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SchwEnt March 15 2013 01:02 AM

Malachi Throne has died
 
Malachi Throne has died, per his wikipedia entry today.

bbailey861 March 15 2013 01:15 AM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
RIP Mr. Throne. A fine character actor with an awful lot of credits to his name. A success by any means.

SiddFinch1 March 15 2013 02:01 AM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
Supposedly he was offered fhe role of McCoy but turned down
..

Sir Rhosis March 15 2013 03:29 AM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
^^^Never heard that.

Regardless, RIP. A fine fine actor.

Sir Rhosis

Nerys Myk March 15 2013 03:41 AM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
To me he'll always be Noah Bain from It Takes A Thief.

RIP

Mr. Adventure March 15 2013 04:21 AM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
What a great name too... RIP

ZapBrannigan March 15 2013 05:40 AM

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Quote:

SiddFinch1 wrote: (Post 7803256)
Supposedly he was offered fhe role of McCoy but turned down
..

He was offered the doctor's role in "The Cage." He said no because he believed that the first or second leads in a TV show had a future, but if you play the third lead or lower, all your future job offers will be down at that level.

To support this theory, Throne cited Paul Fix (Dr Piper in WNM), who wrote a book called "Third Man Through the Door" about spending his whole career in third-lead parts. But Fix was never going to be a star regardless. And look at Lee Majors. He started in supporting parts and climbed the ladder to play first lead in THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and THE FALL GUY. So I think Throne's theory was completely bogus. You've either got star quality or you don't.

Anyway, Throne loved the script for "The Cage." He wanted to play Spock but Nimoy already had it (thank God). So he offered to voice the Keeper. It's in his STARLOG interview (Issue 190, May 1993).

Tiberius March 15 2013 07:12 AM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
Man, that sucks to have lost him...

t_smitts March 15 2013 07:43 AM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
Equally interesting is the story of playing "False Face" on "Batman" and the circumstances behind his "?" question mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0ruBIhqjyY

A beaker full of death March 15 2013 08:00 AM

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ZapBrannigan wrote: (Post 7803946)
[Paul] Fix was never going to be a star regardless.

umm.... wha? Paul Fix may have been the biggest star to ever grace Star Trek.
Leading man, no, But star? Big time.

Anyway, back on topic... this just sucks. What a distinctive presence ha always had.

bbailey861 March 15 2013 12:30 PM

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A beaker full of death wrote: (Post 7804090)
umm.... wha? Paul Fix may have been the biggest star to ever grace Star Trek.
Leading man, no, But star? Big time.

Absolutely. Paul Fix was a major, major motion picture character actor long before TV was even around. He started at the end of the silent movie era and moved seamlessly through talking motion pictures and then TV.

It is character actors like him and Malachi Throne that added so much life and texture to any movie or TV project.

ZapBrannigan March 15 2013 01:03 PM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
Quote:

A beaker full of death wrote: (Post 7804090)
Quote:

ZapBrannigan wrote: (Post 7803946)
[Paul] Fix was never going to be a star regardless.

umm.... wha? Paul Fix may have been the biggest star to ever grace Star Trek.
Leading man, no, But star? Big time.

Anyway, back on topic... this just sucks. What a distinctive presence he always had.

You mean he was a supporting actor who got a lot of work (especially in westerns). But I'm not aware that he ever got the lead role in a TV series or movie. I was using star to mean leading man, which is what Malachi Throne was talking about.

BillJ March 15 2013 01:10 PM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
Wasn't he in the early running to play Picard?

Anyway, RIP Mr. Throne.

Forbin March 15 2013 01:45 PM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
:( Sad now.

gottacook March 15 2013 08:20 PM

Re: Malachi Throne has died
 
Any coincidence that both he and Gene Coon ended up working on the early years (1 1/2 seasons, I think) of It Takes a Thief?


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