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Old November 28 2012, 12:30 AM   #31
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T'other day on TCM, I caught a bit of Shatner's big-screen debut in The Brothers Karamazov with Yul Brynner, Joseph Cotten, and Lee J. Cobb. He played a very quiet, pious character, the youngest brother. In the parts I saw, he was mostly standing around in the background while the bigger stars were talking, or facing away from the camera while talking (or mostly listening) to Brynner.
A few weeks ago I saw Shatner in "Judgment at Nuremberg" on TCM.
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Old November 28 2012, 09:24 AM   #32
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T'other day on TCM, I caught a bit of Shatner's big-screen debut in The Brothers Karamazov with Yul Brynner, Joseph Cotten, and Lee J. Cobb. He played a very quiet, pious character, the youngest brother. In the parts I saw, he was mostly standing around in the background while the bigger stars were talking, or facing away from the camera while talking (or mostly listening) to Brynner.
He certainly compensated for that.
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Old November 28 2012, 05:06 PM   #33
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I was just watching The Manitou (don't judge me), a very silly horror movie from the seventies in which Michael Ansara ("Kang") plays a heroic Native American medicine man . . . .
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Old November 28 2012, 06:43 PM   #34
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I do that too. Even give a "Trek Index" to shows and movies. The old "Spiderman" series was pretty good for that. One episode had William Smithers and Andrew Robinson. (Merrick and Garak!)
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Old November 28 2012, 07:05 PM   #35
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The old "Spiderman" series was pretty good for that. One episode had William Smithers and Andrew Robinson. (Merrick and Garak!)
If you mean the '70s The Amazing Spider-Man series with Nicholas Hammond, it featured Michael Pataki (Korax) in a recurring role as a police captain. And Rosalind Chao (Keiko) had a featured role in the final 2-part episode. Other Trek guests in that show include Theodore Bikel, Barbara Luna, Paul Carr, Nicolas Coster, and Hagan Beggs. (Its guests also included some actors with other superhero connections -- JoAnna Cameron, aka Isis; Gavan O'Herlihy from Superman III; and Bob Hastings and Lloyd Bochner, who were Commissioner Gordon and Mayor Hill in Batman: The Animated Series.)
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Old November 28 2012, 10:00 PM   #36
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I recently re-watched Escape from L.A. (the silly sequel to Escape from New York) and for a few seconds I was wondering where I'd seen "that" actress before... then it hit me: Ro Laren!
Not a huge role, but a nice surprise nonetheless.
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Old November 29 2012, 07:23 AM   #37
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John Hurt - VOY's Capt. Ransom
You mean John Savage. John Hurt, unfortunately, has never done Star Trek. He probably had his fill of spaceships after what happened to him aboard the Nostromo...
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Old December 2 2012, 06:12 PM   #38
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I finally got around to watching NATIONAL TREASURE 2 last night--and was amused to see Bruce Greenwood ("Captain Pike") playing the President of the United States!

I was also vaguely troubled by how he resembled Mitt Romney . . .
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Old December 16 2012, 02:44 PM   #39
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The Intruder is also available at Internet Archive for free download, under the title Shame. They filmed parts of it southeast Missouri, circa 1962, with local residents playing some of the parts. On more than one occasion, when some local jurisdictions found out what the film was actually about, Shatner, Roger Corman, and rest of the crew would have to make a fast getaway out of town.

Hey! The actor in your avatar played Ollie in the 1966 classic "The Ghost and Mr. Chicken" along side the late, great Don Knotts! Just sayin'...
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Old December 16 2012, 06:42 PM   #40
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I finally got around to watching NATIONAL TREASURE 2 last night--and was amused to see Bruce Greenwood ("Captain Pike") playing the President of the United States!
Ever seen Thirteen Days?
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Old December 16 2012, 07:24 PM   #41
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Star Trek actors who have played John F. Kennedy:
  • Cliff DeYoung (from DS9: "Vortex"): Robert Kennedy & His Times (1985)
  • Andrew J. Robinson: Twilight Zone revival episode "Profile in Silver" (1986)
  • Robert Pine (VGR/ENT guest and Chris Pine's father): TV movie Hoover vs. the Kennedys: The Second Civil War (1987)
  • Steven Weber (from DS9: "The Siege"): The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990)
  • Stephen Collins: Miniseries A Woman Named Jackie (1991)
  • Bruce Greenwood: Thirteen Days (2000)
  • Steven Culp: Perception episode "Shadow" (2012)

I could also add noted Shatner impersonator Maurice LaMarche, who did a voice in a Trek video game and also voiced JFK on Animaniacs.

It's worth noting that both The West Wing's president and vice president, Martin Sheen and Tim Matheson, have played JFK. Also both cinematic Uncle Bens, Cliff Robertson and Sheen. While William Devane, who played JFK in The Missiles of October, has also played the US President in Stargate SG-1 and The Dark Knight Rises.
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Old December 16 2012, 07:26 PM   #42
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I hope the rumors of a feature film version of "Profile in Silver" turn out to be true. WANT.
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Old December 16 2012, 07:28 PM   #43
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I never really cared for "Profile in Silver" that much, largely since I thought that Robinson (who was, of course, not well-known to me yet) was very poorly cast as JFK.
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Old December 16 2012, 07:45 PM   #44
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I finally got around to watching NATIONAL TREASURE 2 last night--and was amused to see Bruce Greenwood ("Captain Pike") playing the President of the United States!
Ever seen Thirteen Days?
You know, I think I missed that one.
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Old December 16 2012, 08:09 PM   #45
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^ Bruce plays an awesome JFK in that one. And Steven Culp owns the role of RFK.

Go ahead and try to spot all the Trek actors in it (there are lots).

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I never really cared for "Profile in Silver" that much, largely since I thought that Robinson (who was, of course, not well-known to me yet) was very poorly cast as JFK.
Poorly? I thought he was great.
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