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Whoopi Goldberg going back to sci-fi

by Brad Trechak, posted Dec 13th 2008 10:24AM
Whoopi GoldbergWhoopi Goldberg has had an interesting, diverse career. She started as a stand-up comic, went into acting, became one of only 13 people to win an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and Tony, co-hosted the original Comic Relief with Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, had a major recurring role in Star Trek: The Next Generation (as well as being a series regular for one season for that show) and has been a co-host on The View (this is a synopsis. I know I'm leaving a lot out, including Hollywood Squares and a memorable appearance on Absolutely Fabulous).

While her star has faded somewhat, she keeps getting involved with interesting projects. Perhaps she feels she's conquered the mountain and therefore will try anything that comes along that piques her interest. With that in mind, she's starring in an online mini-series called Strange for FEARnet.com. She is also an executive producer.

Online-only series tend to not be as popular as their television equivalents, but kudos to Goldberg for her career experimentation.

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annie

what is whoopi's email address? how often does she check her email?

February 05 2009 at 7:28 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Edward

when was she a regular on TNG? she was always a Special Guest Star, i thought

December 13 2008 at 11:50 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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rick cokely

Second season. I don't think she got regular billing but she was in all the promotional materials as a regular cast member, even the standard yearly cast photo.

Fun fact: The producers specifically created the role of Guinan for her because she loved the show and asked to be part of it.

December 15 2008 at 1:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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