James Doohan

James Montgomery Doohan

Portrays Montgomery "Scotty" Scott

James Doohan is best known to Star Trek fans as Scotty ("Montgomery Scott"), the chief engineer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise, in the original Star Trek series.

Doohan was born on March 3, 1920, in Vancouver, British Columbia. He left home at age 19 to join the Canadian Forces, fighting with the Allies in World War II. After outscoring his fellow soldiers on an officer's exam, he became Captain in the Royal Canadian Artillery. While leading his men into battle on D-Day, Doohan was wounded in the leg and hand, and eventually lost a finger. For the remainder of the war, he became a pilot observer, and received the dubious distinction of being called the "craziest pilot in the Canadian Air Forces."

After returning home to Canada, Doohan performed a few scenes for the local radio station, and was awarded a two-year scholarship to the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Beginning in 1946, he trained at the Playhouse with Sanford Meisner, alongside such future stars as Leslie Nielsen, Tony Randall and Jackie Gleason.

In the ensuing eight years, Doohan shuttled between New York and Canada where he worked on 4000 radio programs, 400 live and taped variety and dramatic television shows, several films and plays. Though he became known as Canada's busiest actor, he eventually found himself following other fellow actors in the pilgrimage to Hollywood. There, his versatility and talent as a dialectician helped him earn parts in more than 100 motion pictures and television series, including The Twilight Zone, Outer Limits, Fantasy Island, "Loaded Weapon 1" and "Double Trouble."

In the sixties he became a very busy working actor, particularly on television where he appeared on such shows as Bonanza, Hazel, The Virginian, Blue Light, Daniel Boone, The F.B.I, The Gallant Men, and many others. In 1966 he was invited to join the permanent cast of Star Trek. Doohan specialized in dialects so when called in to read for the role of the Enterprise engineer, Doohan delivered lines in a variety of accents until Roddenberry decided upon the Scottish accent. When Star Trek was revived in 1974 as the animated series, Doohan provided his voice not only for Scotty, but also for several other characters. After Star Trek he secured a recurring role on Jason of Star Command while doing additional voice work on various animated series. Doohan has appeared in all of the Star Trek feature films and joined the elite group of original Trek actors who appeared on The Next Generation. During the seventies Doohan became a regular fixture at Star Trek conventions, appearing at them all over the world. In the late eighties he suffered a heart attack but fully recovered and went on to maintain a full schedule of activities.

He has received an honorary Degree in Engineering by the Milwaukee School of Engineering where apparently half of the students polled said they were inspired to study engineering by his role in Star Trek.

According to the Director's Edition DVD of Star Trek the Motion Picture, the Klingon language first introduced in that movie and later featured in many later Trek movies and TV episodes, was initially devised by Doohan. His original sounds were later expanded upon and refined by others, ultimately resulting in Shakespeare plays and The Bible being translated into Klingon years later. In the years since the final episode of Star Trek, Doohan pursued a speaking career, which took him to more than 250 colleges throughout the U.S. and Canada. In addition, he made appearances at numerous Star Trek conventions. He has also written books (along with S.M. Stirling) by the titles of ‘The Rising' and ‘The Privateer'.

He has 4 children (Larkin, Deirdre, Chris and Monty) from his first marriage, and 3 children from his current marriage (Eric, Tom and Sarah).

'Scotty'

Bio of Montgomery Scott (Scotty)

Also known as Scotty, Chief engineer aboard the original Starship Enterprise under the command of Captain James Kirk. Scott's Starfleet serial number was SE 19754.T. Scott's engineering career began in 2242, and he served on a total of eleven ships, including a stint as an engineering advisor on the asteroid freight run from planet Deneva, making the cargo run a couple of times. The original U.S.S. Enterprise was the first starship on which Scott served as chief engineer, and he distinguished himself many times in that position by improvising engineering miracles that more than once saved the ship and its crew. While serving aboard the original Enterprise, Scott once suffered from a near-fatal accelerated aging disease. He was actually killed in 2267 by space probe Nomad, although the errant probe later returned Scott to life. Scotty was scheduled to retire some three months after the Khitomer peace conference incident in 2293, and had bought a boat in anticipation of having more free time. Later that year, Scott was an honored guest at the launch of the Starship Enterprise-B. Captain James T. Kirk was lost and believed killed on that flight. He finally did retire in 2294 at the age of 72, having served in Starfleet for 52 years. He was in the process of relocating to the retirement community at the Norpin Colony when his transport ship, the Jenolen, crashed into a Dyson Sphere. Scott, the only survivor of the crash, survived for 75 years by suspending himself inside a transporter beam. He was rescued in 2369 by an away team from the Enterprise-D. Following his rescue, Scott embarked for parts unknown aboard a shuttlecraft loaned to him by Enterprise captain Picard. Scott never married but he became romantically involved with fellow crew member Mira Romaine in 2269. That relationship ended when Romaine transferred to Memory Alpha.


William Shatner

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When Shatner was cast to play Captain James Kirk in the ‘Star Trek' TV show, his small-screen immortality was assured (even though no one knew it at the time). The solidly built, handsome actor had previously worked on Broadway and in live TV before making his movie debut as Alexei in The Brothers Karamazov (1958). Shatner alternated film appearances with episodic TV work; his other early features include Judgment at Nuremberg (1961).

Beginning with 1979's Star Trek-The Motion Picture Shatner returned to the role he made famous on TV, and has appeared in the big budget sequels (even directing 1989's Star Trek V: The Final Frontier). He's shown an ability to spoof himself in Airplane II: The Sequel (1982) and National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon I (1993), but he's played it straight in his post-‘Trek' TV series, ‘Barbary Coast' (1975-76), ‘T.J. Hooker' (1982-87), and ‘Rescue 911' (1989).

He published ‘Star Trek Memories' in 1993, and has written a series of science fiction novels called ‘Tekwar', which were adapted for TV in 1994. He costarred in the seventh Star Trek movie.

Shatner breeds and shows American Saddlebreds and Quarter Horses. Both his daughter's Leslie and Lisabeth appeared in the Star Trek episode ‘Miri'. His daughter Melanie had a small role in Star Trek V: The Final Frontier that was directed by her father. Shatner states that his favorite Star Trek episode is ‘The Devil in the Dark'.

William Shatner

Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Simon Nimoy

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LEONARD NIMOY was born in Boston, Massachusetts, on March 26, 1931, the second son of Max and Dora Nimoy. Mr. Nimoy has two children, Julie and Adam, several grandchildren, and is married to Susan Bay Nimoy. His interest in acting began early in life. He performed on stage at a local community college from the age of eight through his teens. In 1949, after a summer course at Boston College, he set out for Hollywood, where he took acting classes, tried to lose his Boston accent, and worked at odd jobs to support himself. Leonard Nimoy's film debut was in 1951, when he landed a part in the movie, Queen for a Day. Subsequent roles he landed in films and serials, such as Zombies of the Stratosphere were a valuable training ground for him.

