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User Input: Dopplegangers

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There have been quite a few times in my life, personally, when I’ve had people tell me, quite enthusiastically, that I absolutely HAD to watch such-and-such television show, because the main character was oh-so-incredibly-much like myself. Most recently, I was directed to watch How I Met Your Mother, because the “Barney” character reminded someone incredibly of me. Interestingly, this is the third time I have had someone tell me a NPH character reminded them of me, the others being Doogie Howser, back when I was young, and more recently Dr. Horrible. I take offense to none of them. Particularly Dr. Horrible.

That said, however, there are certainly actors who would be a lot more desirable to whom I could bear a resemblance. I don’t think any guy would be offended if they were told they resembled Captain Kirk from the new Star Trek movie. Whoever he is. I’ve been told by reliable sources that he tends to make girls all squidgy in their britches, and that’s probably something most guys would be okay with.

So how about it? Good or bad, who would you say is your science fiction doppleganger, the character in the realm of Sci-Fi who most resembles you? And, bonus question, who would your significant other or best friend say is your doppleganger?

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  • TX_Stig

    Most often I am compared to Dwight Schrute, of The Office. Especially if I am not wearing my contacts and have been lazy about getting a haircut.

  • Alff

    I've been told, by perhaps a dozen people, that my doppleganger is Ray Liotta. Can't think of any SciFi movies he's been in, though.

    • dmilligan

      Maybe a Kelvinator commercial?

    • OA5599

      His filmography says he was in the soap opera Another World. I can't claim any knowledge of daytime dramas, but it does have a Sci-Fi-esque title.

      He was also apparently in Muppets from Space.

  • Back when I was more of a surfer boy several womens told me I looked like Mark McGrath. Since this McGrath character made the womens weak in the knees, I did not mind the comparison. Now, if I were to bleach my hair a bit, I would just look like a fat, badly aging Mark McGrath.

    As far as sci-fi doppelgangers, I don't know as if I have any.

  • dmilligan

    Doppelganger? No, no one has ever said a thing like that to me.

  • domino_vitali

    "bonus question, who would your significant other or best friend say is your doppleganger?"

    thank you for recognizing that some of us don't have significant others. 🙂 you have no idea how many companies, stores, websites, blogs, etc. that i boycott because they favor couples or assume everyone has a significant other or a sexual partner. even the Senna movie facebook page was asking about the reactions of SOs that aren't F1 fans.

    • Deartháir

      It's a site for nerds; we have to recognize our audience. 😉

    • OA5599

      "bonus question, who would your significant mother or best friend say is your doppleganger?"

      • Deartháir

        Oh dammit, that would have been a better question.

      • domino_vitali

        that's very mature of you and also respectful to my mother.

        • OA5599

          No disrespect intended to orphans or test tube babies, either, BTW.

  • P161911

    My wife says I look like Bruce Willis, but I don't see it. Maybe Bruce Willis with the body of John Goodman. Maybe that was I just sound like Bruce Willis.

  • OA5599

    Compare this to my picture above and tell me you don't see the similarities.

    <img src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_Y32nBaee2kw/S4qQmC8biCI/AAAAAAAAAzY/ufjPslyYNdU/s400/day-the-earth-stood-still-screenshot%5B1%5D.jpg"&gt;

    • Well played.

    • Alff

      Klaatu barada nikto

      • dmilligan

        LSMFT

        • Alff

          [youtube f2QuAzBuY4c http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2QuAzBuY4c youtube]

          • dmilligan

            Ok, ok, you win. Sheesh. That was very nostalgic, though.

          • Alff

            Wasn't trying to one-up you. I had to Google LSMFT.

          • dmilligan

            Aha! I did make you look. One point for me.

          • Alff

            My god, you ARE an academic.

  • skitter

    I think mostly people wonder what planet I came down from.

    • mr. mzs zsm msz esq

      <img src="http://30.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_l32ld0aMjb1qa3nkyo1_500.png&quot; width="500"> So you're related to the good professor? Some people have told me that I remind them of a shorter David Letterman and I take that as a great compliment, he's quite good looking. I wish I was as witty, smart, and entertaining too. Personally I felt a strong connection to the characters Mike in "The Moon is a Harsh Mistress" and Doug in "Dandelion Wine" at different times of my life. I wish I could be more like Rex Libris, I have the cake thing down.

      • skitter

        Since I only got one out of four of those references… probably.

      • dmilligan

        Hey!

  • Deartháir

    Personally, I think I bear the most striking resemblance to this handsome fellow:

    <img src="http://blog.dustytrice.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/tomservo.jpg"&gt;

    • That's about right, but with more scotch and poutine gravy.

    • dmilligan

      But with more gumballs, I think.

  • craigsu

    Picard. Jean Luc Picard. I think it's mostly due to our similar hairstyles and pointy heads.

  • People used to tell me I looked like the kid from SeaQuest DSV, Jonathan Brandis.

    …which unfortunately caused me to watch SeaQuest DSV once. Also, I didn't off myself in 2003.

  • TurboBrick

    Geez… people tell me I look like Tim Robbins and one plumber I had as customer kept asking me to repeat Sean Connery lines to him. No, not that kind of customer!

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