The Cage cast

Discussion in 'Star Trek - Original Series' started by Ronald Held, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Commodore Commodore

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    That doesn't mean she had the charisma and talent to carry a TV series, which is what lead actors have to do.
     
  2. Bad Atom

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    True. Amazing that's there's still new gossip to be found after all these years though.
     
  3. Navigator_NCC2120

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    Since we are on the subject of the "The Cage cast" I was reading actor Malachi Throne's biography at the imdb website today and found this (here is the link):

    I never knew GR offered the role of Dr. McCoy to Throne or that Throne had coveted the Mr. Spock role in TOS. Does anyone know the source for this?


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  4. ZapBrannigan

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    It's in Throne's STARLOG interview (Issue 190, May 1993).
     
  5. Navigator_NCC2120

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    Thanks ZapBrannigan. Are there any other sources that can corroborate this, besides Malachi Throne? Herb Solow, Bob Justman, Gene Roddenberry, Leonard Nimoy, etc?


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  6. Christopher

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    This is a common misconception. Actually it's still Throne's voice, just electronically raised in pitch, as discussed here:

    http://www.startrekhistory.com/cagepage.html
     
  7. ZapBrannigan

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    Thanks. I used to think it was re-done by Vic Perrin (the Halkan spokesman in "Mirror, Mirror").
     
  8. Christopher

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    ^Yeah, a lot of people used to think that, and you can still find that claim out there.
     
  9. Mysterion

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    Malachai Throne as McCoy would have been interesting. I've been watching him in episodes of It Takes A Thief. He shows a lot of personality playing the character of Noah Bain that I think would have worked really well if he'd been McCoy in TOS.
     
  10. mb22

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    It's also been discussed on this board before. It was first made in the first edition of The Star Trek Compendium (but not the following editions).