I picked up the latest issue of Star Trek Magazine while cruising Fred Meyer. A couple of articles caught my eye: a section devoted to TOS episode The Doomsday Machine (including the new remastered version), and a quick blurb about the new comic “Star Trek: Year 4.” It was funny to learn that William Windom, who played Commodore Matt Decker, doesn’t like Star Trek and he’s never watched the show except for The Doomsday Machine. Also, the original concept for the “machine” had thousands of gun platforms but this obviously had to be nixed due to budget restraints. I was also happy to learn that the Star Trek Year 4 comic will include characters from the animated show. They won’t have big staring roles, but they’ll appear. That’s very cool, as I enjoy the cartoon Star Trek quite a bit. It’s a nice nod and appreciated by fans like me.
A surprising fact I learned from this issue was that DeForest Kelley gave up the chance for an experimental treatment for his cancer. He did it because he felt he’d lived a long life and that a younger person should receive it. How about that! This info comes via Kris Smith, a family friend, who has a book coming out soon about Kelly. Makes me miss him all the more.
On a side note, I realized I didn’t get a copy of the Who Wants to Be a Superhero comic book staring Feedback. So, rustled one up at another store. It’s your standard Superhero story. Not much to say about it, but it is getting me excited for the second season, which premieres July 26th.