Robert Foxworth played the villainous Starfleet admiral in the memorable Deep Space Nine and the villainous Vulcan in Star Trek: Enterprise.

Robert Foxworth has the distinction of portraying the evil admiral Star Trek: Deep Space Nineand the evil Vulcan inside Star Trek: Enterprise. Corrupt or downright evil Starfleet admirals are a well-established trope in Star Trek, but Foxworth’s Admiral Leighton is one of the most memorable. Meanwhile, the Vulcans are supposed to be staunch allies of Starfleet, but Foxworth’s wily administrator, V’Las, predates the founding of the United Federation of Planets. In both cases, Foxworth was a prominent guest star on Star Trek, and in each role he played a heavy role in multi-episode arcs.


Veteran stage and screen actor Robert Foxworth is perhaps best known for his portrayal of Chase Gioberti. Falcon Crest 1981-1987 years. Foxworth slipped away easily Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 4 In 1996, because already had a sci-fi experience in the world created by Gene Roddenberry. In 1974, Foxworth starred in Roddenberry and Gene L. Coon’s Unsold Pilot. Questor tapes. Foxworth also appeared SeaQuest DSV, Stargate SG-1and Babylon 5. Foxworth actually had to leave Babylon 5 to guest star Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. Foxworth also played Autobot Ratchet in the first three live-action films directed by Michael Bay Transformers movies.

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Robert Foxworth played Admiral Leighton in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine

Robert Foxworth as Admiral Leighton and Avery Brooks as Captain Sisko

Robert Foxworth guest stars as Admiral Leighton Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Season 4’s two-parter “Homecoming” and “Paradise Lost” were crucial in the making of the film. Changes as a mortal threat to the Federation, which led to the Dominion War. Them DS9 classic episodes, Captain Benjamin Sisko (Avery Brooks) returns to Earth to serve at Starfleet headquarters. Under Leighton, Sisko led the defense of the Federation homeland against the shapeshifter invasion, which had already begun. But Sisko soon learns that Leighton intends to launch a Dominion attack to implement martial law and give Starfleet (and Leighton) military control of Earth.

As Admiral Leighton, Foxworth was excellent as a man so afraid of the Dominion that he betrayed Starfleet principles to protect Earth. Leighton was so committed to his plot that he ordered Starfleet ships to fire on the USS Defiant and lied that Sisko’s starship had been infiltrated by Changelings. However, Starfleet’s ideals remained, and Leighton was disgraced. Foxworth is also beautifully illustrated Leighton is impersonated by a changed persona. the plot of DS9adapted by the riveted two-piece part of Star Trek Into Darkness in 2013, but The Cisco Show did the story better, in large part due to Robert Foxworth’s performance as Leighton.

Robert Foxworth returns as the administrator of Star Trek: Enterprise on V’Las

Administrator V'Las

8 years after DS9, Robert Foxworth returned to portray Vulcan administrator V’Las. Star Trek: Enterprises 4th and final season. Foxworth starred as V’Las in the Enterprise three-parter The Forge, Awakening and Kir’Shara in which the ancient texts of the Vulcan icon Surak were discovered. V’Las is exposed as a corrupt politician in cahoots with a Romulan agent named Talok (Todd Stashwick). V’Las intended to organize a Vulcan invasion of Andoria and then conquer Vulcan. Romulan Star Empirebefore he is stopped by T’Pau (Kara Zediker), T’Pol (Jolene Blalock) and NX-01 Enterprise Captain Jonathan Archer (Scott Bakula).

Looks like Admiral Leighton DS9, the Vulcan ships nearly set fire to the Enterprise before V’Las foiled the plot. As V’Las, Robert Foxworth was almost unrecognizable in his Vulcan garb. Foxworth was also missing the beard he wore as Admiral Leighton. But Foxworth’s distinctive voice is unmistakable, and he brings the same level of self-righteous evil to W’Las as he does to Leighton. Several Star Trek actors have played multiple roles in different series, but Robert Foxworth’s twin roles are among the best antagonists in the world. Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Star Trek: Enterprise.

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