Sudden fansquee Sunday

Realising that True Blood‘s maenad Maryann Forrester and Star Trek: Next Generation‘s Ensign Ro Laren were both played by the same actor, Michelle Forbes. Yay for watching cult sci-fi TV over breakfast?

Two headshots of actor Michelle Forbes - (left) in Star Fleet uniform as Bajorran Ensign Ro in Star Trek:Next Generation (right) in a draped slinky dress as maenad Maryann Forrester in True Blood

Michelle Forbes as Ensign Ro in ST:NG and as Maryann Forrester in True Blood

Plus, gotta love what comes up when you plug “ST:NG” into ye olde search engine. I have no idea why somebody has photoshopped rainbow-patterned Andean hats onto Picard, Riker and Worf on the Enterprise’s bridge, but I’m so glad that they did.

A photoshopped screenshot from Star Trek: Next Generation - Will Riker, Worf & Jean-Luc Picard on the bridge of the Enterprise, with added Andean caps in rainbow colours

Hats in Space!

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7 replies

  1. Not to mention also Admiral Helena Cain on BSG! I think we need some kind of Forbes’ Law: When Michelle Forbes appears in the credits of of sci-fi show, expect SEVERE BADASSERY to commence.

  2. Forbes also played tough-as-nails Helena Cain, the Commander of the Pegasus (and, briefly, Admiral of the Fleet) in Battlestar Galactica. I liked the complexities of her relationships with Six/Gina, Starbuck and of course Kendra Shaw.

  3. She was also Miranda Zero in the leaked (terrific and never made) pilot of Global Frequency. She’s wonderful.

  4. I’m going to go out on a limb and assume the hats are a reference to Firefly! Yay!
    The man! they call! Picard!

  5. Ah, I never caught Firefly, so references to it whoosh me.

  6. Oh, how appropriate, I am watching True Blood season 2.

  7. wow! hats in space!

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