On February 16th, 1967, 45 years ago today, NBC premiered "Space Seed" and introduced Khan to the world. Written by Gene Coon and Carey Wilber, the episode featured Ricardo Montalbán as the genetically superior tyrant who would become an icon of villainy in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. To celebrate both the actor and the character, TrekMovie Merchandise editor/resident Trek historian (and real-life sociology professor) John Tenuto invites all fellow fans to three different special events during the month of March!
Celebrate Khan with TrekMovie’s John Tenuto at 3 events in March
RARE PHOTOS FROM THE MAKING OF STAR TREK II AND VI
Saturday, March 10th, at the Grayslake Public Library (100 Library Lane, Grayslake, Illinois) from 2:00PM to 5:30PM http://www.grayslake.info/
Following a special anniversary showing "Space Seed” hosted by the Library, join John as he celebrates 45 years of Khan by sharing almost 100 rare behind the scenes images from the making of Star Trek II and Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country, celebrating the cast and crew whose talents made these films fan favorites. Based on four years of research by John and his wife, fellow sociology professor María José Tenuto , the images are culled from the University of Iowa’s Papers of Nicholas Meyer Collection. The photos were donated to the University by alumnus Meyer, the writer and/or director of Star Treks II, IV, and VI who has generously given permission to share these photos with the Grayslake Library community.
The event is free, however registration is required. To register, please visit http://www.grayslake.info.
Montalban and Meyer on set of Star Trek II
THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF RICARDO MONTALBAN
Tuesday, March 20th, at the College of Lake County, Room A162, from 11:00AM to 12:15PM http://www.clcillinois.edu/
The Latino Alliance and Social Science Division of the College of Lake County are sponsoring a multimedia presentation by María José and John detailing the life and legacy of Ricardo Montalbán. The presentation will discuss Ricardo Montalbán’s early years in Mexico; the influence of his family; his struggles to break free of the Hollywood "Latin Lover" stereotype during his career; his battle with arteriovenous malformation; his founding and presidency of Nosotros and his inspiration of generations of actors and actresses.
The event is free and no registration is required. For more information about either event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
STAR TREK FAN DAY at ST. LOUIS SCIENCE CENTER
Saturday, March 24th, at the St. Louis Science Center, 5050 Oakland Avenue John will be part of the St. Louis Science Center’s “Star Trek Fan Day” this March 24th! Star Trek fans can plan to spend the day at the Saint Louis Science Center attending a series of Star Trek lectures and visiting Star Trek: The Exhibition.
At 11 am, John presents “Rare Photos from the Making of Star Trek II and VI” thanks again to director Nicholas Meyer for his permission to present these images.
At 1 pm, artist Craig Skaggs will discuss his work as a designer of Star Trek models for The Bradford Exchange. He will show his drawings and describe the process he goes through to create these collector’s items.
At 2 pm, John presents “A Celebration of Fans: The History of the Official Star Trek Fan Club”. Before the Internet and TrekMovie, the Official Star Trek Fan Club was an information lifeline for fans through its publication, the Star Trek Communicator. John and María José have researched the magazine’s archives and found rare photos, including the only known photo of Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas together taken by former fan club president and publisher Dan Madsen. Also included is a fun look at 45 years of Star Trek collectibles. Enjoy photos and stories of some of the most unusual collectibles ever made and take a retro trip through categories of collecting. Special thanks to Dan Madsen for his permission to bring these archives to the public!
All lectures are free to the public and will be held in the Science Center’s May Hall. During the day there will be drawings for Star Trek posters and for the opportunity to have a front-row seat on Friday, April 6 when writer David Gerrold (“The Trouble with Tribbles”) describes his experiences writing for the original series.
Tickets to Star Trek: The Exhibition are $14.00 for adults, $12.00 for seniors and college students with an ID and $10.00 for children and members of the military. Science Center Members receive half-price tickets. To order tickets and for more information go to www.boldlygoexplore.org .
Commercial for Star Trek: The Exhibition at St. Louis Science Center