Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Maurice, Mar 12, 2013.

  1. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    Is there a new meaning of the word "genre"? Actors have always won Oscars and Emmys in different genres, the adventure genre, the Western genre, the crime genre, the romance genre etc.
     
  2. Christopher

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    Hardly new -- it's long been used as a shorthand for SF/fantasy/horror as opposed to "mainstream" fiction. Granted, it's technically inaccurate, but it's been around for decades.
     
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  3. J.T.B.

    J.T.B. Rear Admiral Premium Member

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    I see, thanks. It's new to me, anyway. Seems like a great potential for misunderstanding.
     
  4. FormerLurker

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    As I said, I didn't remember. Whoopi was indeed deserving, and longer ago than I assumed. What I did remember was Sigourney Weaver being nominated for Aliens, and of course not winning, and Sir Ralph Richardson being nominated posthumously for Greystoke (he also did not win).

    As to Ruth Gordon, I was unfamiliar with the Oscars until many years later, and her win never registered with me. Fredric March, on the other hand, won during a time when film was what there was. As such, all genres were given equal weight in terms of recognition for excellence, in all categories. Then television came along.

    Television gave the viewers, and the the studio heads, such a broad forum for straight drama that genre (meaning SF and fantasy, of course) programming and features lost a lot of status. Many actors that had done well in genre roles switched to the straight drama roles to be recognized for their talent, and the genre presentations lost status once again. Weren't Ruth Gordon, Mariette Hartley, and Whoopi Goldberg the only three between Ruth and Whoopi to win for genre roles during that time?
     
  5. Forbin

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    I Spy, season 1, "My Mother the Spy." Sally Kellerman as an American spy trying to protect her new baby; Theo Marcuse as a top enemy spy using the baby to get her to talk.
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    Both of them in clever spy disguises:
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  6. GNDN18

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    Kellerman was on It Takes A Thief around the same time, also sporting the Dehner flip. I usually try to avoid the drool comments, but the brunette wig works.
     
  7. DarrenTR1970

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    This morning's episode of Planet of the Apes on MeTV has Percy Rodrigues under the latex makeup portraying Aboro. As an aside, I know this isn't Star Trek related, I noticed that the series is/was produced by Herbert Hirschman; who produced the fourth season hour-long episodes of The Twilight Zone. I only just made the connection thanks to The Twilight Zone Companion, which I just happened to be reading when the episode started.
     
  8. johnnybear

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    You missed out Joseph Ruskin as Daku, Darren! :techman: And Tom Troupe as Augustus, Galen's childhood friend! :p
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