Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Star Trek

Here is a very popular square in the forecourt. It belongs to the cast of the original Star Trek series and it was put in the cement back in 1991 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the franchise as well as the opening of Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. I think that might be the one where they talked to whales telepathically. Whales spend most of their time thinking stuff like "do I look fat in this ocean?" and "good lord! Does Ben Stiller have to be in EVERY movie?"

The slab of cement features a small plaque depicting the ship from the series and commemorating creator Gene Roddenberry.
No footprints here, just signatures and handprints. The signatures are of William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, DeForest Kelley, James Doohan, Walter Koenig, Nichelle Nichols, and George Takei.
The cast claims that they were instructed to sign the cement and NOT put hand prints, but they put them in anyway. Most cast members stuck in both hands, but some only stuck in one. One of the one handed cast members was James Doohan who stuck in his right hand which was missing a finger due to his duty in the armed forces.


  1. Sluggo8/05/2005

    Don't think me a nerd, but you got your Star Trek films mixed up. The whales were in Voyage Home

  2. James Doohan, truly an interesting man.

  3. Sluggo8/08/2005

    I never heard about his finger! Fascinating!

  4. Bad Poster8/08/2005

    R2D2 was in Star Trek. You should mention that.