The Lieutenant (1963–1964)
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To Set It Right 

Rice is confronted with racism in his unit. He sets out to find a solution, but the answer seems as elusive as ever.

Director:

Vincent McEveety

Writers:

Lee Erwin, Gene Roddenberry (created by)
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Gary Lockwood ... Lt. William Rice
Robert Vaughn ... Capt. Raymond Rambridge
Dennis Hopper ... Cpl. Peter Devlin
Don Marshall ... Pvt. Ernest Cameron
John Milford ... Sgt. Ben Kagey
Woody Strode ... Sgt. Logan Holt
Nichelle Nichols ... Norma Bartlett
Preston Pierce ... Pvt. Peter Vronsky
Linc Wilson Linc Wilson ... Pvt. Winston Barlow
Ed McCready Ed McCready ... Mr, Taylor (as Ed McReady)
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Rice is confronted with racism in his unit. He sets out to find a solution, but the answer seems as elusive as ever.

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Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1964 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Three episodes in a row has creator Gene Roddenberry's STAR TREK actors (before STAR TREK existed) in guest roles: Nichelle Nichols (TO SET IT RIGHT), Leonard Nimoy (IN THE HIGHEST TRADITION), and Ricardo Montalban (TOUR OF DUTY). See more »

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Featured in Pioneers of Television: Science Fiction (2011) See more »

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Never shown on the air
9 March 2008 | by ricknorwoodSee all my reviews

This episode is about race relations, a taboo subject in entertainment TV at the time, and so was never aired. It featured Nichelle Nichols as the fiancé of a Black Marine, Ernest Cameron, who encounters a White Marine guilty of racial bullying while they were in the same High School. Ernest Cameron is still angry, to the point of starting fights. The Gary Lockwood character, Lt. Bill White, tries to make peace between the two men. Lt. White's superior officer points out that he is attempting to accomplish in a few weeks what better men have been unable to accomplish in a lifetime, to overcome racial prejudice. The episode can be viewed at The Paley Center for Media in New York City.


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