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Is Tim Russ the worst Vulcan ever?

PhantasmX

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 5:34 pm

Why is he so stiff? I know Vulcans are suppose to control their emotions but why do I get the feeling Russ is trying too hard. Actors and actresses are not suppose to allow the audience to see that they are acting. The act should naturally.

Nimoy plays the role of a Vulcan naturally.
Dorn acts naturally as a Klingon.

You can't tell if those two actors were acting.

brcarthey

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 5:47 pm

spock was actually a half-vulcan and therefore would be expected to show some emotion (or act on emotion) more often than tuvok.

i thought russ played a vulcan perfectly, less emotion and more logic something we didn't really see full-time until he came on the scene.

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 6:19 pm

Exactly what B.C said.
I thought Tim Russ did a splendid job playing Tuvok.

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 9:26 pm

Tim Russ owned the role of Tuvok.
He's one of the best portrails of a Vulcan I've ever seen.

Frankly if you think Tuvok is stiff, then you're overlooking his dry wit.
Tuvok's sarcasm was hilarious.

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 9:38 pm

Tim Russ is a servicable actor.

Tuvok was a horrible character though. Just bad in every way.

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 9:57 pm

Tuvok was mediocre.

Narada

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 10:05 pm

Tim Russ and Tuvok are one of my favorite parts with Voyager.

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 10:19 pm

Quote (exodus201 @ Dec. 21 2009, 9:26 pm)
Tim Russ owned the role of Tuvok.
He's one of the best portrails of a Vulcan I've ever seen.

Frankly if you think Tuvok is stiff, then you're overlooking his dry wit.
Tuvok's sarcasm was hilarious.

exactly! better said than me.

Narada

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 11:01 pm

Quote (brcarthey @ Dec. 21 2009, 10:19 pm)
Quote (exodus201 @ Dec. 21 2009, 9:26 pm)
Tim Russ owned the role of Tuvok.
He's one of the best portrails of a Vulcan I've ever seen.

Frankly if you think Tuvok is stiff, then you're overlooking his dry wit.
Tuvok's sarcasm was hilarious.

exactly! better said than me.

Yes I agree those are very good comments.

grigori

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 11:03 pm

Tuvok was a revelation as a Vulcan. Forgive it, but it was logical for him to express himself through words and actions, not facial expressions or emotions. What there was was deliciously subtle and wry. But you had to observe Tuvok for awhile, to see where he was coming from. I was not disappointed.

Narada

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Report this Dec. 21 2009, 11:15 pm

Those are also good comments. I was not disappointed with Tuvok and he was one of my favorite characters. He formed meaningful relationships with the crew while also keeping a distance as a solitary Vulcan. He was the person who Janeway could trust most of all. He also became great friends with someone who was different from him in many ways which reminds me of the Star Trek vision of acceptance and tolerance. He was also very impartial and unbiased while investigating Tom Paris. This was part of the humor with his dry wit. He was also competitive with Chakotay and helped other members of the crew. Tuvok was a very complex and well played character.

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 8:01 am

:O NO WAY the ones ( other than T'pau and the ambassador) were the worst ones not tuvok.

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 10:13 am

Quote (Narada @ Dec. 21 2009, 11:15 pm)
Those are also good comments. I was not disappointed with Tuvok and he was one of my favorite characters. He formed meaningful relationships with the crew while also keeping a distance as a solitary Vulcan. He was the person who Janeway could trust most of all. He also became great friends with someone who was different from him in many ways which reminds me of the Star Trek vision of acceptance and tolerance. He was also very impartial and unbiased while investigating Tom Paris. This was part of the humor with his dry wit. He was also competitive with Chakotay and helped other members of the crew. Tuvok was a very complex and well played character.

Well said.


What I question is; if some here find Tim Russ' as Tuvok bad acting, then how the hell do they rate Jolene Blalock's T'Pol from ENT?  :whatthe:

..because talking slow and pouting your lips does not equal restrained emotions.

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 12:59 pm

Quote (Narada @ Dec. 21 2009, 11:01 pm)
Quote (brcarthey @ Dec. 21 2009, 10:19 pm)
Quote (exodus201 @ Dec. 21 2009, 9:26 pm)
Tim Russ owned the role of Tuvok.
He's one of the best portrails of a Vulcan I've ever seen.

Frankly if you think Tuvok is stiff, then you're overlooking his dry wit.
Tuvok's sarcasm was hilarious.

exactly! better said than me.

Yes I agree those are very good comments.

I agree totally as well! :)  :logical:

kludge77

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Report this Dec. 22 2009, 3:47 pm

Wow... I totally disagree with the OP. Tuvok was the first full blooded Vulcan we saw every week. He gave us something Spock couldn't full blooded Vulcan heritage. There was no, "Let your Human side come through."

He displayed  devotion to his wife and children, understanding, compassion, defiance and was almost always frank with the rest of the crew. His logic was a tool he used to aid him and his pride in his ways were never far from the surface. He showed us what it WAS to be Vulcan.

Tuvok rocked!

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