The Daily Scrapbook 3/10/13 (1979)Starlog Update-A Day in the Life of a Movie Extra

Here’s today’s flashback:  From  1979, the monthly Starlog Star Trek Report, this time featuring what it’s like to be an extra on the set of ST:TMP.  Among the notable extras cast were Louise Stange, president of the Leonard Nimoy Association of Fans (LNAF, of which I belonged at the time)  They misspelled her last name as ‘Strange’!  (Probably a common typo for that poor woman)  There’s also David Gerrold, author of The Trouble with Tribbles, Bjo Trimble, the grand dame of Star Trek fans (she started the Save Star Trek  letter writing campaign back in ’67, and Susan Sackett, the author of the piece herself.  Although I enjoyed reading what it was like to be a movie extra, I still felt ill at ease at the look of the new uniforms and the awful, awful severe hairstyles on the women (What? No mini skirts and toppling bouffants ala Nurse Chapel???)  What was the Trek world coming to?  Alas, I was still envious of every one of them!

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