In 1952, his first lead film role came in Kid Monk Baroni. After a two-year stint in the army, Nimoy went back to work in feature films, television, and theater. During the late '50s and early '60s, Nimoy appeared in many of the well-known TV series of the period including Wagon Train, Man from U.N.C.L.E., Rawhide, Perry Mason, and Combat. He also appeared in several feature films, including Deathwatch, and The Balcony. However, it was Nimoy's enormous success in the science fiction television series, Star Trek, which gained him worldwide recognition. First airing in 1966, Nimoy's character, Mr. Spock, would become an icon over the years as the popular television show branched off into syndication and later onto the big screen as a series of six feature films. Nimoy's portrayal of the Vulcan, Spock, earned him three Emmy nominations. Nimoy also became a successful movie director, responsible for Star Trek III: The Search for Spock and Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.

His additional contributions to Star Trek include story-writing credits on Star Trek IV and Star Trek VI, and involvement as executive producer for Star Trek VI. His Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, which focused on the rescue of the humpback whales, is the most successful of the Star Trek films to date. Gene Roddenberry, Star Trek's creator, once called Nimoy "the conscience of Star Trek. In 1991, he reprised his role as Spock in Star Trek: The Next Generation's episodes - Unification: Parts I & II. These two episodes tied in to the release of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country.

One of Nimoy's recent productions is Alien Voices, in which he has teamed up with John de Lancie, to provide audio adaptations of classic works of Science Fiction, presented as radio plays. These works include: The Lost World, Journey to the Center of the Earth, The Time Machine, and the wildly successful Spock Vs. Q.

Among Nimoy's most recent endeavors, has been his fascination with the creation of fine art photography and the release of his new book of poetry, A Lifetime of Love: Poems on the Passage of Life, published by Blue Mountain Press.


Nichelle Nichols

Nichelle Nichols' role as Uhura on Star Trek was the first time that an African American actress was portrayed in a non-stereotypical role. Previously, African American female actresses were depicted as maids or housekeepers, and Nichols' role broke the stereotype barrier among African American actresses. Nichols was one of the first actresses that portrayed a character on a TV show and science fiction series that was treated fairly like other races, and to all of Star Trek fans, the TV series and films that followed set the standard for multiculturalism (where people of different races, ethnicities, and gender are integrated and a sense of equality coexist).

Former NASA astronaut, Dr. Mae Jemison was inspired by Nichols when she decided to become the first African American female astronaut. Jemison was a fan of the original ‘Star Trek' (1966).

During the late 1970s until around 1987, Nichelle Nichols was employed by NASA and was in charge of astronaut recruits and hopefuls. Most of the recruits that she launched were minority candidates of different races and/or ethnicities, as well as gender, like Guion Bluford (the first African American male astronaut), and Sally Ride (the first female astronaut).

With Star Trek co-star William Shatner, she shared the first interracial kiss on television. This resulted in a deluge of mail - 99% of which was positive.

Discovered by Duke Ellington in her mid-teens, she toured with both Ellington and Lionel Hampton as a lead singer and dancer. Decades later in 1992, she made use of her voice again starring in a dramatic one-woman musical show ‘Reflections' in which she became 12 separate song legends.

Nichelle Nichols

George Takei

George Takei

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George Takei, best known for his portrayal of Hikaru Walter Sulu, the helm officer aboard the U.S.S. Enterprise in the acclaimed television and film series Star Trek, has more than thirty feature films and hundreds of television guest-starring roles to his credit. Recognized worldwide as a member of the original Star Trek cast, George received a star on Hollywood Boulevard's Walk of Fame in 1986 and he placed his signature and handprint in the forecourt of the landmark Grauman's Chinese Theater in Hollywood in 1991.

Takei was born in the Boyle Heights district of Los Angeles. He and his family lived there until World War II when, after the attack on Pearl Harbor, they were relocated to a detention camp in Arkansas. From there, they were again moved to another camp at Tule Lake in Northern California.

After a biking trip across Europe, George returned to California and began guest starring on series such as Perry Mason, Mr. Novak, Hawaiian Eye, I, Spy, It Takes a Thief and My Three Sons.

Among his credits is a music industry accolade -- a 1987 Grammy nomination in the "Best Spoken Word or Non-Musical Recording" category. George's distinctive voice is featured in Walt Disney Pictures' full-length animated feature, Mulan and Mulan II, Star Trek audio novel recordings, Fox Television's The Simpsons, Futurama, and in numerous voice-overs and narrations.

In addition to his role in the original Star Trek series, television roles include guest-starring appearances on 3rd Rock From the Sun, Murder She Wrote, Mission: Impossible, Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, Hallmark Hall of Fame, Miami Vice, I Spy, The Six Million Dollar Man, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea, MacGyver, and many others.

George is grateful for his association with Star Trek, TV's quintessential sci-fi show, and the character he portrays, Hikaru Sulu. Originally helmsman of the starship USS Enterprise, Mr. Sulu was promoted to captain of USS Excelsior in Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, released in 1991. George reprised his Captain Sulu role in a Star Trek: Voyager episode entitled "Flashback" in 1996.

George's talents also extend to writing; he wrote a science-fiction novel, Mirror Friend, Mirror Foe.


Walter Marvin Koenig

Walter Koenig is best known as Chekov in the series, Star Trek. Walter Koenig is of Lithuanian descent, in which he was a perfect candidate for Chekov on Star Trek. He has had a recurring role of the quintessential bad guy ‘Bester' on the television series Babylon 5. He has been the ‘Special Guest Star' in twelve episodes and, at the end of the third season, the production company applied for an Emmy nomination on his behalf. He once again played Bester in the spin-off show Crusade. He has also appeared on dozens of other television series.

Mr. Koenig recreated the character of the Russian navigator for the first seven Star Trek films and 1988 took the leading role in the video feature, Moontrap. In an interactive state-of-the-art video game from Digital Pictures called Maximum Surge, Walter Koenig stars as Drexel, another bad guy. He has star billing as a German psychologist in the martial arts picture, Fist of Justice. A one character piece that Mr. Koenig wrote and performed entitled You're Never Alone when You're a Schizophrenic was a finalist in the 1996 New York Film Festival awards. Walter Koenig's autobiography, Warped Factors - A Neurotic's Guide to the Universe was released through Taylor Publishing on April 1, 1998. The audiotape reading of the book by the author was released through Dove Video in January 1999.

Walter Koenig has recently written a new film script and filming is now underway. The title of the upcoming film is titled, Illegal Alien, to be released on DVD later this year.

Walter Koenig

Majel Roddenberry

Majel Barrett Roddenberry:

the "First Lady" of Star Trek

Majel Roddenberry may be best known as the wife of Gene Roddenberry, creator of the highly successful "Star Trek" franchise, but she also has an extensive list of theatre, film and television credits to her name. A native of Columbus, Ohio she was born Majel Lee Hudec.

After studying Drama at the University of Miami, Mrs. Roddenberry went on to perform in a number of regional theatre productions including "All For Mary" at the Pasadena Playhouse and "The Skin of Our Teeth" and "Idiots Delight" at the Santa Monica Playhouse. In addition, she also starred in the Broadway production of "Solid Gold Cadillac." Miss Barrett began to earn roles in numerous national television commercials, which naturally led to being cast in many television programs and feature films.

