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Star Trek ‘Assignment: Earth’ Actress Charged With Attempted Murder October 22, 2010

by Anthony Pascale , Filed under: Celebrity,TOS , trackback

A former original Star Trek guest actress has been charged with attempted murder. Last weekend Victoria Vetri (from "Assignment: Earth") was arrested for shooting her husband. Details below.


Vetri accused of shooting husband

The 66-year-old Victoria Rathgeb (formerly Victoria Vetri, also known as Angele Dorian) was arrested last Saturday night in Los Angeles. According to the LAPD Victoria and her husband of 20 years Bruce Rathgeb were arguing inside their Hollywood apartment when she grabbed a gun and fired at least one shot, hitting her husband in the upper body. Bruce Rathgeb is hospitalized in critical condition.

Rathgeb is being held in jail in lieu of $1.5 million bail and has been charged with attempted murder. A spokesman for the LAPD told the LA Times "We investigated all possible angles to the story and came to the conclusion that she most certainly did shoot her husband. She is due in court November 1st.

Victoria Rathgeb (credited as Victoria Vetri) in TOS episode "Assignment: Earth"

The Italian American Actress appeared in a number of TV shows in the 1960s and early 70s including Wagon Train, Batman and Mission: Impossible. Trek fans will remember her as the enigmatic Isis, companion to Gary Seven in "Assignment: Earth". Vetri was also a singer, dancer and model. She was Playboy’s Miss September in 1967 and Playmate of the Year in 1968.

Vetri: Playmate of the Year in 1968


1. Capt Mike of the Terran Empire - October 22, 2010

WOW. She is Beautifull and Deadly. No wonder kirk never tried anything. Of course she was also a Cat. But could be a Black Widow.

2. Sebastian - October 22, 2010

She was also in the film “Rosemary’s Baby” too; in it, her character joked the she is often mistaken for ‘that actress Victoria Vetri.’

That’s pretty horrible, what happened. Just another reason why I don’t choose to have a gun in my house. Arguments can escalate into life or death conflicts.

Hope her husband pulls through.

3. Spartan128 - October 22, 2010


4. Starbase Britain - October 22, 2010

crikey, shocking news. i often wonder what happened to some of these ‘guests’ who appeared briefly in the shows.
Greg UK

5. Lt. Bailey - October 22, 2010

Are we sure we have the same person? The photo of the human Isis has blus eyes while the Playboy cover has her with brown eyes????? I have that issue of Playboy in my collection and there is no mention of a ST apperance…

6. Dee - October 22, 2010


7. The Bear - October 22, 2010

Rats, there’s another Playboy that I need to track down that has a Trek actress in. Reminds me of the time I took the Playboy edition that had Denise Crosby in it for her to autograph. She wasn’t amused. LoL!

Oh, and you can Never trust a black cat.

8. Hat Rick - October 22, 2010

It’s just possible that the photos in the article are a little out of date and that she looks different now.

Just sayin’.

9. Lt. Gen Lakota Spoolman - October 22, 2010

Lt. Bailey, you may be right. With all the names, who knows. _\\//

10. Losira - October 22, 2010

You wonder how those especialy in sho biz can spiral downhill to such behavior. But again we don’t know the whole story on how it led up to this. I can only feel bad for all parties involved.

11. Simon - October 22, 2010


12. Corinthian7 - October 22, 2010

The Bear – that picture of you, Crosby and the playboy magazine is comedy gold.

13. Harry Ballz - October 22, 2010

It just goes to show that being in Star Trek drives one batsh*t crazy!

Just look at the Shat!

14. Joe Lazlo - October 22, 2010

#7 The Bear…

I also have that issue of Playboy with the photos of Crosby.
I also presented it to her for signing… twice.
Two different times, two different locations on the Earth.
And this was back in the day, TNG original run.

Both times, she was NOT amused.

I guess I was just a little siht when I was younger.

15. Sxottlan - October 22, 2010

So many bad puns to choose from here!

Naturally, I hope the husband survives.

16. Harry Ballz - October 22, 2010

“I guess I was just a little siht when I was younger”

Ah, Revenge Of The Siht!

17. David G. - October 22, 2010

Denise Crosby has always — always — refused to sign any of the “Playboy” material. I watched her (politely, mind you) tell a fan in an autograph line that she never signs those.

It’s interesting to see the numerous “autographed” Denise Crosby “Playboy” magazines and photos that are always being hocked on eBay….

