Sure, most adults who saw The Search for Spock in the theater recognized Christopher Lloyd's Klingon Commander Kruge as Jim from Taxi. This is Cracked's reason for listing this "cameo" as the fifth worst in history. But luckily for me, I was young enough that I didn't watch Taxi at the time. In fact, when I caught a Taxi re-run earlier this year, I recognized Jim as a young Doc Emmet Brown. All I needed was a quick "jigawatt" or "this model isn't to scale" to complete the image.
Of Lloyd's Trek performance, Cracked writes:
"While he's on screen for a large portion of the movie (being the main villain and all), Lloyd's role seems less like a top-billed performance and more like a cameo that just won't end. In trying to pinpoint exactly what it was about Christopher Lloyd's performance that made a horrible movie worse, we discovered that he bore a striking resemblance to a stereotypical relative most of us have.
"Lloyd is that annoying uncle that comes for Thanksgiving and doesn't leave until Groundhog's Day..."
Wow. That's a bit harsh. Personally, I enjoyed 'Spock, and would easily rank it first (or maybe second) among the much-maligned odd-numbered Trek flicks. And though I certainly can see Cracked's point -- the article is pretty entertaining, after all -- I'm afraid I'm going to have to (in the immortal words of Lumbergh), um, disagree with them there.
Or maybe I'm just pissed because they selected Bruce Willis' Ocean's 12 cameo as their #1.
Six Terrible Cameos That Just About Ruined The Movie [Cracked]
just a correction the odds are bad evens ar good. Spock was number 3 I agree one of the better odd ones!
Correct you are, sir! I was thinking one thing and writing another.
So many people pan ‘Spock. I always loved it and felt weird because of it. I knew Lloyd was Jim and it didn’t bother me. It doesn’t take me out of the story and I don’t feel his performance was bad either. I think Cracked is Whacked!!
I liked Lloyd in this as well…I wouldn’t put any weight behind the opinion of ‘Cracked’.