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5th Aug '16 8:25:11 AM Ripburger
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Also, keep an eye out for Phillips in ''Star Trek: First Contact''. He is the holographic maître d' who tries to boot the Boeg out of his club, saying they aren't dressed properly.

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Also, keep an eye out for Phillips in ''Star Trek: First Contact''. He is the holographic maître d' who tries to boot the Boeg Borg out of his club, saying they aren't dressed properly.
5th Aug '16 8:24:53 AM Ripburger
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*** ** Hey, that Ferengi doctor in "Menage a Troi" sure sounds a lot like Neelix... At one point on ''Voyager'' ("False Profits"), Neelix is forced to get makeup and surgery so that he looks like the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi, and the actor pulls it off again with great aplomb. Said actor would go on to be one of the 'first' Ferengi ever, in the [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise ENT]] episode "Acquisition".\\\
Also, keep an eye out for Phillips in ''Star Trek: First Contact''; he played a holographic maître d'.

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*** ** Hey, that Ferengi doctor in "Menage a Troi" sure sounds a lot like Neelix... At one point on ''Voyager'' ("False Profits"), Neelix is forced to get makeup and surgery so that he looks like the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi, and the actor pulls it off again with great aplomb. Said actor would go on to be one of the 'first' Ferengi ever, in the [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise ENT]] episode "Acquisition".\\\
Also, keep an eye out for Phillips in ''Star Trek: First Contact''; he played a Contact''. He is the holographic maître d'.d' who tries to boot the Boeg out of his club, saying they aren't dressed properly.
5th Aug '16 8:23:34 AM Ripburger
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Also, keep an eye out for Phillips in ''Star Trek: First Contact''; e plays a holographic maître d'.

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Also, keep an eye out for Phillips in ''Star Trek: First Contact''; e plays he played a holographic maître d'.



** Eric Pierpoint had guest roles in all four spinoffs: a shape-shifter who attempted to try it on with Picard ("Liaisons"), Cpn. Sanders in "For the Uniform" ([=DS9=]), the Klingon answer to Judas Iscariot in "Barge of the Dead" (VOY), a big game hunter in "Rogue Planet" (ENT), and a Section 31 honcho in the Terra Prime arc (also ENT). He is probably best known for his role as Det. Francisco in the cult show ''Series/AlienNation''.

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** Eric Pierpoint had guest roles in all four spinoffs: a shape-shifter who attempted to try it on with Picard ("Liaisons"), Cpn. Sanders a Starfleet Captain in "For the Uniform" ([=DS9=]), the Klingon Klingons' answer to Judas Iscariot in "Barge of the Dead" (VOY), a big game hunter in "Rogue Planet" (ENT), and a Section 31 honcho in during the Terra Prime arc (also ENT).(ENT). He is probably best known for his role as Det. Francisco in the cult show ''Series/AlienNation''.
5th Aug '16 8:22:25 AM Ripburger
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*** Max Grodenchik as the very typical conniving, treacherous Ferengi Sovak in "Captain's Holiday"; better known for his later role as the very ''a''typical (and somewhat dim) Rom from [=DS9=].
*** Armin Shimerman played both Letek, one of the first Ferengi ever shown onscreen in "The Last Outpost", another Ferengi, Bractor in "Peak Performances", and the better known Quark -- also from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]].''



*** Ethan Phillips, ''Voyager'''s Neelix, as Dr. Farek in "Ménage à Troi" and the holographic maître d' in ''First Contact''.
** Max Grodenchik as the very typical conniving, treacherous Ferengi Sovak in "Captain's Holiday"; better known for his later role as the very ''a''typical (and somewhat dim) Rom from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]''.
*** Armin Shimerman played both Letek, one of the first Ferengi ever shown onscreen in "The Last Outpost", another Ferengi, Bractor in "Peak Performances", and the better known Quark -- also from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]].''
** Hey, that Ferengi Dr. Farek in "Menage a Troi" sure sounds a lot like [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Neelix]]... At one point on ''Voyager'' ("False Profits"), Neelix is forced to get makeup and surgery so that he looks like the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi, and the actor pulls it off again with great aplomb. Said actor would go on to be one of the 'first' Ferengi ever, in the [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise ENT]] episode "Acquisition".

