Met him at the STAR TREK 50th Anniversary con in Vegas in 2016. I was able to build a “connection” by mentioning that my Ex, Andy, had appeared with him in a Chicago production of TOM JONES. He remembered the show.
It was right before he headed off to England for what he then called “a little science-fiction flic.”
I've wondered for a few years now if Stanley Kubrick felt compelled to retitle his "Journey Beyond the Stars" production, when he surely must have heard that Gary Lockwood had just completed a TV pilot called "StarTrek."
Before the shooting was complete, it became "2001: A SpaceOdyssey."