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Old September 19 2013, 03:41 AM   #16
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Re: What guest stars would you have liked to see on TOS?

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Adam West! The chance to see him and Shatner as dueling hams in their prime....
Did you ever see the unsold pilot they did together for Alexander the Great? Damn, it was like the acting version of loud plaid with neon polka dots.
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Old September 19 2013, 05:21 AM   #17
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Re: What guest stars would you have liked to see on TOS?

Lots of great choices by everyone so far, let me add a few/agree with previous posters:

Martin Landau
Bob Crane
Leslie Nielsen
Barbara Eden
Russell Johnson
Adam West
Richard Anderson
Fritz Weaver
Gene Barry
Ann Margret
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Old September 19 2013, 08:39 AM   #18
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Re: What guest stars would you have liked to see on TOS?

Gene Hackman as another Tracey like Captain gone rogue (leading to a WOK style ship battle and Shat v Hack end fist fight)
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Old September 19 2013, 12:32 PM   #19
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Gene Hackman as another Tracey like Captain gone rogue (leading to a WOK style ship battle and Shat v Hack end fist fight)
Hackman in 1967 would have made a great Koloth...
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Old September 19 2013, 12:55 PM   #20
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I like several of the above suggestions. I'd add Roddy McDowall and Jack Klugman. How about Alan Napier as an Organian?
According to These Are the Voyages, they briefly considered Roddy McDowell to play Trelaine.
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Old September 19 2013, 12:58 PM   #21
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^Adam West was a much subtler actor than people think. He overplayed Batman because he was asked to, because that was the job he was given and he did it very well. I'd love it if he'd gotten more opportunities to do serious acting and show his range -- e.g. a Trek appearance.
On the other hand, I think Frank Gorshen showed us that subtlety can be thrown out the airlock.
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Old September 19 2013, 04:39 PM   #22
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Oh, and how could I forget the suggestion I've made before? Vincent Price would've made an amazing Klingon.
Yup.

Also he would have been interesting perhaps as Dr. Adams in Dagger of the Mind, or as Flint in Requium for Methuseleh. And I think he would have been very effective as Dr. Daystrom in The Ultimate Computer. No offense intended to the actors who did play those parts, just idle daydreaming on my part.
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Old September 19 2013, 06:46 PM   #23
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^Well, I wouldn't want to take away TOS's progressiveness in casting a black man as the most brilliant scientific mind of the age. And William Marshall was a hell of an impressive actor in his own right and really knocked it out of the park. McDowall as Trelane or Price as Adams would be a definite improvement on what we got, but I can't see Price improving on Marshall's Daystrom. Nor does he seem quite right for Flint.
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Old September 19 2013, 06:50 PM   #24
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Re: What guest stars would you have liked to see on TOS?

If they had cast a black man as Flint that would have raised some eyebrows.

Now imagine if they'd cast a darker skinned actor who'd eventually say, "Yes, I was Christ." I think some heads would have exploded.
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Old September 19 2013, 07:08 PM   #25
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If they had cast a black man as Flint that would have raised some eyebrows.
Well, he was born in Mesopotamia, so he should've ideally been Middle Eastern. Omar Sharif, perhaps?

Now imagine if they'd cast a darker skinned actor who'd eventually say, "Yes, I was Christ." I think some heads would have exploded.
Christ should also be Middle Eastern.

And the lead character in Jerome Bixby's The Man From Earth, covering a lot of the same conceptual ground, actually did suggest that he may have been Christ. But, alas, they cast a white guy in the movie (David Lee Smith, who played Kes's bland love interest in VGR: "Darkling" and was no less bland in the film).
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Old September 22 2013, 12:27 AM   #26
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Re: What guest stars would you have liked to see on TOS?

I would like to have seen Guy Williams play in an episode of Star Trek. He was a great actor. I would also loved to seen Sean Connery in a guest roll. That would have been great!!

But one that really comes to mind, is Denver Pyle (Mr. Darling from Andt Griffith and Uncle Jesse from Dukes of HAzzard). I would love to seen his take as another MAD admiral.
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Old September 22 2013, 12:39 AM   #27
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Re: What guest stars would you have liked to see on TOS?

Vincent Price, Burgess Meredith, and Diana Rigg were the first names that came to mind. Also, Peter Cushing, Christopher Lee, and Patrick McGoohan, all of whom were not above TV spots back in the day. (Both Cushing and Lee appeared on episodes of The Avengers.)

The idea of Caroline Munro on Trek certainly appeals, although, realistically, her career as a scifi/horror "it girl" didn't really take off until the 1970s, so I'm not sure she was on anybody's radar back during TOS's run--or even appearing on American TV during the 1960s.
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Old September 22 2013, 01:34 AM   #28
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Barry Morse
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Old September 22 2013, 03:27 AM   #29
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Barbara Stanwick .... Lee Majors.... I believe Lorne Greene would have made a great reoccuring Admiral.
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Old September 22 2013, 10:45 AM   #30
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Harrison Ford as a redshirt
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