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Would Star Trek fans make good Star Trek Actors?

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Report this Dec. 21 2011, 8:55 am

Quote: Pooneil @ Dec. 21 2011, 8:53 am

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>Whoopi Goldberg, Armin Shimerman, Simon Pegg, Alexander Siddig, James Cromwell, etc. They were all Star Trek fans before appearing on the show. Siddig even wanted to be on TNG as Troi's long-lost brother.

>Tom Hanks is apparently a big Trekkie. He'd probably make a decent starship captain, too. I'm sure there are plenty more.

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However those guys went into acting first, not into a Trek role right of the bat.


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Report this Dec. 21 2011, 11:15 am

Improved, yes.  But Cawley is far from being a GOOD actor just as Michael Martin is far from being a GOOD author.


 


The amount of actors who are trek fans is why I think a great idea for a trek show is a variety show.  A show that changes plot and cast every week or two.  Though a lot of actors like Trek and would like to do trek, few want to get tied down to it.  If CBS tried a show where actors only have to dedicate themselves to a few episodes, I bet they could get a bunch of big names without having to pay them a lot either. Merchandising would be great too.  Trek posters and figures of star actors would see pretty well.


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Report this Dec. 31 2011, 1:10 pm

I think a combination of "Yes, they have the passion" and "Depends on actual talent" because it's possible a person could have a natural talent for acting and not even know it. And a Trekkie with acting talent would make a good Trek actor because they could really get into the part.

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Report this Jan. 02 2012, 8:50 am

If they have the talent they could. Remember, Christian Slater is a fan and he's an actor, whether you consider him talented or not is up to you, although I wish he had a bigger part in Star Trek VI I always liked his movies. Myself I just would like to be working a console in the background or something just to be in one.


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Report this Jan. 02 2012, 9:18 pm

Quote: guillermo.mejía @ Dec. 21 2011, 8:55 am

Quote: Pooneil @ Dec. 21 2011, 8:53 am

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>Whoopi Goldberg, Armin Shimerman, Simon Pegg, Alexander Siddig, James Cromwell, etc. They were all Star Trek fans before appearing on the show. Siddig even wanted to be on TNG as Troi's long-lost brother.

>Tom Hanks is apparently a big Trekkie. He'd probably make a decent starship captain, too. I'm sure there are plenty more.

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However those guys went into acting first, not into a Trek role right of the bat.


Which just goes to show that "fans" make neither good actors nor bad actors as a group.


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Report this Jan. 03 2012, 4:19 am

Tekkies would make great aliens, they come in all sizes and shapes.

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Report this Jan. 03 2012, 9:41 am

It's between both Yes and Depends, many Trek fans have passion but if they have talent that's another story. Yes I have passion and I do have a bit of a talent for acting although I never had big roles in previous school plays but that was because I was shy when I was younger... wouldn't mind being seen in blue.. or yellow

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Report this Jan. 08 2012, 7:59 pm


At the end days come down to presser that on Star Trek fans that his or her friend and family and fact that person want show, movie be one best push them to great job. None Star Trek fan that not an issue if they do well or not it just doing money. I am going knowledge sports and war motivates fighter fight hundred to one odds against them when they fighting soldier not motivate but just fighting war for money. Can talent help yes, but I think that talent only matters after that person Star Trek fans when come Star Trek movies and episodes. I think just about any Star Trek fan can do as good if not better job actor or actress talent but care nothing about Star Trek.  


 

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Report this Jan. 08 2012, 8:22 pm

Well, if a Star Trek fan has some talent and can act, well then it could work. And then since they're a fan, they'll definitely have passion. The majority of fans, though, no.


Although it seems like it would be fun, I'd have to say no because I'm a terrible actress. However, I'd love to score one of the movies. That I could do.


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Report this Jan. 08 2012, 8:32 pm

There is a look that passes from eye to eye between pro's when an amatuer musician tries to cut it above their weight. It is no different with professional actors. Except maybe loads of bitching after the fact. Having been amongst actors and musicians since the early 80's, I can tell you there is no room or patience for amatuers. Sad to say, but they are always a laughing stock.

Professional actors who are already fans is another story. Whoopi Goldberg had an academy award before appearin in TNG. Comparing her to non professional fans does not cut it.

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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 4:15 pm

I agree that talent is the most important key.


I have only submitted myself to a few fan films, but have to say that they... well... leave a bit to be desired.


I'm sure there are several talented actors in the pool of fans, and with that I think a fan, (with proper talent), would be great as an actor on a Startrek show or movie. Who better knows the nuances of the trek canon then fans. And in a producers point of view, I bet they would work CHEAP!


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Report this Jan. 10 2012, 6:11 pm

Good actors make good Star Trek actors.  Being a fan is not a criterion.

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Report this Jan. 11 2012, 5:36 am

Option 3 - there's no harm in a good actor being a fan and then acting in an ST series/film - but it needs to be that way round, ie not a fan trying to act


And as long as they weren't too fussy, it might help continuity - mind you with the 2009 film out there, what the hell's continuity?


 


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