Posted by:GardenGrrl, 12:46 AM GMT on October 05, 2012
Hi All, thanks for visiting my blog while I was gone and keeping an eye on Syd and Roxie. Good catch BriarCraft. No telling what would have happened if you didn't find Syd abusing burglars :D
Had a really great time. Visited Mom. While in Orlando we found out there was a Star Trek exibition. This is the beta version, they plan to expand.
Found out two interesting bits of Star Trek trivia. The first "red shirt" to die in a Star Trek episode was in the credits as "Jimmy Jones". He later went by the name of Reverend Jim Jones who founded a cult which became cryptically famous for drinking Kool-Aid.
Star Trek was progressive so of course during that time it was produced by Desi-Lou Productions. (They also did I Love Lucy, the first TV show to have a married couple share one bed instead of twin beds). Well, always pushing the envelope, they had the first inter-racial kiss which was between Capt. Kirk and Lt. Uhura. This prompted a flood of hate mail and death threats to Nichelle Nichols. She felt she had become a burden to the show and was going to quit. Dr. Martin Luther King personally asked her not to because she was a role model to black people. Whoopie Goldberg sums it up best when she recalled the first time seeing Lt Uhura on Star Trek. She jumped up hollering to everyone in the house, "Get over here, there's a black lady on TV and she's not a maid!"
So here are some pics from the exibit. It included a full size re-creation of the original bridge on Enterprise. Got to sit in the captains chair. How cool is that?
This is the view from the captains chair. The screen was constantly changing.