Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. DarrenTR1970

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    Same could be said about the 'Law and Order' franchise. I wonder which actor/actress holds the record for the most guest appearances as a different character.
     
  2. Christopher

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    IMDb's full-series "Full cast and crew" pages tend to list actors in order of the number of episodes they appeared in, as well as listing all the characters they played, so it probably wouldn't be hard to look through its pages for the various L&O series and figure out who's at the top. I'm not motivated enough to try, though.
     
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    Now I know where Godley and Creme got their inspiration for this song.
     
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    John Crawford, Walt Davis in Task Force:Part Two, an episode of Police Woman!
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    Tanya doing her thing in a quick background shot. The Rat Patrol episode, "The Street Urchin Raid."

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    It drives me nuts.... Hollywood.....Aaahhhhh. You can’t put a suppressor on a revolver (except the nagant, that doesn’t count ). It doesn’t work! Two words : cylinder gap
     
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    That makes the plot point of the guy with the silenced revolver in the original "Assault on Precinct Thirteen" even more ludicrous. It's bad enough he couldn't tell from the lack of discharge blowback that he was out of ammunition, but he couldn't hear it, either.:rolleyes:
     
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    In the Season 5 premiere of Mission: Impossible ("The Killer," Sept. 19, 1970), Barney arranges to trade places with construction union president Davis Roberts:
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    Roberts is scheduled to be hit by Robert Conrad...who knows enough to use a silencer on an automatic:
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    The IMF ultimately turns Conrad against the guy who hired him...Byron Morrow:
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  9. Christopher

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    ^Moreover, in the 1988 Mission: Impossible revival's remake of "The Killer" (its series premiere), the Robert Conrad character was played by John DeLancie. Plus "Miri" guest star Phil Morris (Greg Morris's son) was a series regular (as Barney's son).
     
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    One thing I was wondering--was the lifelike dummy of himself that Barney was preparing as a decoy actually Davis Roberts made up to look like Morris? I thought the facial structure looked like him.

    IMDb had nothing on the point. It does have people overeager to pick out "goofs" that weren't actually goofs--like pointing out how much pressure Robert Conrad would need to exert to crush three golf balls when the "golf balls" were obviously supposed to be plastic explosive disguised as golf balls.
     
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    I wonder if anyone has actually speculated if his character from "Miri" is the same character in ST:III. I don't see how he could be, myself. At 300+yo, he looks 9-10. A mere twenty years later, he should still look 9-10.
     
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    He was also 21st-century astronaut John Kelly, a Klingon, and a Jem'Hadar.

    Also, it would be more like 15 1/2 years, since it's no more than a few weeks after The Wrath of Khan and "Miri" was about half a season before "Space Seed." Although by the official chronology it's 18 years for some reason.
     
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    Those were later.

    My point stands. His "Miri" character wouldn't have aged enough for them to be the same person, even if McCoy's cure allowed the children to begin aging more quickly again. It's even possible that the cure must needs be administered only as puberty and the worst parts of the disease begin to set in, which would see the majority of the children continue to be youthful for decades, at a minimum.
     
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    Another example of a funny coincidence of hearing a certain actor saying a certain name in a certain way. I've got The Untouchables on in the background, and Robert Stack is addressing an unfriendly acquaintance named Striker. Surely you can understand why that would get a giggle out of me.
     
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    Too easy!
     
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    1. I think so.
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    Well, yes, obviously. No need to state that twice; it was self-evident from the start, and I'm surprised anyone ever suggested such a ludicrous idea. He's played five roles, as I pointed out; there's no reason to link any particular two.
     
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    One.
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    No need to state something twice, but belaboring a point in five courses -- with a haughty serving of "as I pointed out" for dessert, no less -- is, by contrast, perfectly reasonable and not overdone in the slightest.

    A remarkable feat. Bravo. :golfclap:
     
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    William Meader in Earth vs The Flying Saucers (1956)
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  20. MAGolding

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    18 years was a sort of a compromise.

    Star Trek II, III, IV, & V should all happen within a few months of fictional time.

    In Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Khan and Kirk both say it is 15 years since they saw each other. And presumably the last time they saw each other was when Kirk left Khan on Ceti Alpha V, shortly after the end of "Space Seed".

    The treaty that established Nimbus and the first settlements on it by people from the Federation, Klingon, and Romulan realms had to be later than "Balance of Terror", when nobody knew what Romulans looked like. After Romulans and avarious Romulan subjects began settling Nimbus III and mingling with Federation citizens, the fact that Romulans looked like Vulcans would soon become public.

    In Star Trek V: the Final Frontier Caitlin Dar said that Nimbus III was established 20 years earlier.

    "Balance of Terror" and "Space Seed" were both during the first season, which lasted about one to two years in most versions of Star Trek chronology.

    Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and Star Trek V: the Final Frontier should happen only a few months of ficitonal time apart. But Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is said to be 15 years after "Space Seed" and Star Trek V: the Final Frontier is said to be at least 20 years after "Balance of Terror".

    So the official chronology splits the difference and also tries to spread out those four movies over three calendar years.

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