The Rewatch 11: The Balance of Power

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 1.14 The Balance of Power (12-15-66)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 1/17

Notable Guest Stars:

Mark Lenard – Romulan Commander.  Mark Lenard is more commonly known as Sarak, Spock’s father.  However, in this episode, he is a Romulan.
Lawrence Montaigne– Decius.  Montaigne would return as Stonn, Spock’s romantic rival in Amok Time.
Paul Comi- Lt. Stiles.  He appeared as a guest star on quite a few shows and was also a purple heart recipient.
Barbara Baldavin – Lt. Angela Martine.  She had a reoccurring role on the series.

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The Rewatch 10: The Conscience of the King

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode:  1.13 The Conscience of the King (12-8-66)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/16

Notable Guest Stars:

Arnold Moss – Anton Karidian/Kodos. Mr. Moss did not have an extensive filmography, but was on the radio version of Guiding Light.
Barbara Anderson – Lenore Karidian. She is probably best known for her role as Eve Whitfield on Ironsides.

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The Rewatch 9: The Menagerie

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode:  1.11-12 The Menagerie (Part 1 & 2) (11-17;11-24-66)
Rating: 5/5
Redshirt Status: 0/16 (Not counting Pike’s crew)

Notable Guest Stars:

This episode has so many notable guest stars because of its format. If I listed them all, this post would be twice as long, so I’m just going to do three. Please check out the IMDB or Wikipedia pages on this episode for more.

Jeffrey Hunter – Captain Christopher Pike. Hunter was cast as the Captain of the Enterprise in the original pilot “The Cage”, but declined coming back for the second pilot. You might recognize him from the 1956 film The Searchers.
Malachi Throne – Commodore Jose I. Mendez/ Voice of the Keeper. He would appear on Star Trek more than once, and also Batman, The Man From UNCLE, Lost in Space and Perry Mason.
Susan Oliver – Vina. She appeared on several shows as a guest actor, in particular Wagon Train where she shared the screen with Leonard Nimoy.

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The Rewatch 8: The Corbomite Maneuver

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 1.10 The Corbonmite Maneuver
Rating:  4/5
Redshirt Status:  0/16

Notable Guest Stars:

Clint Howard – Balok (the actual). Clint Howard has been in many things over the years, including at least 2 other episodes of Trek. He is also the younger brother of Director Ron Howard.
Anthony Call- Lt Bailey. He was often seen on various soaps including Guiding Light and One Life to Live.

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The Rewatch 7: Dagger of the Mind

Series: Star Trek (The Original Series)
Episode: 1.09 Dagger of the Mind (11-03-66)
Rating:  4.5/5
Redshirt Status: surprisingly 0/16 (not counting non-crew members)

Notable Guest Stars:

James Gregory – Dr. Tristan Adams. Gregory was a popular character actor. I recognized him from the 1963 film PT 109 which is a biopic about John F. Kennedy’s time in the service.
Morgan Woodward – Dr. Simon Van-Gelder. You may recognize him from Gunsmoke, or Dallas.
Marianna Hill – Lt. Helen Noel. She appeared in several tv series and films, including a recent one in 2016. She also appeared in several of Elvis Presley’s films.
Eddie Paskey – Lt. Leslie. Lt Leslie is the TOS version of SG-1’s Sitler. He shows up often, but somehow isn’t a main character.

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