Here There Be Trekkers

Tonight was our first dress rehearsal complete with newspaper reviewer and minus one key character from the production… UGH!  I dunno… week of opening with 4 rehearsals to go and one of the major cast members is at a meeting but I guess it must have been important.  So we had a fill-in read lines from the audience.  The reviewer for the Crescent is very personable and has been exceptionally favorable in a few of the WCCT shows he has critiqued and the first show I was in with the Village Players.  He even quoted a line from a review of one of my characters: “A gleefully unrepentent psycho” or something like that.  He must have remembered seeing Grease?

Before we began, the subject of Star Trek: The Motion Picture was addressed by Mr. Greer.  Particularly, the Enterprise‘s fly over, around, and into the behemoth ship that took what seems an eternity to sit through.  We then focused on the number of Trek fans in the cast of which there are many.  The youngest female in the cast is named Katherine Janeway after the first female character to lead a Star Trek television series as captain of the U.S.S. Voyager.  Another has a husband who has thousands of Trek books. I used to read the novels from time to time but have since lost track unless there is a really special one.

A third really got my interest soaring.  It seems that she is a relative of DeForest Kelley (R.I.P) who played my personal favorite character of all Trekdom: the inscrutable, crusty, curmudgeonly Dr. Leonard H. “Bones” McCoy.  She, however, did not inherit the searing blue “Kelley eyes” as her brother had.

Ok… back to the rehearsal.  I think that with the absence of one of our actors, it went awfully well.  Hopefully, this will be the LAST time we are minus a performer.  But how fun was that to discover something new about so many in our small cast?  Hopefully, our kindly reviewer does not print TOO much about the murder mystery in his article… no spoilers.  As soon as I see it, I will make note of it in another post.

3 Days, 22 Hours and counting…

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  1. taylhis Said:

    on October 5, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Hmmm, a quandry… I might just wait until after I see the show to read that review… I scarcely imdb movies before I see them anymore for fear of anything getting spoiled. Don’t you hate the movies where they give a major spoiler in the TITLE!
    Can’t wait to see it! Break a leg!

  2. jamiahsh Said:

    on October 5, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Yes, I hate spoilers, too. I will probably not comment on the review until after the run. Especially spoilers for a mystery. Whodunwhat to whom with what and where? Booo on spoilers.

  3. derek Said:

    on October 6, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Ugh- to be stuck with a name based on a character. At least her classmates probably had no idea there was a Trek character by that name. At least it wasn’t worse, like Seven of Nine… 😉

    Break a leg, as long as you don’t really do it like in The Producers, which I just saw a couple of weeks ago…

  4. jamiahsh Said:

    on October 6, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    At least her MIDDLE name is Janeway. Made me feel really young there… Voyager ran in the late 90s if memory serves.

    Are we talking the recent Producers film which I have not seen or the classic film? Now there is something I did not think of… movie to stage to movie.

  5. derek Said:

    on October 7, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    The 2005 version. Boy did Mel Brooks look old at the end. Nothing disparaging meant since he *is* old after all.

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