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Jeffrey Combs appreciation thread by Mordoc - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 07:03:29 EST ID:5ockzHQp No.58358 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This is a Jeffrey Combs appreciation thread.
Why is Jeffrey Combs your favorite actor in trek, and what is your favorite iteration of Jeffrey Combs? Some favorite moments of his characters?
Vedek Bareil - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 15:36:18 EST ID:NsYbbNZU No.58361 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Weyoun is more important, Shran is more powerfully acted, but Brunt is the most fun to watch.
Guinan - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:25:43 EST ID:nxm+zyLx No.58362 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I like when he was a space pervert trying to get Quark to Photoshop him some Kira holopron
Talok - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:06:06 EST ID:5uU+DoWU No.58363 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He's the symbol for the good parts of DS9 and ENT.
Seems to be a good luck charm, I like every season he's in.
Subcommander N'Vek - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 19:22:47 EST ID:X3s+WNvl No.58365 Ignore Report Quick Reply
He's not specifically my favourite, but he REALLY acts, he REALLY gives himself. You can see it in the interviews, he's this sort of nervy guy who goes on about the mental landscape about these characters and everything, and when you see with how much confidence he plays his roles you can see how much of himself he gives.
Kai Winn - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 22:56:36 EST ID:q3XMUiXr No.58366 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Lol, I forgot about that one. At first when I read that I thought you were making a parody, but that is a real episode, and that's excellent. His name's Tiron.
Gilora Rejal - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 13:57:07 EST ID:xy5uBKLm No.58370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You could say there's some episodes he SHRAN AWAY WITH.

I like all of DS9 coombs or not but Shran is maximum ham, maximum intensity and just about beats Weyoun in my books. Weyoun suffers a little from being overshadowed, he's a good villain but he's standing in next to Dukat and Wynn.
M'ret - Thu, 23 Mar 2017 13:28:10 EST ID:iP0kMRIv No.58408 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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He's probably my favorite actor, period. He played in some crazy old flicks, like re-animator or from beyond. Anyone who likes him should watch the black cat from Masters of Horrors. This guy truly has a talent for the unusual, creepy or dark fantasy.
Kolo - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 17:26:26 EST ID:5uU+DoWU No.58439 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Weyoun suffers a little from being overshadowed, he's a good villain but he's standing in next to Dukat and Wynn.
Well Dukat doesn't really fit into the Star Trek villain scheme of things, too batman-villain-ish, too one-dimensional too un-philosophical. As for Wynn she would have overshadowed Weyoun, if only they actually went ahead and made her the main antagonist during the finale instead of Dukat.

>I like all of DS9 coombs or not but Shran is maximum ham
Yeah go ahead and bash the comic relief character.
Jimmy - Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:04:13 EST ID:oasQNe6u No.58445 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>Yeah go ahead and bash the comic relief character.
I don't understand this comment.

Either Shran is comic relief which I didn't get. Or you think I'm bashing him for the amount of scenery he chews?
Cmdr. Erika Benteen - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:04:01 EST ID:5uU+DoWU No.58456 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I did assume "maximum ham" was a negative connotation, and I do view Shran a comic relief yes, you mileage may differ.
Private E Hamboyan - Sat, 25 Mar 2017 17:17:35 EST ID:NsYbbNZU No.58457 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Honestly, with exception of perhaps Stewart and in flashes Brooks, none of the acting in Trek is delivered with true gravitas, it's delivered in a hammy way. I mean nobody chews the scenery like Bill Shatner, and he's the very type of Trek itself. For as many actors Nimoy inspired, he is really hamming his way through the whole show tbh. Same with any of the others.

Combs is brilliant because he is obviously very conscious of it. He's a genre actor, but he leans into it beautifully. I think his scenery-chewage is a big part of his appeal, but I feel that way about the campy-ness of the acting in Trek in general.
Robert Wesley - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 14:51:35 EST ID:NPNM2/gB No.58497 Ignore Report Quick Reply
At times he's amusing but yeah I love how over the top he is. He's an alien not a human. And yes, it's not super fine acting but it's a masterclass in doing what works with the show really well.

Shran was there to provide an opposite to the vulcans. He singlehandedly make the Andorians perfect enemies and perfect allies for the vulcans by being everything they are not. He feigns annoyance when he instantly likes and trusts Archer (mostly) he screws him over but does not begrudge the turnaround when Archer gets him back. The vulcans held humans back for decades, in the alternate timeline where enterprise failed Shran gives the last humans shield tech and it's his seething blue man who makes it all work.
r-e-b-a-r-t - Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:30:03 EST ID:L51DfOC9 No.58499 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Definitely Weyoun, but I enjoy Brunt too. Weyoun is just so sly and shifty, and it's hilarious when his patience is tried. His expressions and jibes when dealing with Damar are priceless, especially when he looks accusingly at Damar as he says his Weyoun 5 died in a mysterious transporter accident, and Damar's knowing expression as he casually denies it.

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