Lt. Riley/Bruce Hyde

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Komack, Jul 28, 2013.

  1. Komack

    Komack Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    My kids have just finishing watch "Naked Time," and they are dancing around the house and singing "I'll Take You Home Again, Kathleen." Their question for the forum - why wasn't Lt. Riley in many more episodes?
     
  2. M'Sharak

    M'Sharak Definitely Herbert. Maybe. Moderator

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    From what I remember reading, both of Hyde's appearances on Star Trek came about as a result of his being invited to try out while he was on the Desilu lot auditioning for other shows. He ended up joining a stage production of Hair! shortly after filming of "The Naked Time," and not long after that left acting altogether for something like fifteen years.
     
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    Sure would have been cool to see him have a cameo in one of the original 6 films.
     
  6. Zombie Cheerleader

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    Riley was supposed to be a "done in one" type character like most guest stars on TOS. The character he played in "Conscience of the King" being Riley was the result of Hyde being cast, prompting a name change.
     
  7. WarpFactorZ

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    I liked Riley and wish he could have been a regular character at least as much as Lt Kyle, who also showed up in TWOK. As was mentioned upthread, Hyde became a professor at St. Cloud U., where he remained until his death two years ago.