The Fleetwood Mac Member Who Appeared On Star Trek

When we watch a television show or a movie, we often wonder what it would be like to appear as a character on a show. How cool would it be to wear a costume that is part of that show's uniform? What does it feel like under a Mandalorian helmet and armor? Is being a Klingon uncomfortable? For many, the closest that we can get is to cosplay at comic conventions, which is something that has continued to grow in popularity. Cosplay actors can actually get a sizable following on various social media platforms and even make a pretty good living doing that. 

But there are those who get to live that dream of getting onto a show, whether through casting or various connections that they have in the entertainment industry. They can add "actor" to their resume, and they will be able to watch themselves for many more years to come. Mick Fleetwood, the longtime drummer for Fleetwood Mac, was able to make that come true. 

One time the legendary drummer appeared on a "Star Trek" show, according to the Vancouver Sun. Yet, unless you looked at the credits, you wouldn't know it was him. 

Mick Fleetwood played a half-human, half-fish

Mick Fleetwood's appearance on "Star Trek: The Next Generation" had him wear an outfit that left him all but unrecognizable. Fleetwood played an alien race called an Antedean that is a cross between a human and a fish. Looking at this character, there is nothing that screams out, "This is Mick Fleetwood!" Well, unless he sat down and started playing a drum set, but there was nothing in the episode that called for that. 

Apparently, Fleetwood had fun doing it, per the Vancouver Sun. It all came about due to his late sister's friendship with Sir Patrick Stewart, who played Captain Jean-Luc Picard. How interested was he in doing it? He gladly shaved his beard, which was basically synonymous with him, to play the role. He only had one request — his character had to be beamed onto the ship. That happened, and he had a blast on the show, even with all the makeup that he had to wear. 

When it comes down to it, even superstar celebrities become geeks about certain things. They gladly do cameos — like Daniel Craig playing a stormtrooper in "The Force Awakens" — you know, for that other franchise with "Star" in the title (per The Guardian). They get to be kids again themselves. Surely Fleetwood felt that way the entire time he was on the set.