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Saw the one and only captain for the first
« on: April 11, 2022, 09:28:32 PM »
and possibly last time. I used to race to the TV to see Star Trek. The Original Series has aged well despite improvements in special effects over the decades.
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2022, 10:39:25 PM »
You killing me smalls  !

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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2022, 08:00:40 AM »
Growing up, Star Trek was my favorite TV show.  Like you, I would race to the TV to see it on Thursday and then Friday nights.  I was devastated when it got canceled.  The icing on the cake?  Shatner and I share the same birthday.
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2022, 09:08:49 AM »
An extra for all those TRECKIES- William was the first paid passenger to reach space I believe in a BEZOS rocket! ;D

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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2022, 02:14:57 PM »
He is also the oldest man to have reached space. 
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2022, 02:29:12 PM »
Growing up, Star Trek was my favorite TV show.  Like you, I would race to the TV to see it on Thursday and then Friday nights.  I was devastated when it got canceled.  The icing on the cake?  Shatner and I share the same birthday.

I just wish there were more episodes.  How sweet would it be if they uncovered a whole treasure trove of unaired episodes.  Like another 100 or so.
My dad worked with Shatner in the early 60s as a cameraman on a tv commercial or it was some talk show announcement of some show.  It was early 60s so not Star Trek related.  He doesn't recall what it was about.  My dad turned 94 last Sunday so he and Shatner are of a similar age.  March 22 is the Shatner b-day I believe. 
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2022, 02:58:28 PM »
Shatner may have been first paying crew member, but Scotty was there before him.
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2022, 03:14:58 PM »
I had lunch with Shatner at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons hotel about 20 years ago.  Was arranged by a mutual friend. I was in development with Warner Brothers on a dramatic TV series I'd written, and was interested in meeting Shatner to gauge his interest in starring. The show would feature fast cars as part of the storyline.

He was a nice and polite guy, and showed interest in the project. The funny part was when he tried to make a phone call from the table, to his assistant Robin.  Cell service, back then, was crappy in BH and the call kept dropping.

He finally got up from the table and, flip phone in hand (held out exactly like a Star Trek communicator) was walking around the restaurant repeatedly saying "Robin, come in. Robin, do you read me?"  It was classic.  Almost as good as if he'd asked her to beam him up. 

The TV series never got made, and that was the first and last time I saw Shatner. He was more interested in talking about his horses than he was in anything to do with cars. But, like I said, he was a nice guy.
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2022, 03:20:33 PM »
Like this
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2022, 03:25:16 PM »
I had lunch with Shatner at the Beverly Hills Four Seasons hotel about 20 years ago.  Was arranged by a mutual friend. I was in development with Warner Brothers on a dramatic TV series I'd written, and was interested in meeting Shatner to gauge his interest in starring. The show would feature fast cars as part of the storyline.

He was a nice and polite guy, and showed interest in the project. The funny part was when he tried to make a phone call from the table, to his assistant Robin.  Cell service, back then, was crappy in BH and the call kept dropping.

He finally got up from the table and, flip phone in hand (held out exactly like a Star Trek communicator) was walking around the restaurant repeatedly saying "Robin, come in. Robin, do you read me?"  It was classic.  Almost as good as if he'd asked her to beam him up. 

The TV series never got made, and that was the first and last time I saw Shatner. He was more interested in talking about his horses than he was in anything to do with cars. But, like I said, he was a nice guy.
That is a great story, Van!  Hilarious too with the communicator story.  I love it!
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2022, 03:53:14 PM »
March 22 is the Shatner b-day I believe. 

Deathsled, You believe correctly.  March 22nd is the day.  FWIW, fans have also assigned the same birthday to James T. Kirk.
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2022, 05:06:01 PM »
March 22 is the Shatner b-day I believe. 

Deathsled, You believe correctly.  March 22nd is the day.  FWIW, fans have also assigned the same birthday to James T. Kirk.
I was of the belief early on that all of the main crew of the show should have been forcibly cloned so that we could have future episodes with them.  At a minimum Shatner, DeForest Kelley, Leonard Nimoy, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nicoles and James Doohan. And George Takei.  (Maybe Takei's and Shatner's clones could be friends in an alternate reality.)  Some of them were cremated unfortunately.  But we can still harness Shatner's DNA whether he likes it or not.  I want more episodes!  Or, clone Shatner and create a clone when we actually have star ships and make him Captain.  That would be an amazing kick in the head for something like that to happen.
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2022, 10:28:29 PM »
Oh, my!

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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2022, 10:54:31 PM »
Oh, my!
LOL!  What were they thinking?  Or maybe they were thinking and the joke was on us.  You never know, given the 60s.  They never crossed the line but often they spat over the line.

This episode scared the crap out of me when I was 5 or 6 years old back in the 60s. (Salt Creature)
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Re: Saw the one and only captain for the first
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2022, 11:03:29 PM »
Oh, my!


That was his past, then came his future....
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