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Old April 27 2014, 06:04 PM   #1
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Things You Missed The First Few Times

This is the actor Kirkwood Smith ( a fine actor) I must have seen DS9's Things Past a half dozen times before a friend pointed that out to me just today. I knew he was in Year of Hell and TUC, but I totally didn't know it was him as this character.

Which makes me a double dumbass.



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Old April 28 2014, 01:16 AM   #2
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Re: Things You Missed The First Few Times

In STAR TREK III: The Search for Spock, I only noticed it within the last year, or so, that as the Vulcan cuties are hauling Spock's stretcher across Mount Seleya, their hands are actually on TOP of him and not UNDER him, as Common Sense might dictate. What ability is causing that, I tell you true: I haven't a clue. I never knew Vulcans had this sort of magnetic ability in their palms and/or fingertips. But in fairness to me, it's not really "in-your-face," or anything. They're a little distant from the camera, but it's still very obvious, none-the-less ... and I never picked that up!
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Old April 28 2014, 05:26 AM   #3
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Re: Things You Missed The First Few Times

It could be that his stretcher uses anti-gravs.

Anyway, much like not recognizing Kurtwood Smith, it was a long time before I recognize John Larroquette in Star Trek III. And this was during the time that I was a big Night Court fan.
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Old April 28 2014, 06:09 AM   #4
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Re: Things You Missed The First Few Times

John Tesh playing a (holographic) Klingon in TNG The Icarus Factor.
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Old April 28 2014, 03:22 PM   #5
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Re: Things You Missed The First Few Times

Kirk putting his boots on in 'Wink of an Eye'.

That big rock Kirk holds in 'What Are Little Girls Made Of'

That Captain Tracey and Simon Van Gelder were played by the same actor.
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Old April 28 2014, 05:41 PM   #6
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I saw Shore Leave like a bazillion times when I was young, but it was only last year I noticed the chain on the tiger.
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Old April 28 2014, 08:30 PM   #7
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I don't have any outright examples, but watching episodes from the first two seasons of TNG/DS9/VOY reveal more jokes and clever lines than I realized.
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Old April 28 2014, 08:50 PM   #8
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In ``A Piece Of The Action'', when Bela Oxmyx is playing pool, he just shoots using any old ball, not paying attention to whether it's the cue ball or not.

Most likely, this is because the actor had to shoot something that was nearby and wouldn't screw up the way the scene was blocked and nobody was going to futz about with the balls on the table between takes. But it could be a lovely little bit of characterization: Bela's in charge and if he's going to cheat, he's going to do it and nobody's going to call him on it. Or it could be an even more brilliant bit of world-building: the Iotians have gotten the idea of pool from the Horizon's description and have recreated much of the form, but they've missed an essential part of the game and never suspected it.

Or they just wanted the actors to not screw up the blocking.
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Old April 29 2014, 10:37 PM   #9
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All of the above.
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Old April 30 2014, 02:39 AM   #10
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Re: Things You Missed The First Few Times

It took me 20 years (or more) of watching TOS before I finally noticed the lizard wall decoration next to the door in sickbay.
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Old April 30 2014, 05:44 PM   #11
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I've gotten into the habit of reading the Memory Alpha articles on each episode after I watch it. I've learned some interesting facts on that site (ex: when a Trek guest star has appeared on multiple episodes as different characters).
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Old April 30 2014, 05:50 PM   #12
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Shawnster wrote: View Post
It took me 20 years (or more) of watching TOS before I finally noticed the lizard wall decoration next to the door in sickbay.
What the...?!
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Old May 1 2014, 12:17 AM   #13
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Re: Things You Missed The First Few Times

I've only recently noticed Kirstie Alley "mouthing" William Shatner's lines in STAR TREK II, before she stands up and delivers her own, about "General Order 12". Interestingly enough, she doesn't move her lips to any of DeForest Kelley's lines ...

((...snicker))
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Old May 1 2014, 03:43 AM   #14
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Me watching Battle Lines a few weeks ago: "Hey, it's Mike!"

Me watching Pegasus a week ago: "Hey, it's Locke!"

Me watching Siege of AR-558 a few months ago: "Hey, Lennier!"

It's always fun to watch the episode that features the actor you got to know a lot better in a later series.
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Old May 1 2014, 06:44 AM   #15
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Re: Things You Missed The First Few Times

That ensigns and crewmen were indistinguishable from one another in TOS (both wore the same uniform without any sleeve stripes).

The rank insignias in TWOK. It really wasn't until a second viewing that I figured them out.

The original Enterprise sometimes had different nacelles, bridge domes, and deflector dishes in the same episodes of TOS due to earlier stock footage being used featuring different models of the ship.
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