Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. Christopher

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    I just saw James Doohan in the 1965 movie The Satan Bug. It was an uncredited, non-speaking part, but he had a fair amount of screen time as, essentially, a redshirt (or rather, the junior member of a pair of ill-fated federal agents). The movie also featured TNG guest star John Anderson, and was scored by Jerry Goldsmith.
     
  2. EnsignHarper

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    He is also in The Wheeler Dealers, a 1963 comedy with Lee Remick and James Garner. He is in it at the very end, in the climatic trial scene playing Garner's attorney. He has a few lines, but is uncredited (credits in movies started getting more complete with movies like The Godfather). That scene alone is chock full of familiar TV faces like: John Astin, a pre- Laugh-In Alan Sues - who gets to roll his eyes, Jim Backus, Jack Benny's old bandleader, Phil Harris, and so on. The judge is a guy named Charles Lane, who was THE guy playing business execs, judges and bankers in sitcoms. He was almost in more Bewitched episodes, than some of the cast members. Surprised HE never showed up in Trek -perhaps Nilz Baris. Its on TCM quite a bit, so its worth catching.
     
  3. Christopher

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    And it occurs to me that it's ironic for Doohan of all people to appear in a non-speaking part.
     
  4. EEE

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    If you have that one, why don't you have Chekov with Shecky Green on Combat? *grin*
     
  5. Forbin

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    'Cause I didn't see that episode. :)
     
  6. Forbin

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    Mannix comes thru again. Season 4 "The Other Game in Town".
    Leslie Parrish being all exquisite again, this time as a Vegas showgirl.

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  7. Nerys Myk

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    Mr. Mannix, my eyes are up here.
     
  8. Forbin

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    I think the director was afraid of her cleavage. Aside from that first brief wide shot, and the second brief wide shot at the bar, he filmed her entirely in closeup. Not that closeups of Leslie Parrish are a hardship! But it seems a shame to waste that costume.
     
  9. Forbin

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    One Step Beyond, season 3, "Moment of Hate" (1960)

    Joanne Linville as a woman undergoing therapy, who believes she can wish anyone she hates dead. Could she be... right?

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  10. Melakon

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    Gary Lockwood and Liam Sullivan in one of Bert I. Gordon's better films (which isn't saying much), The Magic Sword (1962). I saw it in theaters when it was released, and chanced upon it at a store last year. It wasn't as good as my then 11 year old self thought.

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  11. Christopher

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    I just saw Earp brother Rex Holman in a Man from UNCLE episode, playing a THRUSH henchman. He reminded me of Marc Alaimo.
     
  12. LMFAOschwarz

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    Here are a few familiar faces from the original series in random episodes of Adam-12...
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  13. Christopher

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    ^Let's see, just from memory... Charles Dierkopf, Peter Brocco, the guy who played Crewman Green (Bruce something?), Ken Lynch, and... I dunno.
     
  14. EnsignHarper

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    Bruce Watson

    And its Dierkop

    and the last one is Kenneth Washington - the unlucky Watkins from That Which Survives
     
  15. Forbin

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    Just saw Col. Greene in another One Step Beyond episode. He wasn't a hot dame, so I didn't screen-grab him. :)
     
  16. Christopher

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    I'm in the middle of a Man from UNCLE episode (it's a tough slog to get through, so I'm taking a break) with Michael Strong (Roger Korby) and Brioni Farrell (Tula from "Return of the Archons"). I didn't even recognize Farrell's name or face, but I looked her up on IMDb out of curiosity.
     
  17. EnsignHarper

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    And Kenneth Washington is also the guy who replaced Ivan Dixon as the token African American radio genius on Hogans Heroes for its last season or so..
     
  18. LMFAOschwarz

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    It's weird, seeing as how I watched both shows in my youth, but never connected his face. :shrug:

    Now, more Adam-12 familiarities...
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    Not to mention, of all shows, Green Acres!
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  19. Forbin

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    Some of those 3rd season eps were... *shudder* god-awful.
     
  20. Christopher

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    ^It was a second-season episode, "The Deadly Goddess Affair."

    In fact, the three episodes on the DVD I just finished include two Organians, both playing scientists working for THRUSH: Peter Brocco in "The Dippy Blonde Affair" and John Abbott in "The Birds and the Bees Affair." Unfortunately, David Hillary Hughes (Trefayne) won't be joining them, since he only has two non-Trek credits on his filmography.