Yvonne Craig R.I.P.

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  1. ZapBrannigan

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    She hated the green body make-up and vowed never to do that again. I think she said it took her two weeks to get the last of it off. I wish I could find the link.
     
  2. CrazyMatt

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    Seeing so many TOS players going the past couple years makes me feel suddenly quite sad and old...
     
  3. Joanna McCoy-Kirk

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    Her New York Times obit called her Trek character a slave girl:

    Are all Orion women slaves?
     
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  4. t_smitts

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    That depends on your source.
     
  5. Forbin

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    I wish I could have helped her remove it! :adore:
     
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    I didn't realize that she was a local girl. Today's Dallas Morning News had a big obituary with her picture in her Bat Girl costume. She was born out of state but grew up in Oak Cliff, a Dallas area just South West of downtown. That explains the familiar accent. It mentioned her role in the movie "Mars Needs Women" which was shot locally. I love that movie because I can spot local landmarks that I knew as a kid. That are mostly gone now. However, they did not mention her role in "Man from Uncle".
     
  8. scotpens

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    The only other green woman we saw in the original series was Vina as the illusory Orion slave girl in "The Cage"/"The Menagerie," so it's easy to see how the non-Trek-geek media might assume Marta was one as well. For that matter, there's no onscreen evidence in "Whom Gods Destroy" that Marta is an Orion. Her race/species or native planet is never mentioned. All we know is that she's . . . well, she's green!
     
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    She will be missed. She was my first crush as a young boy watching her as Batgirl on reruns in the 70s. Took me many years to learn she also played Marta.

    I think it is a natural assumption to see her as an Orion. I think this is the first time I read where that was been questioned. Although I don't think all Orion women were slave girls.

    Memory Alpha, maybe not an official source, does label her as an Orion.

    http://en.memory-alpha.wikia.com/wiki/Marta
     
  10. Patrin-Zero

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    The late but dearly lamented Ms.Craig did appear in good company during her career as an actress, she did several films with Elvis Presley and former Mouseketeer, Tommy Kirk.

    Truly sad she never chose to appear at any conventions.
     
  11. Greg Cox

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    Given that "Whom Gods Destroy" makes a point of including an Andorian and other familiar STAR TREK aliens, it seems reasonable to assume that the exotic green dancing girl is an Orion, like the only other exotic green dancing girl we'd seen on the series so far . ...

    If a series has already established that sexy green Orion dancing girls are a thing . . . .
     
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    She was scheduled to appear with West, Ward and Lee Meriwether in 2013 at a horrorcon before cancelling due to ''family health'' reasons. Would this have been her first?
     
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    Despite not being one, she made one very sexy redhead.
     
  14. Maab of the Ten Tribes

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    My wife and I saw her about 6 or 7 years ago at DragonCon in Atlanta. As of a couple years ago I remember her website stated something to the effect she would be doing a convention and it being a sort of farewell for conventions. I can't remember where she was to appear though.
     
  15. Greg Cox

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    Do you mean Trek conventions? 'Cause I'm seeing lots of photos and hearing lots of stories of her appearances at comic-book conventions.

    By all accounts, she was a fun and engaging guest.
     
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  16. Forbin

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    Pretty sure I saw her at a Chiller in NJ once, in the autograph tent.
     
  17. Patrin-Zero

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    Yes, I think she had no idea how large of a fan-following her Marta character had.

    It's my understanding that she was not on terms with Adam West but that's over an unsubstantiated incident that allegedly occurred during production of a Batman episode.


    Sidebar- It's curious Adam West never had an appearance in Star Trek.
     
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  19. bbailey861

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    Thanks very much for sharing that; it was a joy to read.
     
  20. Kor

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    This is terrible news. :(

    She was an unforgettable persona in genre TV.

    Kor