Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Medea, or Nancy Kovack to You and Me

When we were kids, the height of cinematic special effects were the undead children-of-the-Hydra skeletons from Jason and the Argonauts [six minute video here, featuring the Akkadian-looking neck beard dude!]. That movie was also notable for the character Medea, played by beauty queen Nancy Kovack.

Her story is interesting, actually, and she was a mainstay on a list of TV series that reads like...well, that reads like this:
Star Trek, Bewitched, Batman, I Dream of Jeannie, Perry Mason, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Nancy married conductor Zubin Mehta and gave up her film and TV career. Mannix was never the same:

Scroll-down Star Trek rewind: Kovack played Nona, the weapons-stealing Kahn-ut-tu bitch from the planet Neural. She got all stabbed to death, and deserved it. Here she is:

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