Star Trek TNG: Manhunt (S2E19)

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  1. DougF

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    That was kinda boring. I've always liked the Dixon Hill bits, though.

    Something seemed off to me the entire time I was watching and I didn't realize it until the very end. There seemed to be no soundtrack, score, whatever. I don't recall any music outside of the opening credits and the Courage piece right at the end. Did anyone else notice that or did I just not listen closely enough?
     
  2. LoadStar

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    Everything I read indicates that the accent was requested by the powers that be, to make her seem more exotic and alien.
     
  3. Fish Man

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    While Sirtis' has Greek ancestry, she grew up in England. When she started ST:TNG she had "practically got off the boat" from England, not Greece. Her natural speaking voice (that I have heard in numerous interviews) exhibits a fairly common and mild (British) English accent.

    The "Betazoid" accent was completely artificial and invented, and as I posted earlier, faded away (almost surely by artistic choice) over the run of the series.
     
  4. gchance

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    I always took it as Sirtis was trying to do an AMERICAN accent and failed miserably. Accent aside, she was (and is) an amazingly beautiful woman. I met her at a convention once and it went beyond celebrity, she was distractingly beautiful. She was with this dude who thought he was God's gift, with his fine, fine 1991 mullet. :p Dunno if he was her husband or not but it did make me laugh. :)

    Greg
     
  5. DougF

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    I seem to remember her husband is a rock musician of some kind. I saw a pic years ago of the two of them with Tommy Shaw (Styx, Damn Yankees).
     
  6. gchance

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    I just did a search. HAH! This is the guy alright.

    [​IMG]

    He's on the left, btw, it's difficult to tell.

    Apparently he's also in a Season 3 episode. Funny how that works.

    http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Michael_Lamper

    He has some funny stuff in various bios online.

    http://www.desperado1.com/Desperado1.com/Michael_Lamper.html

    Greg
     
  7. Linnemir

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    Tidbits I picked up at cons many moons ago:

    The accent was an attempt to sound somewhat different from Patrick Stewart. If memory serves, her own accent at the time of the con was the plain vanilla that they try to get U.S. news people to use. Definitely not British.

    Betazoids were supposed to have black eyes. According to Majel, the contacts were very uncomfortable, but I don't remember if it was because of the contact itself (she wasn't used to them?) or the color.
     
  8. tiassa

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    As someone who has worn colored contacts, they are definitely less comfortable than "corrective" lenses (yes I know colored ones can correct as well, but anyway) because they are thicker and less permeable to oxygen, which makes your cornea "dry out". I can go 15-18 hours in my regular contacts, but the colored ones begin to annoy me after 8-10.
     
  9. kaszeta

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    Yeah, I used to have a set of "checkerboard" contacts that we used at work to calibrate an eye tracker (and to go to parties). They definitely were in a different league than my regular extended wear contacts, reminding me of my original 1995 contacts.
     

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