WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT60.

WORLD WAR TWO – The stars & their stories – PT60.

November 19, 2021 Alan Royle 0

GEORGE TAKEI (1937- )                                                                                                                                      George Takei portrayed Lieutenant Hikaru Sulu, helmsman of the USS Enterprise in the original TV series of Star Trek (1966-69). He was born in Los Angeles in 1937 and his father named him George after England’s King George VI, whose coronation had taken […]

PT 109 (1963) – JFK biopic and not a girl in sight.

April 30, 2016 admin 4

  Most baby-boomers (like me) are familiar with the story of the PT-109, so this precis is for those late-comers who are, perhaps, a little less intimate with the war record of John F Kennedy, the man who would later become the 35th President of the United States, albeit all […]

The Original ‘Star Trek’ (1966-69)…simply the best.

December 1, 2015 admin 0

  When NBC first promoted the upcoming new series Star Trek in 1966 it was decided to airbrush Mr. Spock’s pointy ears out of all photos. Executives were concerned that viewers would react badly to a character with ears that resembled the Devil’s, although how anyone can confidently describe Old […]

Gay/Bisexual Actors in Old TV Shows ( Pt 3 )

June 21, 2015 admin 11

  Nigel Hawthorne (1929 – 2001) The most surprising fact about the superbly written (and acted) Yes, Minister and Yes, Prime Minister is that only 38 episodes in total were made, 22 in the first show and just 16 in the second. Hawthorne was quite brilliant as Sir Humphrey Appleby […]