For a franchise that had eight “wicked universe” scenes and Roddenberry’s numerous time travel shots, it’s difficult to envision Star Trek turning out any differently. When you think of Spock, you instantly think about the cool quiet Leonard Nimoy and when you consider Kirk, it’s difficult to envision anything other than the hammy over-acting of William Shatner.
However, for each on-screen character that got a Star Trek role, many others tried out and got frustrated that they didn’t get their time on the Enterprise. Obviously, a large portion of those wanna-be-Trek-symbols would’ve been more terrible than the on-screen actors. However, some of those actors would’ve taken the franchise into better bearings. Here are the ones we would’ve wanted to have seen.
10) Jenny Agutter as Dr. Beverly Crusher
McFadden did her role as the ship’s doctor alright. After all, it is simply conveying technobabble while waving things around a patient. However, envision how much better would’ve it have been if she was outrageously hot? That is the thing that Jenny Agutter, the cutie from Logan’s Run would’ve added to the part. Without doubt, she most likely would’ve appeared excessively youthful to have a child Wesley’s age. Likewise, losing McFadden would mean we wouldn’t have been compelled to watch that ridiculous Data tap-dancing scene.
9) Tim Blake Nelson as Quark
Most Trekkers affirm that Deep Space Nine was the best Star Trek series. It had everything… action, drama and a brilliant nonappearance of Neelix. In any case, the one section where the series fizzled was some of its “comical” scenes. This is a pleasant way for saying “Ferengi” scenes (the worst is most likely “Benefit and Lace,” where Quark has a sex change and sobs throughout the set.) Now, Armin Shimerman was an incredible Quark. However, imagine a scenario where Tim Blake Nelson of Oh, Brother Where Art Thou and Hulk popularity had wound up with the role. We’re sure he could’ve kept the wackiness to a more sensible degree.