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 Posted:   Nov 2, 2009 - 11:28 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

How do you make a Blu-Ray screengrab?

Actually, I took these from my iTunes copies. My buddy owns the Blu Ray player, the lucky bastard. big grin

However, I know it can be done - these guys do it all the time.

http://www.blu-ray.com/

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2009 - 12:15 AM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

These are great, Sarge. Thanks again!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2009 - 3:49 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Cool!

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2009 - 4:28 AM   
 By:   Browny   (Member)

Hi guys, just thought I'd weigh in on this debate.

Sensational pick up to find it actually is him. I have some production files that a friend at the old Paramount Pictures (Australia) sent me when they were about to be junked in the late 1980s as they moved all of their work onto hard drives.

She knew I was die hard Trek fan and sent me the hardcopies and knew they would be going to a good home. These sheets were general information sheets sent to television stations airing the show for publicity purposes such as sending the info to publications similar to your 'TV Guide'. These sheets feature full storylines for each individual episode in brief and then in detail, along with Writers and Producers, Director etc. Then it gives a complete listing of all cast members -- but the best part is it details the many extras that were generally uncredited.

Some of these have a Desilu logo at the top; the later ones have Paramount Television. They were all type written and then mass printed for various uses I guess; doubtful that members of the public were ever supposed to see these.

For Episode #29 "Errand of Mercy" he is not listed at all by name, but there is an uncredited actor called 'Bobby Bass' as a Klingon Crewmember #3 which could have been our Basil!

Subsequently he is definitely listed uncredited under his correct name for Episode #50 ("Obsession") as 'Landing Party Crewman'.

Very interesting find or as Spock would say 'Fascinating'

What I cherish the most about these production files is that they certainly give far more detail than is shown on the credits and to think if my friend hadn't saved them from the trash heap I wouldn't be here answering this thread.

Also, I am currently going throught all the episodes on Blu ray (with Season 3 coming early next year for us), but it's fun to see the many extra cast members that do not get an onscreen credit but have maybe one line of dialogue or are seen as background atmosphere and be able to identify most of them by referring to these files.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2009 - 4:35 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I wonder how he landed these gigs, though. Was it because of his friendship with John Milius, who was probably struggling on his own at the time? Was he at all composing music at the time? Like Elfman's cameo gigs in his pre-film composer days (see the recent thread "I Never Promised You a Rose Garden" for a still much like this), I've always been fascinated by these early days of latter-day legends in other arenas.

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2009 - 9:34 AM   
 By:   Paul MacLean   (Member)

I wonder how he landed these gigs, though. Was it because of his friendship with John Milius, who was probably struggling on his own at the time? Was he at all composing music at the time?

I think he was still in college at this point. But its actually pretty easy to get into this line of work. Many people in LA who are waiting for a "big break" or simply want to make some easy money do extra work. All you need to do is register at a extras agency. One of my housemates in LA was a skeleton in Army of Darkness and Walter Koenig's double in Star Trek: Generations.

Its not a particularly coveted job actually. The work is irregular, the pay isn't great and you're basically treated like livestock. You're corralled in a pen until you're supposed to go on, and the extras craft service table is usually little more than crackers and water (while cast and crew get fruit, candy, pastries, soda, etc.).

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2009 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

I wonder how he landed these gigs, though. Was it because of his friendship with John Milius, who was probably struggling on his own at the time? Was he at all composing music at the time?

I think he was still in college at this point. But its actually pretty easy to get into this line of work. Many people in LA who are waiting for a "big break" or simply want to make some easy money do extra work. All you need to do is register at a extras agency. One of my housemates in LA was a skeleton in Army of Darkness and Walter Koenig's double in Star Trek VI.

Its not a particularly coveted job actually. The work is irregular, the pay isn't great and you're basically treated like livestock. You're corralled in a pen until you're supposed to go on, and the extras craft service table is usually little more than crackers and water (while cast and crew get fruit, candy, pastries, soda, etc.).


Well, I'm registered at TWO casting agencies here in Norway, but I've never gotten any assignments like that. Only commercials. Then again, we don't make things like STAR TREK, so it would be kinda difficult in the first place. I don't think we have agencies specifically for extras either. But yeah, I'm guessing stuff like that is more common in L.A., the entertainment mecca of the world.

