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R.I.P. Leonard. Thanks for the memories.
 

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At least Shatner and Takei are still around.
 

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Yea, I moved the Nimoy tribute out of another thread and added Grace Whitney who died this weekend. I was looking for James Doohan's memorial thread but didn't see it. If any of you know if there is one for Scotty and where it might be please let me know and I'll merge the thread with this one. Thanks.
 

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I used to hit the convention scene with an ex girlfriends wbw...

I've met a few of the original crew; never got to meet Shatner.

Did get to meet Ms Roddenberry; ... (crickets)

Nimoy was an awesome guy; I have been in several informal groups talking to him over the years.

I met Takei's boyfriend before I met him, they've been together a long time.

Grace Whitney was really nice, I met her a few times at Cons. :)

I quit doing Cons in the early 90's when it suddenly became really popular. :D
 

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At least Shatner and Takei are still around.
I was going to say... I thought the rest went down in a plane crash together or something when I saw the title.:tongue: Kind of grim don't ya think? It's really pretty depressing to know this very thread will be bumped when Shatner and Takei end up passing away.

R.I.P. though Grace.

I really never watched star trek until fairly recently but the original show/cast and movies are quite enjoyable(I never liked the newer versions though). I also enjoyed Nimoy's cameos on The Simpsons back in the day.
 

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I just threw that title up there for lack of a better idea as to what to call this thread considering that four of the original core crew cast are now gone.

Nichelle Nichols (Uhura) is now 82, Shatner (Kirk) is now 84, George Takei (Sulu) is 78 and Walter Koenig (Chekov) is also 78; I wish for them to "live long and prosper" but they're no spring chicks.
 

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Have you guys ever read John Scalzi's Redshirts? It's kind of an amusing novel.
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Read Shatner's Autobiography.

I loved it; lotsa stuff there.

I have a signed copy that a friend gave me years back.
 

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Yeah I met Doohan in the 90's. He was just as nice as I could imagine he'd be. Met Whitney at a convention also. Got her autographed biography and read it. That woman went through a lot.
 

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I'm a BIG Star Trek fan; the original series, as well as The Next Generation (and, Voyager & Enterprise, too; DS:9 was just O.K.) all played big parts in shaping the person I am today.

As a young child, I can remember being VERY attracted to Grace Lee Whitney, especially in that tight, short red minidress she wore on the show (thank God she didn't meet the same fate many of the "redshirts" on the show met!)! She had a great figure & was such a beautiful woman; I'm sorry to hear she had a troubled personal life.

It's sad that the actors we grew to love on TV as we were growing up are now reaching the ages where there are fewer days ahead than there are behind.

I hope that her, Spock (Leonard Nimoy), Scotty (James Doohan), and McCoy (DeForest Kelley) are all enjoying a relaxing time together on the pleasure planet, Risa.

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I was a "Trekkie" long before anyone knew what a Trekkie was. As a child I was always glued to the TV when it was on. I've always loved scifi stuff. When I was around Ten-Eleven or so, I did a report about Star Trek for class. I took a cassette tape player and tapped the last Ten minutes of an episode. Then I wrote the report describing the USS Enterprise, it's decks, etc.. I still remember standing up there at the chalk board drawing diagrams of the Enterprise, and the Klingon Battle Cruiser. I couldn't answer the questions I was getting from the class fast enough. Next thing I knew the bell rang and class was over. Even today, I don't miss an episode of Star Trek if I can help it. Here it's on every day at 4:00PM on MeTV, and Sat. night at 9:00 PM before Svenghoolie (Spell Check). Strange thou, back when the Next Gen. was on I refused to watch it. Thought it wasn't any good because it was just a posser. It wasn't until, oddly enough, that I caught a few episodes of Deep Space Nine, that I started to become interested again. Then I got hooked on Voyager (Seven of Nine had a lot to do with that!), then of course Next Gen.. Then when the prequel came on with Scott Bakkula I never missed an episode.......
 

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I was a "Trekkie" long before anyone knew what a Trekkie was. As a child I was always glued to the TV when it was on. I've always loved scifi stuff. When I was around Ten-Eleven or so, I did a report about Star Trek for class. I took a cassette tape player and tapped the last Ten minutes of an episode. Then I wrote the report describing the USS Enterprise, it's decks, etc.. I still remember standing up there at the chalk board drawing diagrams of the Enterprise, and the Klingon Battle Cruiser. I couldn't answer the questions I was getting from the class fast enough. Next thing I knew the bell rang and class was over. It's one of my childhood memories that I still think about.

Well said 94, We are the age that we remember it well. I don't think I ever missed a show. Me and my friends had a fallen tree that we made into the Enterprise. Same here on the memories :cool:
 

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It was a 2016 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit - California Edition. It was on the news tonight. Apparently there's a recall for transmission issues on the piece of **** from Chrysler.

Look it up.
 
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