In 1966, Majel was cast as second in command of the "Starship Enterprise" in the pilot for the series "Star Trek". Her status as "Number One" was short-lived as the Executives at NBC were not yet prepared to have a woman "in power." During the next three years, Majel was the voice of the Enterprise computer as well as the pretty blue eyed, blonde, "Nurse Chapel".

In 1979 Majel appeared as the lovely "Doctor Chapel" in "Star Trek: The Motion Picture" and in 1986 she was "Commander Chapel" in "Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home". She played the beautiful Betazed "Lwaxana Troi" in the 1987 Television series "Star Trek: The Next Generation". "Lwaxana" also appeared in "Star Trek Deep Space Nine". Majel also went aboard the award winning television series Babylon 5 as "Lady Morella" in the episode "Point of No Return".

In 1996, while Majel was going through some of Gene's old papers, she came across the pilot and format for a series he had developed in the mid-70s at CBS, which was to become the basis for Gene Roddenberry's Earth: Final Conflict. Gene had put it aside when Paramount asked him to begin work on the first Star Trek theatrical motion picture. The phenomenal success of that film led to the production of additional theatrical features and the syndicated series Star Trek: The Next Generation. The worldwide appetite for further Star Trek adventures prevented him from continuing development on the show. Continuing her late husband's love of space, Majel sits on the Board of Governors for the National Space Society, which recently opened the Gene Roddenberry Center for Aerospace Medicine in Galveston, Texas.


Grace Lee Whitney

Grace Lee Whitney is a versatile actress, vocalist, and all-around entertainer who hails from Ann Arbor, Michigan. She began her career as a "girl singer" on Detroit's WJR radio at the age of 14, eventually moving to Chicago at the age of 17 to become a nightclub singer and model. Soon, she began opening in clubs for the likes of Billie Holliday and Buddy Rich, and touring with such luminaries as the Spike Jones and Fred Waring Bands. Grace continued to hone her skills through musical and comedic performances on Broadway, making her debut in Top Banana, where she studied under actor Jack Albertson and also clowned with comedic greats Phil Silvers and Kaye Ballard. Following the successful run of the show, she joined the cast in a move to Hollywood to film the screen version for United Artists. Later, she continued her jazz and pop vocalizing while fronting for her band Star and in solo performances in venues throughout North America.

Grace has appeared in three true classics - The Outer Limits' "Controlled Experiment" with Barry Morse and Carroll O'Connor; Some Like It Hot with Marilyn Monroe, Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis; and the role for which she is best known: Janice Rand in the Star Trek universe. She was selected by Gene Roddenberry to create the role of the infamously basket-weaved Yeoman Janice Rand in the classic 1960s television series, and she returned as Chief, then Lt. Commander Rand in four of the first seven Star Trek movies. Grace's most recent return to the Star Trek universe was in 1996, as Communications Officer Commander Rand, with George Takei as the USS Excelsior's Captain Sulu, in the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Flashback," written especially to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the original series. She also participated in Paramount Pictures' 30th Anniversary Star Trek celebration in Huntsville, Alabama and the subsequent live television special broadcast from Paramount Pictures Studios in Hollywood, which aired on UPN.

Grace continues to delight fans in personal appearances at conventions and events throughout North America and Europe. Her autobiography, The Longest Trek: My Tour of the Galaxy, is in current release nationally. Her trek continues!

Grace Lee Whitney

Michael David Ward

Michael David Ward

Michael David Ward is an internationally acclaimed science fiction artist who's originals and limited edition prints are in the private collections of the Roddenberrys, George Lucas, Leonard Nimoy and Nichelle Nichols.

He's famous for his paintings of the cosmos and commemorative images of entertainment properties, Star Trek, Star Wars, and Lost in Space. His view of the cosmos and the world around him instill into his paintings a sense of wonder that transcends a literal reality. His vision is idyllic and intentional -- Michael wants to convey to the viewer of his work a magic that is felt on an emotional level.

To create his paintings, Michael uses many techniques and mediums but his most provocative and compelling method is reverse painting on glass or acrylite. The depth and vibrancy of color he achieves with this method is unmatched by traditional techniques such as painting on canvass or paper. But what makes Michael's paintings stand out doesn't rest on his techniques alone. His view of the cosmos and the world around him instill into his paintings a sense of wonder that transcends a literal reality. His vision is idyllic and intentional. Michael wants to convey to the viewer of his work a magic that is felt on an emotional level.

To view Michael's work, visit his web site at www.michaeldavidward.com.


Marc B. Lee

Master of Ceremonies

Marc B. Lee is known internationally as an Auctioneer and Master of Ceremonies for a number of events. He has been a science fiction fan for over 30 years and his specialized brand of humor and energy has ignited the excitement of every convention-hosting job from here to Europe.

Marc’s association with many Trek actors and behind the scenes artist has kept his wit and knowledge on edge and he takes his responsibilities as a party-rouser and pitch man very seriously, realizing how much the average con-goer pays to be entertained.

Residing in Orlando, Florida, Marc was born and educated in Baltimore, Maryland where he learned a lot about Star Trek from seasoned con organizers of the FARPOINT convention group. He is the President and CEO of an architectural design firm specializing in exquisite homes and commercial structures ranging in sizes of 4000 to 300,000 square feet.

He’s the host of the largest sci-fi media convention in Europe and the largest Lord Of The Rings gathering in the world, both held annually in Bonn, Germany. He’s an auctioneer for DRAGON CON in Atlanta and LIGHTSPEED FINE ARTS ANNUAL CELEBRITY CHARITY BENEFIT in California. He has many more hosting requests for the future but finds this event the icing on the cake.

We look forward to having Marc as our host for this once in a lifetime event.

Mark Lee

Supporting Cast


Jack Donner

Jack Donner

Jack has been a professional actor since 1950. By 1976 he had 35 features and over 150 TV shows, and scores of plays in his credits. In New York from 1955-1960 Jack focused on theatre. In 1966 he founded the Oxford Theatre/workshop (Los Angeles). Some of his students included Barry Levinson, Craig T. Nelson, Don Johnson, Barbara Parkins. From 1976-1991 he took a hiatus to attend university and earn a degree is psychotherapy. He returned to the "biz" in 1991, since then adding another 20 features and some 25 TV shows to the list. Jack has written a score of plays and screenplays, many essays and two self-help booklets.

Jack's character as Romulan Sub Commander Tal, from "The Enterprise Incident" is well known to ST fans. He counts his more current work in "Stigmata," "Retro Puppet Master," "Scare Tactics," "Buffy," a Revlon short film opposite Julianne Moore, among others, as some of his favorite roles. He's been cast to reprise the Bela Lagosi role of "Legendre" in a remake of "White Zombie," to shoot some time in Rome later in the year.


Richard Herd

Richard Herd was a busy character actor for 20 years, mostly playing tough cops, ruthless corporate executives, and murderous villains in everything from topical dramas to science fiction thrillers before he became a comedy star in the 1990s, thanks to the series Seinfeld.