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*** Ethan Phillips, ''Voyager'''s Neelix, as Dr. Farek in "Ménage à Troi" and the holographic maître d' in ''First Contact''.
** Max Grodenchik as the very typical conniving, treacherous Ferengi Sovak in "Captain's Holiday"; better known for his later role as the very ''a''typical (and somewhat dim) Rom from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]''.
*** Armin Shimerman played both Letek, one of the first Ferengi ever shown onscreen in "The Last Outpost", another Ferengi, Bractor in "Peak Performances", and the better known Quark -- also from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]].''
** Hey, that Ferengi Dr. Farek doctor in "Menage a Troi" sure sounds a lot like [[Series/StarTrekVoyager Neelix]]...Neelix... At one point on ''Voyager'' ("False Profits"), Neelix is forced to get makeup and surgery so that he looks like the Grand Nagus of the Ferengi, and the actor pulls it off again with great aplomb. Said actor would go on to be one of the 'first' Ferengi ever, in the [[Series/StarTrekEnterprise ENT]] episode "Acquisition".\\\
Also, keep an eye out for Phillips in ''Star Trek: First Contact''; e plays a holographic maître d'.
3rd Aug '16 11:07:42 AM Ripburger
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** Ashley Judd as Ensign Robin Lefler. It's like the show is poking the eye of everybody who damned Wesley as a geeky nuisance with no balls.

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** Ashley Judd as Ensign Robin Lefler.Lefler, Wesley's main squeeze. It's like the show is poking the eye of everybody who damned Wesley as a geeky nuisance with no balls.



* TroubledProduction: As per usual with ''Trek'', getting the show on the air was extremely taxing. Gene was quarrelsome, in ill health, and fans of The Original Series were more than usually scrutinizing. The prototype uniforms smelled bad (spandex retains bodily oils more than the newer cloth uniforms) and gave the actors back problems. By the time three seasons had passed, three actors (Crosby, [=McFadden=], and Muldaur) had had enough, and Patrick Stewart was in the middle of contract re-negotiations. General consensus has it that the audience response to "Best of Both Worlds" revitalized the program, although the addition of Whoopi Goldberg and return of Gates certainty helped.

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* TroubledProduction: As per usual with ''Trek'', getting the show on the air was extremely taxing. Gene was quarrelsome, in ill health, and fans of The Original Series were more than usually scrutinizing. The prototype uniforms smelled bad (spandex retains bodily oils more than the newer cloth uniforms) and gave the actors back problems. By the time three seasons had passed, three actors (Crosby, [=McFadden=], and Muldaur) had had enough, and Patrick Stewart was in the middle of contract re-negotiations. \\\
General consensus has it that the audience response to "Best of Both Worlds" revitalized the program, although the addition of Whoopi Goldberg and return of Gates certainty helped.



* WagTheDirector: Patrick Stewart wasn't too thrilled with his stodgy, preachy, apparently sexless Captain in Seasons 1-2, and intimated that he might leave the show if something wasn't done about it. (Actually, the phrase he used according to Ron D. Moore was "there isn't nearly enough shooting and screwing on this show" before he bid a cheerful goodbye.) British TV is flooded with this type of character, particularly in the 70's and 80's, and Stewart had had his fill of patriarchal dispensers of wisdom. This led to "Captain's Holiday", which was tailored-made to please Patrick.

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* WagTheDirector: Patrick Stewart wasn't too thrilled with his stodgy, preachy, apparently sexless Captain in Seasons 1-2, and intimated that he might leave the show if something wasn't done about it. (Actually, the phrase he used according to Ron D. Moore was "there isn't nearly enough shooting and screwing on this show" before he bid a cheerful goodbye.) British TV is flooded with this type of character, particularly in the 70's and 80's, and Stewart had had his fill of patriarchal dispensers of wisdom. This led to show.") The vacation episode, "Captain's Holiday", which Holiday," was tailored-made to please Patrick.



