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Old October 16 2012, 08:22 PM   #31
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^What would you call it? "Space Sprout?"
Hmm, "Space Re-read"

I bet it never occurred to him.
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Old October 17 2012, 06:24 PM   #32
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Honestly, they should have found a way to get Lee Marvin on TOS.

A fourth season opener where the Enterprise comes across an old lifeboat, on board in a state of suspended animation, one of the most celebrated Generals of WW3....a heroic is somewhat misunderstood leader that went missing during a climactic battle. From there they could add the unwritten slant....the man had looked into the abyss far too long....and had himself become an all consuming monster bent on victory at any cost....even centuries after the fact.

Something like that.
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Old October 18 2012, 01:59 AM   #33
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Honestly, they should have found a way to get Lee Marvin on TOS.

A fourth season opener where the Enterprise comes across an old lifeboat, on board in a state of suspended animation, one of the most celebrated Generals of WW3....a heroic is somewhat misunderstood leader that went missing during a climactic battle. From there they could add the unwritten slant....the man had looked into the abyss far too long....and had himself become an all consuming monster bent on victory at any cost....even centuries after the fact.

Something like that.
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Paint Your Starship?
Have I missed something? None of what has been posted registers with me. I'm assuming there's a joke in there somewhere that goes well above my head?
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Old October 18 2012, 02:04 AM   #34
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^World war survivor discovered in suspended animation? That doesn't remind you of anything?

And Lee Marvin starred in Paint Your Wagon.
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Old October 18 2012, 03:35 PM   #35
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^World war survivor discovered in suspended animation? That doesn't remind you of anything?

And Lee Marvin starred in Paint Your Wagon.
Ok.....now its all kicking-in. I must point out however that I am sitting here sipping coffee whereas when I responded yesterday I was not caffeine enhanced.

LOL!

"Space Sprout"....very good.

Yes...a similar theme to Space Seed....but I just threw it out there so as to provided an example of how I think it would look good on Lee Marvin, a command tunic and a slant for closure. Chasing ghosts can be very entertaining...especially opposite the big 3.
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Old October 19 2012, 12:21 AM   #36
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^World war survivor discovered in suspended animation? That doesn't remind you of anything?
Buck Rogers in the twenty-fifth century?

Possibly some of the early cinema of Dylan Hunt?


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Old October 19 2012, 02:06 PM   #37
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^World war survivor discovered in suspended animation? That doesn't remind you of anything?

And Lee Marvin starred in Paint Your Wagon.
I really should have cracked a 'I was born under a wandering starship/ Star Trek/ Starfleet' joke, shouldn't I?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gJNqaWlsnXE
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Old October 19 2012, 06:17 PM   #38
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To the original point, Lee Marvin would have been a great formidable adversary.

Instead of in stasis, he could have more like the guy from the TNG--The Wounded--a captain that had gone rogue and was attacking the Klingons or Romulans on his own.

No doubt that is similar to other TOS episodes as well, but the actor Lee Marvin, would have been great against Kirk/Spock as an adversary.
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Old October 19 2012, 08:42 PM   #39
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Lee Marvin in anything was a good thing but it's unlikely that a movie star of his magnitude would have appeared in a t v show like Star Trek. His last tv appearance was in 1965, on Theatre of Stars (he'd one quite a bit of tv before then). But the same year, he won an Oscar for Cat Ballou, moving into major movie star status and it's highly unlikely that he'd have gone back to tv (remember what Christopher said earlier about tv being looked down on by movie stars).

His movie Hell in the Pacific is the sort of story one can imagine forming the basis for a Trek story (the sci-fi movie Enemy Mine is heavily influenced by it).

It's easy to imagine Marvin turning up in a Star Trek movie in the 1980s. An alternative Captain Krug, perhaps?
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Old October 20 2012, 11:07 PM   #40
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Or a alternate Captain Esteban, would have changed the whole demeanor of the character. Converted him from a incompetent fool, into a seasoned officer who was powerless in the face of a materially superior enemy.

Maybe it was the direction the actor received, but I never like the way Esteban was played. it was hard to see him as a professional Starfleet officer, even one assigned to a small science ship.

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