Notable Guest Stars: Alan Oppenheimer (Koroth) – Oppenheimer is a character and voice actor who will go on to appear on several episodes of Star Trek. Robert O’Reilly (Goron) – Gowron remains one of my favorite reoccurring characters on TNG. He is no longer actively acting. Norman Snow (Torin) – Snow has appeared in several sci-fi series, including Quantum Leap. He’s also a Julliard graduate. Charles Esten (Divok)– One of his more recent roles was in 2012 as Deacon Claybourne on the tv series Nashville. He has also appeared on Voyager, ER, The Mentalist and NCIS: LA. Kevin Conway (Kahless)- Conway had a mix-media career, with credits on film, Television and Broadway. One of his bigger credits is as the Control Voice on The Outer LImits (1995), Roscoe Martin on JAG, and Jonas Stern in The Good Wife.
James Horan (Dr. Jo’Bril)- Horan has done alot of voice work over the years in several highly known video games, including tie-in games for Star Trek, Star Wars, and Avatar. He will appear again in DS9 and Enterprise (as the humanoid figure seeking to change time). More recently he has played in Orville. Peter Marx (Dr. Reyga) – Marx has played a series of Ferangi characters over the years, appearing first as Nibor in Menage a Troi. He will also appear in Voyager in the 2 parter year of hell Joan Stuart Morris (Dr. T’Pan) – Morris has a fairly short credit list, with Star Trek in the middle. Her last credit is listed in 1995. John S. Ragin (Dr. Christopher)- Surprisingly, this is Ragin’s last listed credit on IMBD. He is known for his roles on Santa Barbara, Quincy M.E., and The F.B.I. He died in 2013. Tricia O’Neil (Kurak) – Tricia O’Niel is a Star Trek Alum, having previously shown up on TNG as Captain Rachel Garrett in Yesterday’s Enterprise. Of course, with the make-up and her acting skills you can’t recognize her. Tracee Cocco (Ensign Jae) – while her roles are mostly listed as “Uncredited” Cocco has appeared in 62 episodes of TNG, 6 episodes of Voyager, 6 episodes of DS9, several movies, and a few video games. So for this episode, I’m going to acknowledge her contributions to Star Trek
This is an interesting episode. We start at the midway point as Guinan shows up at Beverly’s apartment seeking treatment for a tennis elbow, and listens to Beverly explain the events of the past few days. You see, Beverly was impressed by the presentation of a Ferengi scientist, Dr Reyga, and his metaphysic shield. However, Reyga was faced with some discrimination due to his being a Ferengi and in general no one trusting someone from that species to be a scientist with ethics.
So Beverly gathers a few scientists: Dr. T’Pan, Dr. Christopher, Dr. Kurak, and Dr. Jo’Bril. The four of them, along with Beverly procede to cautiously examine the data, and few the test run. Dr. Jo’Bril even offers to be the pilot of the test craft, to make it a bit more unbias. But then Jo’Bril suddenly dies, after what seems like a positive test run. Then Dr. Reyga dies. And Beverly has a hinky feeling about all this. Side Note: This review has some serious Spoilers as I have to talk about the end of the episode
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) Episode: 1.05 Babel (01/11/1994) Rating: 5/5 Redshirt Status: 0/1
Notable Guest Stars: Jack Kehler (Captain Jaheel)– Kehler is a member of the Actor’s Studio. A recent credit for him includes the Amazon hit series The Man in the High Castle. He has appeared in smaller roles across a spectrum of popular tv shows. Ann Gillespie (Jabara)- Gillespie has appeared in several hit tv shows, including Gilmore Girls, 90210, and Ryan’s Hope. She currently works as an Episcopal Priest.
Series: Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (DS9) Episode: 1.01/02 Emissary (01/04/1994) Rating: 5/5 Redshirt Status: 1/1
Notable Guest Stars: Patrick Stewart (Picard) – Odd seeing him as a Guest star, but technically he is. Camille Saviola (Kai Opaka)- Saviola plays the part of Kai Opaka for four episodes, and is referenced in several more. She had a long Broadway career. She recently passed away in October 2021. Felcia M. Bell (Jennifer Sisko) – Bell is known for her soap opera credits on Days of Our Lives and General Hospital. She has since focused her career on holistic health. Aron Eisenberg (Nog)- Eisenberg will play Quark’s nephew for all seven seasons of the series. The actor was 25 when the pilot was aired, making him slightly older than the character he plays. Unfortunately he died in 2019 due to lifelong medical issues. Marc Alaimo (Gul Dukat)- Alaimo played several characters over the past few years, but Gul Dukat is his most notable role. He’ll appear on this series at least 34 more times. Max Grodenchik (Rom/Pit Boss)- Grodenchik has played various Ferengi over the years, but Rom will be his most known role. He is actually credited as “Ferengi Pitt Boss” in this episode, though he would eventually be Rom. J.G. Hertzler (Vulcan Captain) – He is more known as Martok, Worf’s mentor later in the series.
Series: Star Trek: The Next Generation Episode: 2.18 Up The Long Ladder (5-22-89) Rating: 3/5 Redshirt Status: 0/18.5/21.5
Notable Guest Stars: Rosalyn Landor (Brenna) – Landor does mostly voice acting in recent years, but she did appear in several TV shows during the 1980s, and appeared in the 1990 film Bad Influence, which I’ve not seen but includes Rob Lowe and James Spader. Barrie Ingham (Danilo)- Ingham was prolific television actor and a long career. He was in The Great Mouse Detective, which I haven’t watched in years. Should probably change that. Jon De Vries (Wilson & Victor Granger) DeVries has appears as a guest star on many television shows over the years, most recently The Black list and Elementary. He also had a part in the film Sarah, Plain and Tall. A film I loved as a kid, and really should watch again (It stars Glenn Close and Christopher Walken and remains my favorite film of both)
Episode Title: THe Blood of Patriots (2×10) Original Airdate: March 7, 2019 (watched later via HULU) Grade: B
Notable Guest Stars/Directors:
Ted Danson (Admiral Perry) – Danson returns as Admiral Perry, this time assigning the crew to the peace talks. I always love the Admirals on this show because they are always exciting cameos.
Mackenzie Astin (Orrin) – I spent the whole time feeling he was familar in some way and it turns out there is a reason. He’s the younger brother of Lord of The Rings Actor Sean Astin (and the son of actors Patty Duke and John Astin). He has also guest starred on quite a few procedurals so if you find him familar its probably because you have seen him before.
John Fleck (Ambassador K.T.Z.) – I know him best as Silik from Star Trek: Enterprise. He has a diverse filmography, including True Blood, so he is probably familar from other places as well. I think he uses a different tone, because it wasn’t till I was rewatching some clips that I recognized his voice, which if you have ever seen him is pretty recognizable.
Capt. Ed Mercer: I hope that this marks the beginning of a new era of nonviolence between our two peoples.
Ambassador K.T.Z.: We will see. A peace is only as strong as those who uphold it.
Cmdr. Kelly Grayson: And, of course, trust is earned.