It ain’t Santa! But in January of 1978 I got a late Christmas present when it was announced that not one but TWO celebrities connected to Star Trek would be appearing locally! Gene Roddenberry was coming to our local Broome County Veterans Memorial Arena, promoting The World of Star Trek (basically the same show I saw in Rochester that past August), and LEONARD NIMOY would be coming to nearby Elmira!!! Unfortunately both of these events fell on the same night: February 18th. But which to go to? Well, if you’re like me, and I know I am, the choice was obvious; Vulcan’s beat Great Birds of the Galaxy every time! I will post about this unforgettable event next week, so stay tuned!
However, in other news, the long awaited Star Trek II TV series return was permanently canceled by Paramount TV, no new series, no bald lady. The headline read “Sorry Trekkies”, but I felt a strange sigh of relief. Looking back now we did tons better with the movie series than we ever could have with a re-booted Trek. And the movies led to more TV series, so it was a double win for the fans. There’s also a portion of an article here mentioning Nimoy in “In Search Of.” The producer, Alan Lansbury, describes Nimoy as “a persuasive identity” I couldn’t agree more. By the way, have you noticed how many times in these scrapbook pieces I’d have to fix Spock title from “Dr.” to ‘Mr.”? Pure carelessness (or ignorance) on the writer’s part)