First time I remember seeing Grace Lee Whitney was when she played Rand in a very brief cameo in Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. I had no idea who she was or why she was given that much screen time and I didn't know she returned for another cameo in the next movie (Strangely going from an officer uniform to a cadet uniform) than seeing her character expanded to an actual role in Star Trek VI. And shamefully, I had no idea they were the same actress or character even when I watched all of TOS for the first time 10 years ago. But boy, was it an awesome revelation knowing that Rand from TOS was there the whole time in the TOS movies.
Wasn't Rand in TSFS. It should have been. Rand was enlisted in TMP, serving as transporter operator, then back to being enlisted again in TVH (that's an enlisted uniform, which some sources erroneously called out as a cadet uniform -- the bright red departmental color was the indicator of officer cadets and enlisted trainees alike). Rand was always a noncom up until TUC. I like to think Sulu sponsored her going to OCS so he could have her as a bridge officer on his ship.
Huh? Everything I have read - including her bio and imdb, states that she was in TSFS.
It was GLW. It was not Rand. The film credits of TMP and TVH list GLW as Rand. TSFS lists her as "Woman in Cafeteria". They should have gone that one more step to make it Rand, so the look on her face as she shakes her head would have had much more meaning. "Oh, Jim, what have you done to her now...?"
It was GLW. It was not Rand. The film credits of TMP and TVH list GLW as Rand. TSFS lists her as "Woman in Cafeteria".
Last I checked, Rand is also a woman.
Believe me, no Trekkie is going to think that wasn't Rand, especially with her reaction to the Enterprise.
Oh, now you're just being pedantic.
Actually, most Trekkies do see them as different characters. Janice Rand has always been shown as a blonde, Woman-in-Cafeteria was a redhead.