I’m working my way thru the second season.

In “The Omega Glory” there’s a big lug named Roy Jenson, “remembered by many as the first man beaten up by Caine on the television show Kung Fu (1972).” He also played pro football on the Alouettes, Montreal’s team.

The scientist who creates a mad computer on “The Ultimate Computer” was played by William Marshall, “best known for his title role in the 1972 blaxploitation classic Blacula and its sequel Scream Blacula Scream (1973), and as the ‘King of Cartoons’ on the 1980s television show Pee-wee’s Playhouse beginning with its second season.” But he also did Shakespeare: “His Othello … was called by Harold Hobson of the London Sunday Times ‘the best Othello of our time'” That’s pretty good.

The son of the man who “raised the alarm during the attack on Pearl Harbor” played a proconsul in “Bread and Circuses,” the show’s Roman episode.

In the same episode, the actor who played the oldest and most saintly of the “Followers of the Son” was also author of a book of poems called Forty-Four Scribbles and a Prayer. 

During the ’60s Terri Garr was a bit player in “nine Elvis Presley features. Her first speaking role was a one-line appearance as a damsel in distress in The Monkees film Head written by Jack Nicholson.”


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