I've been noticing an interesting trend lately: as television stars lose fame, they end up in space. Let's take a quick peek, shall we?
Scott Bakula, once star of Quantum Leap was last seen captaining one of the Enterprises on Enterprise.
Lorne Green, once a proud cowboy, eventually ended up on the original incarnation of Battlestar Galactica.
Richard Dean Anderson, once the best quick-thinking gadget maker of all time as MacGyver, is now on at least one of the many Stargate shows -- at least one of which I presume takes place in space.
Lucy Lawless, once the hottest ass kicking warrior princess on Xena is now a cylon (spoiler alert) on the new Battlestar Galactica.
Dana DeLaney, once the hot chick on China Beach, now a corpse on the new Battlestar Galactica.
Dean Stockwell, not to be outdone by his Quantum Leap buddy Scott Bakula, has wisely chosen a space show which is being helmed by people who aren't completely inept (unless of course you take octagonal paper into account).
Colm Meaney, once proud transporter operator on Star Trek: The Next Generation -- wait. Never mind.
Then there's that guy who does the priceline commercials. You know, the one that isn't William Shatner. Once again, corpse on Battlestar Galactica.
Seeing how Battlestar is pretty much the only space show I watch, I'm guessing there are many more of these outdated tv actors inhabiting spaceships, I just don't know about them. Care to fill me in?
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