I’ve received a few messages over the last couple days asking why we are covering everything there is to cover about Star Trek, but we’re completely ignoring Tony Todd.
In fact, one person asked why I hated Tony Todd. Really?
I guess it’s not unfair to ask me that. I mean, there are a couple people in Trekdom I really could live without. But Tony Todd is not one of them. I loved him as Worf’s brother Kurn in “Star Trek: The Next Generation.” I loved him as a much cooler adult Jake Sisko in “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” I picked up “Candyman” on DVD to watch him there, even though I hate watching horror films. And I even tuned in to his brief stint on “The Young and the Restless” a couple years ago.
Tony Todd is amazing, and I would love the rumor that’s circulating right now to be true, that he’s actually on a short list to be a regular in the upcoming Star Trek series for CBS All Access.
But there’s a big problem with that rumor — I just don’t think it’s true.