The Rewatch 120: Up The Long Ladder

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)


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TV Review: The Orville 2×10 (belated)

 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.

Notable Quotes:

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.

Ambassador K.T.Z.: We agree on that, Commander.

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