I’m a pretty casual fan of STAR TREK TOS which stands for The Original Series i.e. the one from the 60s. Over the years doing comic cons I’ve had the pleasure of meeting much of the cast; William Shatner, who is the ONLY Captain Kirk, is one of a kind— I love the guy. I bought stock in Priceline because of him and made a boat load of money. Like I said, I Love the guy!
James Doohan, who played Mr Scott was incredibly nice. I got to know him at a show when I was asked to wheel him out of the convention and to his waiting van, his van wasn’t there so I waited with him and we talked. The lack of a Scottish accent surprised me, but he was a really sweet man.
George Takei who played Mr Sulu is a lot of fun to be around, and he appreciates the fans who have given him his career.
Nichelle Nichols who played Uhura was someone I spent some time with in Chicago— she was lovely and gregarious and we had a really nice conversation about Faith and Spirituality in the green room of Wizard World Comic Con. Really a delightful lady.
Leonard Nimoy, sadly, I never got to meet. He was at a convention in New York that I was doing but among the other guests at this show were Jack Kirby, MIke Mignola and Mickey Spillane— so unfortunately with what little free time I had I spent with those gents.
Nimoy was not only Mr Spock, but he hosted a great show in the 1970s that my friends and I never missed, IN SEARCH OF…. which was a combination reality and documentary show. Nimoy was perfect for the narration and the subjects covered were of incredible interest to an eight year old. I don’t think it’s appreciated today but in the 70s there was a craze regarding Bigfoot and one of the episodes was devoted to this.
Recently I bought the DVD set of the series and its funny to see what we were so worked up with in the mid 1970s and how many things we just got wrong.
Bigfoot Next Week.