Yaphet Kotto as Picard, Wesley Snipes as Geordi LaForge? The Star Trek TNG That Might Have Been

Letters of Note has discovered and posted this intriguing internal Paramount communiqué from 1987.  The casting memo, summarizing potential actors in the running for various roles in the studio’s then-forthcoming relaunch of the Star Trek franchise, lists quite a few surprising names, with a few others notably absent.

Star_Trek_TNG_Casting_LetterThankfully this only documents the Next Gen that might have been.  I shudder to think of a world in which Reggie Jackson flew the Enterprise.

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  1. Jeff Ayers

    Also, I am not related to “Leah Ayers.” The actress in question’s last name is actually “Ayres.” She’s better known as the chick in the perennial Van Damme favorite Bloodsport.

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