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May 14 2009

Resistance is futile... You will be assimilated... Should Alan Tudyk be cast in a Star Trek sequel? TWoP thinks so...

Alan Tudyk as a Borg
As the voice and face of the robot in I, Robot and the stone-cold killer Alpha on Dollhouse, Tudyk would be a great representative for the Borg, a race of emotionless cyborgs who live in cubes and assimilate ships and their crews. Sure, the TNG crew discovered them, but they've been around for hundreds of thousands of years, and the sooner Kirk and Spock get to fight them, the better.

Alan Tudyk should be cast in everything!
Sure, the TNG crew discovered them, but they've been around for hundreds of thousands of years, and the sooner Kirk and Spock get to fight them, the better.


I agree, besides it's an alternate timeline in the NuTrek world, so anything is possible.

I never knew that Alan was the voice of Sonny. Who says you don't learn something new everyday!
me, I think I'll hold out for a script that casts him as an evolved tribble.....who makes a play for universal domination


Kirk: "Oh look, Spock, a harmless little tribble!"
(action sequence involving A.T. playing 17 personalities and taking down an equal number of redshirts)
Bones: "Curse you and your sudden but inevitable betrayal!"
He should be cast as everyone in the sequel. He has the range.
Alan Tudyk should be cast in everything!


It might sound obvious, but that was my same exact thought when I read the title of this post!
Haunt beat me to it! *grin* Alan, no matter what role he's cast in, is just a joy to watch. And, yes, I told him that when I met him at Dragon*Con. I'm such a dork. ;)
While I agree that he would be great in any role (especially Q -- I think he would have fun with that!) I'm not so sure about seeing him play Nurse Christine Chapel or Yeoman Janice Rand....
Yeah, Tudyk should be in everything. And everything's better with a little Nathan Fillion. I kind of like Summer Glau's work too. Brings almost an additional dimension of strange. You know who else does some really good work when he gets the chance? Adam Baldwin. Usually he's stuck playing "third thug from the left" but when he gets screen time, he rocks.

You know what? Maybe somebody should make a show with those guys. And add in a few other interesting folks - Ron Glass, Jewel Staite. I love Gina Tores work, and she has more range than she usually gets to show. Then have Felecia Day and NPH guest star. It would be genius.

"Firefly II, The Musical." I can dream.
I'm trying hard to hear the voice of Sonny in my head now.
Cast Alan Tudyk as one of the anonymous bridge guys at a control panel, then give him some dinos on the console.
Sorry, couldn't get past being called a dickhead because I don't love the new movie.

I'd watch Alan in pretty much anything, though.
Yeah, Tudyk should be in everything. And everything's better with a little Nathan Fillion. I kind of like Summer Glau's work too. Brings almost an additional dimension of strange. You know who else does some really good work when he gets the chance? Adam Baldwin. Usually he's stuck playing "third thug from the left" but when he gets screen time, he rocks.

You know what? Maybe somebody should make a show with those guys. And add in a few other interesting folks - Ron Glass, Jewel Staite. I love Gina Tores work, and she has more range than she usually gets to show. Then have Felecia Day and NPH guest star. It would be genius.


You're not alone in thinking along these lines, I assure you. :>
I always thought AT was just a really nice guy--how could someone play Wash and not just be a nice friendly guy. Then I saw Alpha and damn!! He is an AMAZING actor--Alpha was is a scary dude.
Alan would make an AWESOME borg. I'm such a fan now. I mean, I loved Wash, but now...I am just blown away by him. Hope we see more of him in Dollhouse season 2!! *fingers crossed*
I'd like to see Tudyk in any role, in any franchise, in any show, in any movie ...

Honestly, I'd like to see him given something with a bit more dimension than a Borg, though. Or if we have to shove him into a two-dimensional opponent role, put some Fu Manchu makeup on him and make him an old-school Klingon, bay-bee. Sprinkle the scenery with soy sauce and let him GO.


[fixed Freudian typo: "Bore" for "Borg"]

[ edited by Ghalev on 2009-05-15 05:13 ]
I'm so not a trekkie (Trekker?). But literally everyone beat me to what I clicked on this link to say, that Alan Tudyk should be cast in everything.
I loved Wash, but he was far from my favorite Firefly/Serenity character. It took Alpha to smack me into realizing the guy's pretty much a genius actor.
Agree with Ghalev... I'd watch him in anything, but he shouldn't be cast as an emotionless cyborg. What a waste of his talents that would be.

You need an emotionless cyborg? How about Elisabeth Rohm? ;)
I'd watch anything with Alan Tudyk in it.
As a Borg who slowly finds his humanity (or any other species) back he would sure rock but I like the Q suggestion better. He would be the ultimate awesome as a Q.

Also, Borg: way overused by now. But considering the "new" Trek went back to Kirk&Spock, I wouldn't be surprised if the current PTB chose to use them yet again.
I think the new trek sequel needs a Maquis style ship .... crew of nine sort of thing ...
1) Scarred but surviving Captain,
2) His loyal comrade from his decimated unit
3) The quirky but talented pilot
4) The muscle with a developing conscience
5) The resourceful engineer
6) A religious man with a secret
7) The refugee doctor ...
8) and his sister
9) The Lady that gives the crew a semblence of respectability

Then dump the Trek crap :)
Antonio Banderas as Khan is a hard move, but I can't really see Hugh Jackman as Q.

the omnipotent, omnipresent Q Continuum has been around since the Big Bang

I'm not sure this is correctly. It's right the there is no time before the Big Bang, but if the Q's are real omnipotent beings they should have existed before it.

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