Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. gottacook

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    James Gregory is great fun as the police sergeant listening to Geraldine Page tell her tale of woe in the Night Gallery two-hander "Stop Killing Me."
     
  2. Forbin

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    What's a two-hander?
     
  3. Forbin

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    The Immortal episode "Queen's Gambit" featured Lee Meriwether and a LOT of fashionable costume changes!

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    That's probably why the network cancelled it after only one season. They saw that the producers blew the budget on Lee Meriweather's wardrobe and refused to give them any more money.
     
  5. Christopher

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    A two-hander is a play for two actors. Gregory and Page are the entire cast of "Stop Killing Me."
     
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  6. gottacook

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    I should have been clearer. I guess that's why I'm still only a captain.
     
  7. Forbin

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    Okay, that's what I thought, thanks.
     
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    Maurishka as a lovely desert princess in The Rat Patrol episode "The Holy War Raid."

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    She was Yoeman Zahra in The One With the Flying Plastic Doggie Vomit. IMDB lists Rat Patrol as her first acting role (and she had no lines), Trek as her second.
     
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  9. Forbin

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    Oh, and, I don't always notice writing credits, the The Immortal episode I watched yesterday, "White Horse, Steel Horse," was written by Gene Coon. It was almost a Kung Fu episode - Ben drifts thru a farm run by grouchy ol hippy-hater John Dehner just in time for a couple of disgruntled hippy workers to cause a fight that gets some one accidentally killed, and he of course gets co-blamed, locked up in the barn, breaks out, runs for it, almost gets killed, etc. It kills me when an "establishment" character calls someone a "long hair hippy FREAK!" and the actor is clearly in his late 30s, dressed perfectly normally in jeans and a windbreaker, and looks like he just had a haircut last week. It was also an episode typical of the period (1970), showing the 'grown-ups' as hung-up bigots who hated young people because they were ruining the country, screwed them over if possible, threatened them with guns for minor disagreements, and in the end learned that hippies were people too.
     
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    The same can be said about Friday and Gannon or Reed and Malloy when they come across hippies and the counterculture on their respective shows and get on their soapbox to moralize. It can be cringe inducing sometimes.
     
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    Ha! My wife is watching a Night Gallery episode in her craft room featuring Barbara Anderson, and i just put on Heroes & Icons to find Conscience of the King on. :lol: I love little coinkeedinks like that.
     
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    They'll miss a trick if they don't cast Quinto as Paris
     
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    James Gregory, John Fiedler and Edwin Rochelle in They Have Been, They Are, They Will Be, an episode of Kolchak:The Night Stalker!
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  14. Forbin

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    Or Conscience of the Klingon. :klingon:
     
  15. The Old Mixer

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    T.J. Hooker binge on Decades. Just sayin'.

    ETA: He just hugged Vic Tayback! Sid Haig is in the same episode.
     
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    Ed Bakey in Farewell, Mary Jane, an episode of Police Woman!
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    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    Just coming here to post that.
     
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    The Old Mixer Mih ssim, mih ssim, nam, daed si Xim. Moderator

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    And now they've got James Darren on the show, playing a cop named...Jim Corrigan. :vulcan:
     
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    The Leonard Nimoy episode is the only episode of TJ Hooker that I've seen I believe! That mass of black curly wig on top of Shatner's head has always put me off of the show! :bolian:
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