I was really busy last month so I didn’t find out about this until the day after it passed, but dang! William Shatner was in New York State!
There’s this wonderful tourist attraction in Ticonderoga NY which re-creates all of the original Enterprise sets in a vacated Dollar Store property! In May,a special “Weekend with the Captain” was held and William Shatner was the guest of honor!
I’m sorry I missed it, but my friend and member here Bobbie, did make it and got her picture with Bill. (Here’s Bobbie and Bill!)
Here’s my friend Bobbie with Bill Shatner on the bridge! Isn’t it amazing?
As you will read here, Bill really enjoyed visiting the remarkable set built with original blueprints by local, devoted Trekkie (and professional Elvis impersonator) James Cawley. It was like going back in time and every detail is filled with precision and love. No doubt an emotional experience for Bill, and I gotta hand it to the Shat-man: Bill is 87 and still enjoys seeing his fans and doing Trek events. I hope I have his energy when I’m his age! He is truly Living Long and Prospering!
Also, if you’re interested in visiting the Trek set replica or going to the annual ‘Trekonderoga’ convention, see info here.
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?’
Last night was the Emmys – it seemed a good time to bring out Leonard in a tux! (here at the Oscars in 1983). It’s fun to see how the two styles here reflect Leonard and Bill’s personalities. Bill is flamboyant in a loud ruffly shirt while Leonard is reserved in classic pin-tucks. But their joy in each other is obvious here; they always made each other laugh.
It’s a crying shame Leonard never won an Emmy for Spock; I’m guessing bigger wallets prevailed. Sadly at these award shows, it’s rarely about talent and more about $. But Leonard will always be the Best Actor in our hearts!
Bill does a great public service announcement about Deep Fried Turkey. Please take heed of this video (and the actual fire safety video) before you attempt to deep fry a turkey for the holidays! It’s astonishingly frightening how fast it can all go up in flames if done wrong). Listen to the Captain, he knows his stuff!