Buff, NY 1st Voice of SW

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  1. VideoPrince North Ridge Treasurers / Diplomat

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    Character actor Malachi Throne passed away earlier this week.
    In addition to playing the uncredited Falseface on the classic BATMAN '60s TV series, a regular on IT TAKES A THIEF and several different characters on all of the STAR TREK series, Mal was the narrator of the VERY FIRST STAR WARS teaser trailer, even pre-dating John Williams still unwritten score.
    "The story of a boy, and girl, and a universe."
    Look for it in the dvd extras of one of the many releases you likely have on a shelf.
  2. VideoPrince North Ridge Treasurers / Diplomat

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    Other than the big STAR TREK Creation Extravaganza in Vegas, Mal did not tend to do many conventions, much to Janice's chagrin, as she loved him in IT TAKES A THIEF.
    We were lucky enough to see him once at a small indie con in Independence, OH in the early 2000's, between episode 2 and 3. Since it was a small con, we had a lot of time to talk with him in the autograph/dealers room. We'd made him a videoprint mug with early, obscure photos, one of which was from IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMAN (the 1975 video update of the Broadway musical with David Wilson, Leslie Ann Warren, Loretta Swit that aired only once on ABC at 3:00 in the morning; we have a bootleg copy). He was very excited, because he didn't know any copies existed! He said he was never able to convince his second wife that he actually did this rare for him singing role. We ended up dubbing a copy for him.
  3. JediXXL Jedi Grand Master

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    The "MILLION YEARS IN THE MAKING" trailer?

    Wasn't he also the narrator on Lancelot Link - Secret Chimp, as well as in some old Lost in Space episodes and The Outer Limits? I'm sorry to see him go.
    Last edited by JediXXL, Mar 19, 2013
  4. VideoPrince North Ridge Treasurers / Diplomat

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