Security's finest: Jerry Catron

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  1. Foxhot

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    Jerry Catron, the stuntman/actor who appeared as two TOS characters, died May 6 at the age of 85.

    After playing a generic angry Denevan in OPERATION ANNIHILATE, he returned the following season to ALMOST take down William Windom's Commodore Decker in THE DOOMSDAY MACHINE.

    Montgomery was his name. Now THERE was a security guard. Sure, he failed in the end, but don't they all? At least he tried, dammit.

    RIP.
     
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  4. Foxhot

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    I stand corrected. And I fell for the IMDB info. 1972......damn. That would make him one of the earliest TOS actors to go, though most of them tended to be planetary rather than ''Enterprise'' actors. It's a shame. Thanks for clarifying.
     
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    Grant Woods has him beat, sadly, and also in a motorcycle accident (though one source says a hang gliding accident for Catron).
     
  7. Push The Button

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    DM was one of the few episodes where you had security posted on the bridge. That really should have been a regular thing, but I understand that the production budget probably would not have allowed it. Of course by the time of TNG, it does become SOP to have the head of security posted on the bridge.
     
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    3 other actors recently died without much fanfare.......

    Ed Long -- Midro from Cloud Minders
    Vince Dearick Sr. -- Mathews from What Are Little Girls... and
    Steve Sandor -- Lars from Gamesters....

    This brings the number to at least 216 deceased actors out of the 400 actors with featured speaking parts that have passed away. But hey, after 50 years 46% are still alive!!!
    Actually 5 actors died before the 60s ended. One of the three old "survivors" from the Cage died before TOS even premiered, Woods, Hunter, Theo Marcuse (Korob) and Frank Overton (Sandoval.) The latter 4 all lived to see their TOS performance air on TV.
     
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    That fight scene between Montgomery and Decker in DM is classic, maybe even better than some of the Kirk hand-to-hand battles. RIP, Mr. Catron.
     
  10. CrazyMatt

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    May he rest in peace.

    I KICKED HIS @$$!
     
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    You cheated -- you pretended to give in and feigned injury.
     
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    Well, before I was Crazy Matt, I was Crafty Matt.
     
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    Next time it will be a tag team match....2 red shirts against Crazy Matt. :nyah:
     
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    I couldn't believe he fell for the fake sneeze as we stepped out of the turbo lift.
     
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    The Old Fake Sneeze In The Turbo Lift Trick. That's the 2nd time Montgomery has fallen for that trick this month.
     
  16. johnnybear

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    I read about the confusion over Jerry Catron's death this morning over on another site. Apparently he was also Mark goddard's stuntman on Lost in Space as well and Goddard had commented before that his Catron died in 72. So was this the same guy?
    JB
     
  17. Spock's Barber

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    International Movie Data base says that the TOS Catron died this year. It's a riddle, wrapped inside a mystery. :shrug:
     
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    Clearly there's time travel involved.
     
  19. Spock's Barber

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    There must have been twin brothers, Jerry and Gerry Catron.
     
  20. johnnybear

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    Isn't that what they call an enigma my friend? ;)
    JB