One Giant Leap for Klingonkind

18-Dec-07 2:37 PM by
Filed under Celebrities, Star Trek, Television; 1 comment.

I was finishing up the second season of Quantum Leap on DVD last night when the opening credits for the episode "Sea Bride" revealed a John Hertzler. Suspecting that he would become better known by his initials, I did not keep an eye out for a face I wouldn't recognize without extensive makeup, but an ear open for an unmistakably gruff voice. Sure enough, there he was — the man better known as Deep Space Nine's General Martok.

Quantum Leap

In the above shot, he and Scott Bakula share a victory; below, they toast their glory with a mug of bloodwine.

Enterprise

His characters are surprisingly similar, with almost interchangeable lines. You'd expect the following retort to come from Star Trek — but it didn't:

One Response to “One Giant Leap for Klingonkind”

  1. peterw adds:

    You'd expect the following retort to come from Star Trek — but it didn't:

    LOL! That's impressive. The final line sounds like it could've been used as a screen test for actors aspiring to be Klingons!

    And who knows — maybe that's exactly what happened! :-)

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