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Old August 17 2013, 06:19 AM   #178
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Re: Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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^I am guessing this was possible because there were no reruns then?
Nope - there were reruns then. A show's year typically went something like:
Fall season (13 new eps)
Reruns
Spring season (13 new eps)
Reruns
Summer (more reruns)
Shows no longer in production might be shown as reruns in a regular afternoon or weekend slot - I remember watching The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, One Step Beyond, The Rifleman, Branded, The Real McCoys and other shows in those timeslots. Summer would be mostly reruns until the early 1970s when the idea began to catch on of introducing a new show as a summer replacement series.
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