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    Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    I recently watched an episode of Cannon from 1974 in which Grace Lee Whitney guest starred, and was shocked by how much she had physically deteriorated in the eight years since she appeared in Star Trek. I didn't even recognize her, and had to go back through it to figure out which part she had played. I froze the video on the actress who I thought might be her, and I wasn't sure until I compared the image to some photos of her.

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  • Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    For fans of Kelley, I'm posting a video of his guest appearance in Gunsmoke. William Shatner appeared once on the show, as did James Doohan and Grace Lee Whitney, and Leonard Nimoy appeared four times.

    It's in the Videos forum.

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

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    Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave Skywalker View Post
    ...It does remind me of Star Wars though; that Kurt Russell auditioned for the role of Han Solo. He's the one guy I think could have been great as Han...IF we never had seen Ford in the role and didn't know what we were missing.
    Good comparison. Some of these mega-successes like ST and SW are lightning in a bottle. Who knows how much they could be tampered with and still be as iconic as they are.

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    He probably could have been good in the role, but I can't imagine being deprived of Kelly's performance on the show and in the movies. I wouldn't trade him in if I had the chance.

    It does remind me of Star Wars though; that Kurt Russell auditioned for the role of Han Solo. He's the one guy I think could have been great as Han...IF we never had seen Ford in the role and didn't know what we were missing.

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

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    ^I don't know. It's always hard to say (unless that person cast is awful) 50+ years after the casting when the role is iconic. Personally, McCoy is my favorite character of all Trek, so I doubt I could agree (nothing against Throne). And it's not like he was purposely the third part. It's just that Spock became one of those surprise hits.

    Space Cop
    The Dandy
    Last edited by Space Cop; 04-03-2019, 09:46 PM.

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  • Trey Strain
    Guardian of the Universe

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    No disrespect to DeForest Kelley, but I think Malachi Throne would have been better in the role of McCoy than Kelley was. Throne had a powerful and distinctive voice that would have given him a commanding presence. He didn't want to be the "third guy" on a show, but that role was perfect for him.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/ne...k-thief-429009

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    Just watched it now. That was pretty good!

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

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    This is pretty old (by net standards), but pretty fun:

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  • Mister Ed
    Horse of a Different Color

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    I decided to go the "bargain table" route on the hardcovers...right when they stopped showing up on the bargain tables and secondhand stores. I still, years later, do not own all those books. They are the only real holes in my collections (other than Discovery books which I'm not touching).

    But at least I could READ them all, since the library got all the hardcover books. They don't buy paperbacks, so I won't even be able to read these ones if I don't buy them. Sigh.

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

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    ^Really? That does stink. They must be oversize paperbacks to justify those prices (like the captain biographies?). I've built up most of my ST library from library sales and second-hand bookshops. You might want to go that route except that, of course, you can't guarantee completion and you have to wait quite a while.



    I've become comfortable with getting only what I've found or appealed to me enough (like Romulan and Vulcan stuff) to seek out. But I have much fewer than you, not much over a hundred books right now.

    Space Cop
    The Dandy
    Last edited by Space Cop; 03-07-2019, 10:38 PM.

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  • Mister Ed
    Horse of a Different Color

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    I was excited that, after a year off, Star Trek novels were going to start releasing again this month. Then I discovered that they apparently took the opportunity offered by their break in publication to jack the prices on all the new books this year significantly.

    I was used to the paperbacks being around $8. They appear to have doubled that now. Not sure I can justify keeping up with them if they are going to charge twice as much per novel, especially since they are still paperbacks...

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  • Andrew NDB
    Shot Caller

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    lol...

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  • Big Daddy Dave Skywalker
    Moisture Farmer

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    Good old DeForest Kelly. Loved that guy. Seeing him there always reminds me how lucky we were to get ST VI and a proper end to the original cast's adventures, as within a few years after that we would start to lose some of these beloved actors.

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

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    Came across this old vid (as TNG was starting season 4) by accident and thought it was kind of a fun little bit, especially to see DeForest Kelley in the D's sickbay with McFadden (8:09).

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  • Space Cop
    The Dandy

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    Originally posted by Big Daddy Dave Skywalker View Post
    I watched a youtube video today about the Picard project coming up. . .
    Nerdist just did one tonight too.

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