A stage actor of long experience, he has received awards for his theatrical work, most notably The Couch With Six Insides, which he co-produced and which garnered an Obie. Herd began appearing on television in the early '60s, in commercials, for Newport cigarettes and other products, which frequently had a comic side to them, but it was in harder and heavier roles in movies and television that he was best known in the 1970s and 1980s: Captain Sheridan in the police show T.J. Hooker; villains in Scarecrow and Mrs. King and numerous other hour-long dramas; tough executives and military officers on M*A*S*H and other series; and as the alien leader John in the NBC miniseries V. His portrayal of ruthless power company executive Evan McCormack in the feature film The China Syndrome left Herd typed as a heavy for years, which didn't prevent him from giving memorable performances in series such as Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman and feature films like Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil.

In the 1990s, however, his flair for comedy also came to the fore with his portrayal of Mr. Wilhelm, George Costanza's high-pressure boss at the New York Yankees, which earned him an award from the Screen Actors Guild. He has also appeared in series such as E.R. and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and has a growing legion of fans in the field of science fiction from his work on Star Trek: Voyager.

Richard Herd

Herbert Jefferson, Jr.

Herbert Jefferson, Jr.

Herbert Jefferson, Jr. is known to many as Lieutenant Boomer from Battlestar Galactica, the third of the series' leading trinity, which included Capt. Apollo and Lt. Starbuck.

The veteran actors screen credits don't end with Galactica though. Jefferson was a series co-star in Rich Man, Poor Man with Nick Nolte, the Revolutionary War mini-series The Bastard, The Yellow Rose, with Sam Elliot and Cybill Shephard, and The Devlin Connection with Rock Hudson and Jack Scalia.

Jefferson has also guest starred in over 100 episodes of series TV, including ER, Airwolf, T.J. Hooker, Knight Rider, and Mission Impossible. His many feature film credits include Apollo 13, Outbreak, Detroit 9000, Black Gun, The Slams, One Dozen, and Roger Corman's Private Duty Nurses, which marked his feature film debut.


BarBara Luna

BarBara Luna was born in Manhattan and virtually grew up on Broadway. Rodgers & Hammerstein cast her in the Broadway hit musical "South Pacific" to create the role Ezio Pinza's daughter, Ngana, which was spoken and sung (Dites-Moi) entirely in French. When she outgrew her sarong, Luna, as she prefers to be called, was cast again by Rodgers & Hammerstein to appear in "The King & I" as one of the Siamese children.

Luna feels honored to be so well remembered for her portrayal of Marlena Moreau in the all-time classic episode, "Mirror Mirror" from the original "Star Trek" series. She has appeared in numerous movies and has guest starred on nearly five hundred television shows. Some of her favorites are: Walt Disney's "Zorro", "The Big Valley", "Hawaii Five-O", "Buck Rogers in the 25th Century" and "The Outer Limits".

BarBara Luna

Don Marshall

Don Marshall

Born Donald James Marshall in San Diego, California, he was one of four children. He attended San Diego High School. He initially studied engineering at San Diego City College between 1956 and 1957, a skill which he still puts into use to this day. In the mid fifties whilst in the army he was encouraged to consider acting by his friend Peter Bren. Don studied acting for over four years at the Bob Gist Dramatic Workshop, whilst also studying Theatre Arts at Los Angeles City College.

He got his first professional acting role in 1961 in a feature called 'The Interns' for Columbia Studios. Don went on to appear in a wide range of features and television shows including ABC's hospital drama 'Ben Casey', Clint Eastwood's western series 'Rawhide' and episodes of 'The Alfred Hitchcock Hour'. A frequently seen role was his portrayal of Lt. Boma in the 'Star Trek' episode 'The Galileo Seven'. From there Don went on to play Dan Erickson in 'Land of the Giants'. Someone influential saw Don in the pilot for 'Braddock' and called his agent to arrange a meeting with Irwin Allen. Don did most of his own stunts, which were very impressive in the fast paced show.

In the early seventies, Don set up his own production company, DJM Productions, Inc., which produces a variety of television commercials and documentary films. Don guest starred three times in 'The Incredible Hulk' in the late seventies, and also appeared in 'Buck Rogers' in 1979. One of his favourite guest roles was his part in 'Little House on the Prairie' as Dr. Ledoux which dealt with 19th Century racism head on.

A major facet of Don's career is consultation on a number of issues connected with his work and with racial issues. Don has also received many awards in honour of his work including 'Outstanding Achievement to Don Marshall as acknowledgement of Superior Performance as a Black Achiever in the United States of America'. Don is enthusiastic about bringing 'Land of the Giants' back to our screens, and has written his own script 'Escape from a Giant Land'.


Arelene Martel

Arlene Martel has performed in a great many productions in her career, ranging from the character of "Consuela" in the Outer Limits episode "Demon With A Glass Hand", to a red-haired Irish wench who held was captive on Battlestar Gallactica, to the flawlessly logical "T'Pring" in the Star Trek episode Amok Time. Yet in each of these roles, as well as many others, her physical appearance is so completely different that many people may not realize that each character is played by the same actress. Arlene's ability to make such transformations earned her the nickname "The Chameleon" while working at Universal Studios. She is often unrecognizable not only by virtue of her looks, but by her name as well. Her earliest work was done as Arline Sax, which changed shortly after to Arlene Martel.

For Arlene, the desire to act came early in life, yet the degree of interest remained unknown until her teenage years. "At the age of twelve, without my mothers knowledge or consent, I auditioned for the high school of the Performing Arts (the school the movie "Fame" was written about.). Upon graduating I was awarded the school's drama award, it's highest honor. One or her teachers there was Sidney Lumet, who has since become a renowned director ("Serpico", "Twelve Angry Men")." I still retain some of those deeply bonded, early friendships from those inspiring years." In her late teens she auditioned for and won the part of "Esther" in "Uncle Willie" which ran for five months on Broadway.

After moving west, Arlene had an active career in television, appearing on such series as "Columbo", "I Dream of Jeannie", "Bewitched", the classic "Twilight Zone" (amongst sixty-five others and, of course, Star Trek as Spock's Vulcan wife "T'Pring" who challenges Kirk to fight to the death for her.

At this point in her life, Arlene is entering a new period of great energy and creativity. She is acting, writing and producing. Now that her three children Jod, Avra and Adam are "out of the nest" she is now able to refocus on her career with renewed vitality.

Arlene Martel

Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall

Celeste Yarnall began as a model, spokesperson and actress, and was discovered by Rick and Ozzie Nelson. Paramount then cast her in a cameo role in "A New Kind Of Love", with Paul Newman.

Celeste pursued her acting career in Los Angeles in 1965 and has numerous feature films to her credit such as "Live a Little, Love a Little" opposite Elvis Presley and played the beautiful vampire, Diane, in "The Velvet Vampire" for Roger Corman. She also starred in the cult favorite "Eve" where Celeste played Christopher Lee's long lost jungle goddess granddaughter. She starred in "The Beast of Blood" opposite John Ashley and soon became recognized as a popular "Scream Queen".

