Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Warp Speed Wednesday: Deep Space Murder.

One of my least favourite Deep Space 9 characters is Odo, played by René Auberjonois. This is unfortunate since the man has a reputation of being one of the nicest celebrities on the convention circuit. Part of my hang up is that Odo seldom shifted shape due to budget restrictions. But also,  in my mind Auberjonois will always be Clayton Endicott III from Benson

He appeared twice on Murder, She Wrote. He was Professor Harry Papasian in "Murder in a Minor Key." For the episode called "Mourning Among the Wisterias," he portrayed Homicide Captain Walker Thorn.

He has other Star Trek credits:

Star Trek: Enterprise: Oasis as Ezral

A few other character actors I've mentioned in earlier posts appear in both Murder, She Wrote and The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine. The very thought of revisiting those credits makes me stabby. If you're so inclined,  check back through earlier posts for mentions of  Thomas Kopache, Tricia O'Neal, John De Lancie, Gail Strickland, Andrew RobinsonCyril O'Reilly, Leslie Bevis, James Sloyan, Bruce Gray, Duncan Regehr and others. Though just for fun, here's a snap of Regehr as Shakaar (with Nana Vistor's Kira Nerys):

His other appearances were The Begotten, Crossfire, and Shakaar. For some reason, I thought he was on many, many more episodes.

HEY! Is that Stephen Macht in the MSW episode Moving Violation?

It is! He has five MSW episodes on his imdb profile:

Track of a Soldier -- Arthur Wainwright
Bloodlines -- Lloyd
A Killing in Vegas -- Frank Stinson
Moving Violation -- Attorney Jason Farrell
Capitol Offense -- Congressman Dan Keppner

[In Track of a Soldier]

He has two Star Trek: Deep Space Nine credits:

Ray Buktenica was Deyos in "By Inferno's Light." On MSW he was Kyle Laughlin in "Something Borrowed, Someone Blue."

Dr. Renhol in  "Equilibrium" was played by Lisa Banes, aka Lucy Hendrix in MSW's A Shooting in Rome.

The character of  Cal Hudson in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episodes "The Maquis, Part I" and "The Maquis, Part II" was played by Bernie Casey. Over on Murder, She Wrote  he was Doc Evans in Three Strikes, You're Out.  He shared screen time with Robert Mandan who played Irving Randolph.  Mandan was Kotan Pa'Dar in the episode called "Cardassians." 

Frozen Stiff  was a Murder, She Wrote episode based on a Ben & Jerry's type ice cream company. One of the main characters was  Larry Armstrong (aka Leonard Atkins) and played by Bill Smitrovich. He was in the DS9's Past Tense: Part 1 and Part 2 as Webb. It's a really excellent episode, and I highly recommend it. 

In the same MSW episode Gregory Itzin appears as Ralph Brewer.

His Star Trek credits are: 
Star Trek: Voyager  Critical Care -- Dr. Dysek

Robert Curtis-Brown was Vedek Sorad in "Sanctuary." He later appears in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Natural Law" as a Ledosian ambassador.  His MSW credits are:
Death by Demographics  -- Bud Forbes
Twice Dead -- David Randall
Murder on the Thirtieth Floor -- Steve DiNapoli 

The credits for DS9's  Profit and Loss  and MSW's Proof in the Pudding include Heidi Swedberg. In the former she was Rekelen and in the latter Lorna Thompson.

John Glover pops up in "When Thieves Fall Out" on MSW as Andrew Durbin. When he appeared on screen, I immediately recognized him as Verad from "Invasive Procedures."He has one other MSW credit: One White Rose for Death (Franz Mueller).

One other Deep Space 9 series regular popped up on Murder She Wrote. "See you in Court Baby" featured Nana Visitor as insurance investigator, Marcia McPhee.

Hopefully next week, I'll be posting about Voyager. But don't hold your breath. (Sorry.)

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