Wednesday, March 24, 2010

The Cult-TV Faces of: John Colicos






John Colicos (1928 - 2000) gave the genre several beloved and terrific cult-tv performances over the decades, usually of the villainous variety. Can you name the series and the episodes of these five frames?

11 comments:

  1. It's funny that within 24 hours we both clipped shots of John Colicos, but for different reasons.

    Shot 5 is Colicos as Baltar. Classic Battlestar Galactica. Just watched a bit of it last night for a clip of Colicos opposite Jonathan Harris [Lost In Space] as Lucifer.

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  2. meredith10:44 AM

    Frame 1 is Kor from 'Errand of Mercy', ST TOS.

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  3. Sci-Fi Fanatic and Meredith:

    Nice job, to both readers! You have book-end identified the photos of Mr. Colicos. Frame # 1 is indeed Kor from Star Trek, "Errand of Mercy" and Frame 5 is Colicos as Baltar.

    good job!

    best,
    JKM

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  4. I'm sure shot 3 is from The Starlost !! And 2 maybe is Mission Impossible, but haven't got a clue about that 4th one !!

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  5. Andrew:

    You are terrific. Shot # 3 is from The Starlost, absolutely! And number 2 is from Mission:Impossible. Outstanding!

    best,
    JKM

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  6. Anonymous3:42 PM

    Hello John. I hope you and your family are well and happy.

    The fourth photo of Mr. Colicos is from one of my favorite Night Gallery episodes, 'Lone Survivor'. I love the close-up shot of him as he tells us what it was like when the Titanic sank. He is so believable and his face is so alive with expression. He was a wonderful actor!

    Thank you, John!

    Faninawe

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  7. I've since tried to have that and the other episodes of The Starlost removed from my brain but they keep returning to torment me, now this picture has set me back from 3 months of therapy !! :) As for picture 4, well that's bugging me now !!!! :)

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  8. Hey Faninawe!

    Great to hear from you! I miss you! Thank you for everything you did on behalf of my show The House Between. You have my eternal gratitude.

    And, you nailed it -- that photo is indeed from Night Gallery, and you got the episode too "Lone Survivor." Brilliant

    Andrew, I'm sorry I sent you backwards into a Cordwainer Bird relapse! My apologies! :)

    best,
    JKM

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  9. I am too late to play, but I saw these pictures and was all, "BALTAR!"

    What an awesome character he was!

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  10. Anonymous1:30 PM

    I watched all the episodes of The Starlost on DVD and it was a lot of fun. At times, I thought this is not so bad and it's interesting...then there were a few that were nearly unbearable. And the science...the SCIENCE!!

    Mateo

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  11. Eugenia8:15 AM

    Let me guess.

    Number 1 - Commander Kor, Star Trek "Errand of Mercy".

    Number 2 - That looks like Mission Impossible. Probably the episode where he plays a Eastern European.

    Number 3 - The Governor, The Starlost "The Goddess Calabra". (Showing one of the most appealing smiles ever seen on TV.)

    Number 4 - The Lone Survivor, Night Gallery "The Lone Survivor".

    Number 5 - Count Baltar, Battlestar Galactica. I think it's the episode "Baltar's Escape".

    My favourite actor of all time.

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