Billy Dee Williams
Billy Dee Williams is of course always going to be best known as Lando Calrissian, smooth talking smuggler, gambler, and man about the galaxy in Star Wars. It’s downright criminal that Lando wasn’t included in the new Star Wars movies.
But perhaps Star Wars’ loss can be Star Trek’s gain. Who doesn’t want a smooth-talking, older gentleman pirate as the captain of the next Star Trek vessel?
At the beginning of the episode, Billy Dee might be faced with an angry Borg queen. By the end of the episode there’s no doubt that they’d be laughing about everything they have in common and drinking Courvoisier.
We see no reason that Star Trek shouldn’t get the benefit of Billy Dee Williams’ undeniable charm and wit. You can’t keep everything for yourselves, Star Wars fans!
If he can’t be a captain, then let’s at least make him a recurring character as the coolest admiral that Starfleet has ever seen.
Next: Dennis Haysbert