For Valentine's Day — 14 Star Trek TOS Romances; Both Awful and Wonderful.

Star Trek could be awfully romantic at times. And although most of the love stories featured Kirk, there was an occasional nod to lesser character’s love life. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I present to you 14 relationships that warmed or chilled our hearts. Be sure to relate your faves in the comment section. Happy Valentines Day ❤

Eve Huron and Ben Childress: Not the best love match. Why Eve stays with grumpy Childress is beyond me. She’s tough and has independence in her blood. She deserves better than a man who admired her only on face value and bitched about her cooking.
So let me get this straight–she knew and said outright that Ben was looking for a woman who was “selfish, vain, useless” yet since she ‘believed in herself’ she could look as beautiful on the outside without the Venus Drug? True love knows no ugliness. You’ll never convince me that in the whole universe there isn’t a better man for her than Childress! I’d like to think she ditched him after a year or so and started her own agricultural empire.
Khan and Marla McGivers: Alas, Marla is so enamored of this ‘superman’ from the past, she cannot see that he’s a total megalomaniac. Their first meeting in sickbay should have been a huge red flag as he totally disregards her professionalism, grabs her by the arm and plays with her hair. Sure, he might be a passionate lover, but playing passive-aggressive mind games with her later and forcing her to kneel before him and demanding her loyalty would make for a hellish, toxic marriage. If she accepted her court martial instead of exile with him, she very likely would have lived longer. And happier.
Spock, T’Pring, and Stonn: Marriage by decree and selective politics. Despite their great intelligence, Vulcans still would insist on antiquated arranged marriages for their progeny; giving no choice in their children’s lives as to who they might marry. It might be logical to help carry on the family line, but it is such an archaic and patrilineality system I doubt there would be any (secret) joy in it. I applaud T’Pring for listening to her heart, selfish as it was. I’m pretty sure Spock knew he didn’t want to marry T’Pring from the start, but came out of duty and the threat of death. As for T’Pring; Stonn wanted her, she wanted him.
Logical. Flawlessly Logical.
Kirok and Miramanee: Free of any Starfleet responsibilities, let alone his memories and actual name, Jim was free to have a truly loving and devoted marriage with Miramanee. Although she married him out of duty, you could see they were blissfully happy (despite Salish’s jealously). In the original script, Miramanee survived the stoning and gave birth.
I wish the the original script had held; imagine Kirk being a Daddy/Captain and running the Enterprise as well.
Zephram Cochran and The Companion: Zephram Cochran is initially appalled that the companion is a female and that he let her …crawl around inside me, into my mind, my feelings? … It fed on me. It’s disgusting!” Yet once The Companion inhabits and revises the dying body of Nancy Hedford, suddenly he “knows that I love her”. As Spock states “The matter of gender could change the entire situation.” This brings to mind the idea of unconditional love. No doubt it is very romantic and satisfying that The Companion united with a lovely, yet lonely young woman who had ‘never had love’ and as both entities finds lasting love with Cochrane. I bet if Metamorphosis was written today, Hedford could have been a non-human or even a human male and I’d like to think the result would be the same. For as the Companion/Nancy said: To touch the hand of man; nothing is as important.
Nona and Tyree: What Nona wants, Nona gets. This Kanutu Woman had power and passion. Did Nona love Tyree? Certainly she was aroused by him, as she did put him under a spell to make him want her, and uses certain herbs from “The night of madness” to ‘keep him’. However she wasn’t loyal, toying with Kirk right under Tyree’s nose. Did Tyree really love Nona? His anguished cry and passion for vengeance at her murder answer that question.
Spock and Leila Kalomi: Darn fun while it lasted wasn’t it? A blast of pollen was worth it just to see Spock cavorting in the woods and swinging from a branch! Although all this lusty playfulness was brought out by the spores, you cannot deny that under all the stoicism, Spock’s human half is not only as playful and joyous as any child, but to his astonishment, devotedly in love. You can see that he truly loved her and was happy. I wonder what happened during the transfer of Sandoval’s people to Starbase 27? Did Leila and Spock have more conversations? Did they settle on a (perfectly logical) friends-with-benefits package? Did Nurse Chapel climb the walls? Which brings us to…
Christine Chapel and Dr. Roger Corby: Christine tends to fall for men who love their work more than her. Roger is a brilliant scientist, but one has to wonder if he really loved Christine so much, WHY didn’t he make an android that looked like HER instead of Andrea??? You could understand Chapel’s jealousy of the scantily-clad, submissive Andrea. Would the real Roger have expected Christine to be the same? Turns our Roger was an android replica too, so you dodged the bullet on that one, Christine!
Christine Chapel and Spock: Pity the heart of unrequited love. Roger Who? Well, once she got over her late fiancé she couldn’t help but notice that tall glass of Plomeek Tea that was Spock. McCoy chided her “You never give up hoping do you?” (Shame!) but I have no doubt her love for him was real. When forced to kiss him by the Platonians, she protested, but you know darn well she was delighted. She slobbers all over his hands in The Naked Time declaring her love, to which Spock sincerely replies “I’m sorry, I am sorry!” for even if he consented to loving Christine his heart may be elsewhere.
Carolyn Palamas and Apollo: Honestly, if you had the choice between and Engineer married to his work or a Gorgeous Greek God, well Carolyn initially is very cool toward Apollo, but he charms her into his arms. She is dazzled by his glory and falls for him, and they are one. hot. couple. But does he really love her? I’m on the fence, on one hand he truly seems devastated when his power is taken away, yet he is still another power-hungry dictator who actually rapes Carolyn (in the original script, Carolyn becomes pregnant). Carolyn, stick with Scotty.
Spock and Zarabeth: Another case of Spock forgetting who he was, and Zarabeth was all the luckier for it! True, Zarabeth set her cap for the handsome Vulcan within moments of seeing him, and she was a tad manipulative (stressing ‘alone’). Again, Spock is astonished that he feels attraction to this woman, and together they indulge in bliss. Saddest part is he couldn’t take Zarabeth with him, but he couldn’t deny he had regressive passion for her. I wonder how it could have evolved if Spock and McCoy stayed stranded? Would Spock have killed McCoy? How many children would have been born between the three of them?
Amanda and Sarek: Opposites attract! Well, you know darn well that Sarek’s beloved human wife Amanda was not chosen for him by his parents! Despite knowing that he’d most likely outlive her, Sarek followed his heart and married the loving, no-nonsense Amanda. She knew it wouldn’t be easy married into the Vulcan culture, but her heart ruled too for this most elegant and remarkable Vulcan. The were in for the long haul. And Sarek loved
Amanda so, his next wife was also a human. (I deny that Star Trek V and Sybok ever existed—it was just a fever dream of Kirk’s!)
Jim Kirk and Edith Keeler: I have no doubt that Edith and Miramanee were Jim Kirk’s dearest loves. Plenty of flirtations of course, but these two each took his heart. But his romance with Edith would be disastrous even if she lived. Since she died, time was restored to it’s proper place, but had she lived, Kirk, McCoy and likely Spock, would cease to exist in the first place. Could Kirk take her with him to the future? That would likely open a whole new can of Space/Time/Continuum worms. So Kirk was fated to only have Edith in his memories and dreams. But he’d never forget her.

