Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. Mysterion

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    Vic Tayback (A Piece of the Action) in an episode of McCloud (Bonnie and McCloud) this morning.
     
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    I wouldn't be surprised to find there is one my friend! Not sure though...
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    If there were, and there's no reason why not, they should be in the TNG or other series forums, not here in the TOS forum, :)
     
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    I don't think I said otherwise, do you?:vulcan:
     
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    Sharon Acker as the wife of a murder witness (Andy Griffith) getting death threats in the season 4 finale of Mod squad.

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    Harry Townes in Fear in A Desert City, the first episode of The Fugitive!
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    Oh, and, as a non-TOS aside, the killer was Stanley Kamel, who was Kozinski on TNG's Where No One Has Gone Before.
    Dang, I just realized Tige Andrews is in every episode. I should have screen-grabbed a twofer with Sharon.
     
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    Robert Philips, Roger Aaron Brown, Ted Cassidy as the narrator in A Death in The Family, the second pilot for The Incredible Hulk!
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    DeForest Kelly playing a one-armed ex-Confederate soldier facing off against James Coburn and Robert Culp on Trackdown this morning on MeTV.
     
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    The last time I saw Paul Carr on Mod Squad, he was leader of a gang of shady young sky divers. This time (S5 E3, 1972) he's the leader of a gang of shady young bikers.
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    He didn't get killed for a change, but he doesn't look too healthy after flipping his bike and flying 30 feet.
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    Roger Perry (Cpt. Christopher in Tomorrow is Yesterday) in an episode of The Six Million Dollar Man (Privacy of the Mind).
     
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    Sally Kellerman (Dr. Elizabeth Dehner) in The Prince and The Pauper (2007 Disney Movie). Odd seeing her here.
     
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    Just watched a 1969 episode of MANNIX, filmed shortly after STAR TREK went off the air.

    Called "A Question of Midnight," it features three female guest stars from ST in prominent roles -- Lee Meriwether ("That Which Survives"), Barbara Babcock ("A Taste of Armageddon" and "Plato's Stepchildren"), and -- perhaps most surprisingly -- Laurel Goodwin (Yeoman Colt from "The Cage").

    The episode is brilliantly directed by Sutton Roley -- a fantastic TV director who could and should have directed some episodes of STAR TREK.

    It's on the Mannix - Season 3 DVD set. It's worth watching for its own merits, but the three lovely ladies make it extra special.
     
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  14. J.T.B.

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    Yep. Also Logan Ramsey.
     
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    Given that Star Trek, Mission: Impossible, and Mannix were all co-productions of Desilu/Paramount, basically sister shows to each other, I'm never surprised when they have actors or production staffers in common. But it is interesting that Sutton Roley was Mannix's second-most prolific director (per IMDb) but never did Trek (although he did 5 M:I episodes). But then, he did several episodes of Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea and Lost in Space, so maybe Roddenberry was reluctant to work with Irwin Allen veterans, since those shows were the competition and he considered them more lowbrow than what he was going for.

    Hmm... I can find three LiS directors who worked on Star Trek, all of them directors of the initial 5-episode run of LiS that was expanded from the unreleased pilot and was generally smarter and more serious than the show that followed. LiS episodes 1 & 3 (the added footage, anyway) were directed by Tony Leader ("For the World is Hollow..."), episode 2 was directed by Alexander Singer (who'd do a bunch of TNG, DS9, and VGR episodes from 1992 on, but never TOS), and episode 4 was directed by Leo Penn ("The Enemy Within"). None of those directors worked on LiS after that, though Penn did one Voyage episode.

    Meanwhile, the only writers who worked on both LiS and TOS were Shimon Wincelberg, Robert Hamner, and Carey Wilber. Wincelberg ("Dagger of the Mind," "The Galileo Seven") co-wrote the LiS pilot and thus got a story credit (as S. Bar-David) on episodes 2-5 as well as teleplay credits on episodes 1 and 8. Wilber ("Space Seed") wrote 3 episodes each for seasons 1 & 2 of LiS, and Hamner ("A Taste of Armageddon") did five episodes in season 3.

    Browsing through LiS credits, I'm a bit surprised Jackson Gillis never wrote for Trek. He was all over TV writing in the '50s through the '80s, everything from Adventures of Superman to Perry Mason to Columbo and beyond. He did 7 LiS episodes, as well as one Mannix and three M:I episodes.
     
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    Just about anything Roley touched would turn out interesting. He directed both of my favorite Lost in Space episodes ("Wish Upon a Star" and "The Anti-Matter Man").

    Reportedly he wasn't too easy to work with, though I think his dazzling visuals would've made any difficulties with him worth it. Maybe Roddenberry didn't want the hassle. (And by the third season, Freiberger just wanted the show directed as quickly & cheaply as possible -- as Ralph Senensky's firing from "The Tholian Web" proves.)
     
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    When I heard that Trek might be coming back in the early eighties as a new television series again I was pretty concerned that Robert Tessier would get a role in it! He was an actor used as a mutant, a space gang member and also appeared in many comedy films, usually as the unfunny guy! He seemed to turn up in everything from Starsky & Hutch, Buck Rogers to The Incredible Hulk! Luckily he never appeared in TNG in the late eighties or DS9! One thing I could never figure was why he always played the bald guy?:lol:
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  18. J.T.B.

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    Kathryn Hays on High Chaparral, "Tornado Frances," 1968.
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    As a bonus, High Chaparral didn't always shoot locations in Arizona... The Vasquez Rocks fort, "Bad Day for a Thirst," 1968. You can see some of the uncovered framework on the left.
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    Kirk to Enterprise.
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    Chaparral III has been destroyed.
     
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    Maybe it was a much earlier raid on Cestus III by the Gorn? :lol: Don't these humans ever learn?
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