Daily Trivia – 9/15/11

Question: Which Kiss member kissed the group good-bye in 1982:

A) Peter Criss
B) Ace Frehley
C) Vinnie Vincent
D. The Makeup

Last Question: Who nabbed an Emmy for his role as Crockett and Tubbs’ crusty boss, Lieutenant Castillo?

Answer: Edward James Olmos

From 1984 to 1989 Edward James Olmos starred as Lieutenant Martin Castillo on Miami Vice. He was awarded a Golden Globe and an Emmy in 1985 for his role.

Here is Olmos winning his Golden Globe:

After Miami Vice‘s run, Olmos did not go away. He just got better. He became the first American-born Latino to receive an Academy Award nomination for Best Actor, in Stand and Deliver, for his portrayal of real-life math teacher, Jaime Escalante. He then went on to star alongside Jennifer Lopez in the 1997 movie Selena.

But, as awesome as his role was in Miami Vice, Olmos had his most iconic role as Commander (later Admiral) William Adama in the Sci-Fi Channel’s reboot of Battlestar Galactica. This reboot of Battlestar Galactica was one of my all-time favorite shows. Along with the writing, a big reason for it being one of my top shows was the acting of Edward James Olmos.

If there are any Dexter fans out there, Olmos will costar in the show’s 6th season as a “brilliant, charismatic professor of religious studies.”

2 thoughts on “Daily Trivia – 9/15/11”

  1. The original Battlestar Galactica was one of *my* all-time favorite shows, so after seeing the premiere of the reboot, I was disappointed and never watched another episode. I may eventually change my tune, since even non-sci-fi fans say how great it is, but for now I’m enjoying reruns of Stargate Universe.

    I thought Olmos was great on Miami Vice.

    Oh, and is D the trivia answer?


    1. Even though both Battlestar Galacticas share the same name and most character names, they were 2 very different shows. I LOVED the original as well. There was more action in that one. The reboot was more character driven, and had great storytelling. The trick is to try not to compare the two shows, as difficult as that may be. If you appreciate great acting and great storytelling, you would appreciate the reboot if you give it another shot. I love sci-fi, but there were parts of the reboot that were a little too sci-fi for me. But overall, it was incredible.

      I also loved Olmos in Miami Vice. I’ve never seen him in something I didn’t like yet.

      The trivia answer was Ace Frehley. I will do a little write-up on it shortly.


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