Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. Christopher

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    I can think of six Trek cast members who were recurring members of Mission: Impossible teams. In the original show, Leonard Nimoy was a regular team member for two seasons; Lee Meriwether and Barbara Anderson were both recurring members appearing in 6 and 7 episodes respectively; and Walker Edmiston, who did uncredited voiceover work in several Trek episodes, played a voice impersonator named Dave in two seventh-season episodes. And in the '88 revival, one of the regular team members was Phil Morris, who would later make several Trek appearances. And, of course, Simon Pegg has been on the team in the last two M:I movies.

    Trek players who were one-time M:I team members or collaborators in the original series include Eddie Paskey (essentially playing himself, a Hollywood stand-in, although he was named "Steve" in the script), George Takei, Barry Atwater, John Crawford (as two separate one-time characters), Arthur Batanides, William Schallert, Vic Perrin, Jack Donner, Vince Howard, Barbara Luna, Frank da Vinci (Nimoy's Trek/M:I stand-in, who played much the same role in-story), Antoinette Bower, Peter Brocco, Walker Edmiston (as a separate, one-shot character in season 6), and Lawrence Montaigne. (Perrin actually gets an extra half-credit here, since he overdubbed the voice of an actor whose character assisted the team in a season 5 episode.) I don't recall who, if anyone, played guest team members in the '88 revival.

    Of course those are just Trek players who were actually on the IMF team or cooperating with it. Listing all the Trek guests in M:I would take all day.
     
  2. EnsignHarper

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    um....GREG Morris? :wtf:
     
  3. Happy Xmas (War Is Over)

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    When was Greg Morris in Trek?
     
  4. Christopher

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    Greg Morris played Barney Collier in the original 1966 Mission: Impossible, and never appeared in Trek. His son Phil Morris played Barney's son Grant Collier in the 1988 M:I revival series. Phil Morris has made several appearances in Star Trek, both before and after his M:I gig (not just after as I mistakenly said before). He was one of the Onlies in "Miri" (the one in an army helmet), Cadet Foster in The Search for Spock (the guy who asked if there'd be a ceremony when they got home), a Klingon and a Jem'Hadar in DS9, and astronaut John Kelly in VGR: "One Small Step."
     
  5. EnsignHarper

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    oh poop - I confused him with Lloyd Haynes.....:borg:
     
  6. M'Sharak

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    Dr. Swain from Time Tunnel is in the background wearing the general's uniform. Barney Phillips (here wearing the white coat and head mirror) was Haley the bartender from Venus, while John Hoyt (WNMHGB's Dr. Boyce) played the Martian of the episode.
     
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  7. Christopher

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    Speaking of Time Tunnel and Star Trek actors, in the past week I've watched Creature from the Black Lagoon and Soylent Green, both of which feature Whit Bissell (Mr. Lurry from "The Trouble with Tribbles" and the general from TTT). The man was pretty much ubiquitous.
     
  8. Forbin

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    I hope somebody shows up in today's Mannix (I watch an ep every Sat during lunch).
     
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    Yup! :)

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    Not to mention, Skip Homeier, Naval Intelligence!

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  10. Gojira

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    Lat night I was watching Anne of the Thousands Days with Richard Burton as King Hnery VIII and Geneviève Bujold as Anne Boleyn (Bujold herself was briefly cast as Captain Janeway on Voyager) when I saw a chacrater that looked very familiar.


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    It took me a few moments to realize that the man playing Thomas Cromwell was John Colicos who played Klingon Commander Kor on TOS!

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    Another one: I recently saw Grace Lee Whitney on an episode of The Rifleman.

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  11. EnsignHarper

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    MeTV shows Hogan's Heroes Saturdays at 6 pm, for an hour. One of last week's shows was the one with Roger C Carmel as a German general that they somehow take prisoner during one of their missions. (wish how i knew how to do captures off my HDD recorder...) (this is one where try to get where his unit is, by making him think he is dying)

    Apparently one of Carmel's schticks is the business where he is trying to loudly explain himself while being pushed someplace/or surrounded like in I Mudd, where he is surrounded by the 500 Stellas at the end. The gestures were exactly the same! :rommie:

    Arlene "T'Pring" Martel has a semi recurring role on Hogan's as the Underground operative 'Tiger'..

    Not to mention a bunch of other Trek related people showing up - most notably John Hoyt, who must played 20 different German generals in Hogans over the years!
     
  12. Kirk1980

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    Stewart Moss also shows up in The Rockford Files episode, "The Girl in the Bay City Boys Club".
     
  13. Forbin

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    Mannix again - season 3, "Who Killed Me?"

    Yvonne Craig may have been type cast as a scheming beotch at this point!

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  14. Christopher

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    ^I recently saw Yvonne Craig in a Man from UNCLE episode that had a ton of Trek guests -- in addition to Craig, it had Abraham Sofaer, Liam Sullivan, David Hurst, Nancy Kovack, Mickey Morton, and even Bill Quinn, who was McCoy's father in ST V. Not to mention the Bride of Frankenstein herself, Elsa Lanchester, and Rosey Grier.
     
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    She looks gorgeous.
     
  16. ToddPence

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    I may have posted this somewhere on this forum in the past, but there's a really weird coincidence involving the Trek episode "Metamorphosis". There's a scene where the character Zefram Cochrane (played by guest star Glenn Corbett) has been reluctantly convinced to lure the companion into the trap the Enterprise men have set. Before he goes out to summon the entity, he delivers the line "What was it they used to call it? A Judas goat?"
    A year later, on Irwin Allen's Land of the Giants, virtually an identical line was spoken by that series' star Kurt Kasznar in the episode "Weird World". What makes this coincidence even more remarkable is that Corbett just happened to be that week's LOTG guest star.
    But wait, it gets even stranger. Several years earlier, on a 1963 episode of Route 66 entitled "Somehow it Gets to Be Tomorrow", Martin Milner also said nearly the exact same line (albeit Milner used the term 'sheep' instead of 'goat'.) A few episodes later, guess what actor joined that series as Milner's new co-star?
     
  17. Forbin

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    I'm deeply saddened that the episode of Mannix I watched yesterday had no Trek babe in it. :(
     
  18. Forbin

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    Back again. This time it was a first season I Spy episode titled "The Tiger."

    Need a half-Viet Namese girl in 1965? Who do you hire?

    France Nuyen, of course!

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    an ep of Mission: Impossible, in the first season i think, has John Colicos and Michael Forest (Apollo) as East German policemen. i remember thinking it was weird to see Kor give Apollo orders.
     
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    Watched Neptune's Daughter last night, a 1947 "aquamusical" starring Esther Williams and Ricardo Montalban. If you've ever wanted to see Khan sing, dance, and swim, this is the film for you. He also has enough shirtless scenes to confirm that, yes, that really was his chest in Wrath of Khan. :)

    For the record, Montalban plays "Jose O'Rourke," a suave South American polo champion, and handles the breezy romantic comedy with a nice light touch and plenty of charm.

    Amazing trivia: Montalban's song, "Baby, It's Cold Outside," won the Oscar for Best Song that year.
     
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