Over the years, “Star Trek” has featured cameos by a number of celebrities. Some of them appeared in the franchise lengthy earlier than they had been well-known. Others snagged visitor roles after they had been already large names in the business.
Most of the celebs who appeared in the Trekverse had been actors. However, just a few large names from the music business confirmed up in the franchise as effectively.
Here are just a few of the largest rockstars who had visitor roles in the “Star Trek” universe.
Iggy Pop, the stage title James Newell Osterberg created when he fashioned The Stooges, is synonymous with rockstar life. His maniacal performances and the distinctive sound he created with The Stooges helped launch punk music.
Later in his profession, Iggy Pop began taking small roles in films and tv exhibits, one in all which was “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” According to the “Deep Space Nine Companion,” showrunner Ira Steven Behr was an enormous fan of Iggy. He’d been attempting to cast him in one in all his exhibits for years. Behr had really written a special DS9 function particularly for Iggy, however the timing did not work out.
So, Iggy lastly ended up as a Vorta named Yelgrun in the episode “The Magnificent Ferengi.”
Vanessa Williams rose to fame when she turned the primary Black Miss America. However, a scandal led the group to strip her of her crown. Williams used her Miss America fame to launch her singing profession, which rocketed her to fame. Soon she started performing as effectively. Within just a few years, she was a wildly profitable singer, Broadway star, and actress.
According to StarTrek.com, Williams was attempting to transition from pop star to performing when she landed the function of Arandis in the “Deep Space Nine” episode “Let He Who Is Without Sin…” Earlier that very same 12 months, Williams starred in “Eraser,” her first main movie function.
Morello fell in love with “Star Trek” when he was a younger grownup attempting to make it in Hollywood. He spent loads of late nights watching reruns of “Star Trek: The Original Series.” When “Star Trek: The Next Generation” got here out, he turned obsessive about the brand new crew and their adventures. He cherished the optimistic future that “Star Trek” offered.
Morello really appeared in the Trekverse twice. He performed a Son’a Officer in “Star Trek: Insurrection,” although he wasn’t credited or recognizable. Morello revealed that the function required a number of hours in the make-up chair. He was fully recognizable for his function as a science officer, Crewman Mitchell, in “Star Trek: Voyager.” He even received to have a short dialog with Captain Kathryn Janeway.
A number of years later, Fleetwood landed one in all his first tv roles. He appeared in the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” episode “Manhunt,” although followers of Fleetwood and the show may need missed him. Fleetwood performed one of many fish-like Antedian dignitaries that arrived on the Enterprise at the start of the episode. He wore a full masks and elaborate costume for the function, so he was fully unrecognizable.
Fleetwood informed The Vancouver Sun that he’d all the time been a “Star Trek” fan and desperately wished to seem in the franchise. He did not care what function he performed or how large it was, however he did have one requirement.
“Promise me that I get to beam down or beam up — no less than a kind of issues. Either up or down, you have to promise me that it is in the script.”
Fleetwood received his want when the Antedians beamed aboard the Enterprise. He stated that the entire expertise was “loads of enjoyable.”