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Old March 4 2013, 12:56 AM   #16
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although I can't imagine that anybody has any complaints about Windom today.
Best fight scene in all of TOS.

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Old March 4 2013, 01:01 AM   #17
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This is sheer wishful thinking, but can you imagine Diana Rigg on TOS?
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Old March 4 2013, 01:17 AM   #18
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This is sheer wishful thinking, but can you imagine Diana Rigg on TOS?
Yes! She would have been a great "Number 1"! Ooh, or think of her as T'Pring in "Amok Time" or the Romulan commander in "The Enterprise Incident"!
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Old March 4 2013, 03:58 AM   #19
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This is sheer wishful thinking, but can you imagine Diana Rigg on TOS?
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Or maybe Karloff and Peter Lorre?
Lorre died in early 1964, about the same time Roddenberry was making his initial pitch to the networks, so that never could have happened. It could have been awesome, though.
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I know Eddie Murphy was supposed to appear in ST IV (he would have played a college professor who sees the Klingon vessel decloak during the Super Bowl, and is the only one who believes it's real as opposed to a halftime special effect). I wonder how he would have played the role. Straight-up comedy, like he always does? Or would he dare to play it straight?
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Old March 4 2013, 04:04 AM   #22
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Or maybe Karloff and Peter Lorre?
Lorre died in early 1964, about the same time Roddenberry was making his initial pitch to the networks, so that never could have happened. It could have been awesome, though.
Ah, I stand corrected. I knew he was still making Corman movies into the sixties, so I thought it was doable, but I didn't look at the exact dates.
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Old March 4 2013, 04:08 AM   #23
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Fess Parker. I know he was Daniel Boone at the time, but he would have played an awesome character, Good or Bad. Would have made a hell of an awesome Captain Ron Tracey.
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Or maybe Karloff and Peter Lorre?
In his book "The Trouble With Tribbles", David Gerrold offered an alternate characterization for Cyrano Jones. He said the character could have been written as a gentle, dotty old eccentric who was innocently unaware of the havoc his furry little creatures were capable of causing. It would have been a perfect role for Boris Karloff.
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Old March 4 2013, 04:18 AM   #25
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Roddy McDowall definitely fits Trelane like a glove. But could be pay Rojan or Koloth??

Going back to the original post candidates, Keith David and Michael Ironside were mentioned. I'm not sure whether the TREK casting agents could afford them, but both excel at movie roles.
But sometimes sci-fi TV may not serve certain character actors,
depending on the show. Remember Mark Rolston from ALIENS? He's another Ironside-type, but when he appeared on TNG he seemed incredibly drained of personality. Or was it because he was playing one of Picard's low-ranking crew?
Both Keith David and Michael Ironside have done a lot of TV as well, so I think it's doable.

I agree that "Eye of the Beholder" didn't give Rolston much to do. Fortunately, he'd have a better gig in the "Enterprise" episode "Canamar" a few years later.

And just a reminder, it's a subtle thing but this is about actors you'd expect to see in Trek, not ones you want to see.
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Leslie Nielsen.
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Old March 4 2013, 04:22 AM   #27
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Leslie Nielsen.

That would be cool. Get Nielsen and Anne Francis into the same ep and you've got a Forbidden Planet reunion!

Or maybe Michael Rennie from The Day the Earth Stood Still.
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I wonder how close Edward James Olmos was to playing Kruge in ST III. Can't remember if it was Nimoy or Harve Bennett who picked him, but somebody did.
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Old March 4 2013, 04:55 AM   #29
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Moving on to the later series, a couple of thoughts:

1) John Saxon. Given that he starred in two pilots for Roddenberry, I'm surprised he never showed up on TNG. As a rival starship captain maybe. Or, even better, as a twentieth-century man thawed out in the future . . . .

2) Jenny Agutter from Logan's Run. Just because.
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Leslie Nielsen.

That would be cool. Get Nielsen and Anne Francis into the same ep and you've got a Forbidden Planet reunion!

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