Kirk and Spock: Okay, I know. Diehards would say that Kirk and Spock were the best of friends, like brothers. A true Bromance. (And I agree) But considering how the original fanzines of the 1970s pretty much invented “Slash” and “Spirk” this ‘relationship’ has been a fan-fic trope ever since. Check out any of the Star Trek fan art on DeviantArt.com and you’ll find half of it devoted to these ‘space husbands’. And you must admit there are times in TOS one can see Kirk gazing at Spock in pure awe, if not affection! A while back, Shatner was asked by a fan who was Kirk’s greatest romantic conquest? “SPOCK!” Shatner joked. Now, the theory goes that Kirk is Bisexual while Spock is Gay (i.e. Spock: “Jim, when I feel affection for you, I’m ashamed!”) I say that I have no doubt that Kirk and Spock are loving brothers. But I say that while since Jim with his rampant hormones could possibly be Bi, Spock is merely Logical.
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! ❤

Happy Valentines Day!

It’s Valentines’s Day! You know what that means – time for the ULTIMATE Star Trek Valentine! Stay tuned for a new post on Trek Romances later today!

Celebrity Passings of 2019

Before the month is over, I wanted to remember the many beloved celebrities and artists who passed away in 2019 (You can see a separate list of the Star Trek family who passed away this past year here). It always bugs me that magazines and media cover these passings before the year is over, so I always wait until January to make a tribute here. Some you may have heard of, some you haven’t, but if anything good can come of one’s passing, it’s the acknowledgment of their gifts. So now, we say goodnight to the many others who made our lives a little happier with their celebrity careers. Bless them all and Thank You. ❤

