Actor Edward J. Paskey, whose face is easily remembered by Star Trek fans, although he does not remember his name, passed away at the age of 82.
The author Dayton Ward, known for his Star Trek novels and stories, gave the sad news.
Who is Edward J. Paskey?
Paskey, who did not take part in the original first series of the Star Trek series from the 2nd pilot episode, played in many episodes for 3 years.
Paskey was often called “Mr. Leslie” or “Lieutenant Leslie” on the show.
You’ve seen him in many quirky uniforms, at various bridge stations, or as a member of the landing team, and sometimes as a security guard.
He also served as a backup for William Shatner, who plays Captain Kirk, the commander of the Starship Enterprise.
Again, Paskey’s hand was used instead of the hand of Canadian actor James Montgomery Doohan, who played Montgomery “Scotty” Scott in several close-ups and lost a finger due to the war.
He was dying and being resurrected in the series
Edward J. Paskey, who started his Star Trek adventure with the second pilot episode of the series, “Where No Man Has Gone Before”, took part in 58 of 79 episodes. He acted in more episodes than George Takei as Sulu and Walter Koening as Chekov. However, his role was small compared to these names.
She only spoke in 4 episodes, two of which were not televised.
He even died a few times in the series, but after a couple of episodes he reappeared in a super interesting color uniform or on a super interesting station.
Paskey, who was born on August 20, 1939, died on August 17, 2021, 3 days before his birthday. Although his death was not news, Star Trek fans did not fail to respect him.
In addition to Star Trek, Paskey has also acted in productions such as Ben Casey, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Lucy Show, The Wild Wild West and Mission Impossible.
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Source: Haber Global