Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. telerites

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    He was so good in Barney Miller. Not too many actors can be a convincing, nasty guerilla and also have such good comedic timing in other roles.

    He and Mark Lenard share the POTA connection. Ursus and Urko.
     
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    I don't know if this has been mentioned or not, but I stumbled across this little gem in another forum; it's called 'Can Heironymus Merkin Ever Forget Mercy Humppe and Find True Happiness?' and it co-stars Joan Collins (with a name that I won't even print) alongside Anthony Newley.
     
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    Mission: Impossible, "Gitano" (Feb. 1, 1970): Spock and pals help Surak save Greg Brady in drag from Ralph Offenhouse and Salish.
     
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  5. J.T.B.

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    ^Susan Howard, also.
     
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    Surely James Gregory was a Gorilla and not a revolutionary fighter? He was General Ursus in Beneath The Planet of The Apes in 1970 after Orson Welles refused the role! :techman:
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  7. J.T.B.

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    On The Virginian, Michael Forest with a big black hairdo in "Beyond the Border", 1965.
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    Louise Sorel in "The Dream of Stavros Karas", 1965.
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    Watching the MST3K version of 'Girls Town' and Elanor Donahoe (sp), wearing a blonde wig, is in it, playing Mamie Van Doren's younger sister.
     
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    Just popping thru the channels during breakfast and there was Schallert in Have Gun Will Travel! The man was everywhere!
     
  10. FormerLurker

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    Elinor Donahue. For future reference.
     
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    Louise Sorel looks gorgeous in that pic!
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    Can you identify the OS actors as masked baddies in The Virginian, "The Letter of the Law"?
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    James Doohan

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    Ron Soble
     
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  13. Christopher

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    ^I recognized the first one from the eyes, but I couldn't place the second even without the bandana.
     
  14. johnnybear

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    The second one is Ron 'Wyatt Earp' Soble and the first is the Chief Engineer of the Starship Enterprise himself!
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  15. FormerLurker

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    Yeah, that's Wyatt Earp. Referencing the "Things TOS taught you Incorrectly" thread elsewhere in the forum, TOS taught me Wyatt Earp was a villain! Imagine my shock when I eventually learned he was one of the most respected lawmen of the late 19th century!
     
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    The notion of Wyatt and the rest of the Earps as heroic (and morally upright defenders of truth, justice and the American way) was itself a manufactured one, however. Star Trek turned that several-decades-in-the-making romanticized picture on its head for dramatic purposes. In reality, the Clanton gang were no good guys; the Earps weren't necessarily a great deal better... but they wore the badges, and they got the better write-ups after the fact.
     
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    I'll imagine your further shock when you learn that Wyatt Earp was a shady character who bounced around the West, sometimes taking jobs as a peace officer, but almost always also involved in the brothel business, and had to leave towns under questionable circumstances several times. His great advantage over his contemporaries was that he settled in Los Angeles in his old age and was able to spin his own myths to writers and people in the movie business.
     
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    Audiences in the '60s, when Westerns were as ubiquitous as superheroes are now, would've known going in that the Earps were supposed to be the good guys who defeated the villainous Clantons. So they would've gotten the significance of the Melkot casting Kirk and his crew as the bad guys -- i.e. that they were meant to lose.
     
  19. J.T.B.

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    For sure. Especially six seasons of The Life and Legend of Wyatt Earp, a well-rated show, which had extensive and lengthy story arcs about the upstanding and lawful Earps defeating the always-scheming, villainous Clanton family/gang.
     
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    It's well known that Wyatt and John Ford were friends, and young John Wayne would sit and talk with Earp while making movies. It's said that Wayne based his characteristic swagger on Earp.