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 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

Why wasn't Uhura in "The Doomsday Machine"? That always bugged me.

According to Elizabeth Rogers, who played Lt. Palmer, Nichelle Nichols missed the episode due to a singing engagement. To quote Ms. Rogers, "I was used as an instant 'threat' replacement." [These Are The Voyages TOS Season Two page 149 - Marc Cushman with Susan Osborn]

Nichols didn't need to be replaced again until the third season.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 8:58 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Why wasn't Uhura in "The Doomsday Machine"? That always bugged me.

According to Elizabeth Rogers, who played Lt. Palmer, Nichelle Nichols missed the episode due to a singing engagement. To quote Ms. Rogers, "I was used as an instant 'threat' replacement." [These Are The Voyages TOS Season Two page 149 - Marc Cushman with Susan Osborn]

Nichols didn't need to be replaced again until the third season.


Awesome! That's what I hoped to learn. Thxs.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 9:00 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The Solium Satisfaction

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 9:02 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

The Solium Satisfaction

So much emotional weight is now off my shoulders.

 
 Posted:   Feb 25, 2018 - 9:07 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

The SOlium Resolution

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2018 - 7:51 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

After Nichols, Bill Blackburn was in the most episodes, followed by Doohan. Blackburn played "Lt. Hadley," several aliens, unnamed characters, and an android body.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 15, 2018 - 11:41 PM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

Bloody hell, Hippy Charles Napier in kinky boots serenading people with a hippy song straight out of The Producers. Terrible terrible episode.

- Poison. The fruit was deadly!
- His name was Adam.

Strewth.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 1:06 AM   
 By:   Disco Stu   (Member)

According to Elizabeth Rogers, who played Lt. Palmer, Nichelle Nichols missed the episode due to a singing engagement.

She actually was asked as a singer?


D.S.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 4:19 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Bloody hell, Hippy Charles Napier in kinky boots serenading people with a hippy song straight out of The Producers. Terrible terrible episode.

- Poison. The fruit was deadly!
- His name was Adam.

Strewth.


Herbert. Herbert. Herbert.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 4:45 AM   
 By:   Graham Watt   (Member)

Bloody hell, Hippy Charles Napier in kinky boots serenading people with a hippy song straight out of The Producers. Terrible terrible episode.

- Poison. The fruit was deadly!
- His name was Adam.

Strewth.


Herbert. Herbert. Herbert.


I love that episode. The songs are a mix of Barbarella and Jesus Christ Superstar... or perhaps I mean Hair. I listen to them a lot on the LLL box set.

 
 Posted:   Mar 16, 2018 - 4:56 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Among the many conceptual chestnuts in "The Way to Eden" is that Kirk is seen as an "establishment" figure whereas Spock is more akin to a "fellow traveler."

Oh, how I adore season three. big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 12:01 PM   
 By:   The Wanderer   (Member)

Well, i finished season 3 without realising it. It just ends. After so many bad episodes in a row i rather wish they'd stopped at season 2. Now when people things about the new Trek products like "it doesn't feel like real old Trek", i'll just think of the hippy kinky-boots singing Napier episode and thank God.

Still not a Trek fan, but certainly enjoyed a lot of those first two series. Gave me a newfound appreciation of Nimoy, Shatner and Kelley. Shame Kelley never made it onto a Columbo episode. Shatner and Nimoy were ace in theirs.

 
 Posted:   Mar 19, 2018 - 8:32 PM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

Well, i finished season 3 without realising it. It just ends. After so many bad episodes in a row i rather wish they'd stopped at season 2. Now when people things about the new Trek products like "it doesn't feel like real old Trek", i'll just think of the hippy kinky-boots singing Napier episode and thank God.

Still not a Trek fan, but certainly enjoyed a lot of those first two series. Gave me a newfound appreciation of Nimoy, Shatner and Kelley. Shame Kelley never made it onto a Columbo episode. Shatner and Nimoy were ace in theirs.


No rose colored glasses. Star Trek ran the gamut of thought provoking Sci Fi, to "Lost In Space" camp. What it always had was fantastic chemistry between the three main leads.

 
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