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January 4th, Louisa Mortiz, Actress,
(One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, M*A*S*H)
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January 9th, Verna Bloom, 80.
(High Plains Drifter, Animal House)
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January 9th, Paul Koslo, 74.
(The Omega Man, Rooster Cogburn)
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January 13th, Rip Taylor, 88, Zany Comedian and Actor,
(The Monkees, Sigmund and the Sea Monsters, Duck Tales Movie)
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January 15th Carol Channing, 97, Legendary and Effervescent Actress of Broadway, TV and Movies. Original Dolly Levi of Hello Dolly, Original Lorelai in Gentleman Prefer Blonds, (The First Traveling Saleslady, Thoroughly Modern Millie) I adored Carol!
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January 15th, Bradley Bolke, 93. The voice of Chumley the Walrus (on Tenneseee Tuxedo) and so many more
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January 22nd, Kevin Barnett, 32. Comedian and writer.
(Broad City, Rel.)
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January 21st, Kaye Ballard, Singer, Actress, Comedienne, 93, (Cinderella (1957), The Mothers in Law, The Doris Day Show).
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January 21st, Russel Baker, 93, Pulitzer Prize winning Author and Journalist.
(So this is Depravity, Growing Up).
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January 29th, James Ingram, 66. Soul and R&B Singer. (Find 100 Ways, Baby Come to Me)
February 1st, Lisa Seagram, 84, Actress, (Beverly Hillbillies, Bewitched, Batman)
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February 3rd, Kristoff St. John, 52, Actor.
(The Young and the Restless)
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February 4th, Nita Beiber, 92, Dancer and Actress (Rhythm and Weep, Summer Stock).
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February 7th, Albert Finney, 82, Actor,
(Tom Jones, Scrooge, Erin Brokovich, Skyfall).
February 10th, Jan Michael Vincent, 73, Actor,
(The World’s Greatest Athlete, Airwolf)
February 24th, Peter Tork, 77, Folk Musician and member of The Monkees (and my favorite Monkee) (For Pete’s Sake)
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February 25th, Mark Hollis 64, Writer and Lead Singer of Talk Talk (It’s My Life, Life’s What You Make It)
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February 19th, Karl Lagerfeld, 85, Photographer and
Fashion Designer for Chanel.
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February 21st, Stanley Donan, 94. Oscar Winning Director,
(Singin’ in the Rain, Funny Face, The Pajama Game, Charade, Arabesque, Bedazzled)
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February 26th, Mitzi Hoag, 86, Actress,
(Here Comes the Brides, We’ll Get By).
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February 27th Nathaniel Taylor, 80. (Sanford & Son, What’s Happening?, The Redd Foxx Show)
March 2nd, Janice Freeman, 33. Singer and Performer
(The Voice, Pitch Perfect 3)
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March 3rd, Keith Flint, 49, Composer and Actor, (Firestarter, Breathe)
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March 4th, Luke Perry, Actor, 52.
(Beverly Hills 90210, Riverdale)
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March 4th, King Kong Bundy, 63, (Christopher Alan Pallies) Wrestler.
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March 5th, Susan Harrison, 80, Actress. (The Sweet Smell of Success, The Twilight Zone)
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March 9th, Jed Allan, 84, Actor,
(Beverly Hills 90210,
Days of Our Lives, Santa Barbara).
March 11th, Hal Blaine, 90, Legendary Session Drummer with over 6000 credited singles. (here with George Harrison)
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March 22nd, June Harding, 80, Actress. The Trouble with Angels (seen here at left, with Hayley Mills)
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March 22nd, Scott Walker, 76, Influential, deep voiced Singer and lead of The Walker Brothers (The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine Anymore , JoAnna, Jackie)
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March 23rd, Denise DuBarry, 63, Actress and Producer, (Being There, Black Sheep Squadron, CHiPs) Former wife of Gary Lockwood.
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March 24th, Nancy Gates, 93, Actress. (Some Came Running, Suddenly)
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March 30th, Tania Mallet, 77 Actress and Model, (Goldfinger)
March 31st, Nipsy Hussle, 33, Rapper, Entrepreneur, Activist
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April 4th Roberta Haynes, 91. Actress (Return to Paradise, The Nebraskan)
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Dennis Day, former Mousketeer, 75,
disappeared July 2018,
body found April 7th, 2019
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April 14th, Bibi Andersson, 83, Actress. (Persona, The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries)
April 15th, Georgia Engel, 70. Actress and Dancer.
(The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Everybody Loves Raymond).
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April 16th, Fay McKenzie, 101, Actress,
(Down Mexico Way Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Party)
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April 24th, Anne Neyland, Actress, (Jailhouse Rock, Highway Patrol, Sea Hunt).
April 25th, Larry “Flash” Jenkins, 63, Actor and Producer. (Fletch, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off Bay City Blues)
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April 28th, John Singleton, 51 American film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor.
(Boyz in the Hood, Poetic Justice, Shaft)
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April 28th, Jo Sullivan, 91, Actress, Singer, and widow of Composer Frank Loesser,
(The Most Happy Fella, The Ed Sullivan Show)
Peter Mayhew
April 30th, Peter Mahew, 74, Actor, (Chewbacca in Star Wars)
May 5th, Barbara Perry, 97, Actress and Dancer, (The first Pickles Sorrell on
The Dick Van Dyle Show)
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May 6th, Kip Niven, 73, Actor
(Alice, Magnum P.I.)
Jim Fowler, left, and Marlin Perkins, who teamed up on the television show “Wild Kingdom” to bring the natural world into American living rooms.
May 8th, Jim Fowler, 87, Zoologist, (left) Here with Marlin Perkins) on Wild Kingdom, and occasional guest on The Tonight Show
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May 9th, Allene Roberts, 90, Actress,
