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Why did nobody tell me before that Flash Gordon himself, Sam Jones, made a tv-series with Claudia Christian (better known, depending on how old you are, as either Ivanova from Babylon 5, or Aela the Huntress from Skyrim)?

Glen A. Larson’s “The Highwayman” (1987). Flash Gordon plays a government agent with a high tech supertruck who wanders the highways fighting evil.

Terry Carter (left) as Col. Tigh, with Adama (Lorne Greene), in Battlestar Galactica (1978). You can see a bandage on Carter’s left foot in this photo.

Carter was originally cast as Boomer, but an injury to his foot (done while roller-skating IIRC) prevented him from taking the role. Producer Glen Larson still wanted Carter, so he cast him as Tigh, which Carter thought was a better part. In other scenes, they put something black over the cast to disguise it.