Malachi Throne has died

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  1. SchwEnt

    SchwEnt Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Malachi Throne has died, per his wikipedia entry today.
     
  2. bbailey861

    bbailey861 Admiral Premium Member

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    RIP Mr. Throne. A fine character actor with an awful lot of credits to his name. A success by any means.
     
  3. SiddFinch1

    SiddFinch1 Captain Captain

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    Supposedly he was offered fhe role of McCoy but turned down
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  4. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    ^^^Never heard that.

    Regardless, RIP. A fine fine actor.

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  5. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk The Real Me Premium Member

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    To me he'll always be Noah Bain from It Takes A Thief.

    RIP
     
  6. Mr. Adventure

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    What a great name too... RIP
     
  7. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    He was offered the doctor's role in "The Cage." He said no because he believed that the first or second leads in a TV show had a future, but if you play the third lead or lower, all your future job offers will be down at that level.

    To support this theory, Throne cited Paul Fix (Dr Piper in WNM), who wrote a book called "Third Man Through the Door" about spending his whole career in third-lead parts. But Fix was never going to be a star regardless. And look at Lee Majors. He started in supporting parts and climbed the ladder to play first lead in THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN and THE FALL GUY. So I think Throne's theory was completely bogus. You've either got star quality or you don't.

    Anyway, Throne loved the script for "The Cage." He wanted to play Spock but Nimoy already had it (thank God). So he offered to voice the Keeper. It's in his STARLOG interview (Issue 190, May 1993).
     
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  8. Tiberius

    Tiberius Commodore Commodore

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    Man, that sucks to have lost him...
     
  9. t_smitts

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  10. A beaker full of death

    A beaker full of death Vice Admiral Admiral

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    umm.... wha? Paul Fix may have been the biggest star to ever grace Star Trek.
    Leading man, no, But star? Big time.

    Anyway, back on topic... this just sucks. What a distinctive presence ha always had.
     
  11. bbailey861

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    Absolutely. Paul Fix was a major, major motion picture character actor long before TV was even around. He started at the end of the silent movie era and moved seamlessly through talking motion pictures and then TV.

    It is character actors like him and Malachi Throne that added so much life and texture to any movie or TV project.
     
  12. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    You mean he was a supporting actor who got a lot of work (especially in westerns). But I'm not aware that he ever got the lead role in a TV series or movie. I was using star to mean leading man, which is what Malachi Throne was talking about.
     
  13. BillJ

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    Wasn't he in the early running to play Picard?

    Anyway, RIP Mr. Throne.
     
  14. Forbin

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    I said out, dammit!
    :( Sad now.
     
  15. gottacook

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    Any coincidence that both he and Gene Coon ended up working on the early years (1 1/2 seasons, I think) of It Takes a Thief?
     
  16. Borjis

    Borjis Commodore Commodore

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    RIP Mr Throne.

    Coincidentally I was watching Menagerie Pt1 & 2 this week.
     
  17. Dantheman

    Dantheman Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    He also had Star Wars connections too, as he was the announcer in the very first Star Wars trailer, the one that proclaimed, "Somewhere in space, this may all be happening right now".
     
  18. Unicron

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  19. BoredShipCapt'n

    BoredShipCapt'n Commodore Commodore

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    A sad day. :(

    [yt]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eB6ZelxXTA[/yt]
     
  20. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    Did Throne do much voice work for cartoons? I'm vaguely recalling a cartoon character voice or narrator that could have been him. I can hear his voice but not place it.