18. Andy Patterson - October 22, 2010

What the hell?! And the Beta 5 didn’t tell me. Interesting story though.

19. Andy Patterson - October 22, 2010

Oh, and go Rangers.

20. Red Dead Ryan - October 22, 2010


Last time I checked, Harry, the Shat never shot anybody. But I do believe that the Shat often shot shit with Nimoy!

Anyway, we must hold back and reserve judgement. It is possible she shot her husband in self-defense. We don’t know all the facts, and neither do the police despite what they may say.

21. gingerly - October 22, 2010

That’s a shame. Assignment Earth is one of my favorites. I liked Gary Seven.
Poor Denise. That would make me profoundly uncomfortable and it’s very skeezy for any so-called to do.

22. Dean Mellis - October 22, 2010

I actually named my second dog after her character in Assignment Earth. (Isis)

23. Buzz Cagney - October 22, 2010

#13 there you go again Harry! I think you need to change your name to Harry Shatbash mate. :-D

24. Buzz Cagney - October 22, 2010

I once said you can’t see a story about Bill without launching into him. Correction: you can’t see any story about anything without launching into him! lol

25. StarFuryG7 - October 22, 2010

Okay, this news story is bad enough (and No, I wasn’t aware that Vetri had posed for Playboy either), but what is it with you guys who are so tasteless and shameless that you brought the Playboy issue with unauthorized photos of Denise Crosby in it for her to sign at Conventions? And the guy who felt it necessary to confront her with it more than once, at two different locations …what’s the matter, her telling you “No” once was not enough? Really?

Good Lord.

26. TMMW - October 23, 2010

Innocent ( wink, wink ) until proven guilty.

27. Ear Slugs a Go Go !!! - October 23, 2010

She should have set it to stun…

28. SciFiMetalGirl - October 23, 2010

…looking for the bunny on the cover…

29. Andy Patterson - October 23, 2010

Several thoughts occur in light of this.

Wow! She was hot.

Interesting this episode is brought back into light again…

but sad it’s because of this

When I read the headline on my twitter account I couldn’t imagine who they were talking about. I thought “Terri Garr shot someone?”

30. The Bear - October 23, 2010

@ #25 – StarFuryG7: Woah, cool your jets. I wasn’t aware at that time of her problem with the pictures, and it was her that got snippy with me. I guess she didn’t like all the exposure (no pun intended) that she was seeking. If she didn’t want the pictures to be seen, then she shouldn’t have posed for them to start with.

31. Hat Rick - October 23, 2010

Honestly, I never knew that Star Trek had had a Playboy bunny — a Playmate of the Year, no less! — in one of its episodes.

I knew about Angelique (“Gamesters of Triskelion”) Pettyjohn, but not about Vetri.

Ya learns somethin’ news everaday.

Tres interessant.

32. Schiefy - October 23, 2010

@20–Not true! I distinctly remember the Shat talking about shooting a bear at a con in 1977/78 in NYC. Now he did do it with a bow not a gun so maybe that is not the same thing? ;)

33. Hat Rick - October 23, 2010

I’ve shot firearms. Not a big deal.

Honestly, even though I consider myself liberal, I have no qualms about using or owning firearms.

In the right hands, they are useful.

But I’ve never gone hunting. I’ve always thought that, as a civilization, we’ve moved beyond the need for that.

34. Katie G. - October 23, 2010

Re: #27 Ear Slugs a Go Go !!!

“She should have set it to stun…”



35. Harry Ballz - October 23, 2010


Aw, Buzz, I LIKE the Shat! But, then again, I like a number of people who are batsh*t crazy! Present company excluded, of course!

( i kidz because i luvz )

36. Remington Steele - October 23, 2010

Wow…playboy used cost 75 cents

37. Buzz (LoveShat) Cagney - October 23, 2010

You LIKE Bill, Harry?
Man you’ve fooled me for the longest time!

38. Buzz (LoveShat) Cagney - October 23, 2010

#2 indeed. Its the same reason i had the Agonisor Booth taken out.

39. Harry Ballz - October 23, 2010

Buzz, I like Shatner. Growing up I thought he was GREAT playing Kirk in TOS. It’s just that, in the last 10 years he’s turned into such a clown/buffon/parody of himself, it’s hard to want him back as Kirk. Now, some say, “he’s an actor, he can play serious again!”. That might be true if he had been spending the last 10 years portraying a character who was a clown, but, no, he has been lampooning HIS OWN IMAGE, poking fun at the CHARACTER OF WILLIAM SHATNER. Once you go down that road, there’s no coming back! Sorry!

