Susan Oliver was playing a green-skinned Orion slave girl, but I had to test her makeup because she was too expensive and I was under contract already; I was cheap, they had to pay me anyway. The makeup they put on me was green as green can be, but they kept on sending out the rushes and we would get it back for the next day, and there I was just as pink and rosy as could possibly be. This went on for three days until they finally called the lab and said, “What do we do? We’re trying to get it green.” And they said, “You want that? We’ve been color-correcting.”

Excerpt from: The Fifty-Year Mission: The First 25 Years

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    11 months ago

    The story was written and drawn by John Byrne, who himself is a massive Star Trek fan, so would have been aware of this story.