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There’s been no larger cultural influence in my life than the original series of Star Trek. We’ve been losing the stars over time – – Nimoy, Kelley, Doohan. Walter Koenig is still going, and I enjoyed this interview with him:

Interesting how the most generous word he could conjure up for Shatner was “civil.” That sounds about right.

I noticed a certain sadness about Walter, and I stumbled upon the tale of his own son’s suicide. I often lose sight of the fact that there are real humans behind these characters.