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Old November 15 2012, 04:45 PM   #31
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Re: Terrible TOS performances....

It's very interesting to read these opinions, especially from younger fans who are approaching the show for the first time.

I've been watching Trek for 40 years, and to me, all the performances seem right for the show and the time it was produced. I'm sure there were things that bugged me when I first saw them as a teen, but I can't remember them now.
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Old November 15 2012, 04:51 PM   #32
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I have greater problems with other obligatory babes of the week, such as (I forget her name) the vacuous cloud city woman.
Yeah, Droxine was pretty bad.
Indeed. Then again, like Pettyjohn, you feel she wasn't hired principally for her acting talents. So I give her a pass. She does wear Ware Theiss well though. Slight off-track, but actress I thought did the Barbie-can-actually-act well was the one in that S3 speed-up time episode. That's still one of my personal underrated episodes.

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Old November 15 2012, 04:58 PM   #33
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Re: Terrible TOS performances....

In no particular order of bad acting:

Antoinette Bower as Sylvia from Catspaw

Mary-Linda Rapelye as Irina from The Way to Eden

Stephen Brooks as Ensign Garrovick from Obsession

Phyllis Douglas as Yeoman Mears from The Galileo Seven
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Old November 15 2012, 07:02 PM   #34
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Re: Terrible TOS performances....

I have to say Shana (Pettyjohn) came off as 'stupid' not brainwashed, uninformed, uneducated, unenlightened as she was meant to be.

The actors who had to play unnatural accents (Irina) seemed to fair poorly as it seemed they were concentrating on their accent more than their performance.

Something about 'Sylvia' did strike me as bad--maybe acting, maybe lines as written.
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Old November 15 2012, 07:05 PM   #35
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The 'Roger Corby' actor really did blow one line.....

It was supposed to be....

"I AM Roger Corby!" not

"I am ROGER CORBY!"
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Old November 15 2012, 09:39 PM   #36
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Robert Brown (no relation) as Lazarus would get my vote.

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Old November 15 2012, 10:09 PM   #37
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Phyllis Douglas as Yeoman Mears from The Galileo Seven
Curious choice. I thought she gave the right amount of frustration with Spock and the overall situation. Sure, she was no Janice Rand, but as a one-time guest actress, she was fine, imo.
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Old November 15 2012, 10:33 PM   #38
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I'm not sure why Robert Brown is getting singled out here. His performance is fine, given the material (i.e. Don Ingalls' awful teleplay) and the especially rushed schedule (due to Barrymore, Jr.'s vanishing act).
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Old November 15 2012, 10:38 PM   #39
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Richard Webb as 'Ben Finney' in Court Martial, particularly when Finney learns his daughter, Jame, is aboard. Just horrid. The rest of the time he sounds straight-up bonkers.
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Old November 15 2012, 11:26 PM   #40
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Re: Terrible TOS performances....

No one else has posted this yet, but it's my inevitable choice:

Sabrina Scharf as Miramanee

Not entirely her fault, perhaps, given lines such as "I have nothing to fear; you are here," "...the strange lodge which moves through the sky," etc. Despite her sporting what I believe to be the largest chest measurement of any (female) guest star, she simply was not equipped to breathe life into lines like that. (Who would have been, I wonder?)
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Old November 16 2012, 05:49 AM   #41
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No one else has posted this yet, but it's my inevitable choice:

Sabrina Scharf as Miramanee

Not entirely her fault, perhaps, given lines such as "I have nothing to fear; you are here," "...the strange lodge which moves through the sky," etc. Despite her sporting what I believe to be the largest chest measurement of any (female) guest star, she simply was not equipped to breathe life into lines like that. (Who would have been, I wonder?)
Yup, she was bad. Forgot about her. My kids like almost every episode uncritically. Not that one, though.
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Old November 16 2012, 08:38 AM   #42
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Richard Webb as 'Ben Finney' in Court Martial, particularly when Finney learns his daughter, Jame, is aboard. Just horrid. The rest of the time he sounds straight-up bonkers.
Finney wasn't bad. Jame on the other hand. Ugh....
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Old November 16 2012, 02:02 PM   #43
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Phyllis Douglas as Yeoman Mears from The Galileo Seven
Curious choice. I thought she gave the right amount of frustration with Spock and the overall situation. Sure, she was no Janice Rand, but as a one-time guest actress, she was fine, imo.
I was thinking about her less than stellar delivery of lines like when she dropped to her knees and and announced "We're moving" as the shuttle lifts off, and "It's getting hot" as the shuttle began to burn up. Her delivery always seemed very wooden to me...
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Old November 16 2012, 03:32 PM   #44
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McCreedy as the barber is awesome. We reach on that ep, though. It has some great, small roles, the barber, the sheriff, Wyatt (or is it Morgan?). Love it. I truly cannot fathom the hatred some have for it.
I completely agree. It is to me one of the top ten or perhaps at worst, top 15 of TOS
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Old November 16 2012, 07:11 PM   #45
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We may be being too harsh on Yeoman Mears, despite her uncanny perceptive powers matching every current situation. Other classic TREK yeoman had questionable dialogue. Don't forget in BY ANY OTHER NAME, after Rojan spent about ten minutes explaining to everyone what the Kelvans wanted and what kind of people they were, Yeoman Thompson asks Kirk, ''What do they want from us? What kind of people are they?''

Kirk should've replied ''Excuse me? What's your IQ?''
And McCoy, Boma or even Spock should've told Mears ''No s--t, Sherlock!'' once or twice.
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