** [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Edward James Olmos]] was offered the part of Jean-Luc Picard, but declined due to being constrained by contractual obligation. Over time this story has morphed into Olmos being considered for the lead in ''Voyager'', and other such rumours.

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** [[Series/BattlestarGalactica2003 Edward James Olmos]] was offered the part of Jean-Luc Picard, but declined due to being constrained by his contractual obligation. obligations. Over time this story story, has morphed into Olmos almost being considered for the lead in ''Voyager'', ''Voyager''[='s=] Captain, and other such rumours.



** [[Film/TheRocketeer Bill Campbell]], who played the titular "[[InformedAbility Outrageous]]" Okona, tried out for the part of Riker.

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** [[Film/TheRocketeer Bill Campbell]], who played the titular "[[InformedAbility Outrageous]]" eponymous ("[[InformedAbility Outrageous!]]") Okona, tried out for the part of Riker.



*** Robert Duncan [=McNeill=], ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'''s Tom Paris, as Nicholas Locarno in "The First Duty." (The character of Locarno was the inspiration for Paris.\\\

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*** Robert Duncan [=McNeill=], ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'''s Tom Paris, as Nicholas Locarno in "The First Duty." (The character of Locarno was the inspiration for Paris.\\\)\\\
3rd Aug '16 10:56:15 AM Ripburger
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** The late Andreas Katsulas, who played Romulan Commander Tomalak, was Ambassador G'Kar on ''Series/BabylonFive''.



** The late Andreas Katsulas, who played Romulan Commander Tomalak, was Ambassador G'Kar on ''Series/BabylonFive''.
*** Patricia Tallman, known for playing Lyta the telepath on [=B5=], has a Memory Alpha entry as long as Patrick Stewart himself. Before she got her break, she was a [[http://i.stack.imgur.com/Kfx7W.jpg stunt double]] for the female leads on TNG (barring Whoopi), along with a few on [=DS9=]. She also has uncredited roles as a petty officer ("Power Play"), a Klingon (''Generations''), and a space siren in ''Star Trek: Voyager'' ("Fortunate Son").\\\

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** The late Andreas Katsulas, who played Romulan Commander Tomalak, was Ambassador G'Kar on ''Series/BabylonFive''.
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Patricia Tallman, known for playing Lyta the telepath on [=B5=], has a Memory Alpha entry as long as Patrick Stewart himself. Before she got her break, she was a [[http://i.stack.imgur.com/Kfx7W.jpg stunt double]] for the female leads on TNG (barring Whoopi), along with a few on [=DS9=]. She also has uncredited roles as a petty officer ("Power Play"), a Klingon (''Generations''), and a space siren in ''Star Trek: Voyager'' ("Fortunate Son").\\\
3rd Aug '16 10:55:37 AM Ripburger
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** Creator/RobinWilliams was offered the part of the time-traveling "Dr." Berlinghoff Rasmussen in "A Matter of Time", but he was busy working on ''Film/{{Hook}}'' at the time, so the role was given to [[MaxHeadroom Matt Frewer]].

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** Creator/RobinWilliams was offered the part of the time-traveling "Dr." Berlinghoff Rasmussen in "A Matter of Time", but he was busy working on ''Film/{{Hook}}'' at the time, so the role was given to [[MaxHeadroom Matt Frewer]].Frewer. (''Max Headroom'').



** ‘Some day I’m going to be a Starship Captain!’ says Rene Picard, which is almost a portent of the future since David Tristan Birkin would go on to play Baby!Picard in "Rascals."
** Hey, it's [[StarTrekFirstContact Zefram Cochran]] as Prime Minister Nayrok in "The Hunted" (and Zaglom Shrek in "Birthright," Pts. 1 & 2, even though you can't see his face in that one)!
** Marc Alaimo appeared as a minor RubberForeheadAlien in Season 1's "Lonely Among Us," Romulan Commander Tebok later that season in "The Neutral Zone," Cardassian Gul Macet in Season 4's "The Wounded", and a 19th century gambler in Season 5's "Time's Arrow" before taking on the role of ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s Gul Dukat.

