Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. Forbin

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    Not TOS, but I caught a 1959 episode of "One Step Beyond" the other day featuring young Louise Fletcher. Kai Winn was a babe once!

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    I saw Jason and the Argonauts the other night with Nancy Kovack. Hubba, hubba!
     
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    ^ Khan the crooner!
     
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    Watching 60s TV shows on Me-TV often turns into a game of "Who's that TOS guest actor?" One that particularly tickled my geek fancy was an episode of The Rifleman--a series that put Paul Fix to better use as regular character Micah Torrance, marshal of North Fork. This episode also guest-starred John Hoyt as a VOTW--both TOS pilot doctors in one place! And that's not even the episode's guest star claim to fame--It also featured Dennis Hopper. Searching IMDB, it seems that John Hoyt appeared in another episode as a different character.

    And if you're going to bring Jeffrey Hunter's resume up, it's always worth noting that you can usually catch him on the tube at least twice a year as Jesus in King of Kings.

    EDIT: Other noteworthy ones that pop into my head:

    --Caught Sherry Jackson in episodes of The Rifleman and Dobie Gillis within a week or so of each other, IIRC. She actually got credited in the onscreen "Info" data in the former, and was particularly striking as a dominatrix-y character in the latter.

    --Also, caught an episode of Route 66 in which the "where have I seen her before?" thing was really bugging me until I realized from the female guest star's voice that she was Joanne Linville, the Romulan commander in "The Enterprise Incident". Her husband in the episode had been instantly recognizable--Leslie Nielsen; and to top it off, I was further into the episode when I realized that the tyke playing their son was none other than little Ronny Howard!
     
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    Speaking of Montalban, I'm surprised this hasn't come up yet. One of the stranger make-up and accent combinations I've seen as he plays a Japanese crime boss in a first season Hawaii Five-O:

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    A couple of two-fors from "Five-O":

    Commander Kor meets Sulu:
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    Miramanee sits down to breakfast with Harry Mudd:
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    ^Well, my understanding is that the whole reason Magnum, P.I. was created, or at least part of the reason, was as a means of reusing the production facilities, talent, and resources that were left over in Hawaii after Hawaii Five-O ended. So they would've naturally used a lot of the same locations, personnel, etc.
     
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    Mark Leonard was also on 5-0, playing a Japanese sleeper agent. He looked completely ridiculous with the fake epicanthic folds.
     
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    Who didn't?

    There were a couple of Mission: Impossible episodes where Leonard Nimoy's Paris disguised himself as an Asian with fake epicanthic folds and a fake accent, presumably because he looked "exotic" to casting directors at the time. I could marginally buy it in the one where he was playing a Chinese advisor to a communist movement in a Latin American country, presuming that they hadn't met any actual Chinese people before, but it was ridiculous in the episode where he played a Japanese person in Japan and the Japanese people around him didn't instantly see through his disguise. (Although, to the episode's credit, they were all played by genuine Asian actors.)
     
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    Not a literal, leather-wearing dominatrix, mind you....She was playing a rich girl who was using her horse-training experience as a metaphor for molding Dobie into the ideal boyfriend....It was still pretty sexy, with her brandishing a riding crop and all, but in a more subtle, late 50s/early 60s way.

    EDIT: Season 1, episode 27, aired in Spring of 1960. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1016940/

    LATER EDIT: I just now watched an episode of Adam-12 in which the suspect was defended in court by Phillip (Colonel Green) Pine, while Reed and Malloy were represented by Roger (Captain John Christopher) Perry.
     
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    Hey if it can work for Sean Connery....;)

    James Kirk seemed to think Spock looked Chinese.
     
  14. Bad Atom

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    You could start a whole new topic just about the Trek guests that appeared on Batman...
     
  15. FormerLurker

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    Nah. Then we'd get into an argument over whether they were Trek guests on Batman, or Batman guests who did Star Trek.
     
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    Depends which show they appeared on first :)
     
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    You know, Cesar Romero would've made an interesting Klingon.
     
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    ^At least he wouldn't have had to hide his moustache!
     
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    LOL I had the exact same thought.

    Since it was his trademark (which why it was still there but covered in white face paint on Batman), I bet he'd insist that the makeup department just embellish his own with extra side hair (fu-man-chu style) instead of covering it up entirely.
     
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    Well, we may not have gotten the Joker but at least we got the Riddler. And two Catwomen.