Star Trek had it's fingers in many pies. Not only did it make a name for itself as a viable science fiction icon, it kick-started, or sometimes enhanced the careers of many icons in film today (and some that will be).
Thus comes this blogathon. It is called Beyond Star Trek because we are looking for those actors or actresses who, although they may have become famous due to their "discovery" on Star Trek, impacted the movie and TV world both before, during and after their brief shining moment in the nebula of the Star Trek Universe.
Rachel (Hamlette's Soliloquy) and I are teaming up for the Beyond Star Trek Blogathon. For this blogathon, we ask that you pick one (or more) of the stars who appeared in a Star Trek series or movie and focus on some accomplishment they made either before or after (or maybe even during) their rising star status as a character in their respective series. Note: This is the BEYOND Star Trek Blogathon, NOT a Star Trek Blogathon. Your entry will be denied if you try to choose anything from the Star Trek Universe of movies, TV or books. A special allowance will be made for autobiographies of celebrities who were in Star Trek, but please focus more on their accomplishments away from Star Trek.
Major characters in the Star Trek series are preferred but we are not adverse to having actors and actresses who played minor characters, but if you choose one, we insist that the same actor or actress played the exact same character in a minimum of 2 appearances on the series. Also allowable are any of the many directors and behind the scenes personnel (like Gene Roddenberry).
The list of rules as always:
1. Pick your celebrity and on what you want to focus. Only one specific movie per person. No one wants to see a hundred views of William Shatner's "White Comanche". (Not even sure if anybody wants to see even one...) But they could all, conceivably, be William Shatner appearances, as long as each person chooses a separate appearance (And God help us if it does turn out that way...)
2. Write your entry and post it on or before the date of the blogathon.
3. Let one of us know your choice so we can add it to the roster.
4. Use one of the banners below for your post.
5. Have fun.
The Roster: (so far)
The Midnite Drive-In: Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952; feat. Leonard Nimoy)
The Midnite Drive-in: Fear in the Night (1947; feat. DeForest Kelley)
Hamlette's Soliloquy: Big Valley episode "A Time to Kill" (1966, feat. William Shatner)
Along the Brandywine: Little Women (1978; feat. William Shatner)
Angelman's Place: Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978, feat. Leonard Nimoy)
Caftan Woman: Zane Grey Theater episodes (feat. DeForest Kelley)
Coffee, Classics & Craziness: Mission: Impossible TV series (feat. Leonard Nimoy)
I'm Charles Baker Harris (And I Can Read): Reading Rainbow (feat. LeVar Burton)
Movies Meet Their Match: Eating Raoul (1982; feat. Robert Beltran)
Taking Up Room: X-Men (2000; feat. Patrick Stewart)
Wide Screen World: Miss Congeneality (2000; feat. William Shatner)
More to come.