(Knock On Any Door, Adventures of Superman)
May 11th, Peggy Lipton, 72, Actress, (Mod Squad, Twin Peaks), and Mother of actress Rashida Jones
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May 13th, Doris Day, Singer, Actress, and Animal Rights Activist (Pillow Talk, Love Me or Leave Me, Midnight Lace, That Touch of Mink, The Thrill of it All, Please Don’t Eat the Daisies,
The Doris Day Show and so many more)
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May 14th, Tim Conway 85, Actor and Physical Comedian Extraordinaire,
(McHale’s Navy, The Carol Burnett Show, Mama’s Family)
Bobby Diamond
May 15, Bobby Diamond, 75, Actor, (Fury, The Twilight Zone)
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May 16th, I.M. Pei, 102, Architect
(Rock n’ Roll Hall of Fame, The Lourve Pyramid)
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May 26, Bart Starr, 85, Quarterback, Green Bay Packers
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May 29th, Peggy Stewart, 95, Actress
(Red River Renegades, All this and Heaven Too).
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May 30th, Leon Redbone, 69, singer-songwriter, guitarist, and actor specializing in jazz, blues, and Tin Pan Alley classics.
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June 6th, Dr. John, 77, Singer, Songwriter, (Right Place -Wrong Time, The Last Waltz, The Wreaking Crew)
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July 6th, Cameron Boyce, Actor,
(The Descendants, Runt)
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June 15th, Bob Dorian, 85, Actor, Magician, Host of American Movie Classics
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June 17th Gloria Vanderbilt, 95, Heiress, artist, socialite,
actress, fashion designer, and mother of Anderson Cooper.
June 18th, Milton Quon, 105, Animator, Visual Effects designer for Disney,
(Dumbo, Fantasia)
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June 19, Etika, (Desmond Daniel Amofah) 29, YouTuber, streamer and model.
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June 22nd, Judith Krantz, 91, Author,
(Princess Daisy, Scruples, Mistral’s Daughter)
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June 24th Billy Drago, 73, Actor,
(The Untouchables, Pale Rider, The Hills Have Eyes)
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June 26th, Max Wright, 75, Actor
(Misfits of Science, ALF)
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July 3rd, Arte Johnson, 90, Actor ,Voice Actor, Comedian,
( Laugh-In, Love American Style)
July 6th, Eddie Jones, Actor
(Lois and Clark…Superman, The Rocketeer,
The Singing Detective)
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July 9th, Rip Torn, 88, Actor,
(King of Kings, Sweet Bird of Youth, Men in Black I,II,III)
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July 9th, H. Ross Perot, 89 Texas Billionaire,
Independent Candidate for President 1992 and 1996.
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July 10th, Valentina Cortese, 96, Actress,
(The Barefoot Cotessa, Juliet of the Spirits,
The Adventures of Baron Münchhausen)
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July 10th, Denise Nickerson, 62, Actress, (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Electric Company, The Brady Bunch, Dark Shadows)
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July 18th, David Hedison, 92, Actor (The Fly, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, Live and Let Die)
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July 23rd, Gabe Couth, 46, Actor , Voice Actor,
(Once Upon a Time, Power Puff Girls Z)
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July 29th, Rutger Hauer, 75, Actor, (Blade Runner,
Ladyhawke, Keetje Tipell, Nighthawks
)
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August 16th, Peter Fonda, 79, Actor and Activist
(I loved Pete, one of my favorite Actors EVER!)
(Easy Rider, The Trip, Outlaw Blues, Ulee’s Gold)
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August 30th, Valerie Harpur, 80, Actress,
(The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Rhoda, Valerie.)
September 3rd, Carol Lynley 77, Actress, (Under the Yum Yum Tree, Return to Peyton Place, The Poseidon Adventure)
September 8th, John Wesley, 72, Actor,
(Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, Hang Em’ High)
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September 13th, Eddie Money, 70, Singer, Composer
(Take Me Home Tonight, Baby Hold On, I Think I’m in Love)
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September 15th, Ric Ocasek, 75, Lead Singer of The Cars
(Just What I Needed, Good Times Roll, Let’s Go)
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September 15th, Phyllis Newman, 85, Stage and Screen Actress , (Subways are for Sleeping, Picnic)
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September 16th, Paul Ingrassia, 69, Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist, Managing Editor of Reuters
September 16th, Sander Vanocer, 91, Veteran Journalist
and Reporter for NBC News
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September 17th, Cokie Roberts, 75, Legendary News Journalist, Author, and Political Commentator for NPR and ABC.
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September 17th, Suzanne Whang, 56, Host of Househunters on HGTV
September 20th, Jan Merlin, 94, Actor.
(Cadet Roger Manning of Tom Corbett, Space Cadet)
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September 21th, Carl Ruiz, 44 Food Network Celebrity Chef. Owner Marie’s Italian Specialties.
September 27th, Robert Garrison, 59, Actor,
(The Karate Kid, Cobra Kai)
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September 28th, Linda Porter, 86, Actress
(Twin Peaks, Superstore).
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October 3rd, Lewis Dauber, 70 Actor. (Days of Our Lives, Jingle All the Way)
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October 4th, Diahann Carroll, 84. Pioneering Actress, Singer. (Paris Blues, Carmen Jones, Julia, Dynasty)
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October 6th, Ginger Baker, 80,
Legendary drummer for Cream
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October 11th Robert Forster, 85, Actor
(Reflections in a Golden Eye, Jackie Brown, El Camino
)
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October 13th, Scotty Bowers, 96, Hollywood “Male Madam” who wrote controversial biography of classic celebrity love lives.
October 16th, Karen Pendleton, 73, Original Mouseketeer, (The Mickey Mouse Club)
John Clarke in the early 1970s
October 16th, John Clarke, 88, Actor (Days of Our Lives).
October 17th, Baltimore Representative and Congressman, Elijah Cummings, 68, Chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Civil Rights Leader.


