A Roll In the Hay

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    The Mugato threatens Kirk with....something bad. From the TOS episode A Private Little War. Most of this show was am anti-Vietnam War escalation story, but then, out of nowhere, comes this horny big primate like creature. Ah well, this show created one of the best bloopers out there, the famous crotch arrow in cave sequence....Janos Prohaska played the Mugato. Janos also played the creature in the Cage adjacent to Pike's in the pilot and the horta from Devil in the Dark. Picture of the creature from The Cage here:

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    1. steersman3 30 months ago | reply

      It is also interesting that Janos Prohaska appeared in a variation of this costume in the "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" episode, "Fatal Cargo."

      "A Private Little War" was filmed during October 1967, but did not air on NBC until some four months later in Feb. 1968.

      "Fatal Cargo" aired Nov. 5, 1967, so it would have been filmed at least a few months prior to November. So the "white gorilla" suit was done for "Voyage" first? And when Trek needed a Mugato, Prohaska dusted off the gorilla suit and made some interesting additions? Just asking. :-)

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