40. Buzz (Loves Gorn) Cagney - October 23, 2010

Good enough matey. You like Bill but don’t need to see him back as Kirk.
We share the view I think. Unless he wants to don a Gorn costume? :-D

41. Harry Ballz - October 23, 2010

Great! Just what we need, a FAT GORN! :-D

42. Buzz (Loves Gorn) Cagney - October 23, 2010

A fat LUMBERING Gorn. Thats the ticket laddy. !

43. lostrod - October 23, 2010


Do you just keep a text file on your desktop so you can cut and paste the same lame insults for Mr. Shatner? I think you’ve made your point that you have issues with the man.

However, I’m not sure why you feel it necessary to regurgitate it at every opportunity. This particular thread has nothing to do with Mr. Shatner and yet you manage to drop in the same cookie cutter response.

I’m starting to view your posts in the trolling category so I’ll leave my comments at that.

I don’t post a lot here because, frankly I’m deployed and have limited Internet access. I barely have time to read through the comments here (most of which are a joy to read), much less get into a back and forth with someone who injects the same message over and over again.

Back to read mode.

44. Harry Ballz - October 23, 2010


Nonsense. We are all entitled to an opinion. For example, like the one you just shared.

45. Buzz (Loves Gorn) Cagney - October 23, 2010

I did try to tell Harry, lostrod, but he don’t listen to me. And we’re friends!

46. Harry Ballz - October 23, 2010

Aw, don’t give him ammunition, Buzz! This might just lead to a BUZZKILL!

47. Buzz (Loves Ballz) Cagney - October 23, 2010

You supply all the ammo anybody could possibly need, Harry. :-D
lostrod, are you able to tell us anything about your deployment?

48. Buzz (Entirely Heterosexual) Cagney - October 23, 2010

Don’t think ‘ll be using that Loves Ballz thing again. lol

49. Hat Rick - October 23, 2010

Speaking of balls, here’s one I heard on Penn & Teller’s show, BullshSELF-CENSOREDt:

Q: Why don’t snakes have balls?

A: Hardly any of them know how to dance!



50. Kaiju - October 23, 2010

She also starred in the Hammer film “When Dinosaurs Ruled the Earth”.

51. Andy Patterson - October 23, 2010

Back to the subject at hand….what does Victoria look like these days? Does anyone know? Really didn’t know she was still around.

52. N - October 23, 2010

Why blue eyes in one photo & brown in another?

53. Battle-scarred Sciatica - October 23, 2010

#31 Hat Rick

Oh yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees. Pettyjohn did some amazing burlesque stuff.

54. Harry Ballz - October 23, 2010

I’ve heard of kitten with a whip, but pussy with a gun? Look out!


How greatly reassuring! Right back atcha, big guy! :>)

55. Harry Ballz - October 23, 2010


One of the photos was taken in an alternate universe?

56. dep1701 - October 23, 2010

I saw a bit on ‘Inside Edition’ about this Monday. They interviewed one of her neighbors who said that she often would approach strangers walking down the street and say things like “you remember me, don’t you?”. He described her behavior as very “Sunset Boulevard”… an aging starlet who couldn’t get her head around the fact that her moment in the spotlight was over. Now THAT”S batshit!

Oddly, although “IE” showed a clip featuring her from “Rosemary’s Baby ( talking to Mia Farrow ) and identified the movie, they talked right over the dialogue. They then mentioned that she guest starred on several shows in the sixties; “…including this memorable appearance on the original “Star Trek”. Interesting that although her part was bigger ( and she had lines ) in “Rosemary’s Baby”, the role they chose to spotlight was her brief scene on Trek.

57. Mickey MET - October 23, 2010


I think the black cat had light colored eyes, and they were attempting to make her and the cat similar in that appearance because we had a few close-ups of the cat in the show.

58. Disinvited - October 23, 2010


Will he Fat Gorn? And I don’t care.

Will he Fat Gorn? And I don’t care.

Will he Fat Gorn? And I don’t care.

My Shatner’s gone away….

59. Harry Ballz - October 23, 2010


Ooooooh, too cute by half! :>)

Gorn free, as free as the wind blows…….


Gorn to be wild………….

60. Buzz Cagney - October 23, 2010

#56 now if only she’d have had a half decent plan it woud’ve made a great case for Columbo!
Still, I guess she’ll be happy to be back in the news. Crazy kitty.

61. Disinvited - October 24, 2010


I always enjoyed Kate Mulgrew as MRS. COLUMBO. Maybe she could take the case to keep it in the Trek family?

62. Cygnus-X1 - October 24, 2010

Hell hath no fury….

63. Pierre - October 24, 2010

On a side subject, what is the point of the poll or the question?
We could use a crystal ballz for this one.

64. Disinvited - October 24, 2010


Harry, I suppose after Gary Seven aka Robert Lansing died she lost her firm restraining partner and Isis, like all cats, now justs indulges her every whim?

But back to our Opera:

Gorn a leash ya. Gorn a leash ya.
Men have maimed you.
Your so like a komodo dragon that we love.

Gorn a leash ya. Gorn a leash ya.
They have gamed you,
As a starship saving trophy from above.

Do you smile to tempt your rival? Gorn a leash ya.
Or is it a way to hide your wounded heart?
Many traps have been layed at your door step,
So that you can lie there, and die there.

Are you warm? Are you sentient? Gorn a leash ya.
Or just a cold-blooded diamond-studded work of martial art?

Gorn a leash ya! Gorn a leash ya!

65. Charley W - October 24, 2010

#28- if you’re serious, the bunny is obvious. (Of course, most of them WERE. once you found them!)

Eye color: some people’s eyes DO change color as they age, but that’s not what we’re talking about- it may be as simple as contacts.

66. Harry Ballz - October 24, 2010

63. “We could use a crystal ballz for this one”

Sorry, Pierre, but my sister, Crystal Ballz, is on tour right now with a disco troupe, and isn’t expected back for a while.

67. Harry Ballz - October 24, 2010


Disinvited, you’re coming up with some great pun/tunes!

You should serenade us more often!

68. James Heaney - October 24, 2010

Well… so much for long-hoped-for “Assignment: Earth” reunion episode. I guess I’ll have to content myself with replaying the theme song over and over and over again.

Incidentally, you can find said theme song here: . That is something every fan should know about.

69. sam - October 25, 2010

Be careful Isis, don’t get stepped on…

70. Daoud - October 25, 2010

@Harry… your sister Krystal’s running for congress in Virginia, right?

I sense a pattern though, bad things come in threes. (1) Erica your favorite non-speaking actress to appear as Isis. (2) The centerfold who portrayed Star Trek’s shapeshifting cat Isis charged with attempted murder. What shall the (3)rd event be?

@Anthony… Shameful tease, I too saw the headline and thought Teri Garr! But you’re good!! Draws eyeballs! :)

71. Michael - October 25, 2010

OMG! What A Catastrophe! The husband must have been 1 SOB to have her shoot him!

72. Harry Ballz - October 25, 2010


Here’s the third Isis disaster……Smallville coming back for season 11 and us having to endure Durance for another year!


73. Andy Patterson - October 25, 2010

@ 68

Thanks James.

74. ME!! - October 25, 2010

@#2: Sebastian, not having a gun in the house simply because you’re trying to avoid an argument getting out of control is fairly ridiculous as far as logic and common sense goes. Are you saying that either you or your significant other can’t be responsible and work things out as two mature adults? Are you actually suggesting that either of you could potentially lose control and would actually grab the weapon? Seriously?

This is, in my opinion, one of the biggest problems we have. People taking personal responsibility. Everyone wants to blame someone else. In this case, it’s less about tossing blame and more about being mature enough to know when to back down and cool off, trying to work things out in a civil manner. If you’re so off kilter that you’d actually potentially grab a gun if it were available, what’s to stop you from grabbing a kitchen knife? Or a baseball bat? Or a golf club? Your argument makes no logical sense.

I’ve said it before and it’s been said a million times, but bears repeating…guns do not kill people, people kill people.

75. ME!! - October 25, 2010

Or people not taking personal responsibility as the case may be.

76. Horatio - October 25, 2010

Just another Hollywood train wreck story…

77. Tpolsmancandy - October 27, 2010

On the plus side, her husband DID receive sensational head for twenty years. is represented by Gorilla Nation. Please contact Gorilla Nation for ad rates, packages and general advertising information.