Hello Scrappers, today’s flashback features the 4-day schedule of events that was the Star Trek Bi-Centennial-10 Convention in NYC. Looking back on this now I realized that, although we saw a lot at the convention, we missed a lot too! How could I have missed visiting the replica of the Enterprise Bridge and Transporter Room!!!??? I remember we got there on Friday in time for the Spock Look Alike Contest, and at one point my sister Kathy shared an elevator with Walter Koenig, who looked pretty tired. Sorry I missed the Anniversary Dinner (that one had to be pre-registered for) but I remember seeing a girl dressed as “The First Female Captain of The Enterprise” — a novel idea at the time– I recall she wore a long gold gown. I did get to go to an “Autograph and Rap” session with Grace Lee Whitney. (You see, this was back in the day when you didn’t
have to pay for an autograph, and you were actually allowed time to chat with the stars for a couple of minutes!) I asked Grace about the wig she wore on the show — I remember saying “How much of that was real?” I’m sure she’d heard that question a million times before, but she was sweet and game to answer it yet again. (to be accurate, she said that the basket and fall down the back was fake,but the bangs and sides were all hers! Very sweet lady. (Hi Grace! Thanks for the autograph!) — it read “To Therese w/love, Grace Lee Whitney” — and another first, that was the first time I was aware that you could write the word ‘with’ as “w/” — I’ve used it ever since.