Series One: The Science-Fiction Series
Introductory look at the Science-Fiction Series.
General info on the Aliens.
General info on the Robots.
The main space Vehicle.
General info on the Space Vehicle.
General info on the Characters.
General info on how the Stories will be implemented.
General info on the planned First Season.
Cool Things to Ponder.
Cool things about my show, listed five at a time.
1 to 5
6 to 10
11 to 15
16 to 20
21 to 25
Fixing Star Trek's problems, one preview at a time.
The Honored Dead.
Actors I wanted who died already.
The Thrill of Illinois.
Where my show would be produced.
Proof a Large Cast can work.
Examples from other Television Series.
TV Series Premiere Announcements.
Compare what I am giving you to what little they gave you.
What is a Presentation Film?
How some shows began.
Letterbox Format Explanation.
What's with those black bars?
The Honored Dead.
I have repeatedly asked numerous people for help, but yet I am continously given the runaround by most. On this page these are the actors I wanted on my show who died before I could get them while I was being given the runaround.
These are Actors I wanted to appear on my Science-Fiction Television Series. I wanted Five of them to have been guest-stars and one to be a main character. Unfortunately, every one of them died while people chose to give me the runaround (WTTW comes to mind).
DISCLAIMER: I want to emphasise that these actors had NO knowledge of the show(s) in any way, and there of course was no way to even know if they would have done it, but the point is actors are dying while I am being given the runaround by people who could move these shows forward.
Actress Dana Michelle Plato was born on November 7th, 1964. She is best known for playing Kimberly Drummond on the NBC sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" that ran from 1978 to 1984. Her first major Television appearance was on the Science-Fiction Series "The Six Million Dollar Man". Like her fellow child co-stars Gary Coleman and Todd Bridges, she has found herself in and out of trouble over the years since the show was canceled. In 1992 she received five years' probation for forging prescriptions for Valium. That probation was added to five years' probation for robbing a Las Vegas video store in 1991. Dana had battled drug problems over the years, and died of an accidental overdose Saturday night, May 8th, 1999 in Oklahoma, when she had taken the painkiller Loritab and Valium. Dana was 34. The First of the Main Characters to be lost, I used to have a crush on Dana when I was a little boy. I figured, she would have easily done the show to try to get her career back on track, and while I don't know if anything could have brought her career back up to speed compared to other actors, I thought the show really would have helped change her image in a major way. But most importantly, it would have took her away from the mistakes she was making now. I learned of her death while listening to the Radio.
WHAT SHE WOULD HAVE DONE: A Lieutenant onboard with the rest of the crew. I also had an idea for a Guest-appearance on the Blind Girl Series for her that I believed only Dana could have done very well, and to this day I still can't think of somebody better for that Guest-appearance.
Born September 17th, 1928 in London, England, Roddy MacDowall is best known for playing several different ape characters in four of the five "Planet of the Apes" movies and the short-lived Television Series. He was also in The Poseidon Adventure, both Fright Night films, The Black Hole, Fantastic Journey, Tales of the Gold Monkey, episodes of Mork and Mindy, Buck Rogers in the 25th Century, Hart to Hart, Matlock, Murder She Wrote, The Twilight Zone, The Invaders, Wonder Woman, and he did voices in many animated series including "Gargoyles" and "Batman" (as The Mad Hatter). Roddy died October 3rd, 1998 in Studio City, California from cancer. I learned of Roddy MacDowall's death while listening to the Radio.
WHAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE: Guest-starred in a few episodes from the Second and Third Season as a Holographic Enterpreter for an Alien (because Aliens don't speak English). I actually got the idea for the character when Roddy replaced the Hologram Al (Dean Stockwell) for fifteen minutes in an episode of "Quantum Leap" ("A Leap For Lisa") when the future was changed. The idea of the character stayed, only he ended up becoming three different versions. Roddy would have been one of those three, though would not have been the first version to be seen on the show.
DeForest Jackson Kelley was born January 20th, 1920 in Atlanta, Georgia. He was best known for playing Doctor Leonard "Bones" McCoy on Star Trek from 1966 to 1969. Prior to that he was a "Westerns" actor, appearing in almost every one of them, including The Lone Ranger, Bat Masterson, Gunsmoke, Rawhide, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Laramie, Bonanza, The Dakotas, The Virginian, and many more. He died on Friday June 11th, 1999 at the age of 79 of stomach cancer. Kelley died in the Motion Picture and Television Fund Hospital, where he had been hospitalised several months earlier due to a severe illness. At his side was his wife of 55 years, Carolyn Kelley, while only a few days earlier he had still been visited by his friends William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. As one of the most gentle of the Original Series stars, Kelley attended conventions as much as he could even at his old age, and never spoke out harshly about his fellow co-stars. He will always be remembered with great fondness by the fans.
WHAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE: Guest-Starred in a Third Season episode as an aging Reporter on the virge of retirement. When a story brings another, middle-aged Reporter into a mystery, he would have joined her and helped her try to track down the facts and sort it out. Unfortunately things would not have been so easy to work out even with two Reporters, as a younger third Reporter was pushing them both out of the way, as all three were unknowingly being manipulated by an outside party.
John Colicos was born December 10th, 1928 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. John Colicos was best known to Science-Fiction fans as the villain "Baltar" in the Series "Battlestar Galactica". He played "Kor", the very first Klingon to appear on Star Trek, a role he later reprised for the spin-off series "Deep Space 9" some thirty years later. He has done episodes of Mission Impossible, War of the Worlds, Gunsmoke, E.N.G, Hawaii Five-O, Charlie's Angels, Wonder Woman, and Scarecrow and Mrs. King. At age 22 he played King Lear at London's Old Vic, the youngest actor to do so. He had also appeared as Hamlet, opposite Battlestar actor Lorne Greene's Claudius on stage. He died Monday, March 6th, 2000 at the age of 71 in Toronto, after a series of heart attacks. I learned of the death of John Colicos by reading it in Cinescape Online.
WHAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE: Guest-Starred in episodes 15, 16 and 18. Episodes 15 & 16 would have been the two-hour Second Season Premier. Along with a group of other characters who would have been in these three episodes, their contact with us would have allowed the crew (and viewers) to gain a great deal of information about the surrounding space, and some of the dangers that occupy it. These new dangers these characters would have introduced us to would have continued to bother us for more episodes throughout the season.
Orville Reddenbacher was the Very First of those that I wanted on my Show to have died. I learned of his death when I had CNN on TV in the background. Bernard Shaw came on and reported Orville Reddenbacher had died. In his lifetime Orville had found a way to grow better Corn to make better PopCorn. He died Mid-September, 1995 of natural causes in his California condominium. He choked to death on a competitor's PopCorn while entertaining several bikini clad women in his hot tub. In keeping with his family's wishes, his remains were microwaved on high for three minutes.
WHAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE: Although he's not an Actor, I had an idea for a funny very brief Cameo Dream Sequence in a Second Season episode when one of the crew begins hallucinating after the realization of a major life-altering event suddenly hits him. Like the three ghosts that haunted Scrooge, there would be three characters hallucinated. Orville would have been one of those three. Maybe I can get Dave Thomas, founder of Wendy's?
Jon Pertwee played the Third Doctor Who from 1970 to 1974. He was 50 years old when he begun playing the role. He was born July 7th, 1919 and died in his sleep May 20th 1996 at the age of 76 in his New York hotel room while attending a Doctor Who convention. His Doctor Who episodes were the first to be produced in color, and the only Doctor from that era to have the least number of episodes missing. The majority of his adventures were Earth-bound, as the TimeLords were punishing him for stealing the TARDIS in an earlier incarnation. His turn at the Series gave us major villians still used today, such as "The Master" and "The Sontarans", and one of the fan's most favorite companions, Sarah Jane Smith, and also took U.N.I.T. well beyond two guest-appearances from the Patrick Troughton days. Jon Pertwee was also in the original play version of "A funny thing happened on the way to the forum", and even appeared briefly in the movie version of it. He was also in the very first colored episode of "The Avengers" TV Series produced. I learned about the death of Jon Pertwee when I read it in Starlog.
WHAT HE WOULD HAVE DONE: Guest-Starred in Episode Four as a Mysterious Man who has information. This same episode will introduce the last two remaining Main Characters of the large cast. Let's hope my next choice, Tom Baker, doesn't kick off before I get the show going as well, because Peter Davison doesn't fit the role.
It is important to point out that Five of these Six actors died of old age. Most older actors don't get to work in Hollywood as they're pushed away by people wanting to hire the young. Actor Richard Herd (V, SeaQuest, Voyager) pointed out in an interview that "Seinfeld" was one of the few shows that hired many of their actors over the age of Fifty (Lloyd Bridges for example, who died shortly after his second appearance on Seinfeld). I want to remind everyone that a very great deal of the actors I seek are over the age of Fifty.
And that Because of the continuing run-around I am being given by many, many people, I have no doubt this list will expand to include Actors Seven and Eight, and possibly more.