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Star Trek - Original Series The one that started it all...

View Poll Results: Choose your top 5 TOS guest actors.
Susan Oliver as Vina 13 30.95%
Robert Walker as Charlie 11 26.19%
Marc lenard as Romulan Com. 28 66.67%
Arnold Moss as Karidian 6 14.29%
James Gregory as Dr Adams 2 4.76%
William Campbell as Trelayne 16 38.10%
Ricardo Montalban as Khan 24 57.14%
Joan Collins as Edith 7 16.67%
Michael Forest as Apollo 4 9.52%
Celia Lovsky as T'Pau 10 23.81%
William Windom as Decker 24 57.14%
William Marshall as Daystrom 17 40.48%
Morgan Woodward as Cap Tracy 4 9.52%
France Nuyen as Elaan 6 14.29%
Lee Bergere as Lincoln 2 4.76%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old October 19 2012, 06:35 PM   #1
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Best guest performances on TOS......

Pick your 5 FIVE favorite performances by guest actors.

Sorry to the person who voted second-- I wasn't clear enough on the fact you can vote for Five!


I know-------

"How could you leave off________________" AND

"___________ has no business on that list."

Maybe there will another list and later a combined best of poll--I don't know.

Apologies if this has been done recently. Never did a poll before.

Also was unsure about a poll with more than 1 choice. maybe i'll learn something about polls at least.

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Old October 19 2012, 08:31 PM   #2
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

Missed Logan Ramsey as the pro counsel from Bread and Circuses and Morgan Woodward as Simon Van Gelder from Dagger of the Mind.

I chose Oliver, Woodward and Windom plus the two I mentioned above.
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Old October 19 2012, 08:45 PM   #3
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

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Missed Logan Ramsey as the pro counsel from Bread and Circuses and Morgan Woodward as Simon Van Gelder from Dagger of the Mind.

I chose Oliver, Woodward and Windom plus the two I mentioned above.

Cool--I'll add Van Gelder and the Pro Counsel in Phase II poll.

I'd love to hear any reasonable ideas for next poll. Don't say Lt. Farrell!

I know the poll is short on 2nd and 3rd season guests but on my computer 15 names were the maximun visible at the same time, so I stopped there so people woundn't have to scroll up and down to see all the names. And of course i was generally going in production order and that's why so many 1st season guests.

Also if future voters want they can vote for the top 5 from this list and suggest names for next poll. I was going crazy about how we had 24 votes and 6 voters! lol
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Old October 19 2012, 09:14 PM   #4
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

Okay--now you're just messing with me!

Five choices!

Although what good is saying that now after the people are likey to vote before they read this!

Oh Well.

Note to self: next time write out FIVE (5) in poll title.

Seriously though people how could you even make it down to one performance--i had trouble narrowing it down to 5 !
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Old October 19 2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

I choose three from the poll and the two I mentioned.
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Old October 19 2012, 09:52 PM   #6
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

What about Elisha Cook, Jr. as Samuel T. Cogley in "Court Martial?"
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Old October 19 2012, 09:54 PM   #7
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

This is a subject where it's tough to limit the choices to a few. TOS thrived so much on the guest stars from week to week.

Mariette Hartley from All Our Yesterdays and Robert Lansing/Teri Garr from Assignment: Earth are also missing. For the latter, your liable to receive a beat-down from resident Trek author Greg Cox.
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Old October 19 2012, 09:55 PM   #8
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What about Elisha Cook, Jr. as Samuel T. Cogley in "Court Martial?"
Roger Carmel who played Harry Mudd in two episodes is also missing.

As is Marc Lenard as Sarek from Journey to Babel. That is probably the biggest omission.
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Old October 19 2012, 10:02 PM   #9
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

I originally had Cook Jr, Lenard from Journey, Hartley and a couple others i forgot! I knew 15 or even 20 may not have been enough, so i just figured I'd allow for a second poll with maybe 10-15 more names.

Could there have been 30 great guest performances on TOS?


Oh yeah, I originally had Barbara Anderson as Lenore--she was 19, I believe when she did TOS--not a bad peformance for a kid!

Also I kind of dislike the comedy performances of TOS Carmel, Stanley Adams, Brill, etc., but I guess I'll put those in fopr the next one.

And WOW, nobody brought up Jeffrey Hunter who i left off because he was playing the series lead and wasn't really a guest--at least when he gave the performance.
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Old October 19 2012, 10:07 PM   #10
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

As far as Carmel goes, I definitely like his performance in Mudd's Women much better than the one in I, Mudd.
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Old October 19 2012, 10:13 PM   #11
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

For sure, I'd only put him down for his first turn as ?Walsh/Mudd.

I just won't include any performance from an ep like I, Mudd.

Melvin Belli ain't getting a shot either.

I was thinking maybe Sandra Smith as Lester/Kirk in Turnabout---bad ep but nice performance.
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Old October 19 2012, 10:19 PM   #12
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

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I was thinking maybe Sandra Smith as Lester/Kirk in Turnabout---bad ep but nice performance.
Smith knocked it out of the park as Lester/Kirk. But then I liked how Shatner portrayed Lester. So what do I know?
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Old October 19 2012, 10:30 PM   #13
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

BillJ wrote: View Post
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I was thinking maybe Sandra Smith as Lester/Kirk in Turnabout---bad ep but nice performance.
Smith knocked it out of the park as Lester/Kirk...
I third this, regarding Smith's performance!
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Old October 19 2012, 10:54 PM   #14
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

It's no contest for me, really.

All the choices listed (and more) are great guest performances, excellent stuff.

But the best of all?? For me, it's gotta be Windom's Decker.
The only one that could challenge for the top spot would be Daystrom.

After those two, all the rest fall behind (even though they remain great)
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Old October 19 2012, 10:55 PM   #15
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Re: Best guest performances on TOS......

Wait, hold on...

I don't see Colicos as Kor on the list. Come on, he's gotta be in the running, easily!
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