1. Here we find the original Captain of the U.S.S. Enterprise from the pilot (and later edited into a two-part episode of the series), Christopher Pike paired with the soap opera actress who famously took on Aaron Spelling (and won) over being fired from Melrose Place prior to filming her role because she was pregnant.
3. The youthful man on the left made an impact in the cinema during the late-1980s and early-'90s before later landing a lengthy role on a prime-time TV medical hit (from 2004-2012.) His counterpart is the famous Mr. Spock, an emotion-free Vulcan on Star Trek.
Dynasty cast members to appear in its initial episode up until its finale eight years later (with an interruption to star in his own spin-off series) is matched with Mr. Scott, chief engineer of the Enterprise and not only named Scott, but portrayed as a Scot with the actor providing an accent that many people believed was his very own! (It wasn't. He was Canadian!)
|"Jeffrey Hunter Tylo" (One of our favorite actors, talked out of taking the lead in Trek and denied the lead in The Brady Bunch because he was "too good looking to play an architect," Jeffrey Hunter has a brief tribute here. Hunter Tylo is back on The Bold and the Beautiful now, where she got most of her attention to start with back in the 1990s. Her judgement against Spelling was $4.8 million and set a precedent for such cases.)|
|We've never gotten enough of Hunter's winning smile and bright blues eyes...|
|...nor of his lean tan physique in many rugged movies from Sailor of the King (1953) to White Feather (1955) to The Searchers (1956) among many others.|
|Hunter was taken from us altogether too early (aged forty-two) when an on-set accident left him with a concussion. A drinking problem compounded this condition and he fell on some steps, fracturing his skull on a banister.|
|Mr. William as 1930s audiences saw him on and off screen.|
|"Calvert DeForest Kelley" (Calvert DeForest eventually began appearing with Letterman using his own name, but for many folks he was eternally "Larry 'Bud' Melman." DeForest Kelley played a lot of shady characters in westerns on TV and in movies. He also appeared in the howler Where Love Has Gone (1964) just before heading onto Trek.|
|"John James Doohan" (John James wasn't even supposed to be a regular on Dynasty, just a guest in the pilot, but he was able to talk his way into a role that buttered his bread for a decade! His spin-off, The Colbys, only lasted two seasons, but was glitzy fun while it lasted. Years later, he popped up as a bad guy on As the World Turns. James Doohan was a decorated Canadian soldier prior to his busy acting career. Like most of his Trek costars, he was typecast thereafter, but in time was able to parlay that into further notoriety and income.|
|Like most soap actors, daytime or prime-time, James was enlisted to remove his shirt. Often.|
|No matter what anyone else thought or said, I LOVED The Colbys, especially because of (not pictured) Stephanie Beacham. This publicity shot between takes is a lot more loose than the drama-fueled show ever was...!|
|Like many late-1970s and '80s TV stars, James was poured into a Speedo for the semi-annual Battle of the Network Stars specials.|
|"Susan George Takei" (Susan George costarred with Dustin Hoffman in Straw Dogs, 1971, with Peter Fonda in Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry, 1974, and Perry King in Mandingo, 1975. Her handsome husband was Simon MacCorkindale, of Death on the Nile, 1978, among many other things. Takei, after some lean year post-Trek, began appearing on The Howard Stern Show, revealing a clever sense of humor (and later the fact that he was gay.) He became a heavy LGBT activist and a popular Internet humorist and has a gargantuan following today.|
|Jogging your memory with a glimpse of Mr. Simon MacCorkindale.|