Star Trek favorite joins final Hunger Games movie

The official Hunger Games Twitter feed posted the news that Michelle Forbes was taking on the role of Lieutenant Jackson in the fourth and final film.Forbes may be best known to genre fans as Ensign Ro Laren, the fiery Bajoran Starfleet officer who appeared in eight episodes of Star Trek: The Next Generation during the show's fifth, sixth and seventh seasons. 

Forbes' other bog genre TV credits include playing Adm. Helena Cain on Battlestar Galactica and a Maenad on the second season of True Blood, along with recurring or guest roles on Lost, 24, Prison Break, The Outer Limits, Homicide: Life on the Street and others. Her film appearances have included Kalifornia, Swimming With Sharks and Escape From L.A.

Michelle Forbes Jackson is listed at the Hunger Games Wiki as a soldier in District 13's Squad 451, a special team of rebel sharpshooters that also includes Katniss Everdeen, Peeta Mellark, Gale Hawthorne and others.

She is described as looking "kind of sluggish" -- not what Forbes brings to mind at all -- and farsighted. The character seems to be a minor one.

Part 1 arrives on Nov. 21, 2014, but you'll have until Nov. 20, 2015, to see Forbes in Part 2.

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