Mister Seven
Mister Seven (Supervisor 194) (Dr. Sevrin) is the prime character in the episode Star Trek: Assignment: Earth (#2.26) for the original Star Trek television series. Portrayed by the actor Robert Lansing, Gary is the very hip but all business human from 20th century earth recently living on an unknown planet. He represents aliens that call themselves... Show more »
Mister Seven (Supervisor 194) (Dr. Sevrin) is the prime character in the episode Star Trek: Assignment: Earth (#2.26) for the original Star Trek television series. Portrayed by the actor Robert Lansing, Gary is the very hip but all business human from 20th century earth recently living on an unknown planet. He represents aliens that call themselves The Aegis . His mission is to prevent nuclear war on Earth by sabotaging an orbital nuclear platform launched by the United States in 1968 because earth is socio-politically not ready for its technological progress. Along with a bumbling but beautiful office assistant Roberta Lincoln (portrayed by Teri Garr) who is oblivious of his origins, Seven is encountered by the crew of the Starship Enterprise, who have been sent back in time by the United Federation of Planets to find out what actually had occurred on Earth in the late 1960s. They mistakenly intercept Seven as he is transporting to his office and that puts events into motion. Since changing any time-line could create unforeseeable consequences, the Enterprise crew is faced with the dilemma on whether to interfere with Seven's mission. Seven is equipped like a futuristic James Bond with his toys including a servo that doubles as his personal Swiss army knife neutralizing people, unlocking doors, cutting telephone cords and operating office equipment high above a busy metropolis.But none of this seems possible without the accompaniment of his well adorned black cat named Isis. Isis is teleported and carried with Seven wherever his mission takes them, offering it's own bit of advice in meows when necessary. Only at the end of the episode do we see Isis taking human form of a sultry woman on the couch in his office which invokes the ire of Ms. Lincoln .Although Seven is human, he demonstrates at least one super-human feature: he is insensitive to the impact of the Vulcan nerve pinch, an ability very few human or humanoid characters of the Star Trek universe ever manifested.History:This was a pilot episode of a new series produced by Gene Roddenberry about a time traveler named 'Gary Seven'. And the idea was introduced by having the stars of this potential series appear on a Star Trek episode. Robert Lansing appears uncredited as this main character (why he wasn't listed in the credits is odd considering he was obviously the star). While Lansing's cold and somewhat rigid style really worked well for his character, it might have also left the powers that be feeling rather cold about him and the role in general. He wasn't exactly 'Mr. Personality' in the episode. Instead, you felt more emotionally connected to his ditsy assistant played by Teri Garr. It seems the spin off series was to have been about a man who traveled from a far more advanced world to secretly help mankind. Unfortunately, the pilot was never picked up and we saw no more of Gary Seven. Instead we got to see Lansing in continuing roles on several other shows including The Man Who Never Was, Automan, Kung Fu: The Legend Continues and especially The Equalizer where he worked very well opposite Edward Woodward in a similar covert, espionage type role. Show less «
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