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** ‘Some day I’m going to be a Starship Captain!’ says Rene Picard, which Most jarring of all is almost a portent of James Cromwell as the future since David Tristan Birkin would go on to play Baby!Picard in "Rascals."
** Hey, it's [[StarTrekFirstContact Zefram Cochran]] as Prime Minister Nayrok
leader of a potential new Federation alliance world in "The Hunted" (and Hunted", when he later played Cochrane in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.\\\
He also played
Zaglom Shrek in "Birthright," "Birthright Pts. 1 & 2, even 2", and Hanok in "Starship Down" ([=DS9=]), though you can't see his face in that one)!
those.
** Marc Alaimo appeared as a minor RubberForeheadAlien in Season 1's "Lonely Among Us," Us"; Romulan Commander Tebok later that season in "The Neutral Zone," Cardassian Gul Macet in Season 4's "The Wounded", and Zone"; a 19th century gambler in Season 5's "Time's Arrow" before taking on Arrow"; and most notably, he played the first-ever Cardassian in ''Star Trek'', Gul Macet in "The Wounded". Marc Alaimo would become, in ''Deep Space Nine'', Gul Dukat, the main adversary of Captain Sisko.
** Look out for the future Tuvok (Tim Russ) playing a human terrorist in "Starship Mine" (and, ironically, ''being the recipient of a Vulcan nerve pinch.'') He also plays an unnamed human bridge crew member in the 23rd century in ''Generations''.
*** Robert Duncan [=McNeill=], ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'''s Tom Paris, as Nicholas Locarno in "The First Duty." (The character of Locarno was the inspiration for Paris.\\\
The ''Voyager'' creators say they didn't plan to hire the same actor; once they realized they had, they considered making [=McNeill=] Locarno on ''Voyager'', but reformulated him into Paris, feeling that Locarno "couldn't be redeemed enough" (read: they didn't want to pay royalties) for what they planned with Paris.
*** Ethan Phillips, ''Voyager'''s Neelix, as Dr. Farek in "Ménage à Troi" and the holographic maître d' in ''First Contact''.
** Max Grodenchik as the very typical conniving, treacherous Ferengi Sovak in "Captain's Holiday"; better known for his later
role of as the very ''a''typical (and somewhat dim) Rom from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]'''s Gul Dukat.Nine]]''.
*** Armin Shimerman played both Letek, one of the first Ferengi ever shown onscreen in "The Last Outpost", another Ferengi, Bractor in "Peak Performances", and the better known Quark -- also from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]].''



*** Patricia Tallman, known for playing Lyta the telepath on [=B5=], has a Memory Alpha entry as long as Patrick Stewart himself. Before she got her break, she was a [[http://i.stack.imgur.com/Kfx7W.jpg stunt double]] for the female leads on TNG (barring Whoopi), along with a few on [=DS9=]. She also has uncredited roles as a petty officer ("Power Play"), a Klingon (''Generations''), and a space siren in ''Star Trek: Voyager'' ("Fortunate Son"). She had only two speaking roles in ''Star Trek'': one of the hijackers "Starship Mine", and the fake Romulan in Timescape."
** W. Morgan Sheppard is a name which may be familiar to you: ''Star Trek'', ''Babylon 5'', and even ''Doctor Who''. He's first seen here in "The Schizoid Man" as Data's 'uncle'. You can also watch him as a Klingon in ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'' and the Ahab-like alien in VOY's "Bliss".
*** Most recently, he was told to get stuffed (figuratively speaking) by Zachary Quinto in the Abrams ''Star Trek'' movie.

