Stunning model and actress, Jolene Blalock, was a popular addition to the “Star Trek: Enterprise” cast. Taking on the role of Vulcan’s first officer, T’Pol was “a dream come true” for Blalock, who said she was in a state of bliss every day she went to work on set. In an interview with The Express on Sunday, Blalock explained: “There’s also a sense of immortality that the show gives you.”
“That you’re working on something that will never die, that your contribution will last forever.” Star Trek wasn’t Blalock’s only dalliance into the sci-fi world. She has appeared in “Stargate SG-1” and “Legend of the Seeker,” among others, and has enjoyed regular appearances in film and on television.
William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk
We’re sure you’ve been wondering when this familiar face would show up! Neither Captain Kirk nor the actor who played him, William Shatner, require any introduction in a Star Trek article. However, we will take a moment to say that, with nearly seven decades of acting under his belt (he got his start way back in 1951), William Shatner is nothing short of a cultural icon.
And a big part of that is due to his brilliant portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk. Kirk was central to the happenings of the starship USS Enterprise, making Shatner eternally central to the Star Trek franchise, even when he was physically absent. Since leaving the show, Shatner has gone on to act in films and TV shows like "Boston Legal" and "The Practice." He is also a successful director, producer, and author.
Lindsey Haun as Beatrice Burleigh
In 1995, when Lindsey Haun was just nine years old, she was featured in two episodes of "Star Trek: Voyager," playing Beatrice Burleigh. Haun was destined to pop up again, but not as Beatrice. The youngster reappeared two years later as a new character, Belle.
Outside of Star Trek, Haun has continued her acting career and is also a talented singer. "True Blood" fans will recognize her as Hadley. She also appeared in the Disney film, "The Color of Friendship," for which she received a Young Artist award. Haun also starred in "Broken Bridges," the soundtrack of which she was also partially responsible for creating.
Denise Crosby as Lt. Tasha Yar
Like Rick Worthy, Denise Crosby played more than one role during her time with Star Trek. The role you most likely recognize her for is that of Lt. Tasha Yar in "Star Trek: The Next Generation," season one. However, Crosby popped up again in later seasons, this time playing, funnily enough, her former character’s daughter, Commander Sela.
After finally saying goodbye to Star Trek, Crosby enjoyed a prolific career in film and television with so many appearances it’s difficult to count. She’s popped up in everything. from "The Drew Carey Show" to "Mad Men" and even produced and starred in the 1997 documentary, "Trekkies."
Armin Shimerman as Quark
Armin Shimerman scored a fantastic character, getting to play the funny bartender, Quark, in the popular series "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine." Shimerman kept us laughing for the duration of the series, from 1993 to 1999.
After taking his leave from Star Trek, Shimerman scored roles on "Seinfeld" and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," among many others. He also voiced characters in games like "BioShock" and "Ratchet and Clank." Sci-fi fans will also be stoked to know Shimerman’s vocal stylings can be heard not just in "StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty," but also in the expansion, "StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm."