It took awhile, but folks finally caught on that President Cartwright’s ranch in Virginia City, NV was the Ponderosa from Star Trek‘s contemporary, Bonanza. Cartwright himself bares a purposeful resemblance to Ben Cartwright actor Lorne Green. But no one tried to make the connection to the vice-president.
Laura Dayton was a reoccurring character on Bonanza. She was played by actress Kathie Browne who also played Deela in Wink of an Eye. VP Dayton was based on more recent images of her.
“A wink of an eye” was shown on MEtv last night.
Cool bonanza connections, there.
I almost thought Dayton was a pastiche of Madeleine Albright. Well played!