Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Maurice, Mar 12, 2013.
Checked out Night of the Lupus from the library yesterday to see if was as bad as I remembered from watching it on late night TV as a child.
I also wanted to watch it because I remembered DeForest Kelly being in it; what I didn't realize was that Paul Fix was in it as well, playing the local sheriff.
That's two Enterprise doctor's for the price of one.
One other thing I noticed upon re-watch was that once Paul Fix shows up at about the halfway point in the movie, De Kelly fades into the background and has only one more line after that.
It's almost as though the budget didn't allow for any more speaking lines for two people and all Kelly could do was stand around looking concerned.
That's "Night of the Lepus".
Lepus = Rabbit
Lupus = Wolf/dog
They were rabbits.
I got the chance once upon a time to ask DeForest Kelley if he and Paul Fix ever talked on set of NotL about Kelley effectively taking Fix's job. He said no, they never got around to that.
It's not Lupus. It's never Lupus.
Unless it's Mission: Impossible.
Lupus? Lupus? I always call him Norberg myself!
And boy, did he take locksmithing seriously!
Can you name this tv show?
Mannix. I'll bet Leslie Parrish herself suggested re-using the dress.
Does anyone know the title without looking it up?
I don't remember the title but it's one of the season one "Intertect" episodes. It has come up here a few times before.
Such an extraordinary beauty, she was.
BTW, (and off topic) I saw Peter Lupus in 'Muscle Beach Party' recently. It was 1964, and he was officially billed under the name "Rock Stevens."
Yeah, I guess at that point he must have still felt like his Greek name wasn't mainstream-sounding enough for American audiences.
Speaking of Greek... Michael Forest of "Who Mourns for Adonais" previously played the title character in Roger Corman's 1961 masterpiece Atlas.
I don't know how popular this movie was at the time, or if audiences watching Star Trek would have made a connection between his mythical character in Atlas and his role as Apollo.
Dunno if anyone's posted this before, but I randomly turned on an video of an old The Lone Ranger TV show and who should pop up but DeForest Kelly.
De Kelley was something of a matinee idol for a while before his star fizzled. Not sure what went wrong.
Thinking of Kelley in all the western roles he had reminded me of a story I read which is retold on another forum (http://www.bonanzaboomers.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=15453).
Amazon Prime now has Movin' On for streaming, which is an unexpected blast from my early childhood. The first episode had a twofer of Michael J. Pollard and Elisha Cook Jr. They were in the same scenes but their faces weren't in the same shot.
And there's Pollard on a 1964 episode of The Lucy Show that Decades is showing as I type this.
Catching some Lucy Show in the background, I can see where Trek being produced by Desilu could have gone horribly wrong. Imagine if you dare "Spock Discovers Wayne Newton."
Fortunately, I have the sound down.
Caught William Schallert as a clerk in Some Came Running, starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Shirley MacLaine. I know Schallert is in everything, so it's not really surprising, but I guess this is further evidence that he's really in everything.
That's an outstanding movie, by the way.
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