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Old March 28 2013, 09:49 AM   #38
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Re: Stunt double madness

Maurice wrote: View Post
Production insurance limits what actors are allowed to do. Even simple stunts can result in injury, and injury = time away from the set = money.
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How does that factor into Shatner doing an entire fight himself in some episodes, and being stunt double heavy for simple gags in others?
I simply explained why stuntmen are sometimes used. I'm not going to pretend to be an expert on how the use of stuntmen were approved or not used on any given episode, but typically it depends on the risk. There's a nice example in the book Chekov's Enterprise where Walter explains how the stunt of Spock getting zapped by the V'ger probe was done and how much more dangerous the stunt was than it looked, which was why there was a stunt double.
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