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Old March 26 2014, 06:27 PM   #31
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Re: Lieutenant Leslie: Star Trek's very own Mementic Badass

Mr. Leslie is the only man who told Kirk to his face that he was committing mutiny and that he'd better get used to it.
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Old March 30 2014, 11:51 PM   #32
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So, either the world's greatest redshirt survived (I recall Eddie Paskey once spoke of a cut scene where Bones cures the redshirts in Obsession), or...there were Leslie twins on board
Yes, they were apparently twins and "Assignment Earth" proves that.

During Kirk's shipwide announcement we first see Lt. Leslie in a corridor and in a command division uniform.

Seconds later, we see him in the engine room wearing a red overall.

Because this episode features no stardate, events could have happened prior to "Obsession", alternately and production order-wise we might be looking at - triplets!

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Old March 31 2014, 12:23 AM   #33
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Re: Lieutenant Leslie: Star Trek's very own Mementic Badass

This thread is awesome.

That is another great thing about Trek fans. Even background extras get their day in the sun.

And kudos to Mr. Leslie.

I wonder if TNG, DS9, or VOY have comparable crewmembers.
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Old March 31 2014, 12:35 AM   #34
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I wonder if TNG, DS9, or VOY have comparable crewmembers.
My son is always pointing out a brown haired woman who shows up in many TNG episodes. Trying to find a screen cap of her.

But nobody will ever match the omnipresent Mr. Rand Connors Leslie.
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Old March 31 2014, 02:03 AM   #35
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I wonder if TNG, DS9, or VOY have comparable crewmembers.
Yep. Meet Lt. Jae.

I remember a guy with dark hair at the conn in the early seasons whom Picard once called "Mr. Barry."
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Old March 31 2014, 03:16 AM   #36
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Re: Lieutenant Leslie: Star Trek's very own Mementic Badass

TNG had a whole rostrum of immediately identifiable, regular-as-clockwork 'background artistes' who spanned the entire gamult from Season 1 right through. The character of Diana Giddings being a notable example (her appearances, especially in season one wearing the skant, have got an almost Leslie-like ubiquity to them. )

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Diana_Giddings
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Old March 31 2014, 04:53 AM   #37
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TNG had a whole rostrum of immediately identifiable, regular-as-clockwork 'background artistes' who spanned the entire gamult from Season 1 right through. The character of Diana Giddings being a notable example (her appearances, especially in season one wearing the skant, have got an almost Leslie-like ubiquity to them. )

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Diana_Giddings
The skant harkens back to the TOS-era female miniskirt uniform, at least when worn by a female crewmember.
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Old March 31 2014, 05:54 AM   #38
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This thread is awesome.

That is another great thing about Trek fans. Even background extras get their day in the sun.

And kudos to Mr. Leslie.

I wonder if TNG, DS9, or VOY have comparable crewmembers.
O'Brien started out as a nameless background player who switched uniforms and specialties as needed.
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Old March 31 2014, 05:29 PM   #39
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O'Brien started out as a nameless background player who switched uniforms and specialties as needed.
Meany once joked that his original name in the "Farpoint" script was ND -- "non-descript."

The guy who played Carey on VOY played a tactical ensign in TNG's "Justice," so it's posible Carey served aboard the Enterprise-D.

Here's Lieutenant Darien Wallace. Somehow I never noticed this guy at all. Guess I was too busy looking at Lieutenant Jae.

Couldn't find "Mr. Barry" anywhere. I think I was thinking of this guy, Mr. Bennett.
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Old April 2 2014, 12:46 AM   #40
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Re: Lieutenant Leslie: Star Trek's very own Mementic Badass

I'm not saying this to stir the pot, or anything like that, but I always thought Lieutenant Leslie looked like an asshole. He shows up and I expect him to be starting shit, everywhere he went. But he even drove the bus, one time, that I can recall - taking over for Sulu, I think, when Sulu was left in command. At least they threw the guy a line, or two, as he certainly was around, alot, to help fill out the background and finding stuff to do, in a moment ...
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Old April 2 2014, 04:14 AM   #41
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Re: Lieutenant Leslie: Star Trek's very own Mementic Badass

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TNG had a whole rostrum of immediately identifiable, regular-as-clockwork 'background artistes' who spanned the entire gamult from Season 1 right through. The character of Diana Giddings being a notable example (her appearances, especially in season one wearing the skant, have got an almost Leslie-like ubiquity to them. )

http://en.memory-alpha.org/wiki/Diana_Giddings
The skant harkens back to the TOS-era female miniskirt uniform, at least when worn by a female crewmember.
I like it, for that reason. Well, I like it on the female crewmembers, anyway...

I remember thinking when I first watched TNG S1 that Giddings was smoking hot, especially in 'The Naked Now'... I think it was the script for 'The Outrageous Okona' which called for him to shack up with "a well endowed female crewmember", and it turned out to be Diana Giddings...

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I'm not saying this to stir the pot, or anything like that, but I always thought Lieutenant Leslie looked like an asshole. He shows up and I expect him to be starting shit, everywhere he went. But he even drove the bus, one time, that I can recall - taking over for Sulu, I think, when Sulu was left in command. At least they threw the guy a line, or two, as he certainly was around, alot, to help fill out the background and finding stuff to do, in a moment ...
He always does seem to have the same, dour look on his face everytime we see him... that time in "This Side Of Paradise" where Leslie tells Kirk to STFU right to his face (and Shatner looks absolutely stunned) is in character with how he usually looks... but then you get odd episodes where he's got more of a personality, like his laughing along with Uhura's song in "Charlie X", or throwing a 'Hey There!' point and wink to Scotty, Chekov and Freeman in the bar in "The Trouble With Tribbles".
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Old April 2 2014, 11:48 AM   #42
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The strangest scene revolving around Leslie, IMO, is the one from "And the Children ..." where Kirk talks directly to him but the kids garble up Kirk's orders.

Well, shouldn't he have at least said something like "Sir, I don't understand a word you're saying"?

(and Kirk probably thought "allright, this Leslie brother is going to accompany me on the next away mission, so finally we have one left and at least know which of the two or three left we are dealing with." )

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