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October 21st, Jerry Fogel Actor,83,
(The Mothers in Law)
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October 21st, Josip Elic, Character Actor 98, (Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,
The Twilight Zone, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest).
October 24th, Kaoru Yachigusa, 88, Japanese Actress, (Musashi Miyamoto, With Beauty and Sorrow, Duel at Ganryi Island)
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October 29th, John Witherspoon, 77, Actor
(The Wayans Brothers, The Boondocks, Boomerang)
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November 2nd, Brian Tarantina, 60, Actor
(The Gilmore Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel)
November 4th, Virginia Leath, 94, Actress,
(A Kiss Before Dying, The Brain that Wouldn’t Die)
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November 5th, Laurel Griggs, 13, Broadway Actress, (Caused by massive asthma attack) Once, Bubble Guppies, Cafe Society)
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November 7th, Robert Freeman, 82, Legendary Photographer who created the famous With The Beatles LP cover among so many others.
November 13th, Niall Tobin, 89, Actor,
(Brideshead Revisited, Ballykissangel, The Irish P.M.)
November 13th, Jane Galloway Heitz, 78, Actress,
(Glee, The Big Bang Theory)
November 16th,Terry O’Neil, 81, Fashion and Style Photographer of Music and Movie Pop Icons; The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Elton John, Frank Sinatra, and so many more.
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December 12, Danny Aiello, 86, Actor,
(Moonstruck, The Godfather Pt. II, Radio Days, Do the Right Thing)
December 26th, Sue Lyon, 73, Actress
(Lolita, Night of the Iguana, Tony Rome)

Happy Heavenly Centennial Birthday Deforest Kelley! (100+ Pix for 100 Years!)

