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Paul Greer
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Posted: 21 February 2018 at 9:58am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Whoa! My mind is spinning at the
possibilities.
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 21 February 2018 at 7:49pm | IP Logged | 2 post reply

I'd be desperately asking if there is any chance I could get beamed up, please Admiral, these people are crazy down here!

Walter Koenig has been at a lot of comic cons over the years, just as a collector of big little books and stuff he'd be drawn to them. I'd like a signed 1967 Nichelle Nichols LP myself!


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Jason Scott
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Posted: 21 February 2018 at 10:30pm | IP Logged | 3 post reply

Wow, that is awesome. And your reluctance to divulge details has me all sorts of excited as to what that could potentially mean.

I've been fortunate enough to meet William Shatner a few times, but of course all too briefly since it's always been at conventions. I met George Takei for the first time last year, and Walter Koenig jeez...about 20 years ago now. I've seen Nichelle Nichols from a distance, but unfortunately never got to talk to her. Though I was lucky enough to meet Leonard Nimoy about 8 years ago, at what i think was his last ever UK appearance. Sadly I never ever got to meet Deforest Kelley or James Doohan before they passed.

But of course, none of this compares to having a proper sit down conversation with the good Captain himself. Very envious of you JB for having such a once in a lifetime opportunity. Ironically the last time I met him at a convention,(On my birthday no less!) I was very tempted indeed to ask William Shatner to autograph an issue of New Visions, but was unsure of how he'd take it, So I perhaps foolishly missed the opportunity. Thus I hope you got to have a good conversation about it to him, and hopefully some day we'll learn of what you spoke about. Oh to be a fly on the wall for that conversation!


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Bill Collins
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Posted: 23 February 2018 at 2:38am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Jason, i met Nichelle Nicholls about 25 years ago
signing her autobiography in WHSmiths in Birmingham, she
was lovely!

P.S. I had just returned to work after being off with a
broken wrist, when i found out about the signing, my
wrist suddenly couldn`t cope with work and i `needed`
more physio! That extra two weeks off also enabled me to
meet one of my favourite bands of the time at
Nottingham!
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Jason Scott
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Posted: 23 February 2018 at 2:33pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

Haha Bill! That was some fortunate timing on your wrist flare up lol! ;)

Well done on getting to talk to the lovely lady herself. Book signings are a nice way to meet..
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 23 February 2018 at 2:48pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

As the broken wrist was caused by the negligence of my
employer, i felt that i deserved to meet Miss Uhura!
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John Byrne

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Posted: 27 February 2018 at 11:49am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

...I was very tempted indeed to ask William Shatner to autograph an issue of New Visions, but was unsure of how he'd take it...

•••

Quite well, I expect. One of the things that precipitated this call is that he's been signing copies of NEW VISIONS for a while.

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Jason Scott
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Posted: 27 February 2018 at 3:15pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

...I was very tempted indeed to ask William Shatner to autograph an issue of New Visions, but was unsure of how he'd take it...

•••

Quite well, I expect. One of the things that precipitated this call is that he's been signing copies of NEW VISIONS for a while.
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Has he now? Oh! Now I wish I had. I'd sort of felt weird about asking someone to sign something that I thought they'd not been involved in the creative process for. But I suppose from a certain point of view he has. As I guess it would be some what more difficult, without his dynamic poses and facial expressions! It is is such a unique situation though. Oh well, live and learn!
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Robert Shepherd
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Posted: 27 February 2018 at 9:04pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

...I was very tempted indeed to ask William Shatner to autograph an issue of New Visions, but was unsure of how he'd take it...

•••

Quite well, I expect. One of the things that precipitated this call is that he's been signing copies of NEW VISIONS for a while.

••••

Now THAT must have been exciting to hear!!!

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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 27 February 2018 at 9:42pm | IP Logged | 10 post reply


More intriguing with each day...

Now wondering which of you initiated the call in the first place!



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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 27 February 2018 at 10:54pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Picturing a kvelling John Byrne nervously pacing back and forth, full of excitement, trying to work up the nerve to make the call...
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John Byrne

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Posted: 28 February 2018 at 9:14am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

Now wondering which of you initiated the call in the first place!

••

He did. Or, more precisely, his rep started the process at the NYC con last year.

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James Woodcock
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Posted: 28 February 2018 at 10:03am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Holy .....

William Shatner initiated a call to you.

There are dreams people have. And there are people who realise those dreams.

You deserve this JB, for all your hard work and especially for ST:NV, you deserve this
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Greg Kirkman
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Posted: 28 February 2018 at 10:04am | IP Logged | 14 post reply

Wow! Looks like NEW VISIONS really made an impression with him and/or his rep, then! 

That call must have made the past few years’ worth of work feel especially worthwhile! Like being blessed by the equivalent of the STAR TREK Pope, in the absense of Roddenberry himself.
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John Kirk
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Posted: 08 March 2018 at 11:24am | IP Logged | 15 post reply

I actually knew that.

It still doesn't diminish my jealousy level. But how's this for a post?

"I just talked with John Byrne!"

... that's one I'd like to post one day.
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Flavio Sapha
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Posted: 08 March 2018 at 4:54pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

Awesome!!!
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Sam Karns
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Posted: 10 March 2018 at 12:09pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

I would love to know what you two creative minds talked about? 
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John Byrne

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Posted: 10 March 2018 at 1:21pm | IP Logged | 18 post reply

See my first post!
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Kevin Brown
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 1:30pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Shatner is asking JB to join him for season 3 of BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 2:04pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

Shatner is asking JB to join him for season 3 of BETTER LATE THAN NEVER.

•••

Closer than you might think!

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Doug Centers
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 5:02pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

I think I got it.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 8:25pm | IP Logged | 22 post reply

One year free membership in the JBF sez ya don't!!
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 16 March 2018 at 9:10pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

A commission piece with Shatner, Foreman, Winkler and Bradshaw in a montage of their exploits.

It's ok you needn't answer. let's keep the rest of the gang on pins and needles :-)
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John Byrne

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Posted: 17 March 2018 at 6:06am | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Since the Second Rule of commissions is No Likenesses....
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 17 March 2018 at 8:21am | IP Logged | 25 post reply

Shatner couldn’t get you to bend a rule? If he can’t, who can?!?
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