:29 pm)
I was at a convention in Seattle about 8 or 9 years ago, and Kate Mulgrew was the headliner. Only those who paid for the best seats up front would have recieved an autograph, but right after Kate finished speaking, the MC announced that she would sign autographs-- for FREE-- for everyone who was there!  She was very friendly when she signed a postcard for me (I was in the cheap seats and hadn't planned on having anything signed) and even complemented me on my Borg costume.  :bored:

I got that feeling from Frakes as well.  In the picture I took he's either trying to be in character, or was just looking off into the distance wondering, "How much longer am I going to be here?"  As I was walking from the autograph room back to Frakes chat, I saw him walking out with a bunch of yes men surrounding him, saying, "That was a GREAT job you did!'.  When he was off stage, he seemed like his mind was elsewhere the entire time.

After hearing how rude Spiner is to fans, I was prepared for the worst, but he was surprisingly chatty and spent at least a few minutes talking to each fan and answering one or two questions so as not to hold the line up too long.

I had been watching Levar Burton for so long as a kid with Reading rainbow, I was REALLY nervous meeting him especially.  I think I might have looked him in the eye with courage once, got my question out once, and then kind of nerved away.  He must have thought it was very weird, but he was really nice the whole time.

Gates McFadden wasn't rude, but she was like Frakes and seemed like she would rather be elsewhere when not on stage.    Totally unrelated note, I always thought Gates was kind of tall, but when her and Marina walked right by me in line, they where only about 1 inch taller than I was.  I only come up to Frakes Shoulder, heh.

Robert Picardo, Rene Auberjonas(sp) where kind of cold shouldered, but they had also been in the autograph line since Friday.  I sent Rene an email a year ago after reading his con report and told him I attended that one, and he seemed very friendly over email.  Must have caught him on a bad day.

Eathan Phillips was nice the one time I met him, as was Roxanne Dawson.    She even remembered the first con she went to ten years ago, which was my first as well.

We where told not to talk to Mr.Takei in line, as like others said, he could go on for hours...but I did as him once question.  He must have had the 'rule' in mind as well, because he was being very minded to keep the conversation short :)...you could tell he was straining not to say more :).

Shatner and Mulgrew I only got to see in auto lines, and was machine gun quality, but the latter seemed a bit nicer than the former off the line.  Even running back on stage to cheer a Janeway costumer.  Brooks was a very nice guy, and spent a minute or so answering a question of mine in the same cons autograph line.

I think that's everyone I've met of the main cast so far.  Oh, and Dax #2 of DS9 and Sisko's Son, while not rude, didn't really seem open to conversation either and seemed to be there just for the dough the autograph line brings... I haven't seen them at a convention since.

Takei sounds like he has alot of fun stories around him.  Anyone have some good ones that happened at cons? :)

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Report this Apr. 07 2007, 10:46 am

I'm going to put in a word for two:

Wil Wheaton: ever since he got over the "OMG I was Wesley Crusher" and grew up, he grew to be extremely fan-friendly.

Dominic Keating: it helps, for one thing, that he is a neighbor of some friends of ours, but someone I know once stated that he would eventually become the "George Takei of Enterprise" insofar as being the most fan-friendly of that cast, even compared to John Billingsley.

I've never met Frakes personally, but he bleeds Trek...in a good way, of course.

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Report this Apr. 08 2007, 10:31 pm

Walter Koenig (Chekov) was wonderfully nice to me at a convention and I will always remember it.

James Doohan laid a big kiss on me too.

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Report this Apr. 14 2007, 2:00 am

Jeff Combs /swoons

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Report this Apr. 14 2007, 7:10 am

Quote (fuznik @ April 14 2007, 2:00 am)
Jeff Combs /swoons

He was only nice to you because your cute :D

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