RIP -Roger Perry, “Tomorrow Is Yesterday”

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by mkstewartesq, Jul 13, 2018.

  1. mkstewartesq

    mkstewartesq Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

    Mar 1, 2016
  2. TrickyDickie

    TrickyDickie Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 9, 2003
    In a painting, darkly.
    Captain Christopher....RIP, Roger. :(
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  3. Green

    Green Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 18, 2016
    You character lived the dream of many fans -- 20th century person on a starship!
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  4. Mad Jack Wolfe

    Mad Jack Wolfe Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Nov 13, 2008
    Godspeed, Captain John Christopher.
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  5. Gary Mitchell

    Gary Mitchell Fleet Admiral Admiral

    May 16, 2001
    ¯\_(°·O)_/¯ Florida
    Rest in peace Mr. Perry.
  6. E-DUB

    E-DUB Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Oct 28, 2011
  7. Push The Button

    Push The Button Commodore Commodore

    Feb 21, 2013
    Putnam, Connecticut USA
    Take a good look around, Captain. You made it here ahead of all of them.
  8. Green

    Green Commander Red Shirt

    Jan 18, 2016
    What's cool is that he may the first character in Star Trek history to be awed by the Enterprise and crew.

    Tomorrow is Yesterday was episode 21 I believe. In running thru the first 20 in my head I can't think of a single planet they visited before that, where the people were "primitives" except for the ape creatures in Galileo. Everyone they encountered was from 23rd century Earth or was from a race that was equal to or MORE advanced than the Federation/Earth. Maybe the "onlies" but all they saw was "little boxes they talk into."
    Talosians, Thasians, Metrons, Romulans, Trelayne, Gorn, Shore Leave caretaker, Ruk, Balok -- not one of them was, "wow, spaceships, transporters, aliens, phasers..."

    He was pretty much the very first one who like the viewers -- was impressed by the coolness of it. Heck they never invoked the Prime Directive up till then.
    Now think of every primitive race that has been encountered since then in the Trek mythos. The first race we impressed was ourselves -- via Capt. Christopher!
  9. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 7, 2014
    He also made appearances in the Bionic Woman, the Six Million Dollar Man, the Invaders, Count Yorga, Vampire and Return of Count Yorga as well as a little show called Star Trek in 1967! RIP
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  10. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Commodore Premium Member

    Jun 21, 2016
    Los Angeles
    Awesome observation. RIP Mr. Perry. I thought he did a great job.
  11. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2005
    On the USS Sovereign
  12. Greg Cox

    Greg Cox Admiral Premium Member

    May 12, 2004
    Lancaster, PA
    That was a great moment.
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  13. Trekfan12

    Trekfan12 Captain Captain

    Jan 14, 2016
    RIP Mr. Perry.
    I remember your "Rings of Time" BK with Captain Christopher in it
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  14. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
    My condolences.
  15. MANT!

    MANT! Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 14, 2005
    in Atomo-vision
    He played a perfect USAF ADC interceptor pilot..though the science was a bit wonky in the episode, his performance
    made you overlook the obvious and get into the story...
    "Whatever this thing is, it's big!"

    Requiescat in pace Mr. Perry

    [YT] [/YT]
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  16. TREK_GOD_1

    TREK_GOD_1 Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 24, 2006
    Escaped from Delta Vega
    Always a solid actor, and based on what I've heard from some who knew him, he was a pretty decent guy.

    Of course he will always be remembered for his TOS role, but he earned a lot of credit for elevating the two Count Yorga movies by being one of the better modern day enemies of a vampire, instead of another tired Van Helsing assembly line type. He had his two characters' conviction about the vampiric goings-on give the films a realistic sense so absent from many horror movies.

    He will be missed.
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  17. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 7, 2014
    I could never believe that he was once married to Joanne Worley!!! The big crazy lady from Laugh In! And later to Sandy Duncan, whom I remember from the Scooby Doo cartoons!
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  18. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jun 14, 2005
    Worley yes, Duncan no. He was married to Joyce Bullifant, who was on Mary Tyler Moore and a lot of game shows in the '70s.

    He was very memorable in "Tomorrow Is Yesterday." I remember thinking "Cool, a guy from Star Trek!" when he turned up on The Facts Of Life.
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  19. The Old Mixer

    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

    Feb 4, 2002
    The Old Mixer, Somewhere in Connecticut