Monday, July 25, 2011

The Cult-TV Faces of: The Teacher

Identified by Brian: Donald Pleasence in The Twilight Zone: "The Changing of the Guard"

Identified by PDXWiz: Barbara (Jacqueline Hill) and Ian (William Russell) in Dr. Who: "The Unearthly Child"

Identified by PDXWiz: The Teacher in Star Trek: "Spock's Brain"

Identified by PDXWiz and Jane Considine: Vincent Price in Rod Serling's Night Gallery: "Class of '99"

Identified by Brian: Andrea Thomas (JoAnna Cameron) in The Secret of Isis

Identified by PDXWiz: Jaime Sommers (Lindsay Wagner) in The Bionic Woman

Identified by PDXWiz: Athena (Maren Jensen) in Battlestar Galactica: "Greetings from Earth"

Identified by PDXWiz: William Katt as Ralph Hinckley/Hanley in The Greatest American Hero

Identified by Will: Ian Matheson (Neil Dickson) in She Wolf of London

Identified by PDXWiz: Keiko O'Brien (Rosalind Chao) in Deep Space Nine: "In the Hands of the Prophets"

Identified by Nate Yapp: Selena Coombs (Brenda Bakke) in American Gothic: "Potato Boy."

Identified by Jane Considine and Will: Jenny Calendar (Robia La Morte) in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Identified by PDXWiz: Gillian Anderson as Dana Scully in The X-Files: "Daemonicus"

Identified by Chris G: Krista Allen in Smallville: "Heat"

Identified by Bobby: Geena Stafford (Joey Lauren Adams) in Veronica Mars: "Weapons of Class Destruction"


  1. Fun fun fun! I know lots of these! :)

    1. He looks familiar...

    2. Ian & Barbara from An Unearthly Child, the first Dr Who episode

    3. The Teacher, a device to transfer knowledge into the head of humanoids (temporarily), from Spock's Brain of Star Trek

    4. Vincent Price, of course. But don't know which role. Half-right.

    5. She looks very familiar...

    6. Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers, the Bionic Woman: The Original Series

    7. Maren Jensen as Athena, Battlestar Galactica: The Original Series

    8. William Katt as Mr. Ralph Hinkley, The Greatest American Hero

    9. ?

    10. Keiko O'Brien on Deep Space Nine (Rosalind Chao)

    11. Another slightly familiar face

    12. Dunno

    13. Gillian Anderson as Dr. Dana Scully, MD, FBI Agent, The X-Files

    14. Sandra Bullock but dunno the role

    15. Resembles Sydney Fox of the Relic Hunter, played by Tia Carrere

  2. 1) Twilight Zone ("Changing of the Guard"?)
    2) Doctor Who (Barbara & Ian)
    3) Star Trek ("the teacher" from "Spock's Brain")
    5) The Secrets of Isis
    6) The Bionic Woman (Jamie Sommers)
    7) Battlestar Galactica (Athena)
    8) The Greatest American Hero (John Hinkley--er, Hanley)
    10) Deep Space Nine (Keiko O'Brien)
    13) The X-Files (Scully)

  3. Hi folks,

    Nice job to you both on remembering these favorite teachers from cult-television.

    PDXWiz: You really did great, and picked off a number of these gallery images. In particular, you correctly identified #2, #6, #7, #8, #10 and #13.

    Brian: PDXWiz beat you to many of these identifications, but you were also correct, and picked off at least two more, #1 and #5.

    Great job to you both!!!!


  4. Jane Considine10:05 AM

    4 is indeed Vincent:) from a Night Gallery episode, can't tell you the title of it though. 12 is Buffy, she was Willow's computer teacher, can't remember her name...

  5. 9. Professor Ian Matheson from She Wolf of London played by Neil Dickson

    12. Jenny Calendar from Buffy The Vampire Slayer

  6. #15 is Joey Lauren Adams as Geena Stafford in Veronica Mars: "Weapons of Class Destruction"

  7. Hi everyone,

    Wow, you all are knocking these out of the park!

    Jane: fantastic job! You noted that Vincent Price was in an episode of Night Gallery here, so I'm going to give this one to you and PDXWiz (who identified Price)!
    You also correctly identified the series of # 12, Buffy the Vampire Slayer and the character, if not the name.

    Will: You got number #9. That's Ian Matheson (Neil Dickson) from She-Wolf of London!

    You also got the name right, Jenny Calendar of #12, so I'll split that one between you and Jane!

    and Bobby: Whoo-hoo! You recognized this image from the great series Veronic Mars, and the episode "Weapons of Class Destruction", the character (Geena) and the actress, the one and only Joey Lauren Adams of Chasing Amy.

    Fantastic job to all!


  8. Chris G4:57 PM

    #14 is Krista Allen from a season 2 episode of "Smallville."

  9. Chris G: Yep, you got it. That's the super sexy Krista Allen as a substitute teacher in "Heat," a second episode of Smallville. She was so hot she made Clark's heat vision fire...

    Great job...


  10. I had a few good looking teachers in school, but they were never this hot! : ) Though I remember one gave me a kiss on the cheek at the end of the school year in 6th grade. I was over the moon. Best, sff

  11. #11 is Ms. Selena Coombs (Brenda Bakke) from American Gothic, a show that never really got a chance.

    Ms. Coombs is one of the most evil teachers on this list.

  12. Hi Nate! Yes, # 11 is Selena (Brena Bakke) from American Gothic, one of my favorite (and much-mourned) horror programs. Great job with that identification!



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