Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. Forbin

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    Catching up on our classics, we watched Rebel Without a Cause for our Saturday night movie. Ian Wolfe showed up running the show at Griffith Observatory. 14 years before Mr Atoz and he still looked 100 years old (he was actually only 59 when he was in the movie).
     
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    Alfred Ryder in Hawaii Five-O, "The Late John Louisiana" (Nov. 11, 1970)
     
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    William Bramley in My Friend, Mr.Nobody, an episode of Lost in Space!
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    Good episode, good and rare showcase for Angela Cartwright, plus an enduring John Williams score that I still play to this day. :bolian:
     
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    Not a 'guest actor', more of a 'guest sound' in a surprising role.
    Thanks to the 50% off Criterion Collection at Barnes and Noble, I picked up a copy of George Pal's 'War of the Worlds'.
    In the 'Special Features' extras there's a featurette on the movies' Special Effects.
    In it, the restoration team talk about how the the sound of the Martian war machine firing its lasers from the tips of its wings was created by striking a large coiled metal spring with a sledgehammer, recording it, slowing it down, adding reveb and other effects.
    That sound was later used as the sound of the Enterprise firing its photon torpedoes
     
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    Mayyyybe. There's a noticeable difference between the two sounds. The Trek torpedo sound has a sharper attack (beginning) and is more resonant. The Martian plasma bolt effect sounds more muffled to me. I suppose it's possible that they're the same recording processed in two different ways, or maybe two different takes from the same recording session, but they're not exactly identical. (Ben Burtt later used much the same process, striking a taut metal cable, to create blaster sounds for Star Wars.)

    However, the whistling sound of the Martian War Machines' levitation beams is the same sound effect as the phasers, but slowed down to a lower pitch. And I'm pretty sure I recall the "zee-zee-zeew" sound of the Martian heat ray showing up in ST:TAS. It was definitely used often in Filmation shows.
     
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    Peter Brocco has his last rites administered by Father James Phelps:
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    Mission: Impossible, "The Amateur" (Nov. 14, 1970). The Archbishop disavows any knowledge of these sacraments.
     
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    Okay... I've been wrong all these years. That is the same torpedo sound effect. I guess it sounded different to me because it repeats so quickly and the different blasts blend together, while in Trek you tend to hear just one at a time and can hear the attack and decay more clearly.
     
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    The Odd Couple, "The Big Brothers" (Nov. 19, 1970)
     
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    Chuck Hicks in Timelock, an episode of The Streets of San Francisco!
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    "Victor Perrin" seeks vengeance in the 2nd episode of Wanted Dead or Alive.

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    And he died in almost crystal clarity! :lol:
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    Someone needs to say it before it isn't. Page 200!
     
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    Continuing our Saturday night movie exploration of the classics, the wife and I watched Splendor in the Grass this week. I was surprised to see Gary Lockwood, as Warren Beatty's friend "Toots," attempting to access Natalie Wood's splendor!

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    Tony Caruso as a Mexican padre trying to prevent some frontier justice on Wanted: Dead or Alive, "Miracle at Pot Hole."

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    Caught part of an old Mannix last night, and it was like a TOS guest stars reunion hour. This single episode featured Laurel Goodwin (only thing I can ever remember seeing her in besides "The Cage"), Barbara Babcock, Lee Meriwether, and Logan Ramsey.
     
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