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William Windom obituary

23 August 2012 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

American TV and film actor whose repertoire ran from Shakespeare to Star Trek

It may well be that the American actor William Windom, who has died aged 88 of congestive heart failure, appeared as a guest star in more TV series than anyone else in the history of the medium. While quantity is not necessarily an adjunct of quality, Windom made it so.

The character actor's career on television spanned seven decades, from his debut as a fiery Tybalt in a Philco Television Playhouse production of Romeo and Juliet (1949) to an episode of Star Trek: New Voyages (2004) in which he recreated the role of the unbalanced Commodore Matt Decker. Decker was first seen in one of the series's best chapters, The Doomsday Machine (1967), and it was enough to sanctify Windom in the eyes of Trekkies. The role had been written for Robert Ryan, but Windom's powerful portrayal made any possible comparisons redundant. »

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William Windom obituary

23 August 2012 4:06 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

American TV and film actor whose repertoire ran from Shakespeare to Star Trek

It may well be that the American actor William Windom, who has died aged 88 of congestive heart failure, appeared as a guest star in more TV series than anyone else in the history of the medium. While quantity is not necessarily an adjunct of quality, Windom made it so.

The character actor's career on television spanned seven decades, from his debut as a fiery Tybalt in a Philco Television Playhouse production of Romeo and Juliet (1949) to an episode of Star Trek: New Voyages (2004) in which he recreated the role of the unbalanced Commodore Matt Decker. Decker was first seen in one of the series's best chapters, The Doomsday Machine (1967), and it was enough to sanctify Windom in the eyes of Trekkies. The role had been written for Robert Ryan, but Windom's powerful portrayal made any possible comparisons redundant. »

- Ronald Bergan

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SciFriday: CBS Is Right To Claim Lost 'Star Trek' Script

31 March 2012 10:29 PM, PDT | AirlockAlpha.com | See recent Airlock Alpha news »

If you're a Star Trek fan, then chances are you've seen one of several excellent fan productions online: "Star Trek: Phase II." Originally founded as "Star Trek: New Voyages," executive producer and star James Cawley spent tens of thousands of dollars of his own money to continue the original "Star Trek," and has brought in some big names (including David Gerrold, Eugene W. Roddenberry and George Takei) along the way. The popularity of "Phase II" and other similar productions like "Star Trek: Hidden Frontier" has put CBS Television in a tough spot. These fans are actively using characters, story lines and other intellectual property they own to produce their own work, but asking them to shut down would be a total public relations nightmare. So instead, as long as fans like Cawley »

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Star Trek fans stunned over 'lost episode' | Media Monkey

30 March 2012 3:03 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

And finally... Star Trek fans have hit warp factor 14.1 over news that plans to film an unused script from the original 1960s series have been blocked by CBS. The Daily Telegraph reports that the "missing episode", which was due to feature comedian Milton Berle, never went into production over a clash between the writer and a producer who felt the sci-fi show had been turned into an "unfunny comedy". "Star Trek fans are not a sleeping dragon you want to poke," warned David Gerrold, a scriptwriter who works on fan-produced online series Star Trek New Voyages: Phase II.

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CBS halts sales & Phase II’s version of long-lost ‘Star Trek’ episode

29 March 2012 3:14 PM, PDT | doorQ.com | See recent doorQ.com news »

Now CBS, but once Paramount Pictures, have had little to say about the many internet fan series based on their property of Star Trek (Hidden Frontier, Intrepid, Farragut and New Voyages: Phase II to name just a few) over the years. They clearly saw a workable, symbiotic relationship with fan productions and the mainstream TV shows and movies. As long as the fans never changed the conical nature of the established main characters (be it Tos or its many spin-offs), they were given (a mostly) free rein to expand the Star Trek Universe.   But recently, someone within CBS, or over at Paramount, have suddenly raised a red alert.

It all began back in October when a fan approached Norman Spinrad, who wrote the episode The Doomsday Machine, to autograph the script for another episode of Star Trek Gene Roddenberry commissioned him to write in 1967 called He Walked Among Us. The »

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