Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Can we say, "Trekkie"?

I keep getting e-mail updates from the Star Trek-Las Vegas people, who just sent a list of people who will sign autographs at the con (not for free, either). They are all, like:
"played Crewman seen sweeping the floor in episode 63."

But here's the thing--I got all excited by THIS one:
BOBBY E. CLARK – Gorn captain from the original Star Trek series; also performed stunts on multiple TV shows over the past 50 years!

I'm going to check the couch cushions for spare change.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

When we worked at St. Cloud State, one of the speech teachers in the same department as us was--honest to Dog--Bruce Hyde, also known as Lt. Kevin Riley of "I'll Take You Home Again Kathleen" fame from "The Naked Time" and "The Conscience of the King." I could never bring myself to ask for his autograph, although he was a great guy--gruff and funny.

I would sit in department meetings and marvel that thanks to this job, I was officially one degree of separation from Leonard Nimoy! Whoo!

Meeting the Gorn Captain sounds awesome, and I love that you've commemmorated the moment with your very own motivational poster. :)

fresca said...

Lt. Riley at St. Cloud State---how the mighty have fallen... I mean, he was far more than "crewman who bites the dust." I thought he was going to become a space pirate!

But that's an example of what H. B. Stowe talks about--after a peak event, we have to keep on living, or earning a living

Or, as Zen has it,
"After the ecstasy, the laundry."

[True enough, but I imagine to Mr. Hyde those Star Trek stints were just a couple hack jobs, at the time.]

When I'm in Las Vegas I hope to tour the Hoover Dam, and I was thinking that seeing that famous public work I've only seen pictures of will be rather like seeing Leonard Nimoy in person--I know they both exist, but they don't really feel real to me.

I'm glad you approve of my poster. : )