With his sapphire eyes and an unforgettable “look,” it was only a quirk of miscommunication with his agent that kept Judson Scott off the screen credits as Joaquim for Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. The Azusa, Calif., native, born Judson Earney Scott in 1952, played iconic roles in numerous genre series and films such as the original V and The X-Files, and might be best remembered as the lead in the short-lived ABC series The Phoenix. He also appeared on Broadway in Shakespeare’s Richard III with Al Pacino.
In an ironic bit of casting, Scott once again appeared with his ST II co-star Merritt “David Marcus” Butrick as Sobi, playing adversaries in the early TNG episode “Symbiosis”—this time with a full credit. And in “Message in a Bottle” he also played Rekar, the only Romulan commander to be seen on Voyager, from the warbird that just happens to commandeer the experimental U.S.S. Prometheus on the very day that the Voyager’s EMH Doctor finds himself aboard in a long-range test of transporter beaming.