Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. Maurice

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    The post with which I started this thread 7 years ago this month was this:
    And it keeps going and going... ;)
     
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    Whit Bissell was in all of Irwin Allen's shows except Lost in Space! He was in The Trouble With Tribbles for Star Trek! He was in The Outer Limits, The Fugitive, Wagon Train (many times as different characters) The Virginian (as different characters) Perry Mason (as different characters) The Invaders, City Beneath The Sea, The Bionic Woman, Two versions of The Time Machine, The Incredible Hulk (as different characters) plus numerous other stuff and a couple of fifties horror films too! Boy could he get about and the son of a Doctor too! Whitner Nutting Bissell was a staple part of our growing up with television! :techman:
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    Facially it would have worked, but they would have had to put him on a box, like they had to do with Bogart all the time. Gil Kane was 6'4".
     
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    Yes, but he was always sitting down drawing stuff, so it MAY have worked!
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    He also plays a prominent role in the classic film Seven Days in May:
     
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    I doubt that too many people seeing such a film would know exactly how tall Gil Kane was.
     
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    As a fan of Gil Kane's art in Marvel comics and his fascination with the hero's calf muscles I sure didn't know he was SO tall! :lol:
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    And a lot of his angles on character's faces seem to be looking up their nostrils, so that always made me think he was a shorty. :lol:
     
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    Whit Bissell in The Caine Mutiny:
     
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    One of the most common, one of the least common in The Virginian, "Dead-Eye Dick," 1966.

    William Schallert,
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    and Alice Rawlings.
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  11. Forbin

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    I managed to get all the way thru "Ski Party" over the last few days. :lol:
    Here's Dwayne Hickman, Frankie Avalon, Deborah Wally, and the divine Yvonne Craig singing in a sleigh.

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    It takes an hour and thirty one minutes to dispense with the Some Like it Hot plot in the ski lodge and get them back to the beach, so Yvonne can get into something more comfortable.
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    It had a few giggles, some fun 4th-wall breaking, and the Colorado scenery was beautiful. And hey, 60s chicks in their underwear in a ski lodge. Annette only had a small cameo in the beginning for some reason.
     
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    Searching for some ST photos, I came across a couple of cool pictures of Gary Lockwood with some other ST guest stars.

    First, with "Who Mourns For Adonais?" guest star Leslie Parrish in either 1961's TV series Follow the Sun (S.1 Ep.6: "Bushman's Holiday"), where Lockwood's character rescues her from a mob hitman; or from a 1964 episode of the Gene Roddenberry created vehicle for Gary Lockwood, The Lieutenant (S.1 Ep.26: "Operation-Actress") where Parrish plays an actress who runs afoul of her studio's morals clause when she's caught during a raid on a wild party with young Marines.

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    (EDIT: I just noticed that Lockwood's Wikipedia page features a reversed crop of this picture, identifying it as from 1962. They don't say what it's from, though.)

    Next, the long awaited meeting of Gary Mitchell and Gary Seven, as Gary Lockwood guest stars on three episodes of Robert Lansing's series 12 O'Clock High circa 1964-65:

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    And...the Godfather of Soul!


    FWIW, his third appearance (as a second character) is during Season 2, by which point Paul Burke is the lead (though Frank Overton is still a regular).
     
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    Yes, he and his backup group arrive with three St. Bernards, each with a different kind of booze labeled on its cask, drop off a character they rescued, sing I Feel Fine, and vanish. :lol: At the beginning of the film, Lesley Gore happens to be on the bus heading for the ski resort, sings Sunshine Lollipops & Rainbows (by Marvin Hamlisch!), and vanishes. :lol: I guess I had a higher tolerance for these movies when I was 13 - they're a tough watch at my age now!
     
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    "I Got You (I Feel Good)".

    "I Feel Fine":
     
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    I'm re-reading my book 'Book Of The Dead - The Complete History of Zombie Cinema' and I'm paging through the zombie filmography in the back of the book and there's an entry for a 1973 movie called 'Messiah of Evil' and under the cast list is Marianna Hill. It looks like the DVD is out-of-print, but there's a version of it uploaded to YouTube. I might watch it to see what it's like. Edit to add: I just watched the trailer and there's Elisha Cook Jr. as a bum.
     
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    Sally Kellerman as the voice of a killer robot bird in "Masters of Science Fiction."

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    Yes, that one. :D
     
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    Thanks. I've never seen the show, so I was just passing along the info that was with the photo.