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Old May 5 2014, 09:52 AM   #16
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McCoy did say that Gary Seven's readings were human - perfect readings, no doubt, but still human.
Which might be taken as proof positive that Gary Seven was not a human, but merely masquerading as one. Perfectly, of course.

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Old May 5 2014, 10:00 AM   #17
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Re: Gary Seven

Gary Seven's really just a Magical Cat.
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Old May 5 2014, 12:52 PM   #18
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I always thought he was more like Klaatu in The Day The Earth Stood Still.
I saw him as a Human version of Roddenberry's later android Questor.

In 1967, he would move around the Earth (using his safe/transporter) nudging Humanity in the direction his alien employers (?) wanted Humans to advance.


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Old May 5 2014, 05:34 PM   #19
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Once the show was renewed do you know why Seven was not in any episodes in season 3?
You could ask that about any number of characters. Probably because classic Star Trek didn't have recurring guest characters who weren't crewmembers. Only Mudd, presumable because he was popular enough, and fun enough to warrant a return. Why not Cyrano Jones? Or Trelane? Or Charlie Evans?
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Old May 5 2014, 07:19 PM   #20
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Once the show was renewed do you know why Seven was not in any episodes in season 3?
You could ask that about any number of characters. Probably because classic Star Trek didn't have recurring guest characters who weren't crewmembers. Only Mudd, presumable because he was popular enough, and fun enough to warrant a return. Why not Cyrano Jones? Or Trelane? Or Charlie Evans?
Plus, as stated, Seven was never intended to be a Star Trek character. He was invented to star in his own series set in the 20th Century--which didn't happen.
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Old May 5 2014, 08:54 PM   #21
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McCoy did say that Gary Seven's readings were human - perfect readings, no doubt, but still human.
Which might be taken as proof positive that Gary Seven was not a human, but merely masquerading as one. Perfectly, of course.

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I don't see why he'd do that. That's not the way the Aegis operate. When they set their sights on a world they train people FROM that world to do their work there. Isn't that the point?
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Old May 5 2014, 09:30 PM   #22
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We only have Gary's word on it, and obviously he would lie.

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Old May 6 2014, 06:17 PM   #23
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... the Aegis ...
Where'd this come from?

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Old May 6 2014, 06:57 PM   #24
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... the Aegis ...
Where'd this come from?

This term for Seven's mysterious sponsors was introduced in a STAR TREK comic book many years ago, and has since been picked up by those of us writing the novels.

To be more specific, Howard Weinstein originally coined the name way back when, in a DC comic, and I borrowed it when I wrote my Gary Seven novels. I believe subsequent Trek writers have used it as well.
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Old May 6 2014, 11:37 PM   #25
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Would "Gary 7" work as a series today, I wonder ... ?
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Old May 7 2014, 03:21 AM   #26
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maybe like Mal Reynolds from Firefly something happened that caused him to get his nerves in that area moved
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Old May 7 2014, 07:28 AM   #27
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Would "Gary 7" work as a series today, I wonder ... ?
I could easily see it being on The CW. Fit in with shows like The Arrow.

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Old May 7 2014, 09:46 AM   #28
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Would "Gary 7" work as a series today, I wonder ... ?
I could easily see it being on The CW. Fit in with shows like The Arrow.

...but would he be more "Jason Bourne -ey" or "Green Lantern -ey" or "hep, cool cat dialogue-heavy -ey?"
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Old May 8 2014, 08:45 PM   #29
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2) With the exception of Harry Mudd, no guest star returned to Star Trek playing the same character twice.
Dont' forget Bruce Hyde as Lt. Kevin Riley in "The Naked Time" and "The Conscience of the King."
Random trivia: I've heard that the producers were making plans for a season 4 (just in case they managed to pull off a miracle and get renewed again -- not likely but it was smart to plan ahead.) If that had happened, one of their proposed scripts for season 4 would have brought back William Campbell as Koloth.
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Old May 8 2014, 09:50 PM   #30
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2) With the exception of Harry Mudd, no guest star returned to Star Trek playing the same character twice.
Dont' forget Bruce Hyde as Lt. Kevin Riley in "The Naked Time" and "The Conscience of the King."
Random trivia: I've heard that the producers were making plans for a season 4 (just in case they managed to pull off a miracle and get renewed again -- not likely but it was smart to plan ahead.) If that had happened, one of their proposed scripts for season 4 would have brought back William Campbell as Koloth.
More trivia: It's probably worth remembering that Riley's two appearances were essentially an accident. The character in "Conscience" was not written as Riley, but when Bruce Hyde was cast in the part, somebody remembered that he'd played "Riley" before so they changed the name in the script.

In other words, Riley was never intended to be a recurring character. It just worked out that way.
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