The Most Interesting Man in the Galaxy

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  1. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    I've seen a few posts (on Facebook and StarTrek.com, iirc) which assert that Jonathan Goldsmith, the actor famous for the "Most Interesting Man in the World" Dos Equis beer commercials, had an uncredited bit as a background crewman in "The Corbomite Maneuver."

    Anybody able to confirm, perhaps with a screengrab?

    Goldsmith's Wikipedia article for those not familiar with the commercials:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jonathan_Goldsmith

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  2. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    You might want to have a look at Neopeius' page here (roughly half-way down.) It's not a very clear screengrab, but the build and shape of the face is about right for Goldsmith/Lippe's appearance at that time.

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    For comparison:
    http://www.aveleyman.com/ActorCredit.aspx?ActorID=10399
    http://www.aveleyman.com/ActorCredit.aspx?ActorID=6692
    and, beginning at about 02:49 in this clip, look for Capt. Dushan (in green uniform - ep. orig. airdate 31 March 1967)
     
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  5. Sir Rhosis

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    ^^^ :)

    I was trying to think of a Trek riff on "He once ran a marathon because it was on his way." Nothing comes to me yet.

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  7. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    The more I look at it, the less sure I am that Neopeius' "most interesting extra" screencap is picturing the right guy. Does this blueshirt, from a later scene, look more likely?
     

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  8. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    Now A guy on FB has posted a different screencap from "Corbomite," asserting it is Goldsmith. This cap shows a redshirt piddling with one of those wall mounts as Kirk, shirtless, walks by.

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  9. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

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    In fact the cap is on the page from Neopius, linked above, labeled as CMI 1.
     
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  11. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    Saw that this morning, and have looked before at the cap in question (number 072 in TrekCore's HD gallery.) I just don't think that redshirt looks very much like Goldsmith. His head-down posture doesn't help, though.
     
  12. Myko

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  13. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    I don't think so. This is Ron Veto. Ron does not very closely resemble the blueshirt seen here and here.
     
  14. Myko

    Myko Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    I disagree, this is Ron Veto, with his hair come undone a little.