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Old February 4 2009, 05:47 AM   #46
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Re: The Doomsday Machine: Where's Uhura?

^ There were ensemble shows in the 60's.
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Old February 4 2009, 05:51 AM   #47
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Name a few.
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Old February 4 2009, 05:52 AM   #48
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Room 222 comes to mind..as does Mission: Impossible.

Star Trek was not an ensemble show, nor was intented to be.
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Old February 4 2009, 06:04 AM   #49
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Even those shows had one or two actors who were considered the leads. The only actors I remember from Room 222 are Michael Constantine and Karen Valentine, but it's a pretty safe bet that Peter Graves was signed as the lead of M:I.

(Checking imdb.com for Room 222...)

How could I forget Lloyd Haynes?
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Old February 4 2009, 06:56 AM   #50
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All of the shows I'm thinking about had an actor signed as the lead as well... but then so did all of the modern Star Trek series.

While none of the 60's shows (that I know of) had ensemble casts on par with Hill Street Blues or M*A*S*H*... shows like Mission:Impossible, Lost In Space, Land of the Giants, etc. featured all of the regulars in the opening credits and generally treated them as more integral components of the series.

On Star Trek, they not only weren't featured in the opening credits but were regularly substituted with random stand-ins.
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Old February 4 2009, 09:03 AM   #51
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Cue Adam and Jamie.

The myth that Star Trek was an ensemble show is totally and completely BUSTED!
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