Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Star Trek Captains of Shakespeare

So just now I see a story about Kate Mulgrew taking on Cleopatra.  Not a Trek Geek? She was Captain Janeway, from Star Trek Voyager.

Naturally that got me thinking. 

Captain Picard, Patrick Stewart? Well, we know all about Patrick Stewart.  I can't even find a single story to link, there's too many obvious choices.

How about William Shatner, Captain James T. Kirk?  No problem.  Hamlet, no less.

Now, now we start to get tricky.  What about Avery Brooks, also known as Captain Sisko of Deep Space Nine?  He's Othello.

Aha, but what about Enterprise, and Scott Bakula as Captain Jonathan Archer? Alas I can't find video, but might I point you to this synopsis of Quantum Leap Episode 411?

The Play's the Thing January 8, 1992 September 9, 1969 New York City, New York 411
Sam leaps into a man named Joe Thurlow who's dating a
much, much older woman and must convince her not to move back to
Cleveland with her straight-as-an-arrow son and his wife. And somehow he also has to get through a nude version of Hamlet.




2 comments:

Stepha said...

Somehow you combined so many of my loves into one post: Star Trek, Patrick Stewart, Scott Bakula, Quantum Leap, and of course, Shakespeare. Great way to start my day - thank you!

kj said...

Don't forget Chekov! He played Pompey in a 1983 film version of Antony and Cleopatra.

And here's the extra kick: Charmain was played by Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) in the same production.

kj