Today is Jolene Blalock’s birthday. Star Trek Enterprise’s Vulcan first officer T’Pol is turning 35. TrekMovie extends a big happy birthday "live long and prosper" to Jolene, and below we catch up on all her latest news. Today also happens to be the birthday of Star Trek III’s James B. Sikking, and so happy bday James, and we have an interesting piece of Trek trivia about him too.
Happy 35 Jolene
Two decades after Kirstie Alley’s Saavik, Jolene Blalock brought the sexy back to Star Trek’s Vulcans with T’Pol. Here she is talking about how getting into costume and makeup helped her get into character.
She was first officer of the NX-01, but many remember her most for the on and off love story of Trip and T’Pol, here is just one of the many tribute videos dedicated to this subject.
Legend of the Seeker interviews
Blalock’s most recent role was a two-episode arc on the fantasy show Legend of the Seeker in January. She did some TV interviews to promote the show, here are a few of them where she admits "she is a total geek".
Sinners and Saints
Jolene’s next film is Sinners and Saints, a crime drama set in New Orleans. The film doesn’t yet have a release date but there is more info at the official site sinnersandsaintsthemovie.com. Here is a trailer.
Keep track of Jolene
Happy birthday, James B. Sikking – who was paid for STIII with a torch
It is also the birthday of James B. Sikking, who played the pompous Captain Styles in Star Trek III The Search for Spock. The actor most famous for his role on Hill Street Blues is turning 76.
Sikking as Styles
In an interview last year Sikking revealed that he had an unusual payment for his part in Star Trek III. Sikking did the film as a favor to producer Harve Bennett, who decided to play Sikking with a chance to carry a torch for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. List to the interview clip below.