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*** Patricia Tallman, known for playing Lyta the telepath on [=B5=], has a Memory Alpha entry as long as Patrick Stewart himself. Before she got her break, she was a [[http://i.stack.imgur.com/Kfx7W.jpg stunt double]] for the female leads on TNG (barring Whoopi), along with a few on [=DS9=]. She also has uncredited roles as a petty officer ("Power Play"), a Klingon (''Generations''), and a space siren in ''Star Trek: Voyager'' ("Fortunate Son"). \\\
She had only had two speaking roles in ''Star Trek'': one of the hijackers "Starship Mine", and the fake Romulan in Timescape."Timescape."
** W. Morgan Sheppard is a name which may be familiar to you: ''Star Trek'', ''Babylon 5'', and even ''Doctor Who''. He's first seen here in "The Schizoid Man" as Data's 'uncle'. You can also watch him as a Klingon in ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'' and the Ahab-like alien in VOY's "Bliss". \n*** \\\
Most recently, he was told to get stuffed (figuratively speaking) by Zachary Quinto in the Abrams ''Star Trek'' movie.



** Suzie Plakson as Selar, K'ehlyr, and the female Q on ''Voyager'' to name one.
** Carolyn Seymour plays a Romulan in "Contagion", an alien scientist who chooses to leave her people in "First Contact" and finally reprises her Romulan role as Captain Toreth in [[GoodTroiEpisode "Face of the Enemy".]]
** Look out for the future Tuvok (Tim Russ) playing a human terrorist in "Starship Mine". (And, ironically, ''being the recipient of a Vulcan nerve pinch.'') He also plays an unnamed human bridge crew member in the 23rd century in ''Generations''.
** Marc Alaimo who would become, in ''Deep Space Nine'', Gul Dukat, played 4 different characters in TNG, including the first Romulan seen in TNG in "The Neutral Zone". Most notably he played the first ever Cardassian seen in ''Star Trek'' (Gul Macet in "The Wounded").
** Robert Duncan [=McNeill=], ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'''s Tom Paris, as Nicholas Locarno in "The First Duty." (The character of Locarno was the inspiration for Paris. The ''Voyager'' creators say they didn't plan to hire the same actor; once they realized they had, they considered making [=McNeill=] Locarno on ''Voyager'', but reformulated him into Paris, feeling that Locarno "couldn't be redeemed enough" (read: they didn't want to pay royalties) for what they planned with Paris.
** Ethan Phillips, ''Voyager'''s Neelix, as Dr. Farek in "Ménage à Troi" and the holographic maître d' in ''First Contact''.
** Most jarring of all is James Cromwell as the leader of a potential new Federation alliance world in "The Hunted", when he later played Cochrane in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
** David Tristan Birke, who played Rene, Picard's nephew in "Family", later played the young Picard himself in "Rascals".
** Max Grodenchik as the very typical conniving, treacherous Ferengi Sovak in "Captain's Holiday"; better known for his later role as the very ''a''typical (and somewhat dim) Rom from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]''.
** Armin Shimerman played both Letek, one of the first Ferengi ever shown onscreen in "The Last Outpost", another Ferengi, Bractor in "Peak Performances", and the better known Quark -- also from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]].''
** Majel Barrett (who played [[HospitalHottie Nurse Chapel]] in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek TOS]]'', as well as NumberTwo--actually called "Number One"--in the original pilot) as Lwaxana Troi, and also the voice of the ship's computer in both series.
** Diana Muldaur, who played Dr. Pulaski in season 2, had two previous spots on the original series (as different characters, both doctors, no less.)

