“Forgotten Hollywood”- To Boldly Go…

Posted on June 19, 2016 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

James_Kirk,_2266   Actor William Shatner will appear at Boston Comic Con 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of the hit television series Star Trek. The three-day convention is scheduled for August 12th – August 14th at the Seaport World Trade Center.           WILLIAM SHATNER  —>

    Shatner played Captain James T. Kirk on the iconic show. He will appear at the convention on August 12th, when Fenway Park will host a Star Trek 50th Anniversary Night. Shatner will throw out the first pitch before the Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks ballgame.  Shatner will also be available to meet with fans on August 13th.

   The convention will feature appearances by well-known comic artists and celebrity guests, a charity art auction, a film festival, a harbor cruise, and a costume contest.


   On a tragically related note, Anton Yelchin, a rising actor best known for playing Chekov in the new Star Trek films, was killed by his own automobile as it rolled down his driveway. The car pinned Yelchin against a brick mailbox pillar and a security fence at his home in Los Angeles.

   The SUV that rolled down a driveway was being recalled because the gear shift has confused drivers, causing the vehicles to roll away unexpectedly. The 2015 model-year Grand Cherokee was part of a global recall of 1.1 million vehicles announced by Fiat Chrysler in April, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration records show. The automaker sent recall notification letters to owners on May 16th, according to a memo to dealers, but it’s not known whether the actor received or saw his letter. The company was working on a fix and expected to have a final remedy in October or later, the letter said.

   Yelchin, an only child, was born in Russia. His parents were professional figure skaters who moved the family to the United States when he was a baby. He briefly flirted with skating lessons, too, before discovering that he wasn’t very skilled on the ice. He began acting as a child, taking small roles in independent films and television shows, such as ER, The Practice, and Curb Your Enthusiasm.

fans-mourn-anton-yelchin-ftr   He drew on his Russian roots for his role as the heavily accented navigator in the sci fi franchise, his most high-profile to date. The freak accident tragically cuts short the promising career of an actor whom audiences were getting to know, and who had great artistic ambition. Star Trek Beyond, the third film in the rebooted series, comes out in July.      ANTON YELCHIN –>

   Anton Yelchin was only 27.

Until next time>                               “never forget”

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