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This is a list of Star Trek: The Original Series actors and actresses whose scenes were cut. Some of them still remained in the end credits.

Richard Anthony

A Richard Anthony was cast for the one-line role of the Rider in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode "Spectre of the Gun" but never was filmed. Although he was listed on the 22 May 1968 revised cast sheet for the episode, his role had been cut from the script at least five days earlier as evidenced by May 17th script revisions. He does not appear on any of the episode call sheets or the daily production reports.[1] The omitted scene depicted a man (the Rider) riding successfully riding a horse through the force field at Tombstone city limits. Seeing this, Kirk decides to mimic the jump on a horse himself and attempt to get out of town, unsuccessfully. One source claims this was filmed (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Three) but the surviving production documents all show otherwise.

The omitted scene depicted a man (the Rider), riding a horse successfully getting through the force field at Tombstone city limits. Seeing this, Kirk decides to jump on a horse himself and attempt to get out of town, unsuccessfully. One source claims this was filmed (These Are the Voyages: TOS Season Three) but the surviving production documents show otherwise.

IDENTITY. There is some question who this man was. Although IMDb lists Egyptian-born singer/actor Richard Anthony (13 January 193820 April 2015; age 77)[2] for this role, this is contradicted by the revised cast sheet for the episode which lists a Richard Anthony whose real name was Richard Dagosta (9 February 194626 November 1970; age 24).[3]

Barbara Baldavin

See main article: Barbara Baldavin

Barbara Baldavin filmed a scene as Yeoman Baker for "Space Seed", but it ended up a deleted scene. The scene involved her interaction with Marla McGivers, a friend. [4]

John Blower

See main article: John Blower

John Blower (11 September 193224 December 2004; age 72) filmed a scene as Swensen for "Catspaw", but it ended up as a deleted scene. The scene depicted a team of security guards ready to beam down to Pyris VII, but prevented from doing so by Sylvia's force field. [5]

John Buonomo

John Buonomo is the actor who played the role of an orderly in the Star Trek episode "Requiem for Methuselah". Although his role was cut, he was credited for the appearance in the Star Trek Concordance.

John Carr

John Carr was in the credits for the original series episode "Shore Leave" as a guard, but no guards appeared in the episode. It is likely his scene was cut.

It is also possible Bjo Trimble misplaced his credit when writing the Star Trek Concordance, and that Carr appears as any of the other uncredited guards throughout the series.

Likewise, the Star Trek Encyclopedia (4th ed., vol. 2, p. 542) lists a John Carr as a security guard in the episode "Shore Leave".

Frank da Vinci

See main article: Frank da Vinci

Frank da Vinci (14 February 19334 June 2013; age 80) filmed a scene in main engineering as Vinci for "The Enemy Within", but it ended up as a deleted scene. [6]

Carey Foster

See main article: Carey Foster

Carey Foster (born 18 December 1943; age 77), along with two unknown actresses, was featured as a young servant girl in the Orion courtyard sequence in the first pilot, "The Cage". However, their appearance ended up deleted from the final episode. [7]

Richard Geary

See main article: Richard Geary

According to call sheets, Richard Geary (25 July 192515 May 2000; age 74) filmed a scene as an Enterprise security guard in the episode "For the World is Hollow and I Have Touched the Sky", but his appearance ended up as a deleted scene. [8]

Gregg Palmer

Gregg Palmer (25 January 192731 October 2015; age 88), had been cast for the role of the Rancher in the Star Trek: The Original Series third season episode "Spectre of the Gun". He was named on the 22 May 1968 revised cast sheet for the episode, along with the scrapped role of the Rider, played by Richard Anthony. Both roles were omitted from the script last minute before filming, and neither actor appeared on the call sheets or the daily production reports. [9]

Between 1950 and 1982, Palmer (birth name Palmer Lee) had roles in various TV programs such as The Lone Ranger, Gunsmoke (twenty episodes), Bonanza (five episodes), Rawhide, Tarzan (three episodes), Mission: Impossible, Jason King, Alias Smith and Jones, and Quincy, M.E. His film roles include Chisum, The McKenzie Break, and The Shootist.

He was long thought to be an actor of the same name who worked in Doctor Who, but this was thoroughly debunked in the 2013 DVD release of The Tenth Planet.

Palmer passed away on 31 October 2015, in Encino, California. His wife, Ruth Palmer died in 1999. He attended the Golden Boot Awards but did not win the award himself. [10]

Ron Veto

See main article: Ron Veto

Ron Veto (24 October 19334 August 2004; age 70) filmed a scene in main engineering as Harrison for "The Enemy Within", but it ended up as a deleted scene. [11]

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