Botany Bay wrote:
I always felt George was very lucky to get his seat back seeing the show was under enormous budgetary pressure at this point, and the ship seemed to sail on just fine without him for six months.
You have to give a lot of credit to Roddenberry, Justman and the newly appointed producer Lucas for letting him come back in the circumstances.
What cracks me up about Mr. Takei is his constant:
"Star Trek was soooo wonderful, and such high quality; I'd never leave it if I had a choice; where's my 'Captain Sulu series?...et al..."
Because let's face it; overall he didn't have that big a role in The Green Berets
(and I'm not at all faulting him for taking the role as it could have been a big boost to his overall acting career; and that's why he jumped at it); but he always acts like he was with Star Trek (TOS) front to back from day one; and rarely spontaneously mentions , "Oh yeah, I took about half of the second season off from Star Trek to go film The Green Berets
with John Wayne..."