Trek guest actors in maybe surprising roles

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  1. Forbin

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    And this morning's Tarzan episode featured Susan Oliver, lost in the jungle!
    Also along was John Anderson, later to play Kevin Uxbridge in the TNG episode "The Survivors."
     
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    ^ Followed immediately by a John Anderson appearance on The Greatest American Hero. One of those actors who didn't do TOS, but easily could have...he was all over TV of that era, Westerns especially.

    ETA: The Mission: Impossible that I'm watching right now ("The Train," originally aired March 18, 1967) features a double-Billing of Trek guests: Williams Windom and Schallert.
     
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  3. J.T.B.

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    A some pages (make that years) ago, I posted this:

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    And now, here's sort of the flip side of it, from Death Valley Days, 1962:
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  4. Christopher

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    ^I take it the woman with Jeffrey Hunter is someone from The Andy Griffith Show?
     
  5. ZapBrannigan

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    It looks a bit like Andy's girlfriend, a-cheatin' on him!
     
  6. J.T.B.

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    Yes. Aneta Corsaut who played Helen Crump, Andy Taylor's girlfriend and eventual wife on TAGS from 1963 to 1968.
     
  7. Forbin

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    LORD, Susan Oliver was stunning. :adore:
     
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    She was but she also seemed like she didn't mind if she was not glammed up for a role, like if she was playing a plain settler in a Western for instance. Or the end of "The Cage" for that matter! She was great in TAGS because you had to believe that the sheriff, not just Barney, could be drawn in by her charm. She totally pulled it off, even though she was shot through the jail cell bars for most of the episode ("Prisoner of Love," S4 E18, 1964).
     
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    This is great! :lol:
     
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  10. gottacook

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    Got a new one! Arnold Moss in an Alfred Hitchcock Hour from 1962 that I just happened to see, "Captive Audience" starring James Mason (looking and sounding like his Humbert in Kubrick's Lolita, filmed the year before) and Angie Dickinson, with Moss and Ed Nelson (pictured) in what is, at first, a framing story in a book publisher's office. Script by Levinson & Link.[​IMG]
     
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    Next on MeTV, after the aforementioned Hitchcock episode, is the season 3 Mannix with Marianna Hill and Skip Homeier, mentioned elsewhere in this thread. Ms. Hill is sometimes filmed outdoors in this one (it's mostly set at a marina) and she looks much more, um, three-dimensional than she did in "Dagger of the Mind."
     
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  12. johnnybear

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    Marianna Hill, the best member of the Enterprise we never had!
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    Captain Tracey/Dr. Van Gelder posing with Uncle Jesse Duke, Hoss Cartwright and Wishbone, Tales of Wells Fargo, 1957.
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    When chanel hopping earlier I caught the end of an Ironside with William Shatner in it. The thing that qualifies it for the "Surprise" part of the thread title is that I just assumed Shatner was about to be unmasked as the villain of the week by Ironside and sat through the last five minutes for a full on Shat Breakdown as he got found out.

    But I was surprised when it turned out he was just a nice if stressed parole officer.

    Not remotely a surprise, but I watched his second Twilight episode for Shatner's birthday and wanted to say how impressive it is that even though the costume is terrible that first shot of the gremlin casually waling across the plane's storm lashed wing is still, even in HD on a big TV, is incredibly creepy.
     
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    Did he try to assume command of the Love Boat as well?
     
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    That's what I thought! But no, he had his hands full patching things up with Dina Merrill, who thought he was fooling around with her daughter/his step-daughter.

    Also on board that episode: Frank Burns, Roger Healey, Lovey Howell, Jonathan Higgins, Pinky Tuscadero and the foul-mouthed Bad News Bears kid. Plus! Douglas Fairbanks Jr. And! Ginger Rogers singing "Love Will Keep Us Together"! Imagine Ernie Anderson giving the rundown on all that.
     
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    Someone upthread a few years ago included a photo of Yvonne Craig as she appeared in the season 3 (1969-70) Mannix episode "Who Killed Me?" but didn't mention Susan Howard, who had a larger guest role in the same episode.
     
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    I didn't mention Susan Howard either! :D
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    Just finished watching the MST3K episode 'The Stranger' aka 'Stranded In Space' a 1973 failed pilot movie starring Glenn Corbett. It's basically a riff on 'The Fugitive' except he plays an astronaut who crash lands on a planet that resembles Earth orbiting the far side of the sun called Terra which has three moons.
    The only thing that made it mildly interesting was that on Terra the planet was ruled by something called 'The Perfect Order' which was a totalitarian 'Big Brother' regime that had come into existence some 35-40 years after some terrible event that was only vaguely hinted at.
    The people he encountered had never heard of baseball, Cape Kennedy or the United States, which makes me wonder if they had ever existed on Terra or they were wiped out/suppressed by 'The Perfect Order'.
     
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    I remember that pilot and hoped it was going to continue the following week but alas no! The Immortal too began here as a TV movie but the series was never shown but other movies with Christopher George followed it, confusing me no end at the time!
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