Between 1973 and 1993, Celeste segued into the commercial real estate business and specialized in assisting mainly entertainment companies either lease or purchase their office headquarters. She became enormously successful eventually owning and operating her own firm, Celeste Yarnall & Associates. She continued to do some commercials, television ("Melrose Place", "Civil War", Knots Landing", "Sisters"), and film roles such as "Driving Me Crazy, "Midnight Kiss" the remake of "Born Yesterday" with Melanie Griffith, "Fatal Beauty" with Whoopie Goldberg, and "Funny About Love" directed by Leonard Nimoy.

In 1998, Celeste earned a Ph.D in nutrition from Pacific Western University where she serves as an adjunct professor of nutrition. Celeste had her own radio show entitled "Celestial Pets" for Renaissance Radio KFNX Phoenix and was recently featured on an episode of Animal Planet's "That's My Baby." Celeste frequently lectures and has written articles for several pet and health publications such as Natural Pet and Body, Mind & Spirit magazines. She is the author of Natural Cat Care and Natural Dog Care. Both books are complete guides to holistic health care. She bases her practice in Southern California but consults with clients all over the world on pet nutrition and alternative healing therapies cats and dogs.


Michael Forest

On television, Michael played 'Apollo' in original Star Trek series, "Who Mourns For Adonais?", was 'Nick Andropolous' for three years on As The World Turns, and has appeared in over 500 tv shows and feature films including: Gunsmoke, Bonanza, Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond, The Alaskans, Mission Impossible, Wagon Train, Cheyenne, and dozens more. Working in Europe for ten years, he starred in 23 features. Theatre credits include: Scenes From an Execution (Mark Taper Forum), Breakfast with Les and Bes (Broadway), Old Globe (San Diego), APA, etc. Theatre 40 productions: An Act of the Imagination, Veronica’s Position, What Every Woman Knows, Painting Churches, The Lady and The Clarinet, Elegy For A Lady, The Devil's Disciple, Effigies, Tally's Folly and Pack of Lies. A more in depth list of Michael's films and television programs can be found on IMDb on the Internet.

Michael Forest

Arne Starr

An artist for nearly 25 years, Arne Starr has produced illustrations for major companies and products such as United Technologies, Otis Elevators, Sikorsky Aircraft, DataProducts, Con Edison, Ortega Tacos, A-1 Steak Sauce, Anacin, and Schaeffer Pens. His art has also appeared on and in Ballentine Books, My Weekly Reader, Analog Computing, ST-Log, Scholastic's Bananas, and more. Arne is also known for creating more art for Star Trek Comics than any other artist. As an ink artist at DC Comics, he has worked on just about every major character at the company. His uncredited co-inking efforts on Crisis on Infinite Earths (featuring the death of Supergirl and the Flash) and on Booster Gold and Batman were followed with credited stints on Power Girl, Green Lantern in Action Comics, Legion of Super-Heroes, Unknown Soldier, Firestorm, and the original first ever mini-series of Star Trek: The Next Generation which followed into his long run on classic Star Trek, plus many, many more. His work also extends to Nexus at First Comics, Deep Space Nine at Malibu, and Spider-Man at Marvel and is currently working on a new series The Black Tiger for Beyond Time Comics, 3rd issue out about now. Also over the years Arne has created numerous promotional art for a multitude of conventions featuring the main guests of each of those cons.

Working on Trek Comics lead to Arne’s becoming a regular guest at Star Trek and media conventions. His Hollywood connections with major studios provide him with teasers, trailers, and behind-the-scenes pieces to present at conventions to delight the fans, as well as bringing all those wonderful giveaways the studios provide. Arne also became an actor due to his association with Star Trek - performing in stage radio plays with Bill Campbell and John De Lancie at various conventions, which grew into full-blown radio plays on the bi-annual SeaTrek cruises. The late Mark Lenard ("Sarek," Spock’s father) noticed Arne and brought him into his Masters Acting Class in New York. Arne won parts in six different plays during the first year he began auditioning - the lead in Sunshine Boys, stand-in lead Anatoly in the musical Chess, the bellhop in Lend Me a Tenor, other roles in Arsenic in Old Lace and Singing in the Rain and various parts in Showcases from Mark’s studio. In Florida he played leads in the Neil Simon play, I Ought to be in Pictures, then a role in the play "Social Security," and most recently, he played "Speed" in The Odd Couple and has also been in about a half dozen films out of the Full Sail film school in Winter Park, FL. Now an LA area resident who knows what might come next.

In addition to his artistic talents, Arne was the long running Sysop (SYStem OPerator, what would be called a webmaster nowadays) of the Science Fiction Media Roundtable (SFRT2) on the Genie Computer Network, holding that position for more than a decade, which was also the birthplace of a little show called Babylon 5, and was the one of the main online homes for Star Trek for many years.

Arne Starr

Michael Dante

Michael Dante

Michael came to Hollywood via the University of Miami, Florida and professional baseball. He signed a bonus contract with the Braves out of high school and later went to the big leagues with the Washington Senators before an arm injury ended his career.

Tommy Dorsey, the bandleader, arranged a screen test at MGM Studios after he left the Senators. They signed him to a contract and the rest is history.

Michael has appeared in approximately 30 motion pictures and 150 television shows. During that time he spent 7 years under contract to three major studios: MGM, Warner Bros., and 20th Century Fox.

Some of his films include "Westbound," "Seven Thieves," "Kid Galahad," "Naked Kiss," "Apache Rifles," "Harlow," "Willard," "Arizona Raiders," "Cage," "Return from the River Kwai," and his classic performance playing the title role in "Winterhawk".


France Nuyen

France Nuyen

Lawrence Montaigne

Lawrence Montaigne

Lawrence starred or co-starred in twenty-five films in the U.S. and in Europe and also appeared in more than two hundred television episodes.

Born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Rome, Italy, he developed an early talent for languages, which opened many doors for him as an actor. Trained as a classical dancer, he appeared on Broadway in "Hazel Flagg" and in "Shinbone Alley" with Eartha Kitt. He was eventually lured to Hollywood where he worked with the Hollywood Bowl Ballet Company. In films, he worked as a dancer with such notables as Gene Kelly, Donald O'Conner and Mitzie Gaynor. He studied fencing both in the U.S. and Europe, which afforded him the opportunity to work as a stuntman on "Scaramouche", "The Three Musketeers", "Julius Caesar", and in a series of low budget, swashbuckling films for Sam Katzman at Columbia.

Upon discharge from the Marine Corp, he studied Drama at The Dramatic Workshop in New York, and was prepared to make the transition into acting when the opportunity arose. He was featured in such films as "The Great Escape" (with Steve McQueen and James Garner), "Tubruk" (with Rock Hudson and George Peppard), "The Power" (with George Hamilton and Suzanne Plechette), "Captain Sindbad" and "Damon & Pythias" (both starring Guy Williams), "The Mongols" (starring Jack Palance and Anita Ekberg) and "Escape To Witch Mountain" (with Ray Milland and Donald Pleasance.) He starred in "Pillar Of Fire" (made in Israel), "Moby Jackson" and "Rapina Al Quartiere Ovest" (both made in Italy.) He has worked in Italy, Germany, Yugoslavia, Israel and Spain. "Of all the films, television and theatre I've done, I can honestly say that the things I'm most remembered for are the two roles I created on Star Trek: DECIUS in Balance of Terror and STONN in Amok Time."

