Yvonne Craig R.I.P.

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by Grant, Aug 19, 2015.

  1. Therin of Andor

    Therin of Andor Admiral Admiral

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    Oh yeah? She was at Sydney, Australia, conventions in 2002 and (after her US convention retirement) in 2010.

    I know she definitely made other appearances over the years.

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    Ian with Yvonne Craig in 2002 by Ian McLean, on Flickr

    She was wonderful: friendly, excited to hear fan stories of their personal memories of Batgirl, Marta and her appearances in "The Man from UNCLE" and with Elvis, and very happy to sign autographs. Her sister, who acted as her merchandise assistant, was also delightful.

    Yvonne Craig was also quite formidable. I would not have wanted to cross her. She was so upset about "The Killing Joke", the graphic novel that sees the Joker paralyse Barbara Gordon, and she was unimpressed by Shatner's scene stealing in TOS. (He would cross his eyes in love scenes, supposedly as a joke, but causing the female's closeups to be less usable. Grace Lee Whitney had similar stories.)

    Correct. The Orion dancing is the link back to "The Cage", even if her race is not mentioned in the script.

    James Blish noted the scripted stage direction that Marta was green (but not realising the link to Orions) and speculated in his adaptation that Marta may have had some Vulcan heritage.
     
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  2. firstresident

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    She was a great lady, a true fan's actress, very nice to all fans, even in her later years, when she was obviously in some great pain. We don't have actors like her any longer. Pity.
     
  3. Joel_Kirk

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    My belated RIP to Yvonne Craig.

    She was an actress I wanted to meet.

    Alas...natural causes had its say.
     
  4. RandyS

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    She would have been sexy if she had been bald.
     
  5. Forbin

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    Deltan?
     
  6. RandyS

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    Yeah, that works too.:bolian:
     
  7. arch101

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    In the way that Mark Lenard played a variety of Trek aliens, I think Craig could have also been great in a number of alien roles. If only Roddenberry had been a little bit quicker way back then. Imagine Yvonne as the first female Andorian? Yeah, that works.