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Old 08-05-2005, 09:20 AM
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I found an old, short article from the BBC

The King of Star Trek

Jordan's new ruler King Abdullah has been revealed as an avid fan of the science fiction show Star Trek.

The king, who succeeded his father King Hussein after his death on Monday, even had his aides arrange for him to make a cameo appearance in Star Trek: Voyager in 1995.

The then-Prince Abdullah bin Hussein got on so well with the show's stars Ethan Phillips and Robert Picado he invited them to visit him in Jordan.

When they arrived, they were delighted to find their host had not only arranged tours of the country's historical monuments, he had also laid on a mini-convention of the programme's fans.

Phillips recalled: "He's just about the friendliest, easy-going guy. Very engaging, very warm."

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/277584.stm
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:31 PM
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King Abdullah on Star Trek: Voyager (1995)

I didn't know where else to put this but I found this very funny pic:

http://img86.imageshack.us/img86/461...tartrekfr1.jpg
(from wikipedia)

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King Abdullah is an acknowledged fan of Star Trek. In 1995, while he was still Prince, he appeared as an extra in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Investigations" [9]. Abdullah's role was not given any speaking lines because he was not a member of the Screen Actors Guild. "
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Old 11-28-2006, 06:34 PM
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I never would have guessed. Thanks for posting crisiaki!
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:55 AM
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King Abdullah on Star Trek: Voyager (1995)

I found this slideshow of the Jordanian Royal Family on youtube, but I have one question about a photo of KA, I'm new to the boards so I don't know if this has been mentioned before but if you FF to 2:40 in the slideshow it shows a picture of KA in which he appears to be dressed up as a Trekkie...what is this all about?

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He is dressed as a Trekkie because I believe he was an actor a long time ago (before he was king)! Cool, huh?!
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:06 AM
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i don't know about his being an actor but i have read that he played a trekkie in a movie when offered the part because of his interest in star trek. it is really cool
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Old 08-01-2007, 10:09 AM
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I think I read that he was a huge Trekkie, and he actually got the chance to be an extra or have a cameo in an episode.
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Old 08-01-2007, 12:23 PM
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Now THAT is a mark of a cool King! lol
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Old 08-01-2007, 04:30 PM
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In 2001 he said some words about this experience in a special edition of Talking Point, the BBC's interactive phone-in programme:

King Abdullah:
I was in the Far East on my way to the United States on a military delegation and I had a stopover in Los Angeles and a friend of mine said would you like to come to Paramount Studios and see the set of Voyager. I have always liked the show and I thought that would be a great way to spend a weekend. I was then told well if you want go through makeup and get into uniform and have some pictures taken with some of the crew and I said why not. Then the next thing, when I actually showed up, they said that if you want you can stand in. So it wasn't planned it just turned out that way. I had a great time. It's a job - I am in full admiration of actors because it is very difficult. They are in very early in the morning. For most of the aliens it's is three or four hours of make-up and it's hard work and one that I'm full of admiration that they can do.


Bridget Kendall:

We found a picture of you actually which you can see here of yourself in that cameo role and you are wearing the Star Fleet uniform. Clearly on the side of the goodies not the baddies in whichever episode it was. I wonder what rank they gave you?

King Abdullah:

Actually they promoted me. In those days I was a colonel so they made me a commodore or something so I was pretty happy with that.

Bridget Kendall:

And they didn't give you any very dangerous part in the plot? You weren't assimilated by the Borg?

King Abdullah:

Because of the acting laws, unless you are part of the union you can't say anything. So I just had to nod my head and so it was just a brief introduction. A very interesting way of life.

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Old 08-22-2007, 04:23 PM
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I came across this video for KA when appeared in Star Trek:

that's cool.
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Old 08-22-2007, 05:51 PM
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How exciting for him to not only meet the actors and visit the set, but to have a cameo role!
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King Abdullah: Trekkie?

Okay, this might come as no surprise to some of you, but I was poking around online to confirm something I'd read in a 30th anniversary Star Trek commemorative magazine, and it looks as if I might be right after all: King Abdullah II of Jordan is a huge Star Trek fan. His father, the late King Hussein, would send his son tapes of the original series while King Abdullah (then Crown Prince) was out on maneuvers with the Jordanian military, and Abdullah would watch them on some sort of setup he had in his quarters. According to the piece on King Abdullah in the ST 30th Anniversary commemorative, he has a good-sized collection of Trek stuff (including a Spock uniform shirt signed by Leonard Nimoy), and imdb.com has a listing for him as an extra in a second-season episode of Star Trek: Voyager.

My question is this: has anyone else heard of this stuff with regards to King Abdullah? Just wondering.
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here's a screen capture from the last time I watched the episode:

Prince Abdullah on Voyager
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Old 11-28-2008, 09:26 PM
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How wild! I don't recall the episode, but I think it's rather cool that a royal such as KA would do something like that.

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This has been discussed several times in different threads.
King Abdullah (then Prince) appeared in an episode of Star Trek: Voyager in 1995. He had no speaking role though. The cameo was only a couple of seconds long.
Even so, it's still rather cool to us Trekkie types that royalty of any type would actually appear in a Star Trek episode, no matter how brief the appearance.
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Star Trek Park Theme Park in Jordan Will be Fit for a King - AOL Travel News
Jordan's King Abdullah II is getting into the theme park business in the nerdiest way possible by investing in a $1.5 billion Star Trek theme park on the Gulf of Aqaba.
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Jordan's King Abdullah II is getting into the theme park business in the nerdiest way possible by investing in a $1.5 billion Star Trek theme park on the Gulf of Aqaba.
he is really a big fan of Star Trek
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he is really a big fan of Star Trek
Seriously!!!!???? What planet is this king on? So corrupt! 1.5B on a theme park for him? Seriously?
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Seriously!!!!???? What planet is this king on? So corrupt! 1.5B on a theme park for him? Seriously?
the Park isn't open for the public?
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I agree that the project is a bit...out of this world shall I say?

Is Star Trek even popular in Jordan and the rest of the Middle East? If not, I could see it not doing well and the King suffering as a result. Protests may increase for him to be a constitutional monarch or for the monarchy to be abolished.
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