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Friday, August 27, 2010

REGGIE JACKSON (!!!) was apparently almost Geordi La Forge

A old casting memo from “Star Trek: The Next Generation” came out. And guess who almost played Geordi La Forge?


LeVar Burton
Reggie Jackson
Tim Russ
Wesley Snipes
Victor Love
Chip McCallister
Clarence Gilyard Jr.
Kevin Peter Hall

For those of you who are doubting that this would be “real” Reggie Jackson consider that there are only five Reggie Jacksons on IMDB, and only Reginald Martinez Jackson was active during the late 80s, when he showed up trying to kill the Queen of England in The Naked Gun, as well as appearing as himself in “The Jeffersons” and “Mr. Belvedere”.

Gamingboy Posted: August 27, 2010 at 01:19 AM | 111 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   101. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: August 28, 2010 at 11:29 AM (#3628506)
I remember Andromeda. It was completely unwatchable. I tried viewing a few episodes. A big part of the problem was the gigantic ship with a crew of 4. And the muppet.
No; the problem was that Sorbo wanted it to be the Sorbo show, and forced out anybody who had any ideas about, you know, plot or other characters. Not that it was a great show, but it had potential, until the producer was forced out in mid-season 2.
   102. David Nieporent (now, with children) Posted: August 28, 2010 at 11:31 AM (#3628507)
And speaking of Babylon 5 . . . whoever mentioned Jeremiah in the last TV thread should be shot. I've watched half of the first season so far and it is horrible. That show was ten years behind the times when it aired. It is like a sad parody of Quantum Leap or MacGyver coupled with the lame production values of ST: TNG.
I'd tell you it gets better... but I'd be lying. If anything, Season 2 was worse than Season 1. Adding hobbits doesn't really help.
   103. Lassus Posted: August 28, 2010 at 11:36 AM (#3628510)
And speaking of Babylon 5 . . . whoever mentioned Jeremiah in the last TV thread should be shot.

God told me to tell Samwise to tell you that God told him to tell you to watch it.

It was me in the last thread, actually, and I never said it wasn't like watching a 36-hour car accident. I mostly kept watching it to see what I would do differently. The answer: a lot.
   104. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: August 28, 2010 at 11:39 AM (#3628512)
I get this feeling that if somebody DID direct an entire series, by the end the cast would be ready to murder him and the feeling would be mutual.

So you're on board with Herzog, then?
   105. Lassus Posted: August 28, 2010 at 11:52 AM (#3628513)
My friends and I came up with a couple of Star Trek TNG movie treatments when we all lived in the shadow of Hollywood in the 90's:

1.) The Federation decides for some evil reason to attack Vulcan and puts the Enterprise at the head of the offensive campaign. Picard tells them to get bent, but it splits the crew. Riker, Data, and Geordi fight for the Federation. Picard, Worf, Deanna and Crusher (because you know Picard gets all the #######) fight with the Vulcans. Picard makes some kind of incredible speech at the end, and despite being way way down in numbers and odds proceeds to kick the Federation's ass all over the Alpha Quadrant.

2.) I always thought it would make an awesomely dark final TNG Star Trek film to have the crew find the home planet where the Aliens from ALIEN are. Gives everyone a chance to REALLY kick some ass and experience actual fear and death, gives good reason for multiple crew members to go down and wrap up that storyline once and for freaking all.
   106. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: August 28, 2010 at 12:16 PM (#3628516)
LeVar Burton played Ron LeFlore in a TV movie. LeFlore was discovered by Billy Martin. Martin later went on to manage the Yankees and Reggie Jackson 98 times. The circle is complete.

Reggie Jackson came up with the Athletics. LeVar Burton, as host of Reading Rainbow, visited the Oakland Athletics in Spring Training (where he met Dave Stewart, Dave Parker, and Tony LaRussa). The circle is again complete.
   107. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 28, 2010 at 12:32 PM (#3628520)
I enjoy Science Fiction when the alien culture is predisposed to eat my face.

And post 31 reads like "The Postman". Good grief
   108. Misirlou cut his hair and moved to Rome Posted: August 28, 2010 at 01:21 PM (#3628540)
Reggie Jackson came up with the Athletics. LeVar Burton, as host of Reading Rainbow, visited the Oakland Athletics in Spring Training (where he met Dave Stewart, Dave Parker, and Tony LaRussa). The circle is again complete.

Reggie Jackson was drafted by the Kansas City Athletics. Kansas City was also home to the NeL Monarchs. The Monarchs had a famous pitcher named Satchel Paige. Satchel paige was played in the movies by Louis Gossett Jr. Louis Gossett Jr. played "Fiddler" in Roots, and was mentor to the young Kunta Kinte, played by LeVar Burton.
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