I have been a Sci Fi and Star Trek fan for as long as I can remember. As a young boy I used to watch the Andersons productions; Thunderbirds, Joe 90, Captain Scarlet, Stingray and Space 1999. Then as I grew older my parents let me watch Dr Who, with Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, it was in old fashioned black-and-white but was very scary! One of the boys at my junior school in Ealing brought in a ‘show-and-tell’ Cyber-man head, as his father worked at the Ealing Film Studios where they were filming (if only I could get my hands on it now… it would be worth a fortune!). Then one of the Daleks went ‘missing’ from the Studios, which was later found in the back streets of Ealing. All very exciting stuff for an impressionable school-boy. My family finally bought a colour television and the BBC stated to broadcast the new Sci-FI adventure called Star Trek in the UK. It was in glorious colour… plus they had pretty ladies in short skirts… I was hooked!
Funnily enough, my school friends used to call me Spock, on account of my straight fringe hair cut… so it was interesting to see that ‘young Spock’ in the new movie looked very much like me when I was young!
Here’s a photo taken at Heathrow airport in the early 70′s with a Dalek coin operated ride.
A mash-up of Dr Who and Star Trek back in 2008… who would have guessed that it would become fact in 2012!