Re: "The Alternative Factor" - Why is it so universally hated?
. . .Think how different the episode would feel if Lazarus had been played by...oh I don't know, John Feidler, or Jeff Corey or someone. (actually, I can picture Jeff Corey pulling it off)
If Lazarus had been some sort of colorful alien, something like an Ambassador Petri-type character, we'd have a Lost In Space episode on our hands! . . .
Which gets me to thinking about someone else who should have done a Star Trek but never did. . .Albert Salmi. Veteran of The Twilight Zone, countless bad guys in westerns, and even a space pirate on Lost in Space
He'd even been in The Brothers Karamazov
along with Shatner.
Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard: For duty and humanity! --Men in Black (1934)