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Old November 26 2013, 08:29 AM   #1
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White Rabbit

With all the threads and comments about guest actors and props appearing in other productions, I'm just curious if the white rabbit from Shore Leave ever appeared anywhere else? When you get to looking it it, it's a relatively elaborate costume!

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Old November 26 2013, 09:16 AM   #2
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With all the threads and comments about guest actors and props appearing in other productions, I'm just curious if the white rabbit from Shore Leave ever appeared anywhere else? When you get to looking it it, it's a relatively elaborate costume!

He looks familiar.. I think that he played The Easter Bunny at my local mall back in the early 70's
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Old November 26 2013, 09:49 AM   #3
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I once heard that the large white rabbit tried to parlay his big break on Star Trek into a whole acting career, but several things worked against him: his lack of formal training, his funny voice, and the tendency of casting directors to see him strictly as a large white rabbit and not someone who could play a wider range of roles. Basically, he never broke out of his minority status, and roles for rabbits as such were pretty scarce in the late '60s. I think he ended up shlepping luggage at a hotel in San Diego.
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Old November 26 2013, 10:14 AM   #4
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"It's Wabbit Season."
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Old November 26 2013, 11:11 AM   #5
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'It's Duck Season.'
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Old November 26 2013, 01:01 PM   #6
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Well, as long as we're talking about TOS and white rabbits....
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Old November 26 2013, 08:35 PM   #7
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Inside the suit was Billy Blackburn---the ubiquitous extra and amateur videographer..............

anybody know who did the voice?
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Old November 26 2013, 11:09 PM   #8
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I once heard that the large white rabbit tried to parlay his big break on Star Trek into a whole acting career, but several things worked against him: his lack of formal training, his funny voice, and the tendency of casting directors to see him strictly as a large white rabbit and not someone who could play a wider range of roles. Basically, he never broke out of his minority status, and roles for rabbits as such were pretty scarce in the late '60s. I think he ended up shlepping luggage at a hotel in San Diego.
NBC execs at the time also complained that his character was "too cerebral", "too intellectual", "and too slow".
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Old November 27 2013, 12:25 AM   #9
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Inside the suit was Billy Blackburn---the ubiquitous extra and amateur videographer..............

anybody know who did the voice?
I don't know who did the voice, but he shouldn't have had an American accent.

And the girl who played Alice was obviously an American doing a bad British accent.
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Old November 27 2013, 02:53 AM   #10
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I don't know who did the voice, but he shouldn't have had an American accent.

And the girl who played Alice was obviously an American doing a bad British accent.
Ah, but not if this is how McCoy pictured them in his thoughts!

Which is why I maintain that the Shore Leave planet is the most (potentially) dangerous place in the galaxy! The Caretaker's caution of "with the proper control" is really just an 'enter at your own risk' sign, really. How would one "control" their thoughts to the point that no hazards were imagined, even for a second? With their experiences? No stray thoughts of Gorn, Dikironium clouds, Denevan parasites, and the like? "I'd rather see my old girlfriend than battle a Kalar!" Who knows what that thought could lead to? If ever a planet needed a General Order 12, it's this one!

But back on topic, it does make me wonder if the Bunny tried out for the role of the Mugato?
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Old November 27 2013, 04:56 AM   #11
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Call me a hater but I always hated the white rabbit in TOS.
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Old November 27 2013, 05:03 AM   #12
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Call me a hater but I always hated the white rabbit in TOS.
I hated it as a kid, but I've grown to appreciate it!
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Old November 27 2013, 06:39 AM   #13
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With all the threads and comments about guest actors and props appearing in other productions, I'm just curious if the white rabbit from Shore Leave ever appeared anywhere else? When you get to looking it it, it's a relatively elaborate costume!

The costume may have appeared in The Ice Capades. According to Memory Alpha:
William Blackburn (a professional ice skater in real life), who played the White Rabbit, got the costume from Ice Capades for free.
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Old November 27 2013, 10:30 AM   #14
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Inside the suit was Billy Blackburn---the ubiquitous extra and amateur videographer..............

anybody know who did the voice?
I remember hearing or reading somewhere that Billy did the voice himself.
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Old November 27 2013, 05:30 PM   #15
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Well, as long as we're talking about TOS and white rabbits....
Thanks Oy! Always loved that video. Amazing how well it works with the lyrics.
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