I had it all planned. 100 or so pictures of Deforest Kelley for his Centennial Birthday on January 20th — now yesterday! But gathering all the pictures on and writing this on top of my everyday errands make me a little late here, and as I just finished this, it is now 1:21 a.m. on January 21st! (Oy!) I think De would have understood. And so…

I fondly remember Our beloved Doctor McCoy, DeForest Kelley, who would have been 100 on January 20th; the first of our Trek family who had met that milestone. Sadly, he’s been gone since 1999, but I know his kindness, integrity, and fine acting will never be forgotten. I take this moment to remember this delightful actor, doodler, animal lover, and wonderful gentleman.

We miss you De; I’m sure you’re dancing with your beloved Carolyn beyond the stars ❤ ❤

Star Trek Passings of 2019

The last 12 months have been a bit hard on Trek fans, as we have lost several notable friends from the Star Trek Universe who have slipped the bonds of earth and entered the greater galaxy. This post is dedicated to these wonderful actors, actresses, and writers and artists who brought Star Trek to life for so many of us.

Although we know many of them through Star Trek in its many variations, I highly recommend that you look up all the other works they have done in their creative careers. Lives well lived, if some too awfully short. May they rest in eternal peace and love. I thank them for all their gifts. (And Thank You Todd Walkenhurst for helping me compile all the names).  I will soon be posting a full obituary page for all the wonderful personalities we lost this past year, but for now, we remember these beloved members of the Star Trek Family. May you All Rest in Peace, and Bless you on your Final Frontiers. ❤

Happy Belated Holidays my Friends! And Happy Belated birthday to Nichelle Nichols!

Hi Everyone, Today is the last day of Hanukkah, and the 5th day of Christmas. Sorry I didn’t get this out sooner, but I was working on my most recent Trek Holiday collage and it took longer than I thought it would be! (Lots of digital cut and paste) I also made a simpler holiday post earlier, with Spock playing his lyre! And of course just yesterday was Nichelle Nichols 87th birthday, and I made a little poster for her too! ❤ . Be sure to scroll down to see all of them! Thank you my readers for checking out my blog now and then. And I send you all blessings for this holiday season, and may 2020 bring you good health, much happiness, blessings, and serenity. Here’s a taste of my Holiday ‘Greatest Hits’ Love you All, Therese xo

Some Rare Nimoy Finds! Two mysteries solved!

Hi Everybody,

Sorry I haven’t posted in a while – this week I was knocked out with a stomach bug. Much better now, and here’s a nice little surprise of my recent winnings on eBay! And though these winnings I have figured out a couple of mysteries I had wondered about their origins!

First, do you recall that stunning portrait of Leonard from the 1950’s that popped up a couple of years ago? Yeah, that one. Well, I found out through an auction that this was one of Leonard’s official portraits for his agent’s company (The Barskin Agency, phone # included) You can see here how it was used in a directory of potential actors with stars in their eyes. Even more so, there’s the photo on the right of the ad which I’ve never seen before; would like to see the original of this too! If anyone has a better copy, let me know!

Leonard’s promotional ad from a actor directory in the 1950’s.

Second Mystery: There’s a photo I’ve seen off and on of Leonard in full Spock makeup sitting behind a desk with a microphone. Many puzzled, Is it…

  1. A game show.
  2. A panel discussion.
  3. Just an interview off the Trek set.

Give yourself fist pump if you thought #3. Indeed, it is an interview from a local Los Angeles TV station KHJ- 9 (now known as KCAL), and the program was an afternoon talk show called Tempo that aired for 3 hours every afternoon. In late 1966, Leonard was a guest on one of the third hours which often featured celebrity interviews. Here, Leonard is being interviewed by hostess Maria Cole, who was the widow of the great Nat King Cole (Jazz vocalist, and mother of Natalie).

Finding this picture was a treasure, especially since we could finally see the entire set and hostess! The props define the era so well too; the wired microphones, the red telephone and of course the ash tray because almost everybody smoked! Now if only there’s a video available somewhere; I would have loved to seen what episode he was in the middle of shooting!

1966: Leonard in full Spock costume being interviewed by hostess Maria Cole on Tempo, a local interview program on the former KHJ 9 station.