With this appearance, Ivan Dixon would become the latest threepeater, having played different characters in episodes Episodes 152 and 182 of the Series. A fairly prominent actor in the early 60's - he was. perhaps, to the small screen what Sidney Poitier was to the big - he was the perfect choice when PM finally made the big jump: a black judge... who talked. Notcom 052322.
In the other direction, David Ogden Stiers would return in the same part as the prosecutor but in another city, somehow replicating Paul Fix's role as an itinerant D.A....only in a different state !! (It might not have seemed so bizarre but for the dialogue actually making a point of it being the same person: What were they thinking ?? were they thinking at all ??) Notcom 052322.