Friday, April 17, 2015

A to Z 2015 - Star Trek Episodes "Oasis"

"Oasis"
Star Trek: Enterprise

Enterprise
 had a remarkable wealth of appearances from past series, not just from the usual pool of guest stars that had already made multiple appearances (I'm looking at you, Vaughn Armstrong and Jeffrey Combs), but a number of actors who had been series regulars.

"Oasis" features one such appearance.  The story itself was considered fairly derivative of past episodes, one of which featured the very actor who makes a return engagement for the occasion: Rene Auberjonois.

You may remember the name from the man behind the rubber mask of Odo from Deep Space Nine.  The holographic community his character has created for himself in "Oasis" is similar to an experience Odo had in Deep Space Nine's "Shadowplay."

Other past regulars who showed up in roles other than the ones they had previous played included Ethan Philips (who was Neelix in Voyager, now a Ferengi in "Acquisition") and Brent Spiner (who was Data in Next Generation, now an ancestor of the android's creator in a trilogy of episodes beginning with "Borderland").

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And because I a big fan of a band named Oasis:





4 comments:

Spacerguy said...

Great choice for O. Oasis rock! Weird Odo turning up on enterprise like that.

Pat Dilloway said...

Odo in Oasis for day O. Oh my.

The Armchair Squid said...

I've seen a smattering of Enterprise episodes but not this one, I don't think. Just read the plot synopsis - quite a sad story.

Tony Laplume said...

Spacer, glad to hear you're a fan of Oasis!

Pat, oh my!

Squid, it's indeed a pretty sad one. Rene Auberjonois' appearance helps sell the story a great deal.

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