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Monday, January 12, 2015

Thank You Ms. Parrish!

This actress was accomplished with a history of work at that time. Then she met up with some guy named William Ware Theiss, the costume designer for the original Star Trek series. He seemed to enjoy tweaking the NBC Broadcast Standards Department with his work. 

This was GLUED on to her for over 4 days. In the '60's, the adhesives were a bit more harsh than now. She commented that at the end of the third day, there was not a lot of skin left to glue it back onto. 

Many critics call "Who Mourns for Adonis" one of the most emotional episodes of that series. I agree. A tragic tale, condensed from a huge script of Shakespearean proportions to fit a one week filming schedule and budget. 

Not that there was some levity to be had! 

Thank you Ms. Parrish!       


  1. Oh... Oh... I actually REMEMBER that one! :-)

  2. Yep, a better-than-average episode of the original run. By the way, another ST writer (Dave Gerrold) wrote of that outfit, "Leslie had no qualms about wearing the costume, because the weight of the drape helped hold it in place. The men around her had all the qualms." :)

  3. Kelly, have you ever seen the ST:TOS tribute show "Star Trek Continues?" The first episode was is was called "Pilgrim of Eternity, and features the actor who played Apollo in "Who Mourns for Adonais?" Yes, it's a sequel to that episode: