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Worst Acting Performance

One of the few things that disappointed me about B5 was the quality of acting by some of the minor or one time characters. I guess they only had the money to pay the main cast!

Who do you think was the worst?

For me it was Elaine Thomas who played Lianna Kemmer in Survivors. Even Jerry Doyle was struggling not to laugh at her performance as he tried to deliver his own lines. A real shocker that makes wood look animate!
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Old September 12th 13, 05:51   #2
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Jinxo comes to mind as does Major Krantz and the second Draal who seemed to ham it up big time.

Mary Kay Adams and the guy that played Lt. Keffer were horrid.

Russ Tamblyn as Captain Jack Maynard was very disappointing.

Tracy Scoggins is my least favorite regular by far though.
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Absolutely positively the telepath girl from "Legacies." Just terrible. Allegedly just hitting puberty, the actress was like 20 or more, and utterly unbelievable as a confused kid. And her attempts to act kid-like were cringingly awful
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Gregory Martin as Col. Ari Ben Zayn in ‘Eyes’.

His performance is about as nuanced as a hammer to the cranium!
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Gregory Martin as Col. Ari Ben Zayn in ‘Eyes’.

His performance is about as nuanced as a hammer to the cranium!
Wasn't he the guy who was having a break down in the middle of filming or something? At least we had Jeffrey Combs in the same episode to balance things out.

The actor who played the Earth Alliance agent who came to the station looking for the former President's doctor in Hunter, Prey put in an awful performance.
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Gregory Martin as Col. Ari Ben Zayn in ‘Eyes’.

His performance is about as nuanced as a hammer to the cranium!
Wasn't he the guy who was having a break down in the middle of filming or something? At least we had Jeffrey Combs in the same episode to balance things out.
If I recall correctly, he was going through a bit of a rough divorce. So he was ANGRY... ALL THE TIME!
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Gregory Martin as Col. Ari Ben Zayn in ‘Eyes’.

His performance is about as nuanced as a hammer to the cranium!
Wasn't he the guy who was having a break down in the middle of filming or something? At least we had Jeffrey Combs in the same episode to balance things out.
If I recall correctly, he was going through a bit of a rough divorce. So he was ANGRY... ALL THE TIME!
So was his character, so if that was true, IT FIT.
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I'd also have to say David Warner in "Grail" just kinda' sleepwalking his way through it. And honestly I thought Mack and Bo from "A View from the Gallery" were stagey as hell.

Ok, what do you think is the worst scene or performance by a member of the principle cast? Meaning no disrespect. Everyone has a bad day. But still...
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I'd also have to say David Warner in "Grail" just kinda' sleepwalking his way through it. And honestly I thought Mack and Bo from "A View from the Gallery" were stagey as hell.

Ok, what do you think is the worst scene or performance by a member of the principle cast? Meaning no disrespect. Everyone has a bad day. But still...
Yeah, David Warner seemed to spend much of Grail looking bored - but even a bored David Warner is still better than a lot of other actors.

As for principle cast... that scene with Pat Tallman in Between the Darkness and the Light, where she embarks on what is meant to be a humorous rant and she performs it hideously badly. A similar scene, with Claudia and Zathras in Conflicts of Interest, Claudia really overplayed it and it just comes across as staged and hammy.
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I'd also have to say David Warner in "Grail" just kinda' sleepwalking his way through it. And honestly I thought Mack and Bo from "A View from the Gallery" were stagey as hell.

Ok, what do you think is the worst scene or performance by a member of the principle cast? Meaning no disrespect. Everyone has a bad day. But still...
Yeah, David Warner seemed to spend much of Grail looking bored - but even a bored David Warner is still better than a lot of other actors.

As for principle cast... that scene with Pat Tallman in Between the Darkness and the Light, where she embarks on what is meant to be a humorous rant and she performs it hideously badly. A similar scene, with Claudia and Zathras in Conflicts of Interest, Claudia really overplayed it and it just comes across as staged and hammy.
I'd agree with that.
I think O'Hare's worst moment was when he was pretending to be a thug conning a nightclub owner.
I think Boxleitner's worst moment was when he was in the cafeteria sitting my himself randomly laughing as though he's having a brilliant idea, but it's just cringingly fake.
I think Lochley's worst performance was with the bat in "River of Souls."
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