Which Ones Are Your Favorites & Why?
45 years ago on this date, September 8 1966, the original Star Trek television series premiered. It was a low-budget, sometimes campy, space adventure described by it’s creator as ‘wagon train’ to the stars. Or so it seemed on the surface. Once you looked deeper though, you found much more. Which is why 45 years later, so many people still remember Star Trek and still watch it with an almost religious fervor. It’s become a part of our culture, and for all of us, a part of our daily lives.
Today, I wanted to specifically honor the original series. More specifically, the men and women who played their parts in making the show what it was. Most of them in front of the camera; a few behind it. Some of them as series regulars, others as one-off guest stars who made an impact. So I went about doing something a little unique for the September 2011 edition of ‘Ultimately Human’ and created our first and (to date) only themed edition. A 45th Anniversary Special Edition, presented in classic ‘black and white’ photographs for an extra touch of something… unique.
Deforest Kelley as Doctor Leonard H. ‘Bones’ McCoy
Diana Muldaur as Ann Mulhall / Dr. Miranda Jones
Gene Roddenberry, the Great Bird of the Galaxy
George Takei as Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu
Grace Lee Whitney as Yeoman Janice Rand
James Doohan as Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery ‘Scotty’ Scott
Jeffrey Hunter as Captain Christopher Pike in ‘The Cage’
John Colicos as the Klingon Captain Kor
Leonard Nimoy as Science Officer Spock
Majel Barrett as Number One / Nurse Christine Chapel
Mark Lenard as Romulan Commander / Ambassador Sarek
Nichelle Nichols as Lieutenant Nyota Uhura
Ricardo Montalban as Khan Noonien Singh
Robert H. ‘Bob’ Justman, Associate Producer / Co-Producer
Susan Oliver as Vina in ‘The Cage’
Walter Koenig as Ensign Pavel Chekov
Walter ‘Matt’ Jefferies, Series Production Designer
William Shatner as Captain James Tiberius Kirk
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Favorite Things as Evidenced by the Introduction are (In No Particular Order): Star Trek, Battlestar Galactica (modern), Firefly, Batman, Superman, DC Comics, Ghostbusters, Terminator, Cats, My Autographs, old school Star Wars (the prequels suck!), Pretty Genre Gals, Funny Stuff ... and my gods I Sound like a Loser with that List! Oh Well.
Also, I Don't Post a Lot. I'm Much More of a Quality over Quantity type. Usually less than Ten Posts a Day. So you may have to Really Look through your Dash to Notice what I post.
Oh, also a note for my fellow Trekkies: I'm the guy responsible for TrekCore.com's Rare Photo and Ultimately Human specials, and basically flooding the internet via TrekCore with a few thousand awesome and rare Star Trek photos for the past 5 years. So... yeah. Oh and, go through my Archive, it is frakking awesome and shiny!
Which Ones Are Your Favorites & Why?