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Grant October 2 2012 07:23 PM

Almost on TOS......
 
I know that there were various other choices for Pike or Kirk in the pilot stage....Lloyd Bridges, Jack Lord.

The rumor of Martin Landau replacing Nimoy at some point if he didn't come back.

Robert Ryan almost playing decker in Doomsday

John Drew Barrymore not showing up to play Lazarus.

Does anybody here know of other actors who were up for regulars or guest parts that ultimately didn't?

Lot of great character actors from the 60s must have auditioned but for whatever reason didn't get cast.

SnowboredShipCapt'n October 2 2012 07:28 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
This never really got that far, but there was that early David Gerrold alternate conceptualization of Cyrano Jones as a well-meaning old man who could be played by Boris Karloff.

Redfern October 2 2012 08:54 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
That would have been a casting coup!

Can you imagine that distinctive "lilt" as Boris talks about his beloved pets? Oh, the possibilities!

Sincerely,

Bill

Grant October 2 2012 09:11 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
I actually would have preferred the 'befuddled old man' who doesn't get the ramifications of the tribbles---- to the very sterotypical Cyrano Jones. I never cared for Stanley Adams or Cyrano Jones.

Forbin October 3 2012 01:08 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
Karloff was too busy dressing in drag on Man From UNCLE?

Admiral Buzzkill October 3 2012 01:23 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
Based on the folks who appeared, I'd guess that UNCLE had a bigger budget for guest cast.

22 Stars October 3 2012 03:36 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
There is also the unproduced Spinrad script, that was said to be a potential Milton Berle vehicle.... the less said about that the better :)

Olive, the Other Reindeer October 3 2012 04:13 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
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Forbin wrote: (Post 7049002)
Karloff was too busy dressing in drag on Man From UNCLE?

"The Mother Muffin Affair" was an episode of The Girl from UNCLE, actually.
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22 Stars wrote: (Post 7049497)
There is also the unproduced Spinrad script, that was said to be a potential Milton Berle vehicle.... the less said about that the better :)

Milton Berle on Star Trek? :wtf:

Well, at least he made a better drag queen than Boris Karloff.

Gary7 October 3 2012 04:19 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
Hugh Laurie had a test run as Captain before Shatner, but obviously it didn't work out. Rumor has it his biting sarcastic line delivery was just too over the top. ;)

http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/w...Laurie_700.jpg


They also gave Russell Johnson (The Professor from "Gilligan's Island") a shot in a preliminary run through of "The Corbomite Maneuver", but they felt he looked too much like Mr. Bailey.

http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/w...ain-Bailey.jpg


Burt Lancaster gave it a shot, but he couldn't stand the material of the uniforms so he bailed...

http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/w...ster_700-1.jpg

Olive, the Other Reindeer October 3 2012 04:30 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
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Gary7 wrote: (Post 7049671)
Hugh Laurie had a test run as Captain before Shatner, but obviously it didn't work out. Rumor has it his biting sarcastic line delivery was just too over the top.

He must have been one hell of a mature-looking seven-year-old! :)

Grant October 3 2012 05:29 PM

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22 Stars wrote: (Post 7049497)
There is also the unproduced Spinrad script, that was said to be a potential Milton Berle vehicle.... the less said about that the better :)


That's right. Well there must be a god.

Forbin October 3 2012 05:51 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
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My Son the Vampire wrote: (Post 7049650)
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Forbin wrote: (Post 7049002)
Karloff was too busy dressing in drag on Man From UNCLE?

"The Mother Muffin Affair" was an episode of The Girl from UNCLE, actually.

Hm. Could swear the character was also on Man from UNCLE, but I can't find any reference to it.

Greg Cox October 3 2012 06:01 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
And then, of course, there's that alternate universe where JFK played Kirk.

(As in David Gerrold's story, "The Kennedy Enterprise.")

Olive, the Other Reindeer October 3 2012 09:08 PM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 7049995)
And then, of course, there's that alternate universe where JFK played Kirk.

(As in David Gerrold's story, "The Kennedy Enterprise.")

So who was President during that time? Couldn't have been Shatner because he's a Canadian citizen.

Elder Knight October 4 2012 12:55 AM

Re: Almost on TOS......
 
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Forbin wrote: (Post 7049944)
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My Son the Vampire wrote: (Post 7049650)
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Forbin wrote: (Post 7049002)
Karloff was too busy dressing in drag on Man From UNCLE?

"The Mother Muffin Affair" was an episode of The Girl from UNCLE, actually.

Hm. Could swear the character was also on Man from UNCLE, but I can't find any reference to it.

Robert Vaughn made a crossover appearance on that Girl From UNCLE episode, which is probably why you remembered it as the other UNCLE show.


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