Lawrence eventually made the transition from acting to writing and production when he was hired by Walt Disney Productions to write the screenplay from his original story, THE MILLION DOLLAR DIXIE DELIVERANCE, a Civil War adventure starring Brock Peters. The film was entirely shot on location in Georgia, where Lawrence served as assistant to the producer during pre-production and principle photography. Upon conclusion of his duties with Disney, he signed with The International Picture Show Company in Atlanta, as in-house Production Manager, where he set up and negotiated all contracts, as liason between Atlanta and Hollywood.

"The only thing in my life that was constant was my insatiable appetite for books and learning. Each time I settled down in some city, the first thing I did was to enroll in the local college or university. It took me thirty years to get my Bachelor's Degree and nine months to do my Masters." He holds a Masters Degree from North Texas State University where he also taught as an Associate Professor for five years.

For the past eight years, Lawrence had been teaching in the Temecula and Glendale school districts in California before moving to Las Vegas. He taught as a substitute in the Clark County School District until he finished his required courses to qualify as a Realtor and is currently a salesperson with the General Realty Group.


Paul Carr

Fair-haired, intense, ever-youthful American actor born in New Orleans, Paul has had a long, distinguished career on stage, film and television. He began acting at an early age and at 17 performed in numerous theatre productions in his home town before deciding to improve his skills. He moved to New York to study acting at the American Theatre Wing, which sponsored the Tony Awards. He remained in New York for six years, working in summer stock, Broadway plays and live television. He made his screen debut as the young man in Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Wrong Man'. The same year he played the lead in 'Jamboree'. For the most part, he has been cast in roles in countless television episodes and a handful of feature films. He and wife Meryl run a health food business and manufacture the food under the label 'Love In The Kitchen'.

Paul Carr

Gary Lockwood

Gary Lockwood

Gary Lockwood (born John Gary Yurosek) was the astronaut who didn't make it to Jupiter in "2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)". A former stunt performer, Lockwood's first film work was as stand-in for Anthony Perkins, with whom he appeared on camera in "Tall Story (1960)". Before his unfortunate space ride in 2001, Lockwood starred on the network TV series "Follow the Sun (1961)" and "The Lieutenant (1963)"; afterward, he was seen in such theatrical films as "R.P.M. (1970)" and "Project: Kill (1977)". Gary Lockwood was for several years married to actress Stefanie Powers with whom he co-starred in a memorable episode of TV's "Love, American Style (1969)", wherein Lockwood got his mouth stuck on a doorknob!


Robert O'Reilly

Robert O'Reilly's appearances on the last season of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine marked a decade of work on Star Trek. O'Reilly's introduction to Star Trek: The Next Generation was in the episode entitled "Manhunt" in which he portrayed the gangster "Scarface." He then successfully auditioned for the part of the Machiavellian Klingon leader, Gowron, for the episode, "Reunion." Besides the many appearances on Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Deep Space Nine as Gowron, Robert has participated in many Star Trek related extra-curricular activities including a Decipher VCR Interactive Board game, lithographs sold nationwide on QVC, a sci-fi Fantasy model, three action figures, life-sized, stand-up Gowron poster, and most recently, starring in the CD-ROM "Star Trek: Klingon" for which Robert won the Sci-Fi Universe Reader's Choice Universe Award for Best Achievement in Genre Multi-Media. In this game not only will Robert teach you how to be a Klingon, he also will teach you how to speak like one.

Robert's stage work has spanned a broad spectrum from Shakespeare ("King Lear" and "Hamlet") and Sam Shepard ("True West") to original plays ("When The Bough Breaks") and the original production of "The Grapes of Wrath." He is proud to have starred in the original productions of "The Martian Chronicles" and "Fahrenheit 451" (plays written by and based on the books by Ray Bradbury, who has since become a friend).

Robert directed his play in 1981—Marsha Norman's "Getting Out—and was promptly nominated by the Los Angeles Drama Circle for Best Director of the Year, the most prestigious award given to a Los Angeles theater director. Since then he has won or been nominated for every other major directing award the Los Angeles area has to offer. His original production of "Generations" by Dennis Clontz received National Honors as a runner-up to August Wilson's "Piano Lesson" for the best play produced outside of New York City.

In spite of his busy schedule, Robert continues, each year, to direct one play and act in at least one theater production. He is a member and Artistic Advisor at the Colony Studio Theater Playhouse, a repertory company in Los Angeles that boasts a 90% subscription rate. Recently, he directed the "Mornings At Seven," and acted in "Fool For Love" by Sam Shepard.

Robert has appeared in over 100 films, made-for-TV movies, and television episodes. His most recent projects include the soon-to-be released films "Moonbase," in which he stars as the evil convict Stark, and "Good Luck," starring Gregory Hines. He has also appeared in the "The Mask" starring Jim Carrey, as well as ten other feature films. Mini-series and movie-of-the-week appearances include "Desperado: Badlands Justice," "World War III," "From Here To Eternity" and "By The Dawn's Early Light." Television series include NYPD Blue and two seasons on In the Heat of the Night and Dark Justice. Other episodic television credits include such series as Murder, She Wrote (2 appearances), Dallas (2 appearances), Hunter, Falcon Crest, The Flash, Hill Street Blues, Max Headroom, The Equalizer, Sledgehammer, Paradise, Jake and the Fatman, MacGyver, and many more. Robert generally portrays villains or antagonists and is particularly expert in the use of a variety of dialects and accents.

Robert O'Reilly

Brenda Schuman-Post

Oboist Brenda Schuman-Post, winner of the 2003 Star Trek 'Idol' talent Search will be performing onstage and at various locations throughout the Xpo.

Brenda Schuman-Post has built a career on versatility, making the oboe and its music accessible to almost any audience. Her Oboe of the World CD is acclaimed as "groundbreaking!" and Jazz Now magazine calls her an "oboe advocate." She studied with Ronald Roseman, Marc Lifschey, and in master class with Heinz Holliger. Brenda plays baroque to modern, bluegrass, pop, progressive jazz, and world and improvised musics. She's performed in concert halls, museums, churches, universities, schools, night clubs, at corporate events, jazz and world music festivals, county fairs, shopping malls, senior and drug rehabilitation centers, and outdoor events in Europe, Indonesia, and throughout the United States. Brenda's presentations include Classical Trash, classical music with a twist: an offbeat oboe/piano/accordion duo; Oboes Of The World: a lecture-performance about the sound of the oboe, in all its ethnic varieties, and its historical/cultural/spiritual meaning to humanity; Oboe Plus: a mixed instrumental/vocal ensemble performing concerts and private events; About The Oboe, a comprehensive lesson for oboists and composers; Extended Techniques and Improvisation; Improvisation for Classical Musicians; and Mpingo's Fruit, about the status of African Blackwood.

