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Old January 21 2010, 11:58 PM   #1
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OBVIOUS stunt doubles

Taking a queue from my avatar, what are some of the obvious appearances of stunt doubles in trek.

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Old January 22 2010, 07:00 AM   #2
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Nice pic. I'll have to go back and rewatch that again to spot them.

The one that always sticks out for me is when Kirk and Khan fight in Engineering in Space Seed.

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Old January 22 2010, 01:47 PM   #3
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Also the fight between Commodore Decker and Crewman Useless in The Doomsday Machine. When it goes to the wide shot, it's clearly not Windom. One of the little things we pay for with the remastered versions is that we can see this much more clearly.
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Old January 22 2010, 02:01 PM   #4
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Re: OBVIOUS stunt doubles

how about spock and mccoy in Mirror Mirror

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Old January 22 2010, 02:07 PM   #5
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Re: OBVIOUS stunt doubles

In the first post with Picard...did they really need a double just to throw a punch???
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Old January 22 2010, 02:16 PM   #6
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Re: OBVIOUS stunt doubles

Nardpuncher wrote: View Post
In the first post with Picard...did they really need a double just to throw a punch???
He could have injured his hand, I suppose.
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Old January 22 2010, 02:52 PM   #7
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Re: OBVIOUS stunt doubles

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In the first post with Picard...did they really need a double just to throw a punch???
He could have injured his hand, I suppose.
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I'm sure it's an insurance liability issue in filming.
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Old January 22 2010, 04:40 PM   #8
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You know, when I was quite young I never really noticed the doubles (I'm talkin' TOS). I actually started seeing them as the TVs got progressively larger and clearer.
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Old January 22 2010, 09:07 PM   #9
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In the first post with Picard...did they really need a double just to throw a punch???
He could have injured his hand, I suppose.
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Old January 22 2010, 09:19 PM   #10
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More like an injured lead actor costs time and money.
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Old January 22 2010, 09:49 PM   #11
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Re: OBVIOUS stunt doubles

Piper wrote: View Post
The one that always sticks out for me is when Kirk and Khan fight in Engineering in Space Seed.
This is the first one that comes to my mind as well. They don't even remotely look like Kirk and Khan.
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Old January 22 2010, 10:22 PM   #12
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Re: OBVIOUS stunt doubles

This may not qualify as a "stunt" double, but whoever played the other Kirk when the two were onscreen together in TOS' "The Enemy Within" was not enough of a Shatner likeness to carry the illusion.
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Old January 22 2010, 11:00 PM   #13
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What really gets me is the stunt Tribble walking on the rail... definitely doesn't look like the other tribbles!
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Old January 22 2010, 11:05 PM   #14
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Brent Spiner's stunt double in Descent Part 1 is pretty obvious..

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Old January 22 2010, 11:09 PM   #15
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Re: OBVIOUS stunt doubles

I used to think stunt people was something Star Trek left behind after the original series, but I just watched "The Hunted" and "Hollow Pursuits" the other day and was shocked by how obvious the stunt men were when Danar was beating up everyone around the transporter room and when Barclay was fighting people on the holodeck. I'd think Dwight Schultz would have enough experience from being part of "The A-Team" to make a stunt man for him unnecessary.
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