Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Warp Speed Wednesdays: The Final Murderous Frontier.

It's Wednesday! Time for my weekly attempt to indoctrinate my blog readers into my beloved Trek Fandom.

This week's entry is the last in a series exploring the overlap between Star Trek actors and Murder, She Wrote actors. True story: when I started this I thought I could do it in a single post. Maybe two. If I pushed it: three.  HAHAHAHA. I was so naive. Ideally I'd collate all these posts into a master list with the actors listed alphabetically for ease of use, but...well, that sounds far too time consuming. Also I don't think there's a great deal of call for such a database. Though I wish there was.

To date I have blogged about the casting connections between Murder, She Wrote and the Original Series, The Next Generation (here and here), Deep Space Nine, VoyagerFionnula FlanaganCharlie Brill, plus I half-assed it through credits for Enterprise.  If you plan to read the whole series, begin with the post that started it all

Which brings us to the movie credits.

René Auberjonois:
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country -- Colonel West

His other ST and MSW credits are mentioned in the  post dedicated to MSW and DS9.

Bibi Besch:

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan --  Carol Marcus
MSW: Murder by Twos -- Imogene Shaughnessy
MSW: A Very Good Year for Murder -- Fiona Gambini 

Beau Billingslea:

Star Trek Into Darkness -- Captain Abbot
MSW:  Three Strikes, You're Out -- Kel Murray

Robin Curtis:

Star Trek III: The Search for Spock -- Lt. Saavik 
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home -- Lt. Saavik 
Other ST and MSW credits were noted way back in June.

Rosanna DeSoto's credits were blogged here.

Robert Ellenstein
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home -- Federation Council President
TNG Haven  -- Steven Miller
MSW:  Dead Heat  --  Mr. P

Gregg Henry 
Star Trek: Insurrection -- Gallatin
MSW: Broadway Malady (13 January 1985) - Barry Bristol  
MSW: Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 1 -- Sheriff Lynn Childs  
MSW: Death Stalks the Big Top: Part 2  -- Sheriff Lynn Childs  
MSW: The Taxman Cometh  --  Richard Wellstood  
MSW: The Big Kill  --  Carl Ward  
MSW: Crimson Harvest  -- Lars Anderson  
MSW: Mrs. Parker's Revenge --  Mark Reisner  

Robert Hooks
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock -- Admiral Morrow
MSW: The Scent of Murder -- Kendall Ames
MSW:  Christopher Bundy - Died on Sunday -- Everett Charles Jensen 

Michael Horton was mentioned previously.

Thomas Kopache's MSW and ST credits are found here

Alice Krige:
Star Trek: First Contact -- Borg Queen
VOY: Endgame --The Borg Queen
MSW: Murder in the Afternoon -- Nita Cochran

Scott Lawrence:
Star Trek Into Darkness -- U.S.S. Vengeance Officer
MSW: Steal Me a Story -- Assistant Director

Lawrence Luckinbill
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier -- Sybok
MSWDear Deadly  -- John Galloway
MSWLone Witness  --  Lt. Steve Warren
MSWMurder Through the Looking Glass  --  Sgt. Cooper
MSWA Lady in the Lake --  Howard Crane

John Miranda
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home -- 2nd Garbageman
MSW:  Murder in the Afternoon  --  Prop Man
MSW: Murder at the Oasis  -- Gus

George Murdock:
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier -- God [but not really. He was an angry alien pretending to be God.]
TNGThe Best of Both Worlds: Part 2 -- Admiral J. P. Hanson
TNGThe Best of Both Worlds: Part 1 -- Admiral J. P. Hanson
MSWMurder in the Afternoon -- Officer Kaplan

Scott McGinnis:
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock -- Mr. Adventure [this is the actual credit on, because "Transporter operator that Uhura forces into a closet at phaser point" was too cumbersome]
MSW: Bite the Big Apple -- Scott Freelander

Stephanie Niznik:
Star Trek: Insurrection -- Perim
ENT: Rogue Planet  -- The Wraith
MSW: Home Care -- Dorie Saunders

Brock Peters: We all love him, right? He was so wonderful in "To Kill A Mockingbird."
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home -- Admiral Cartwright
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country -- Admiral Cartwright
DS9: Homefront  -- Joseph Sisko  
DS9: Paradise Lost  --  Joseph Sisko  
DS9: A Time to Stand  --  Joseph Sisko  
DS9: Far Beyond the Stars  --  Joseph Sisko / Preacher  
DS9: Image in the Sand  --  Joseph Sisko  
DS9: Shadows and Symbols  --  Joseph Sisko  
MSWTrial by Error  -- Thornton Bentley

Joseph Ruskin
Star Trek: Insurrection -- Son'a Officer #3
ENTBroken Bow: Part 1 --  Suliban Doctor
VOY: Gravity -- Vulcan Master
DS9: Looking for par'Mach in All the Wrong Places --Tumek
DS9: Improbable Cause -- Informant
DS9: The House of Quark -- Tumek
MSW: J.B.. as in Jailbird   -- Ivanov

John Schuck
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country -- Klingon Ambassador
VOYMuse  --  Chorus #2
ENT: Divergence  --  Antaak
ENT: Affliction  --  Antaak
MSW: Stage Struck  --  Chief Merton P. Drock
MSW: We're Off to Kill the Wizard  --  Capt. Davis

William Morgan Sheppard's MSW and ST credits are found here

John Vargas:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan -- Jedda
VOY:  Concerning Flight -- Tau
MSW: South by Southwest  -- Guzman

David Warner
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier -- St. John Talbot
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country -- Chancellor Gorkon
TNG: Chain of Command: Part 2  --  Gul Madred
TNGChain of Command: Part 1  --  Gul Madred
MSW: A Death in Hong Kong  --  Insp. McLaughlin
MSW: The Szechuan Dragon  --  Justin Hunnicut

Paul Winfield:
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan -- Terrell
TNG:  Darmok -- Captain Dathon
MSW: Tough Guys Don't Die -- Det. Lt. Starkey

Anthony Zerbe: For me he will always be the crotchy boss on 'Young Riders.'
Star Trek: Insurrection -- Dougherty 
MSW: Murder of the Month Club -- Matt Matthews

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In case you are now inspired to watch some old episodes of Murder, She Wrote on Canadian netflix, I have sad news. They've pulled the series.

But most of the Star Trek movies are still there, as is The Next Generation. But don't delay! Who knows when they too will go *poof*!

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