Discussion in 'Star Trek: Strange New Worlds' started by Commander Richard, Aug 1, 2023.
La’an’s “How would that feel” is definitely this musical’s “Let it go”.
even Shatner had his issues once TOS ended and nobody wanted Captain Kirk on their show, he had to join a travelling theater company and lived in a mobile home, as he couldn’t afford even cheap hotel rooms.
He was actally living out of a pickup truck for a while at one point, and even did hosting and narration for a number of scholastic history/U.S. Govt., etc. 16mm films I'm the 70s (In my day, the 15/30 minute 1 reel films they'd show you in class in Elementay/Jr./Sr. High school.)
He was taking ANY paying gig he could get back then just after TOS.
His Columbo guest starring role in 1976 may have been the biggest thing he did between TOS and TMP.
I’ve watched this episode 4 times.
It’s so good.
I have to admit that when I read the episode summary I was less than enthusiastic but after I watched it I really enjoyed it. I thought it was a lot of fun.
A lot of Trek actors had trouble finding work after their Trek show. The captains were usually the exception, though. Stewart returned to Shakespeare and the other four each had two series other than Trek: Shatner had TJ Hooker and Boston Legal, Brooks had Spenser For Hire and A Man Called Hawk, Mulgrew had Ryan's Hope and Orange is the New Black, and Bakula had Quantum Leap and one of the NCIS spinoffs.
That may be why a lot of them (Frakes, Burton, Macneil, and Dawson) moved behind the camera.
I've told this story before, but . . . .
Decades ago, when I was just starting out and bussing tables at an airport cafeteria to pay the bills, I brought an issue of AMAZING STORIES magazine into work to show off my latest published short story. My co-workers were genuinely confused: If I was a Published Author, why was I still bussing tables for a living? Did this mean I was going to quit my job?
That's when I first realized that lots of folks think that your average, working-stiff writer makes Stephen King money.
Same thing with actors. Way more actors are waiting tables between gigs than are making Big Name Movie Star money.
I remember reading "I Am Spock," and Nimoy sharing that often road his bike and saved every single penny from his acting jobs, limiting his expenses as much as possible because there was no promise of tomorrow.
And even major stars can someday find themselves struggling for work as they age into "has-been" status.
There's a reason why once-big actors can end up doing B-movie schlock later on in their careers. Having starred in a timeless classic, or having an Oscar on your mantel, doesn't pay the electricity bill years later when your phone has stopped ringing and the big studios have forgotten your number. "That old guy? He's still alive?"
Hi there, Ray Milland, Joseph Cotton, Joan Crawford, etc.
And then there's alimony...
I'm slightly out of the loop. Has the union accused (or even filed a unfair labor practice charge against) the corporations of bargaining in bad faith? Or are you using that term generally and not in the legal use of the term?
Alimony was reportedly the reason the late John Carradine ended up doing the likes of BILLY THE KID VERSUS DRACULA and VAMPIRE HOOKERS. Too many ex-wives.
Heck, Laurence Olivier was upfront about doing lots of "paycheck" movies in his later years, just to put his kids through college.
Even being acclaimed as a great Shakespearean actor does not necessarily pay the bills on a regular basis.
Indeed, yet these actors works (and writers, directors, et al) put millions in the coffers of the studios.
Anyhoo, I'm up to watch 300 on the Klingon K-Pop scene and it hasn't stopped being funny yet. This has to be my favorite episode of the season. Hell, maybe even the entire series. I love that they made an attempt to swing hard for the fences. I love that, as far as I'm concerned, they hit a homerun.
And therein lies an important lesson. If the first marriage fails, you may or may not have been the problem. If the second one fails, you are highly suspect. A third marriage is little more than the triumph of hope over experience. Four or more? You have not studied the definition of insanity- to keep doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result.
Brooks did "Spenser for Hire" and "A Man Called Hawk" years before he did DS9. Bakula did "Quantum Leap" long before he was cast in "Enterprise."
And Kate Mulgrew's final "Ryan's Hope" episode aired in early January 1978, 17 years before her "Voyager" debut.
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