Star Trek 45th Anniversary: Larry Nemecek, Trek Consultant Speaks
Another story for all Star Trek fans to relish; not only are we celebrating 45 years of something that we love, we are also taking an opportunity to celebrate the career of the ultimate Star Trek fan. Larry Nemecek, a sharp undergrad of East Central University, has taken his love all things Trek and made the ultimate career that any fan (including myself) would love to have.
Author, editor and Star Trek consultant Larry Nemecek has been one of the largest contributors to the Star Trek franchise without having actually worked on a show… in a way. His contributions out of love for Trek are amazing and very inspiring.
Larry recalled the hilarious anecdote that introduced him to the wonderful world of Star Trek.
“My ninth grade science teacher and two kids were goofing around and what they had done was painted blue dots on their heads,” he laughed, “What are you guys Ajax and blue dot cleaner?”
“Oh, Larry, no, we’re Halkans from Mirror, Mirror.” She replied.
“Oh, no, Larry, don’t tell me you don’t know Star Trek.”
Nemecek was only vaguely familiar with a show that had a guy with pointy ears. Needless to say, once Nemecek watched it he was hooked.
At one point, there was only one incarnation of Star Trek. As difficult as that is to imagine, it is a reality. The only cannon there was is what the fans themselves began to establish.
Unfortunately, the traditional image of the early or maybe even current Star Trek fans are less favorable than what most ladies would want in their man. This is not so true, folks.
“This whole thing it [fans] being pimple-faced boys in the basement –not true. The early fandom was all women who had sexual attractions to Mr. Spock.”
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Much of Leonard Nimoy’s fan mail during the run of the original Star Trek was from women who had sexual fantasies about his character Mr. Spock.