Here’s today’s flashback: From December of 1979, a poster I snatched from the halls of Broome Community College to nab the signature of visiting George Takei! George was promoting the new Trek Movie, and as I recall, the college gymnasium got pretty full! I still have an old audio cassette of George’s talk somewhere, and when I find and figure out how to convert it I’ll definitely post it here. I recall George talking about director Robert Wise, and trying to recall some of the pictures Wise had directed. Being the seasoned old movie know-it-all at the tender age of 18 as I was, I remember listing them out loud to Mr. Takei, (just to help, you know!) “Sound of Music, West Side Story, The Day the Earth Stood Still…” (Man, what a wise-ass big mouth I was!) Ah well, just chalk it up to my fan girl tendencies at the time. George was as effervescent and delightful as usual, and it was a joy to see him. (love his smile!) I do remember having a camera (for once) at this particular event, but don’t know if I have the one picture I took of him signing autographs! Note how the designer of the poster clumsily (or intentionally?) added the picture of the Enterprise completely upside down!