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Old March 15 2013, 01:02 AM   #1
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Malachi Throne has died

Malachi Throne has died, per his wikipedia entry today.
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Old March 15 2013, 01:15 AM   #2
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RIP Mr. Throne. A fine character actor with an awful lot of credits to his name. A success by any means.
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Old March 15 2013, 02:01 AM   #3
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Supposedly he was offered fhe role of McCoy but turned down
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Old March 15 2013, 03:29 AM   #4
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^^^Never heard that.

Regardless, RIP. A fine fine actor.

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Old March 15 2013, 03:41 AM   #5
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To me he'll always be Noah Bain from It Takes A Thief.

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Old March 15 2013, 04:21 AM   #6
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What a great name too... RIP
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Old March 15 2013, 05:40 AM   #7
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SiddFinch1 wrote: View Post
Supposedly he was offered fhe role of McCoy but turned down
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He was offered the doctor's role in "The Cage." He said no because he believed that the first or second leads in a TV show had a future, but if you play the third lead or lower, all your future job offers will be down at that level.

To support this theory, Throne cited Paul Fix (Dr Piper in WNM), who wrote a book called "Third Man Through the Door" about spending his whole career in third-lead parts. But Fix was never going to be a star regardless. And look at Lee Majors. He started in supporting parts and climbed the ladder to play first lead in THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and THE FALL GUY. So I think Throne's theory was completely bogus. You've either got star quality or you don't.

Anyway, Throne loved the script for "The Cage." He wanted to play Spock but Nimoy already had it (thank God). So he offered to voice the Keeper. It's in his STARLOG interview (Issue 190, May 1993).

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Old March 15 2013, 07:12 AM   #8
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Man, that sucks to have lost him...
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Old March 15 2013, 07:43 AM   #9
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Equally interesting is the story of playing "False Face" on "Batman" and the circumstances behind his "?" question mark.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R0ruBIhqjyY
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Old March 15 2013, 08:00 AM   #10
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[Paul] Fix was never going to be a star regardless.
umm.... wha? Paul Fix may have been the biggest star to ever grace Star Trek.
Leading man, no, But star? Big time.

Anyway, back on topic... this just sucks. What a distinctive presence ha always had.
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Old March 15 2013, 12:30 PM   #11
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umm.... wha? Paul Fix may have been the biggest star to ever grace Star Trek.
Leading man, no, But star? Big time.
Absolutely. Paul Fix was a major, major motion picture character actor long before TV was even around. He started at the end of the silent movie era and moved seamlessly through talking motion pictures and then TV.

It is character actors like him and Malachi Throne that added so much life and texture to any movie or TV project.
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Old March 15 2013, 01:03 PM   #12
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[Paul] Fix was never going to be a star regardless.
umm.... wha? Paul Fix may have been the biggest star to ever grace Star Trek.
Leading man, no, But star? Big time.

Anyway, back on topic... this just sucks. What a distinctive presence he always had.
You mean he was a supporting actor who got a lot of work (especially in westerns). But I'm not aware that he ever got the lead role in a TV series or movie. I was using star to mean leading man, which is what Malachi Throne was talking about.
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Old March 15 2013, 01:10 PM   #13
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Wasn't he in the early running to play Picard?

Anyway, RIP Mr. Throne.
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Old March 15 2013, 01:45 PM   #14
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Sad now.
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Old March 15 2013, 08:20 PM   #15
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Any coincidence that both he and Gene Coon ended up working on the early years (1 1/2 seasons, I think) of It Takes a Thief?
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