What if the role of Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis was not played Tom Hardy, but instead of James Marsters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Touchwood.

James Marsters was interviewed by SyFy Wire and mentioned the time where he had auditioned for the role of Shinzon in Star Trek Nemesis. Marsters being a Star Trek fan then had to audition opposite Sir Patrick Stewart.

“I was horrible,” he said. “I was God-awful in the audition, because I was fanboying out so hard to be in the same room with Jean-Luc Picard.

 

“I could see his face and he was pulling for me, he’s trying to get me to act with him. And I could see in his eyes, ‘Wow, this is not working at all, this kid is terrible’.”