Star Trek’s Colm Meaney Recalls Michael Dorn’s Hilarious Reaction To His Deep Space Nine Klingon Transformation

Form star trek actor Colm Meaney doesn’t do much with the franchise these days (nor does he want to), but fans will always remember his memorable stints as a cast member on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. Meaney is still good for a story or two about his time in the franchise, and recently recalled the time he had to play a Klingon and how co-star Michael Dorn’s hilariously reacted to him.

In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Apocalypse Rising,” Colm Meaney’s Miles O’Brien and other characters underwent medical procedures in order to look like Klingons, all for a high-stakes mission. While speaking with, Meaney shared Michael Dorn’s reaction to learning that his co-stars had to get in the makeup chair to become Klingons. And understandably, he was ecstatic:

Michael read this and was thrilled absolutely thrilled, ‘Oh, they’re going to make you a Klingon – great!’ He was relishing this. The first day into makeup, I’m sitting there. Fuck, it’s awful. They put this piece on my forehead, and I’m like, ‘I can’t close my eyes, I can’t close my eyes!’ Everything they put on I complained about. By the third day, Michael was saying, ‘Get him out of that makeup and never put him in it again, I can’t stand listening to him!’ It was the funniest thing. He was such a great character.

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