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Old July 28 2013, 02:19 AM   #1
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Lt. Riley/Bruce Hyde

My kids have just finishing watch "Naked Time," and they are dancing around the house and singing "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen." Their question for the forum - why wasn't Lt. Riley in many more episodes?
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Old July 28 2013, 02:52 AM   #2
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My kids have just finishing watch "Naked Time," and they are dancing around the house and singing "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen." Their question for the forum - why wasn't Lt. Riley in many more episodes?
From what I remember reading, both of Hyde's appearances on Star Trek came about as a result of his being invited to try out while he was on the Desilu lot auditioning for other shows. He ended up joining a stage production of Hair! shortly after filming of "The Naked Time," and not long after that left acting altogether for something like fifteen years.
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Old July 28 2013, 12:55 PM   #3
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Re: Lt. Riley/Bruce Hyde

When my fiancé was a grad student at St. Cloud State University, her office was right next door to Bruce Hyde's.

http://www.stcloudstate.edu/theatref.../brucehyde.asp
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Old July 28 2013, 08:19 PM   #4
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Star Trek History (a great website) has an interview with Hyde about his two episodes and his life at the time: http://www.startrekhistory.com/interviews.html
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