Friday, 9 May 2008

Sorry, Vernon

I got it wrong in the last posting - it was Vernon Washington who played Otis in "The Last Starfighter", and not Morgan Freeman.

Interesting trivia on Star Trek connections with the film's other actors - Wil Wheaton, known for his portrayal of Wesley Crusher in Star Trek: The Next Generation, had a part in the movie, but his scenes were cut. However, his name still appears in the closing credits and he can be seen as the tallest child running through the trailer park in one of the earliest scenes. Marc Alaimo, who played Gul Dukat in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, also appears as one of the assassins in human disguise sent to Earth to kill Alex Rogan by Xur (before the disguise is "detected" and erased by a nearby Last Starfighter game). Meg Wylie who played the Keeper in the Star Trek pilot The Cage appears briefly as Granny. (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

1 comment:

  1. Movie trivia is terrific, isn't it? I spend far too much time chasing it! (And I still have that "Worst Hollywood Movies" book that you gave me umpteen years ago!)

    Vernon Washington was never a great actor, but a wonderful, expressive face ... He died too young, but so do many.