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Old September 22 2013, 12:30 PM   #31
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Re: What guest stars would you have liked to see on TOS?

But...but...He shoots first...remember?
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Old September 22 2013, 02:45 PM   #32
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Considering he was originally offered the part of Spock I'd like to have seen Martin Landau as another Vulcan. Other cast members of M:I I'd have liked to see in TOS were Greg Morris and Barbara Bain. I think Carroll O'Connor would have been interesting guesting on TOS with the right role.
Carroll O'Connor could have been Harry Mudd's probation officer.
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Old September 22 2013, 04:31 PM   #33
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Bruce Dern. Definitely Bruce Dern.
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Old September 23 2013, 01:56 PM   #34
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Considering he was originally offered the part of Spock I'd like to have seen Martin Landau as another Vulcan. Other cast members of M:I I'd have liked to see in TOS were Greg Morris and Barbara Bain. I think Carroll O'Connor would have been interesting guesting on TOS with the right role.
Carroll O'Connor could have been Harry Mudd's probation officer.
Oddly enough, I just saw them together in an old Naked City episode:

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Old September 23 2013, 04:58 PM   #35
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Re: What guest stars would you have liked to see on TOS?

Wow. I never thought I'd say this, but Carmel actually looks weirder without the mustache.
I'm sure it's just because I'm used to it, but still.

Someone who may not have been mentioned already is Robert Young. I mean, we already had Mrs. Anderson, why not Jim? He'd make a fine captain or commodore.
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Old September 23 2013, 06:16 PM   #36
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^Or maybe a kindly old starbase doctor.
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Old September 23 2013, 08:30 PM   #37
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Heh.
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Old September 23 2013, 11:34 PM   #38
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With just the right touch Henry Silva would have made a great Romulan villain.
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Old September 24 2013, 02:25 AM   #39
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Re: What guest stars would you have liked to see on TOS?

Kurt Russell in Miri or And The Children Shall Lead.
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Old September 24 2013, 02:35 AM   #40
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Kurt Russell in Miri or And The Children Shall Lead.
Ich, no, I saw him in a first-season Man from UNCLE and found him intolerably cloying. Though that's at least as much the fault of the writing as the performer.
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Old September 24 2013, 02:37 AM   #41
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Kurt Russell in Miri or And The Children Shall Lead.
Ich, no, I saw him in a first-season Man from UNCLE and found him intolerably cloying. Though that's at least as much the fault of the writing as the performer.
Which would be an improvement over the kids in ATCSL.
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Old September 24 2013, 02:39 AM   #42
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Kurt Russell in Miri or And The Children Shall Lead.
What has Kurt Russell ever done to you?
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Old September 24 2013, 03:39 AM   #43
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Kurt Russell in Miri or And The Children Shall Lead.
What has Kurt Russell ever done to you?
I like "Miri". "And the Children Can Lead", not so much. Kurt could have improved both.
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Old September 24 2013, 04:34 AM   #44
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Re: What guest stars would you have liked to see on TOS?

One from the actual writer: a few years down the line, it occurred to David Gerrold that he could have written Cyrano Jones as a 'barmy old cat lady'; an elderly character who loves tribbles, thinks everyone should have a tribble, and doesn't see that you can have too much of a good thing. And if he had written the character like that, the perfect casting would have been Boris Karloff.

In the same vein, the silent film legend Harold Lloyd was a massive Trek fan in his last years. He'd retired 20 years earlier, but if the production team had heard about that and sounded him out for a cameo, I bet he'd have done it in a shot (elderly but revered admiral maybe? Like the Admiral Quinn character in TNG season one).

Some names from Inside Star Trek's reprints of the Spock Replacement Casting Memoes: Edward Mulhare, Michael Rennie, Dvid Carradine, Curt Lowens... presumably the producers thought they might just be available within Trek's budget with a bit of luck.

Various actors who hadn't quite made it big, or were just coming off TV series and might have been available, or had appeared in Twilight Zone or Outer Limits a little earlier: Jack Nicholson, Charles Bronson (Klingon? A more brutal one), Jean Marsh (alternate choice for Edith Keeler maybe?), David McCallum, Darren McGavin (maybe already a bit too big, but his wife did Trek...)...


Oh, and if Phase II had gone ahead as a TV series, it would have been during Ian McShane's first stint in Hollywood, when he guested on Fantastic Journey and the like. He'd have been a shoo-in for the Byronic lead guest spot in Lord Bobby's Obsession.
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Old September 24 2013, 05:28 AM   #45
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Bill Bixby! My favorite Vulcan? "Dr. McCoy, don't make me illogical...you wouldn't like me when I'm illogical."
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