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2009 - 11:57 AM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Some slightly better screengrabs from "Errand Of Mercy" - I also replaced the screengrabs in my previous post.





 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2009 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   Trekfan   (Member)

For Episode #29 "Errand of Mercy" he is not listed at all by name, but there is an uncredited actor called 'Bobby Bass' as a Klingon Crewmember #3 which could have been our Basil!


Browny, very enjoyable post! Although, Bobby Bass seems to be a person on his own and not an alias of Basil's:

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Bobby_Bass

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2009 - 5:43 PM   
 By:   Browny   (Member)

For Episode #29 "Errand of Mercy" he is not listed at all by name, but there is an uncredited actor called 'Bobby Bass' as a Klingon Crewmember #3 which could have been our Basil!


Browny, very enjoyable post! Although, Bobby Bass seems to be a person on his own and not an alias of Basil's:

http://memory-alpha.org/en/wiki/Bobby_Bass


Thanks Trekfan!

Well now we know it wasn't our Basil. And of course I knew Bass' face instantly when I saw the pictures on the link you provided. Good research!! And nice to put a name to a face. Sad to realise he is now gone though.

Curiously just going back to 'Errand of Mercy' the uncredited roles are listed as Gary Coombs as Klingon crewmember No.2 and Bobby Bass as Klingon crewmember No. 3. The other Klingons are listed on the credits and include Victor Lundin, Walt Davis and George Sawaya.

 
 Posted:   Nov 3, 2009 - 6:10 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

If I remember correctly, Lukas spotted Basil in "Errand Of Mercy" after Basil told him about it, so between that and the resemblance in the screengrabs, I think we can safely say it's him. They probably just didn't bother putting him on the list for that particular episode.

I'll be curious to see if he turns up in any other episodes... I'll keep my eyes peeled.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2009 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Another Basil sighting, this time in the episode PATTERNS OF FORCE as... a Nazi!

Toward the end of the episode, as John Gill is making his final speech, a menacing young Nazi bangs on the door -





A closer shot -



I backtracked through the episode, and found him standing in the background of one other scene.



I swear to God, I'm not Photoshopping this stuff! big grin

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2009 - 12:16 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


That's fantastic! Basil told me that one of his appearances had something to do with looking in a window and I had
no idea what that could be but he was of course referring to Patterns of Force, or as it is more commonly known,
The Nazi Planet Episode.

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2009 - 12:20 PM   
 By:   Francis   (Member)

... or as it is more commonly known,
The Nazi Planet Episode.



Hmm... I really need to see the original series! big grin

Loved the nazi two parter in Voyager.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2009 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   BobJ   (Member)

I just wanted to thank the Sgt. for starting this thread. I had no idea Basil had ever done this.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2009 - 12:25 PM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Theres gotta be a knock-knock joke in here somewhere.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2009 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

I just wanted to thank the Sgt. for starting this thread. I had no idea Basil had ever done this.

I knew he played a Klingon, thanks to Lukas - but I had no idea he was in other episodes too.

You can also thank the clarity of those new Blu Ray discs - I've seen these episodes a hundred times and never spotted him before.

Here's the scene - it's exactly 45 minutes into the episode. Be warned, you'll probably have to sit through an advertisment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYYCqZFaiEM#t=45m01s

I have to say, I find it highly amusing to see Captain Kirk shaking in his boots because Basil Poledouris is knocking at the door...

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2009 - 6:29 PM   
 By:   Trent B   (Member)

... or as it is more commonly known,
The Nazi Planet Episode.



Hmm... I really need to see the original series! big grin

Loved the nazi two parter in Voyager.


You mean in Enterprise? Voyager never had a Nazi episode.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2009 - 8:18 PM   
 By:   johnjohnson   (Member)

... or as it is more commonly known,
The Nazi Planet Episode.



Hmm... I really need to see the original series! big grin

Loved the nazi two parter in Voyager.


You mean in Enterprise? Voyager never had a Nazi episode.


There was a Voyager two part story during Season Four. It was called The Killing Game.

 
 Posted:   Nov 19, 2009 - 9:15 PM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

There was a Voyager two part story during Season Four. It was called The Killing Game.

I think the aliens were hunters who were role-playing as WW II Nazis for the fun of it. And Jeri Ryan sang a torchy-hot version of "It Can't Be Wrong" from the movie NOW, VOYAGER.

 
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