Today we wish a very special Happy Birthday to our beautiful friend and Star Trek guest star Celeste Yarnall! (Yeoman Martha Landon in The Apple)
As many of you know, Celeste has been dealing with Stage 4 Ovarian cancer for nearly 4 years now, and unfortunately it has returned. However, Celeste is fighting it with immuno-therapy and chemo, and she is carrying on with the strength of a tiger! Let’s make this a special birthday for her and please contribute any bit you can to Celeste’s Cancer treatment fund . You can read all of her updates and contribute there. After 3+ years, she is nearly up to her goal of $55,000! We have really helped her with her medical expenses, and every bit really helps! Thank you!
Also, Celeste asked me to make a special sign for her and here it is! Keep Calm Celeste, but please don’t ‘beam up’ for a looooong time! With all our love and healing thoughts, Therese and all of your friends here! Happy Birthday and LLAP ❤
Oh Captain our Captain! Bless you on your Birthday, Bill, and many many more! ❤
Me and the good Captain at Star Trek Mission: NY in 2016. I was dressed as Dr. Miranda Jones and Bill held my faux red rose with me! He was probably wondering “What the Hell?’
Before it gets too late — Today is December 28, 2017, and it is Nichelle Nichols 85th Birthday! Our radiant, beloved First Lady of Star Trek!
Hope you’ve had a day as beautiful as you are, Nichelle! (I just finished this collage!) May God and the Great Bird of the Galaxy Bless you on your special day and always! Love and Hugs, Therese ❤
Today should always be a holiday for Trek fans everywhere! On this day, September 8, 1966, Star Trek premiered on NBC. I doubt anyone then thought it would become a milestone in modern science fiction, and glancing at some of these reviews you could see a sense of doubt. But aren’t we lucky that it got on the air after all? To my knowledge, Star Trek was the only network TV series that got two pilots made!
Unfortunately, the original episodes were not shown in shooting order, but rather the first episode the network preferred, which was The Man Trap. (even the artwork for its premiere featured Where No Man has Gone Before!). Man Trap was a good episode, but not the best offering for a show that was attempting to be seen as serious. Although the Salt Vampire was seen sympathetically, she was still, alas, a monster, and some early critics saw little potential beyond that, probably laughing it off as another kiddie sci-fi like Lost in Space. Bit other critics saw potential, and I think if the original Trek wasn’t shoehorned into a cemetery-shift time-slot by its 3rd and final season, it might have made it to a full 5-year journey.
There’s a part of me that would have loved to see the original Trek progress into 5 seasons (up to 1971) but somehow, I think without Roddenberry as the main producer (Fred Freiberger took over in season 3) I suspect it may have gotten worse. Freiberber preferred action over deeper philosophical themes. In a way, we were lucky it ended in 1969, for I doubt it would become the timeless phenomenon it became in the decade long gap between TOS and the first movie.
It was syndication that brought it more to the masses, nation and world-wide, and when more people saw it then, NBC realized what a treasure it cast away. Fortunately for us, we can say the catchphrase which started in the ’70’s with ferocious pride: “Star Trek Lives!”
Before the day ends, just to let you all know that today is our friend Celeste Yarnall’s Birthday! Let’s make it an even happier Birthday and please contribute anything you can to her cancer fund! She’s getting closer; less than $6000 away from the final goal of $50,000! We love you Celeste! Stay strong and may you truly LLAP! ❤ Here’s a little collage for you! ( I think you know the ‘Captain’!) 😉
There will never be another like him. Unforgettable ❤