Before Star Trek, Multiple Cast Members Appeared On Another Space-Themed Show Called?

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Reply: Area Command

As of late, William Shatner and James Doohan are finest identified for his or her iconic roles as Captain James T. Kirk and Chief Engineer Montgomery “Scotty” Scott, respectively, on the 1960s sci-fi present Star Trek and the next films.

What many individuals don’t understand, nonetheless, is that each of them appeared on a space-themed present earlier than their roles on Star Trek. Within the mid-1950s, the Canadian Broadcasting Company aired a kids’s sci-fi house journey sequence referred to as Area Command.

The sequence was notable for 2 large causes. It was the primary time the CBC had funded and aired an in-house dramatic sequence and, most related to our trivia at present, James Doohan performed the recurring position of Phil Mitchell on the present, and William Shatner had visitor appearances. Which means not solely did the 2 well-known Star Trek actors seem on a sci-fi present earlier than Star Trek, however they appeared on the identical present, collectively.

If you happen to’re tremendous pumped to see a really younger Doohan and Shatner making an attempt out their sci-fi chops, nonetheless, we do have some unhealthy information. Like many early and mid-20th century recordings (such because the early seasons of Physician Who), all however one of many 150 episodes of Area Command have been misplaced to the sands of time.

Picture courtesy of the CBC.

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