[UPDATE: I WAS JUST INFORMED THAT BRENT SPINER WAS IN FACT NOT, I REPEAT, NOT AT THE CSUN SHOOT. IT'S NOT HIM BUT YOU CAN READ ABOUT MY JOURNEY BELOW...]
In a recent episode of Talking The Orville where I revealed behind the scenes footage of Jessica Szohr as the new Xelayan security officer aboard The Orville, I speculated that the mystery man with white hair on set was none other than Brent Spiner who played Commander Data on The Next Generation.
Since that episode, I've studied the video footage over and over again and I still can't see anyone else but Brent Spiner standing in the background. Take a look for yourself.
I've had people tell me that the white haired actor is Brian George who played Dr. Aronov in The Orville's pilot episode.
Sadly somehow, I know that Brian George's crown is slightly thinner and darker than the actor pictured here on the CSUN set. Also, look at the uniform. That's a gray Union Fleet uniform of some sort. I'm guessing this person is the head of Union Point. If this were Brian George reprising his role as Dr. Aronov, he'd be wearing his 25th century lab coat.
Others posited that the actor is Victor Garber who plays Admiral Halsey. But that's the stupidest thing I've ever heard and I hate it. If it's Victor, why isn't he wearing his purple uniform? Riddle me that, dumbass...
So I decided to go to Brent Spiner's Twitter page and see what's up. I noticed that he only follows 103 people. He's picky. Good. I figured I could look and see if he started following anyone from the cast or crew of The Orville recently. That would be a good sign that he might have some involvement with the show considering that most of the people he follows on Twitter are people he's working with.
Look who Sir Brent Spiner recently just started following!?! SETH MACFARLANE!!!!!
Seriously, that's enough proof for me that Brent Spiner has already filmed his cameo for season 2 of The Orville.
But if you needed more proof that The Orville is currently in the forefront of Brent's mind... LOOK WHAT HE RECENTLY POSTED ON TWITTER!
Case closed! I'm 99.9% sure Brent Spiner is the mystery man on the CSUN shoot for season 2.
Ok. That’s it. That’s all I wanted to talk about today and I talked about it. How about you? Do you think that there’s only a .1 percent chance that the mystery man is not being played by Brent Spiner? Do you think Seth Macfarlane is getting revenge on CBS for not letting him bring back Star Trek? You can let me know by joining the conversation below.
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Keep a look out for my latest episode on YouTube going further in depth on why I think the mystery man is Brent Spiner as well as other Star Trek connections I've found to the CSUN shoot.
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