Who was that guy in like every episode?

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  1. EnriqueH

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    The bridge officer who was in a bunch of them but never utttered a word. I think he did a video or something or took home movies. Did he do a documentary or book?
     
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    Billy Blackburn - Google Memory Alpha, which has all the details.
     
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    He was less noticeable to me than ''Stone-Face'' Leslie.
     
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    William Blackburn played a lot of parts. He was a background android in "I, Mudd" for instance, and the shiny prototype android in "Return to Tomorrow." And the end credits of a few episodes have that unforgettable still frame of him peeling latex android makeup off his face. I could never figure out where that image came from as a kid. And of course, it's not a scene from any episode.
     
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    Bill Blackburn was also an ice skater and he borrowed the rabbit costume for Shore Leave from The Ice Capades.
     
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    It’s scene from a TOS blooper reel where a stage hand is helping Bill remove the latex while saying “You wanted show business, well G** D***** you got show business.”
     
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    Yeah, that shot in the closing credits doesn't show him peeling the latex, he's standing (maybe sitting) there with the rubber "skin" fully intact. But one doesn't get a clear shot because credits obstruct the view.
     
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    blooper reel, time ~10:10
     
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    Dr. McCoy discovered that drinking Saurian Brandy daily cures senility. :whistle: