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Morga and Jonathan Frakes

Thomas "Tom" A. Morga is a stuntman, stunt actor, and stunt coordinator who holds the record for being the most seen stuntman in Star Trek. Between 1979 and 2005 he appeared in six feature films and all four spin-off television series, doubled main actors and guest actors, and played almost every major race.

Morga also served as assistant stunt coordinator to Dennis Madalone on Star Trek: The Next Generation, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and Star Trek: Voyager for fourteen years. This position included fight choreographies for episodes such as "Blood Oath" and the creating of props such as the blade weapons in "Battle Lines". For the majority of his appearances he received no on-screen credits.

Outside of Star Trek, Morga has worked on numerous other films, including Ghost Busters, Alien Nation, Army of Darkness, The Shawshank Redemption, Independence Day, Spider-Man, and all three Pirates of the Caribbean films. His television credits have thus far included Scarecrow and Mrs. King, NYPD Blue, Babylon 5, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Seinfeld. Throughout his career, he has doubled such actors as Bruce Boxleitner, Jeff Goldblum, David Hasselhoff, John Travolta, and Star Trek Nemesis' Ron Perlman.

Did You Know that male actors were also being looked at for the role of Captain Janeway? Although the producers were hoping to find a woman for the series, they were open to a man if they found him to be the best actor for the role. The honor was given initially to Geneviève Bujold and later to Kate Mulgrew.

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Today in Trek history

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1915
Dick Crockett is born.
1937
Barbara Babcock is born.
1940
Charles Parks is born.
1961
Jean Marie Novak and James Worthy are born.
1964
John Pyper-Ferguson is born.
1971
The Nineteenth UK Story Arc continues in TV21 & Joe 90 #75 with the second of four installments.
1976
Adam John Backauskas dies.
1979
Seth Hendrix is born.
1986
Fourth day of filming on Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. Chekov's escape is filmed on board the USS Ranger (CV-61) today.
1989
First day of filming on TNG: "Q Who".
1991
Seventh and final day of filming on TNG: "The Drumhead".
First day of filming on TNG: "Half a Life".
1992
Second day of filming on TNG: "Imaginary Friend".
1994
DS9: "Playing God" airs.
1995
DS9: "Visionary" airs.
VOY: "Ex Post Facto" airs.
Final draft script for DS9: "Explorers" is submitted.
CIC Video releases The Next Generation TV Movies volume 4 and Deep Space Nine volume 3.2 on VHS in the UK.
1996
First day of filming on VOY: "Basics, Part I".
Final draft script for DS9: "For the Cause" is revised.
1997
Fourth day of filming on DS9: "Soldiers of the Empire".
Eighth and final day of filming on VOY: "Worst Case Scenario".
1998
First day of filming on DS9: "Valiant".
First day of filming on VOY: "Hope and Fear".
Final draft script for DS9: "Valiant" is revised.
2000
George Duning dies.
2002
ENT: "Fusion" airs.
Fifty-seventh day of filming on Star Trek Nemesis.
Second day of filming on ENT: "Fallen Hero".
2003
First day of filming on ENT: "Regeneration".
2004
Fourth day of filming on ENT: "Countdown".
2006
John Lendale Bennett dies.
2007
Paramount Pictures sends out their first official press release on Star Trek.
2012
Thirty-second day of filming on Star Trek Into Darkness.
2015
Leonard Nimoy dies.
2019
CBS announces that Star Trek: Discovery is renewed for a 3rd season.
2020
Gene Dynarski dies.
PIC: "The Impossible Box" premieres on CBS All Access.

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