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** Suzie Plakson as Selar, K'ehlyr, and the female Q on ''Voyager'' ''Voyager'', to name one.
** Carolyn Seymour plays a Romulan in "Contagion", an alien scientist who chooses to leave her people in "First Contact" and finally reprises her Romulan role as Captain Toreth in [[GoodTroiEpisode "Face of the Enemy".]]
Enemy" (a GoodTroiEpisode).
** Look out for ‘Some day I’m going to be a Starship Captain!’ says Rene Picard, which is almost a portent of the future Tuvok (Tim Russ) playing a human terrorist in "Starship Mine". (And, ironically, ''being the recipient of a Vulcan nerve pinch.'') He also plays an unnamed human bridge crew member in the 23rd century in ''Generations''.
** Marc Alaimo who would become, in ''Deep Space Nine'', Gul Dukat, played 4 different characters in TNG, including the first Romulan seen in TNG in "The Neutral Zone". Most notably he played the first ever Cardassian seen in ''Star Trek'' (Gul Macet in "The Wounded").
** Robert Duncan [=McNeill=], ''[[Series/StarTrekVoyager Voyager]]'''s Tom Paris, as Nicholas Locarno in "The First Duty." (The character of Locarno was the inspiration for Paris. The ''Voyager'' creators say they didn't plan to hire the same actor; once they realized they had, they considered making [=McNeill=] Locarno on ''Voyager'', but reformulated him into Paris, feeling that Locarno "couldn't be redeemed enough" (read: they didn't want to pay royalties) for what they planned with Paris.
** Ethan Phillips, ''Voyager'''s Neelix, as Dr. Farek in "Ménage à Troi" and the holographic maître d' in ''First Contact''.
** Most jarring of all is James Cromwell as the leader of a potential new Federation alliance world in "The Hunted", when he later played Cochrane in ''Film/StarTrekFirstContact''.
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since David Tristan Birke, who played Rene, Picard's nephew Birkin would go on to play Baby!Picard in "Family", later played the young Picard himself in "Rascals".
** Max Grodenchik as the very typical conniving, treacherous Ferengi Sovak in "Captain's Holiday"; better known for his later role as the very ''a''typical (and somewhat dim) Rom from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]''.
** Armin Shimerman played both Letek, one of the first Ferengi ever shown onscreen in "The Last Outpost", another Ferengi, Bractor in "Peak Performances", and the better known Quark -- also from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]].''
** Majel Barrett (who played [[HospitalHottie Nurse Chapel]] in ''[[Series/StarTrekTheOriginalSeries Star Trek TOS]]'', as well as NumberTwo--actually called "Number One"--in the original pilot) as Lwaxana Troi, and also the voice of the ship's computer in both series.
** Diana Muldaur, who played Dr. Pulaski in season 2, had two previous spots on the original series (as different characters, both doctors, no less.)
"Rascals."



3rd Aug '16 10:38:43 AM Ripburger
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** W. Morgan Sheppard is one of those names that crops up in fantasy TV, appearing in everything from Trek and ''Babylon 5'' to ''Doctor Who''. He is first seen here in "The Schizoid Man" as Data's 'uncle'. You can also spot him as a Klingon in ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'' and the Ahab-like alien in VOY's "Bliss". Most recently he played a Vulcan science minister who Spock told to get stuffed (figuratively) in the Abrams movie.

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** The late Andreas Katsulas, who played Romulan Commander Tomalak, was Ambassador G'Kar on ''Series/BabylonFive''.
*** Patricia Tallman, known for playing Lyta the telepath on [=B5=], has a Memory Alpha entry as long as Patrick Stewart himself. Before she got her break, she was a [[http://i.stack.imgur.com/Kfx7W.jpg stunt double]] for the female leads on TNG (barring Whoopi), along with a few on [=DS9=]. She also has uncredited roles as a petty officer ("Power Play"), a Klingon (''Generations''), and a space siren in ''Star Trek: Voyager'' ("Fortunate Son"). She had only two speaking roles in ''Star Trek'': one of the hijackers "Starship Mine", and the fake Romulan in Timescape."
** W. Morgan Sheppard is one of those names that crops up in fantasy TV, appearing in everything from Trek and a name which may be familiar to you: ''Star Trek'', ''Babylon 5'' to 5'', and even ''Doctor Who''. He is He's first seen here in "The Schizoid Man" as Data's 'uncle'. You can also spot watch him as a Klingon in ''[[Film/StarTrekVITheUndiscoveredCountry Star Trek VI]]'' and the Ahab-like alien in VOY's "Bliss". "Bliss".
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Most recently recently, he played a Vulcan science minister who Spock was told to get stuffed (figuratively) (figuratively speaking) by Zachary Quinto in the Abrams ''Star Trek'' movie.
6th Jul '16 3:32:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: Inverted with Brent Spiner's Data, a completely emotionless character played by an utter goofball of an actor.

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* FunnyCharacterBoringActor: Inverted with Brent Spiner's Creator/BrentSpiner's Data, a completely emotionless character played by an utter goofball of an actor.



* HideYourPregnancy: Gates McFadden was pregnant throughout season 4, including during "Remember Me" which contained a couple of physically demanding stunts that she performed herself (she wasn't aware she was pregnant at that point). Later in the season she is shown almost exclusively wearing her "lab coat" and/or being filmed from the sternum up.

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* HideYourPregnancy: Gates McFadden Creator/GatesMcFadden was pregnant throughout season 4, including during "Remember Me" which contained a couple of physically demanding stunts that she performed herself (she wasn't aware she was pregnant at that point). Later in the season she is shown almost exclusively wearing her "lab coat" and/or being filmed from the sternum up.



** Michael Dorn [[TheComicallySerious often resembles his character]] during cast reunions. Also, having to modulate his voice for Worf's baritone caused Dorn's real-life (nasally) voice to dip several octaves.

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** Michael Dorn Creator/MichaelDorn [[TheComicallySerious often resembles his character]] during cast reunions. Also, having to modulate his voice for Worf's baritone caused Dorn's real-life (nasally) voice to dip several octaves.
6th Jul '16 3:31:09 AM CumbersomeTercel
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** "''Patrick Stewart WILL NEVER BE MENTIONED AGAIN in connection with Star Trek!''" -- actual memo from Gene Roddenberry. Fortunately, Patrick had a champion in Rick Berman, director Corey Allan, and others who helped rig the auditions in his favor. From the Blu-Ray TNG reunion:

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** "''Patrick Stewart "''Creator/PatrickStewart WILL NEVER BE MENTIONED AGAIN in connection with Star Trek!''" -- actual memo from Gene Roddenberry.Creator/GeneRoddenberry. Fortunately, Patrick had a champion in Rick Berman, director Corey Allan, and others who helped rig the auditions in his favor. From the Blu-Ray TNG reunion:



* ExiledFromContinuity: Roddenberry originally ruled that none of the TOS races and worlds (Vulcans, Klingons, Romulans...) would appear in TNG. The original characters as well as their possible offspring were also forbidden. This rule was obviously relaxed from the start, with the presence of Worf and Bones [=McCoy=] in the pilot.

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* ExiledFromContinuity: Roddenberry Creator/GeneRoddenberry originally ruled that none of the TOS races and worlds (Vulcans, Klingons, Romulans...) would appear in TNG. The original characters as well as their possible offspring were also forbidden. This rule was obviously relaxed from the start, with the presence of Worf and Bones [=McCoy=] in the pilot.



** It goes without saying that Patrick Stewart is, shocker, not a Frenchman despite all the pepperings of "''Merde''" into his lines.

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** It goes without saying that Patrick Stewart Creator/PatrickStewart is, shocker, not a Frenchman despite all the pepperings of "''Merde''" into his lines.



* GenderFlip: Wesley Crusher was originally a girl named Lesley.



* WordOfSaintPaul: The ''Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual'', in its entry on the Captain's Yacht, includes an out-of-universe sidebar that says "Patrick Stewart informs us the yacht is named ''Calypso'' after Jacques Cousteau's vessel", in a way that suggests that, as far as the writers of the ''Manual'' are concerned, he should know. This was never confirmed on screen, since the ''Enterprise''-D yacht was never used (or even confirmed to ''exist''), but was nodded to in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', where the yacht on the ''Enterprise''-E is called the ''Cousteau''.

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* WordOfSaintPaul: The ''Star Trek The Next Generation Technical Manual'', in its entry on the Captain's Yacht, includes an out-of-universe sidebar that says "Patrick Stewart "Creator/PatrickStewart informs us the yacht is named ''Calypso'' after Jacques Cousteau's vessel", in a way that suggests that, as far as the writers of the ''Manual'' are concerned, he should know. This was never confirmed on screen, since the ''Enterprise''-D yacht was never used (or even confirmed to ''exist''), but was nodded to in ''Film/StarTrekInsurrection'', where the yacht on the ''Enterprise''-E is called the ''Cousteau''.
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