Star Trek Picard – The Top 10 Actors who could replace Brent Spiner as Data

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NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 07: Tom Payne speaks onstage during the Comic Con The Walking Dead panel at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 7, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for AMC)

Best known for his role as Jesus on The Walking Dead our third pick is Tom Payne.

An actor able to convey a sense of danger, compassion and wonder Tom Payne would be a great choice to take over the role of Data.

From the first time we meet him in The Walking Dead we want to know more about this fascinating character and most of that fascination came from the way Tom Payne portrayed that sense of mystery, and yet you feel instantly at ease with him making him feel like a pretty solid choice for the role.

Best known for his role of Glenn on the Walking Dead our fourth pick is Steven Yeun.

TORONTO, ON – SEPTEMBER 09: Steven Yeun attends the Celebration at TIFF, hosted by The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, featuring Museum Director Kerry Brougher, Academy President John Bailey and Academy CEO Dawn Hudson, at TIFF Bell Lightbox on September 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Phillip Faraone/Getty Images)

On the surface this may seem like a strange pick, but bear with me here for a minute….

Energetic, strong screen presence, unimposing and a fan favourite, am I describing Steven Yeun or Brent Spiner, Glenn Rhee or Lt. Commander Data? The two have some very similar traits.

Add to that Data’s interest in learning about other cultures, and why wouldn’t he go for more diversity?

Steven held a pivotal role on one of the most popular tv shows of our time for years and fans were sad to see him go, he’s handled a fan base similar to our own and really enjoyed it so he would be a great fit to join the Star Trek family and a worthy successor that would be able to carry the Data role for years to come.