Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Maurice, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. The Old Mixer

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    Geez, if I knew we were slipping into TNG territory, I would have mentioned seeing George Murdock in an Adam-12 episode....
     
  2. Christopher

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    ^Don't forget, Murdock was "God" in Star Trek V, so he's a TOS actor too.
     
  3. The Old Mixer

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    I did not know that. Throw in obligatory reference to him being the doctor in the original BSG.
     
  4. LMFAOschwarz

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    Yeah, sorry about the "topic slippage". :o

    I promise to be good from here on. :)
     
  5. Christopher

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    To me, George Murdock will always be "Scanlon, Internal Affairs" from Barney Miller.
     
  6. Forbin

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    This isn't my thread to say it, but I do like that we stick to TOS actors (not least because it's the TOS forum).
     
  7. The Old Mixer

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    He would have made a good captain or commodore on TOS, tho.... :p
     
  8. Forbin

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    Girl From UNCLE, "The UFO Affair" featured Janet MacLachlan in a harem!

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    And Anthony Caruso as you NEVER wanted to see him!

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    For the World is Hollow, and I have Touched Joe Mannix.

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    I have not had the chance to go over the last 20++ pages, so I do not remember if this has been mentioned, but Here Come the Brides should have the record for the number of Trek guests as regular cast members - Mark Lenard, Robert Brown and David Soul. I was reminded this, when turning on AntennaTv, where it is shown early Sunday morning, and the guest star was....Nilz Baris! I guess there are very few shows, however, that William Schallert missed guesting on in the 60s....70s....80s.....:techman:
     
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    I assume you're familiar with Ishmael by Barbara Hambly? It's a Star Trek novel that is pretty much an unofficial Trek/Here Comes the Brides crossover. Spock falls through time and finds himself back in frontier Seattle . . . . .
     
  12. Forbin

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    We've been watching some episodes of WKRP on Cincinnati lately, involving Mr. Carlson's rich mother. Her butler was played by Ian Wolfe (Mr. Atoz), with a delightful dry sarcasm and some laugh-out-loud lines.
     
  13. Christopher

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    Guests, maybe. But T.J. Hooker's second season had William Shatner, Richard Herd (Admiral Paris), and James Darren (Vic Fontaine) as regulars -- although, admittedly, at the time only one of the three had done Trek.

    Then there's Gargoyles, whose main cast included Jonathan Frakes, Marina Sirtis, and Salli Richardson (from DS9: "Second Sight") and whose recurring cast included Brent Spiner, Michael Dorn, Kate Mulgrew, Nichelle Nichols, etc.
     
  14. FormerLurker

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    I've read that!

    It has some great stuff in it, although the references to Ceti Eels before they would have been known about was jarring. That's the problem, I guess, with trying to cram new information from new material into an established storyline with only superficial research.
     
  15. The Old Mixer

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    Not a "guest" on Trek, but I just caught De Kelley in a Perry Mason the other night.
     
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    You presume to speak for everyone, huh? Maybe some gals or guys think he's the bees knees. ;)
     
  17. Forbin

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    Have you ever seen a bee's knees? YUCK! :lol:

    The Mannix I watched this weekend featured Robert Lansing, but I'm too lazy to take screen grabs. :)
     
  18. FormerLurker

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    Yeah, bee's knees are all covered with pollen. Wait...
     
  19. Christopher

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    I just saw The Man From U.N.C.L.E.'s "The King of Diamonds Affair," which has four Trek guests: Ricardo Montalban, Nancy Kovack, John Winston, and George Sawaya. Interesting that Winston is in this one, since he was in both "Space Seed" and TWOK, the only non-main cast member to co-star with Montalban in both his Trek appearances.

    Nancy Kovack, by the way, does The Worst English Accent I Have Ever Heard. It meanders freely between Prim English Governess and Scarlett O'Hara, with various unidentifiable stops along the way. The episode is full of dreadful English accents -- starting with a Mockney only Dick Van Dyke could love -- but Kovack can't even narrow it down to the right continent.
     
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    Nancy looks completely different when she changes her hair color.