Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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

  1. Christopher

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    TAS is certainly worth counting, particularly because it had so few identifiable guest stars -- just Mark Lenard, Roger C. Carmel, Stanley Adams, Ted Knight (Carter Winston), Ed Bishop (Asmodeus), David Gerrold (Korax and Em-3-Green), Jane Webb (Lara/Vedala), and Billy Simpson (young Spock), plus Filmation producers Lou Scheimer and Norm Prescott, the director's son Keith Sutherland, and a couple of uncredited repertory players whose identities are unknown to this day (including one whose roles have often been mistakenly attributed to James Doohan but whose voice I recognize from other Filmation shows). So I'd say finding a TAS guest star who wasn't also in TOS certainly qualifies as "surprising."

    If anything, I'm surprised Ted Knight didn't do more roles for TAS, since he was the lead in Filmation's Lassie's Rescue Rangers at the same time, as well as one of the main voices in Filmation's late-'60s shows like the Superman and Batman shorts, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and Fantastic Voyage. But for some reason, after '73 he has no more Filmation credits except one live-action appearance in The Ghost Busters in '75.
     
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    A. He was too busy.
    B. He was too expensive.
     
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    Or he'd retired by then?
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  4. Christopher

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    Hmm, yeah, I guess his Hanna-Barbera voice credits dried up after '73 as well, except for an "additional voices" credit on Captain Caveman around the time TMTMS ended.
     
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    He was doing Mary Tyler Moore at that point, one of the most popular shows on American television.
     
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    Yeah, but he'd been doing that for a couple of years already when Lassie, TAS, and Super Friends (which he narrated in its first season) were on the air. I guess maybe once he won his Emmy, his screen time and salary expectations increased.
     
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    I was just pointing out that he was far from retired as an actor in general. Furthermore on that point, he went on to lead his own show, Too Close for Comfort, in the early '80s.

    ETA: I just found an interesting one when I was looking up something else...Ted Cassidy did the voice of Ben Grimm on the late '70s Fantastic Four cartoon.
     
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    ... and The Ted Knight Show in 1978. Two Emmys makes the man in Hollywood, but it does not guarantee success.
     
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    Which was never in question, since there are countless live-action actors who don't do animation, especially back then when it was considered slumming. And of course I'm of the generation that grew up watching TMTMS, so I hardly need to have Ted Knight's career explained to me. I knew him as Ted Baxter long before I knew he'd done animation work. I just misread his IMDb credits and thought that he'd kept up his Hanna-Barbera work during the MTM years, so I wondered why he only seemed to have stopped doing Filmation work. But on close inspection, he mostly stopped doing both at the same time.
     
  10. J.T.B.

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    The Virginian, "The Modoc Kid," 1967. Paul Fix is a doctor who has to treat the partner of this young bad guy.
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    I'm getting the impression that perhaps you're not seeing the post that I was responding to, which was another poster musing, "Or he'd retired by then?" I was informing that poster of Ted Knight's career status at that point, not you.
     
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    ^Oh, I see.
     
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    John Crawford, Logan Ramsey, Ron Soble, Charlie Brill and Charles Dierkop (a regular) in Pattern For Evil, an episode of Police Woman!
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    I have to ask but what is America's fascination with the name Modok? It appears a lot in sci-fi and comics. Is there actually such a name? :shifty:
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    Elisha Cook, beaten and left for bait by Comancheros, in the season 1 Rawhide ep "The Incident of the Burst of Evil."

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    Yeah, I'm getting too lazy to trim the pic out of the player frame. :)
     
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    You could use the "snapshot" function in VLC player. Easier than capturing the entire desktop.
     
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    The Modoc are a people who originally lived in the Northern California and Oregon region. There is a county in California and a number of other places in the US with that name.



    A few more from The Virginian in 1967:

    Joseph Mell in "Bitter Harvest."
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    Phillip Pine and Frank Overton in "A Welcoming Town."
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    Warren Stevens and Valora Noland in "The Girl on the Pinto."
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  19. J.T.B.

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    I thought for sure I had posted this but I can't find it. But I have an image in my Star Trek actor file, so here it is:
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    In modern times the Modoc are enrolled in the Klamath Tribes in Oregon and the Modoc Tribe in Oklahoma. The Modocs who fought in the Modoc War of 1872-73 were sent to the Indian Territory.

    There is a movie called Drum Beat (1954) about the Modoc War. It is very inaccurate, but probably the most historically accurate movie about the western Indian Wars made in the 1950s.

    There is another word modoc, which happens to be the other kind of Indian word. A number of Asian elephants were named Modoc.
     
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