A devoted oboe educator, she presents clinics to band and orchestra directors on How To Play and Teach The Oboe. Brenda teaches privately and is a freelance orchestral and chamber musician and studio-recording artist in the San Francisco Bay Area.

More information about Brenda and her music may be found at www.oboesoftheworld.com

Brenda Schuman-Post

Bobby E. Clark

Bobby E. Clark

Bobby E. Clark started in the "business" as a "waiver" in the 50's for $10 a day plus a box lunch. From there he went to "Extra" work and eventually became a 2 card holder - "E" and "A" (extra and actor) which then enabled him to do stunts and acting on his "A" card. He worked on numerous Television shows (westerns, comedies, mysteries, detective shows) and also many feature movies over the course of his career. After withdrawing from extra work he became a stunt co-ordinater, and did some 2nd Unit Directing, and Acting. He studied acting under Lorraine Tuttle and attended workshops for more experience. He was very surprised however that the part of the Gorn on the Arena episode would make him so popular. He always looks forward to meeting sci-fi fans and hope to meet them all some day.


Sean Kenney

Starting with his training in London, England, Sean Kenney's acting abilities began in his early twenties. Feeling the need to expand his horizons after returning to his native Boston from Europe, Sean decided to consider an acting career in Hollywood.

In 1965 the film industry in Los Angeles was a wonderful mix of trend setting television series, imaginative theatre, excellent drama coaches and experimental independent films. The climate and opportunities were perfect for Sean to display his acting abilities.

After extensive film acting classes with Charles Conrad, Sean read for Paul Leavitt at the Gallery Theater in Hollywood. Starting with a small role as an Italian soldier, he eventually scored the lead role as the heroic figure of Father Fontina, who gave his life in place of a Jewish inmate at Auschwitz in Ralph Hocuth's disturbing dramatic play "The Deputy".

One fortuitous evening an agent caught his lead performance and contacted Sean with an offer to manage him and proposed a meeting with Gene Roddenberry at Paramount Pictures for a possible role on a little known TV series called Star Trek.

After Sean signed with this manager he met with Gene Roddenberry who was looking for the right actor to play an important role in "The Menagerie" the first season's show of the Star Trek series. Mr. Roddenberry gave the role of Captain Pike to Sean and this character and the episode was considered one of the most popular of the Star Trek series.

This launched Sean as a professional film actor and he returned to Star Trek as one of the original crew member's in his role as Lt.DePaul, the ship's helmsman.

Sean continued his acting career in many television shows such as Police Story, Get Smart, Doctor's Hospital, Divorce Court. During this time he and Tom Selleck were hired by R. J. Reynolds to appear in a series of cigarette ads. Tom was the Salem man. Sean became the original Winston man and his billboard became the largest ad campaign in R. J. Reynolds' history.

Sean's film career included lead roles in "Terminal Island", "Savage Abduction", "Slumber Party 1957", "Sam and Jesse", "The Corpse Grinders", "The Impossible Years" and "Bad Men of the West". Presently Sean is developing film and television projects.

Sean Kenney

Eugene Roddenberry Jr.

Eugene Roddenberry Jr.

Eugene Roddenberry Jr., son of Gene and Majel Barret Roddenberry, was the technical advisor for Earth: Final Conflict, His job was to provide advice on how to merge the "Gene Roddenberry philosophy" into each story. He provided useful commentary and suggestions on continuity and story matter on each outline, script and revision generated by the show’s creative writing team.


Johnny "Bagpipes" Johnston

Johnny "Bagpipes" Johnston has been piping for over 26 years. He can play the traditional to the not so traditional, from Scotland the Brave to AC/DC, from Flower of Scotland to Van Halen!

More than just plaid, Johnny delivers his hilarious comedy performance with a Scottish twist that bowls audiences over.

Where Rock & Roll collides with the pipes, you'll find Johnny.

From appearances at Caesars Palace and the Freemont Street Experience in Las Vegas, to opening shows for Wide Mouth Mason, Kansas, 54/40 and Rich Little, Johnny serves up good natured laughs for audiences from all walks of life.

His humour has tickled hundreds of corporate conferences such as McDonalds, Esso/Exxon, CNIB and many, many more! Johnny has filmed his own one-hour special "Stand Up Safari" in South Africa exclusively for the Comedy Network.

His new special for Bravo Network titled "They Pipe Among Us" will leave you with a greater appreciation for bagpipes and the people who play them.

For more information visit his site at www.johnnybagpipes.com.

Johnny 'Bagpipes' Johnston

Tye Bourdony

Tye Bourdony

Tye Bourdony's satires, The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi, have been seen in the pages of Starlog, Sci-Fi Magazine, Cracked and most recently in the pages of the Star Trek Communicator. Tye's satire work can also be seen on many science fiction websites throughout the Internet including BattlestarGalactica.com, The Zocalo Today, Starland On-line Magazine, and The Force.Net just to name a few. Tye has worked as a colorist in the comic-book industry for Acclaim, Chaos, Image and Marvel, is a life-long Sci-Fi fan and currently works for American Media Incorporated at the Weekly World News.

The Lighter Side of Sci-Fi and Tye have also worked on charitable 3D and satire endeavors with many notable SF personalities including Richard Hatch, Claudia Christian, Grace Lee Whitney, BarBara Luna, Michael Forest, Linda Harrison, Erin Gray, France Nuyen and Paul Carr, among others.


Spice WIlliams

Spice Williams

Born on a ranch in North Hollywood, California, Spice rode her horse to kindergarten, grew up playing in her father's medical offices, eventually hitting the road as a musician, singer, and dancer under contract to 20th Century-Fox Records.

Overcoming a seven-year drug and alcohol problem, at the age of 26, Spice turned to God, nutrition and exercise with the eventual promise of helping others to turn their lives around. As she got older, she changed the course of her career and began studying acting for stage and film. After hearing about roles for female warriors, wrestlers, and super-heroines, she began to kickbox and bodybuild, slowly creating a niche for herself.

Now 52, Spice calls herself an "action actress" and has worked in such feature motion pictures as Star Trek V, Cherokee Kid, From Dusk Till Dawn, The Guyver, A Simple Plan, and For The Love Of The Game. She has also guest-starred on numerous TV shows including, Roseanne, My Two Dads, Women In Prison, Mama's Family, The Bold And The Beautiful, Step by Step, The Smart Guy, Diagnosis Murder, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. "In fact," says Spice, "I can't remember playing a role where I wasn't asked to perform some kind of physical feat." Shortly after filming her role as an erotic dancer in the Robert Downey Jr./Mel Gibson movie, "The Singing Detective," Spice appeared in a 7-UP commercial where she picked the spokesperson up in her arms and carried him out of a department store. Spice has been stunt-doubling Deidre Hall (Marlena) on "Days of our Lives" for over 8 years now, and recently made an appearance playing the jail cell bully, Veronica, who ends up fighting Marlena. In July of 2004, Spice will begin work on a new Clint Eastwood film, "Million Dollar Baby."

