Which Show Replaced TOS on NBC's Schedule?

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  1. Odona Kirk

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    I seem to remember that it was "Bracken's World"--at least, that's what I posted on another non-Trek message board this morning. Am I correct?
     
  2. Christopher

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    According to Wikipedia, the summer replacement series in ST's timeslot in the summer of '69 was rebroadcasts of The Saint from the UK -- an interesting bit of turnaround, since Star Trek was Doctor Who's summer replacement in 1969, in the gap after Patrick Troughton's last season. As for the Friday 10 PM slot in the 1969-70 season, yes, it was Bracken's World.
     
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    I just went to a Bracken's convention last week and am looking forward to the eighth and ninth TV sequels.

    But seriously, it does look like that show drew some quality guest stars, anyway.
     
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  4. Myko

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    What show replaced TOS in the season 2 time slot during season 3?
     
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    According to The Complete Directory to Prime Time Network TV Shows 1946-Present (Ballantine, publ. May 1979, by Tim Brooks and Earle Marsh, 849 pages):

    In 1966, Star Trek was on Thursday at 8:30.
    In 1967, Star Trek was on Friday at 8:30. Ironside took the Thurs 8:30 slot.
    In 1968, Star Trek was on Friday at 10:00. Name of the Game (90 min) took the 8:30 slot.

    I own a variety of reference books, which I bought ravenously before the Internet era. :bolian:
     
  6. Christopher

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    Looking at the Wikipedia link I provided earlier, looks like it was The Name of the Game (8:30 Fridays). And to go one further back, Trek's 1966-7 time slot (8:30 Thursdays) was filled by Ironside from 1967-71. Ironside moved to 9:00 Thursdays for the rest of its run, through 1975, so it was far more successful in that slot than Trek was.
     
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    Damn "brackies"! Get a life!
     
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    Good research, Zap...and I have one of the Brooks/Marsh books, too. Some entries leaned into editorializing here and there, but it was an important publication.
     
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    I have or had this book. The most interesting portion was on the history of network television. The whole Dumont era is fascinating since so little from that period survives.
     
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    When are you changing your screen name to Samuel T. Cogley?
     
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  11. ZapBrannigan

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    "I've got my own system. Books, young man, books!" :beer:
     
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    I went down the 1970 TV rabbit hole and just found out that ...

    Janos Prohaska played Cookie Bear on Andy Williams!
     
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    Ahem...we prefer to be called "Brackers", not "Brackies"!
     
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    Not "Brackaholics"? :razz:

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    In 1960s and early '70s television, just about any approximately human-sized creature, monster or alien was probably Janos Prohaska.

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    Maybe just be a coincidence, but in the Who story Earth shock, Scott gives orders to two troopers "Brooks, Marshal." As writer Eric Saward says he took names from things he could see (like his Praxis typewriter), maybe he had a copy on his shelves...
     
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    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0698512/?ref_=nv_sr_1?ref_=nv_sr_1

    A great thing about him, and probably why he got so many of those parts, is that he made his own costumes. He was a producer's dream. I like his bird suits: the one in "The Cage" and then a different one that was used on Bewitched and Lost in Space.
     
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    Mugato, aka "Snowpuff" with "Brutus'" accessories.

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    Only 1 season. Well, 2, but the second season ended in Dec.

    The synopsis sounds good enough. In the right hands I bet it could be rebooted successfully. More of a hard-hitting drama in the post-Weinstein era.

    Then again, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip failed.
     
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    There was at least a twenty year period, probably longer, when every sitcom with a laugh track hired the same guy to bring in his proprietary equipment and lay it in. It was one guy in Hollywood, Charley Douglass per Wikipedia, for so many shows.

    And for apes it was one guy in Hollywood, with the exception of The Planet of the Apes films, which were too much for one ape impersonator to handle. It would have been cool to know that back then. But there were various shows I saw as a kid where I didn't even know it was a man in a suit.