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Old July 22 2008, 06:10 PM   #1
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Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

I only think we saw commdore's.
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Old July 22 2008, 06:18 PM   #2
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Re: Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

No, there were a few admirals in TOS, such as Komack.
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Old July 22 2008, 07:19 PM   #3
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Re: Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

Komack was the most prominent, showing up several times. There was also an Admiral called Westervliet in one episode.
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Old July 22 2008, 07:20 PM   #4
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Re: Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

They were mentioned occasionally, yes, but none ever appeared as a normal guest character.
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Old July 22 2008, 09:12 PM   #5
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Re: Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

Komack and Westervliet were portrayed by the same actor.

Westervliet was never referred to by name in "For the World in Hollow...", so he could be considered Komack unless you're picky.

Komack/Westervliet never appeared in person in TOS; we only see them via A/V display of a subspace radio transmission.
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Old July 23 2008, 02:24 AM   #6
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Re: Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

People,

Well, most of the time, the few admirals we did see on screen we only saw from the chest up, so we rarely saw their sleeve rank braid, probably as a way to save on the budget.

There is one time, however, that an admiral's rank is seen: in The Trouble with Tribbles. Admiral Fitzpatrick shows his sleeve rank briefly -- see Memory Alpha for the trivia associated with this.

There was also an Admiral Komack who appeared a few times, as well as an Admiral Fitzgerald.

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Old July 23 2008, 03:20 AM   #7
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Re: Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

Is it even visible, though? I found a clip of the appropriate scene on YouTube, and the only time you can see portions of Fitzpatrick's arms are in the wide shots. There's very little detail there, and his insignia easily blends into his gold uniform. The close shots of him only show him from the shoulders up.

That's not to say that MA's description is wrong, but it's extremely difficult to see if it's there.
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Old July 23 2008, 04:59 AM   #8
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Re: Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

Unicron wrote: View Post
Is it even visible, though? I found a clip of the appropriate scene on YouTube, and the only time you can see portions of Fitzpatrick's arms are in the wide shots. There's very little detail there, and his insignia easily blends into his gold uniform. The close shots of him only show him from the shoulders up.

That's not to say that MA's description is wrong, but it's extremely difficult to see if it's there.
Agreed, you can't see it, but the admiral braid is visible on the blooper reel, when the actor Byron Morrow is lampooning his role in Allstate Insurance commercials.

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Old July 23 2008, 05:43 AM   #9
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Old July 23 2008, 05:51 AM   #10
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Re: Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

J.T.B. wrote: View Post
the admiral braid is visible on the blooper reel, when the actor Byron Morrow is lampooning his role in Allstate Insurance commercials.
Hopefully someone else has a better copy of the bloopers than this poor one, but here's the best I could do:





With the light catching the braid differently on the right side of these frames, you can put together a reasonable mental image of what it looks like. As described at Memory Alpha (thanks to Red Ranger for the pointer): "a wide gold band (as worn by commodores), with a single solid rank stripe above and beneath it."

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Old July 23 2008, 02:00 PM   #11
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Re: Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

Thanks for the video, it reminds me I made a mistake above. The actor was Ed Reimers (Fitzpatrick), not Morrow (Komack/Westervliet).

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Old July 23 2008, 03:12 PM   #12
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lampooning?
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Old July 23 2008, 04:49 PM   #13
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Re: Did a admiral ever show up on tos?

The actor Reimers was at the time famous for his Allstate commercials, which explains the joke.
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Old July 23 2008, 07:21 PM   #14
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Cool, I always thought Admiral braid was conjecture.
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Old July 24 2008, 07:03 AM   #15
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I'm too lazy to look it up right now, were any of the officers on the jury in Court Martial admirals?
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