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Posts Tagged ‘The Doomsday Machine’

Windom Passes

Monday, August 20th, 2012

Emmy Award-winning actor William Windom, best-known to Trek fans for his role of Commodore Decker in the original series episode The Doomsday Machine, has died at his home in Woodacre, California at the age of eighty-eight.

The  cause of death was congestive heart failure.

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Spinrad: Filming The Doomsday Machine

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Being on the Star Trek set while The Doomsday Machine was being filmed meant that writer Norman Spinrad could give useful advice when egos got in the way of a good story.

Spinrad was there for all of the filming, which was not common. “That was very rare,” he said. “They usually don’t allow writers on the set. I was twenty-seven years old at the time. It was the first thing I had done. I’d done what he’d asked me to do, in terms of writing the episode to budget, and so I guess he trusted me to be there.”

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