As yesterday was Veteran’s Day (and today it was observed), it’s a good time to remember our Star Trek friends who served their country. For Leonard, Gene, and DeForest, it was the United States. And for James Doohan, it was for Canada.
James was also a hero of D-Day, after killing two German snipers, having been shot at 6 times; 4 in the leg, one in the right hand, which cost him his middle finger, and one in the chest, but his life was saved by the silver cigarette case in his breast pocket, a gift from his brother. (for once, it was lucky he was a smoker).
Thank you our Star Trek brothers in arms for your dedicated service during WWII and early 50’s. We are honored and forever thankful. ❤
Capt Gene Roddenberry US Army Air Corps (Served 1941-1945)
Lieutenant James Doohan 14th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.
DeForest Kelley, Army Air Forces-WW2-First Motion Picture Unit 1943-46
Sergeant Leonard Nimoy, Army Reserves 1950s
Sorry this is a day late, but it is no less sincere! It took longer than I imagined, probably from colorizing the uniforms!) For this celebration, everyone’s a captain! And special halos for our beloveds watching from above ❤
What a dull world it would have been without Star Trek. Aren’t we lucky? Thanks to all who made and make this dream come true, and may the message of Trek’s human harmony Live Long and Prosper! Love, Therese xo
Posted in Birthdays
Tagged cast, Deforest Kelley, Gene Roddenberry, George Takei, Grace Lee Whitney, James Doohan, Leonard Nimoy, Majel Barrett, Nichelle Nichols, Star Trek 50, Therese Bohn, Walter Koenig, WIlliam Shatner
And the band got back together! As the latest Trek movie was released the other week, I thought it would be fun to look back on the first press conference for the movie that started the series way back in March of 1978. Here’s Leonard and company looking splendid on that happy day. He looks so genuinely thrilled at this impromptu nearly-10 year reunion! Love that velvet blazer! Bless them All!
Posted in Leonard Nimoy, My Weekly Spock
Tagged Deforest Kelley, Gene Roddenberry. 1978, George Takei, Grace Lee Whitney, James Doohan, Leonard Nimoy, Majel Barrett, Nichelle Nichols, Persis Khambatta, press conference, Robert Wise, ST:TMP, Star Trek: The Motion PIcture, Walter Koenig, WIlliam Shatner
Inspired by today’s Anniversary, I made this little poster; 48 images for 48 years! Happy Birthday Star Trek! With Love to Bill, Leonard, George, Nichelle, Walter and Grace!! Congratulations on being part one of the best and happiest parts of American culture! May you truly LIVE LONG & PROSPER! Love, Therese
Posted in Birthdays, My Star Trek Posters, Star Trek: The Original Series
Tagged Anniversary, Bill Shatner. William Shatner, Deforest Kelley, Gary Seven, George Takei, Grace Lee Whitney, James Doohan, Khan, Kim Darby, Leonard Nimoy, Majel Barret, Miri, Nichelle Nichols, September 8 1966, Star Trek, Walter Koenig
Here’s today’s flashback: From March of 1977, James Doohan appeared locally at Binghamton University (then known as Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton) and amazingly, I did not go to this show! (at least I don’t remember going!) Maybe seeing him at the NYC convention was enough? This is a charming interview, and Jimmy is humble and happy with his life. He says that people wouldn’t want him to spout Shakespeare, but I think he would have been great in Macbeth or The Taming of the Shrew! Great guy, well missed. 😦
And more questions, this time wondering if Bill Shatner liked that newfangled english Sci-Fi show –Space 1999? (Anyone here watch that? it was fun)