Stunts came into play almost 20 years ago when Spice was asked to double an actress playing a Judo instructor opposite Rock Hudson. Since then, she has doubled for the likes of Louise Fletcher, Meg Foster, Katherine Ross, Clare Carey, Deidre Hall, Cindy Pickett, Linda Kozlowski, Eileen Brennen, Becky Ann Baker, Kelly Preston, and many more. Spice also Stunt Coordinates, and you can see her latest creation in the controversial Miller Lite commercial where to two beautiful girls duke it out over the taste of beer! Although Spice has crashed cars, dove through glass windows, taken stair falls, executed 30-foot ratchets, 50-foot high falls, and hung from helicopters 300 feet above the ground, she is perhaps best known for her ability to pick a 300 pound man up over her head in a fireman's carry.

Gracing the cover and pages of over 100 magazines, both here and abroad, Spice has also made a name for herself as a nutritional author with her popular book, "Diet For A New Age." She writes an ongoing column in both Ms. Fitness Magazine and Natural Muscle Magazine, and also shares in a successful business venture with her husband (manufacturing a popular line of vegan food products called "Spice Of Life Meatless Meats & Jerky"). She holds a Masters degree in Fitness Science and is currently going after her PhD in Holistic Nutrition. In December of 1998, she was voted into the Marquis Who’s Who in America-West, and this year became one of only three women in the U.S. to take a Black Belt in the Martial Arts style of Arjukanpo. Spice's goal is to continue to set an example for the women of the new millennium: spiritually focused, mentally alert, physically capable.


Todd Bryant

Todd Bryant

Todd Bryant has acting and working on stunts for films and television since the 1980's ranging from "Back to School" and "Baywatch" to the more recent "The Matrix", "Hellboy", "Charmed", and "CSI: Miami"


Mary Linda Rapelye

When Mary Linda was bitten by the acting bug her family was quite supportive. Through prep school she won trophies for Drama, was in the glee club, and was elected president of the theatrical society. After getting a BA in theatre arts at the University of Kansas she moved on to do a theatrical tour all through Europe. She came back, and her picture was in a local talent agency's book in Kansas City her home town... Which was also where In Cold Blood (1967) was being shot. Richard Brooks saw her picture and said that this is the most beautiful woman he had ever seen. She was cast as the role of Susan Kidwell. Richard Brooks, the director for this movie, did 40 takes for each scene he did, so originally Mary Linda was in more scenes than you can count. After this she was on a roll. She was a series regular in the ER of its day, "Medical Center", played Gregory Peck's daughter, in the Sci Fi film, Marooned (1969), had a guest-starring role on "Ironside", and played the Infamous role of Irina, Pavel Chekhov’s beautiful, tricky, space hippie girlfriend in the Star Trek episode, "The Way to Eden".

After a 7 year absence from film and TV, Mary Linda was back in the 1979 mini series, "Blind Ambition" (1979) (mini) playing Sen. Baker's wife. She was in CA filming that, when she met up with some ABC talent scouts. After meeting up with them, they wanted to give her the screen test for the role of Faith Kipling on the soap "One Life to Live" (1968). She nailed it, and was given the role. She left, to go to "As the World Turns" (1956) and played the beautiful Maggie Crawford for 5 years. Unlike most stars, after those 5 years the spotlight didn’t leave her, she left the spotlight. Now she is back, with that same determination to make it, just like that little girl all those years ago.

Mary Linda Rapelye

Victor Brandt

Victor Brandt

Since appearing as Tongo Rad in "The way to Eden" episode of the original Star Trek, Victor Brandt has made many appearances in film and televison, from The Boy in the Plastic Bubble to Sliver. Recent work includes the animated series Superman (1996) and voices for Babe: Pig in the City and the narrator for the recent The Cat in the Hat major motion picture.


Authors


Margaret Wander Bonanno

Margaret Wander Bonanno is the author of eighteen novels across genres, and ghostwriter/coauthor of several more. Among her science fiction novels are two trilogies, The Others, and Preternatural; she also worked with Nichelle Nichols on Saturn's Child. Her Star Trek novels include Dwellers in the Crucible, Strangers from the Sky, and the critically acclaimed Lost Era title Catalyst of Sorrows. Margaret is currently hard at work on a novel about Captain Christopher Pike.


David R. George III

New York Times bestselling author David R. George III's contributions to the world of Star Trek include the Voyager episode, "Prime Factors," and three novels, The 34th Rule, Twilight, and the Lost Era title Serpents Among the Ruins. He is currently working on another "DS9" installment (the Dominion entry in the Worlds of Deep Space Nine series), and will soon begin penning an original series trilogy to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of Kirk and company's television debut in 1966.


Jill Sherwin

Jill Sherwin will take part in the triva contest and the Writers & Artists panel. She is the author of "Quotable Star Trek", "The Definitive Star Trek Trivia Book, Volume I" and "The Definitive Star Trek Trivia Book, Volume II". She also created the concept and wrote the story outline for the Lela story in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine anthology "The Lives of Dax". She has worked as a Writers' Assistant on the television series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda and during the development of the shows Dead Like Me and Wonderfalls.


Larry Nemecek

For Larry Nemecek, theatre and journalism degrees somehow added up to a life in newspapers, two state AP newswriting awards, and, in 1992, the publication of The Star Trek: The Next Generation Companion—its second revised edition just out last year. Now, aside from working as managing editor of Communicator magazine, the glossy bi-monthly of Paramount’s official licensed Trek club, he is a columnist for the U.K.’s Star Trek Monthly magazine, occasional Trek project consultant and co-author, and was photo editor/consultant for the entire run of the overseas Star Trek Fact Files. With wife Janet,the former Voyager assistant script coordinator, he sold a story that became the episode “Prophecy.” Before moving from his native Oklahoma to the Los Angeles area he worked the SoonerCon sci-fi concom, and founded and chaired the earliest ThunderCon charity media conventions—but he has never forgotten his hero Will Rogers or those football Oklahoma Sooners.


Rick Sternbach

Responsible for the design of props, spaceships and many other elements of the series and movies Rick Sternbach is probably best known for his work as senior illustrator and technical consultant on Star Trek: The Next Generation, but Rick also worked as senior illustrator on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Voyager, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek V: The Final Frontier and Star Trek: First Contact. An Emmy Award winner for his work on the PBS series Cosmos, Rick has also twice received science fiction's Hugo Award for Best Artist. Rick has coauthored several Star Trek reference books including the Star Trek: The Next Generation Technical Manual, U.S.S. Enterprise NCC-1701-D Blueprints, and the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Technical Manual.


People love Star Trek because it embodies an optimistic view of the future.  Science Fiction movies have that rare ability of capturing our imagination and steering it in the direction of human potential.  Classic movies such as Star Trek, Star Wars and the Lord of the Rings are more than just escapism.  They remind us of where we come from, who we are and where we are going. A well made film is a glimpses into the undiscovered country.  It is more than just a movie; let's call it cinematherapy.

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