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Was Scott Bakula a good casting decision for captain archer?

boco

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Report this Jan. 13 2011, 2:46 am

Archer was THE BEST  actor on ENT!! and he was hot, no matter his age!


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Report this Jan. 13 2011, 3:35 am

No they don't.. anyway I always liked older man.. even when I was in my 20s, the males my ages were not mature enough, at least that's what I thought.
Everybody knows i like BAkula!! youshould check the linkI gave you.. we have quite a thread about him, and you'll see I'm not the only one big fan

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boco

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Report this Jan. 13 2011, 3:52 am

gives you hope?? what hope?
i liked him in quantum leap also!but in ent he was particulary handsome!

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Report this Jan. 13 2011, 4:09 am

Bakula could never deliver
those pompous, pretentious
speeches the writers always
gave Archer, but he's no
Patrick Stewart.

Otherwise, he did a credible
job. He had this curious naiveté
though, which was hard to buy, at
times. It was interesting watching
him become disillusioned, as the
series progressed, however ...

boco

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Report this Jan. 13 2011, 4:15 am

never make a good speech was part of his charm. We made a lot of funny screencaps about that on ent last year, now the tread continues on the stlogs

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Report this Jan. 13 2011, 10:10 am

Bak's a great actor--don't believe it, look to his 4 Golden Globes, Emmy nominations and the way he blows the creme de la creme of critical TV audiences away on Men of a Certain Age. But he did suffer the fate of many Trek Captains: stiff, impossible to enact writing and dialoque. Even Sir Patrick came across as a hack sometimes.


That said, I loved Bak as a Trek Captain. I was seriously moved by the way the Xindi crisis destroyed his hopefulness and, though he saved Earth, it was at the expense of his self-respect and integrity. As Archer said, he was changed, and not at all for the better. He "lost something out there, and doesn't know how to get it back." ENT gave us the best of no-win ethical dilemmas, and my heart broke when Bak's Archer felt like he lost his wonder. I also quite liked ENT's grittier, more physical Captain and dialogue: you could play drinking games with "I'm gonna knock you on your a$$."


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Report this Jan. 14 2011, 5:38 am

Quote: grigori @ Jan. 13 2011, 10:10 am

Bak's a great actor--don't believe it, look to his 4 Golden Globes, Emmy nominations and the way he blows the creme de la creme of critical TV audiences away on Men of a Certain Age. But he did suffer the fate of many Trek Captains: stiff, impossible to enact writing and dialoque. Even Sir Patrick came across as a hack sometimes.

That said, I loved Bak as a Trek Captain. I was seriously moved by the way the Xindi crisis destroyed his hopefulness and, though he saved Earth, it was at the expense of his self-respect and integrity. As Archer said, he was changed, and not at all for the better. He "lost something out there, and doesn't know how to get it back." ENT gave us the best of no-win ethical dilemmas, and my heart broke when Bak's Archer felt like he lost his wonder. I also quite liked ENT's grittier, more physical Captain and dialogue: you could play drinking games with "I'm gonna knock you on your a$$."


thanks Grigori! for showing them the truth!

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Report this Jan. 14 2011, 5:02 pm

I also liked Bakula as Archer on Enterprise.
It was very intriguing to watch Archer's enthusiasm mellow out because of their journey.
Archer was impacted by events, and stayed that way. (Picard, for instance, went back to normal after only a couple of episodes after he was returned from the Borg - other than the relapse in First Contact movie. I would have thought their would have been more problems . .)
I would have liked to have served on Archer's crew.

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Report this Jan. 16 2011, 11:54 am

Yes, Scott was a great choice. He really gave Archer heart, and a person could feel his command presence on the screen, just like Kirk and Sisko. But read Scott's reviews, this guy is a professional, that knows exactly what he is doing when the camera is rolling. Hat's off to you Scott, you made a great Archer.

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Report this Jan. 16 2011, 3:49 pm

Bakula was a good choice. He did not have quite as much gravitas as some of the other captains -- but he was a good choice for the kind of character that Archer was supposed to be, I guess. He certainly gave something to the character.


Not sure if Emmy nominations are a good marker for judging the quality of an actor. They hand those things out like tic-tacs nowadays.


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Report this Jan. 22 2011, 9:31 pm

Bakula played Archer just the right way. In the beginning all he wanted to be was the exlorer that his father wanted him to be. He wanted to fly his father's engine. But as the episodes continued he went from the wide-eyed explorer to having to make serious and tough choices, many of them complicated moral decisions that went straight to his humanity, because the universe was not as he imagined it.

The Archer character was not perfect and Bakula played those imperfections well. Archer was human, with many of the flaws that humans have. His decision making process reflected that, but that is what made him an interesting character. The one thing I disliked about TOS and TNG was that the characters were too perfect, too all knowing.

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