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AtoZ June 8 2013 10:04 PM

Grace Lee Whitney - The Year After Leaving TOS
 
I've always enjoyed the early 1st season and Grace Lee Whitney's contribution. The years after Trek were the most turbulent period of her life. Not too long ago I saw some rare pictures of her visiting the set and lunching with Nimoy and Shatner (who were in costume) and to me it looked like an enjoyable reunion. The pics hinted that this occurred somewhere midway through S2.

Clearly Grace was a welcomed visitor despite having been let go, and her IMDB profile hints that she stayed active despite her personal life and eventual decline.

Can anybody elaborate on that visit?

Gary7 June 9 2013 12:23 AM

Re: Grace Lee Whitney - The Year After Leaving TOS
 
Did you ever read her book? I have to imagine that she probably talked about her time immediately after being let go from Star Trek. I've not read it yet, but intend to eventually getting around to it. :)

Therin of Andor June 9 2013 12:35 AM

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AtoZ wrote: (Post 8220385)
Not too long ago I saw some rare pictures of her visiting the set and lunching with Nimoy and Shatner (who were in costume) and to me it looked like an enjoyable reunion. The pics hinted that this occurred somewhere midway through S2.

The Paramount Commissary was a place to be seen. By casting people.

If you check out IMDb, Grace was still quite busy in the years immediately after Trek, so being on the Paramount lot would be business as usual.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0926298/

feek61 June 9 2013 05:12 AM

Re: Grace Lee Whitney - The Year After Leaving TOS
 
I loved her character and if I'm honest; I had a crush on her when I was a kid (and still do). I was sorry she left the show. I did read her book a few years ago and if I remember correctly she was devastated at being let go from Star Trek. She says and the early promo photos bear out that she was one of the intended original "big three" which of course eventually became Kirk, Spock and McCoy.

Lt. Uhura-Brown June 9 2013 05:35 AM

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Which one was she? Yeoman Rand?

Gary7 June 9 2013 07:23 AM

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Lt. Uhura-Brown wrote: (Post 8221750)
Which one was she? Yeoman Rand?

Let me Google that for you

bbailey861 June 9 2013 03:50 PM

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Gary7 wrote: (Post 8221972)
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Lt. Uhura-Brown wrote: (Post 8221750)
Which one was she? Yeoman Rand?

Let me Google that for you

:guffaw:I loved that!! I've never seen that done before. I must learn how to do that, myself!!

Re Grace Lee Whitney's book - I certainly recommend it.

feek61 June 9 2013 08:03 PM

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You know what this thread needs: PICTURES!!!!

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Nerys Myk June 9 2013 08:23 PM

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feek61 wrote: (Post 8221696)
I loved her character and if I'm honest; I had a crush on her when I was a kid (and still do). I was sorry she left the show. I did read her book a few years ago and if I remember correctly she was devastated at being let go from Star Trek. She says and the early promo photos bear out that she was one of the intended original "big three" which of course eventually became Kirk, Spock and McCoy.

The Doctor and Yeoman characters have been a part of Star Trek since the beginning. The doctor character has always been a sounding board/adviser for the Captain, so its doubtful that the Yeoman was intended to be the third of the "big three". Probably the doctor and the yeoman were both meant to be secondary regulars, but once the show got rolling I think they realized the yeoman role was pretty limited and better served by guest stars, day players and extras. Whitney was probably in the promos because it never hurts to include a pretty girl.

Maurice June 9 2013 08:50 PM

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Here she is a year ago when we had lunch together. She's a firecracker!

marksound June 9 2013 09:29 PM

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I never noticed before this thread, but Christina Applegate bears a strong resemblance to Grace.

http://www.shape.com/sites/shape.com...-Applegate.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b6...ps5910d1d1.jpg

Gary7 June 10 2013 12:08 AM

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Maurice wrote: (Post 8223715)
Here she is a year ago when we had lunch together. She's a firecracker!

OMG... It's Yeoman Rand with Galt! Where's your cloak, man?
;)

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Carcazoid wrote: (Post 8223835)
I never noticed before this thread, but Christina Applegate bears a strong resemblance to Grace.

Yeah, there's definitely some facial elements common between the two of them. To me, I feel like Grace looks more like her now than she did back in TOS days.

AtoZ June 10 2013 01:21 AM

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Carcazoid wrote: (Post 8223835)
I never noticed before this thread, but Christina Applegate bears a strong resemblance to Grace.

http://www.shape.com/sites/shape.com...-Applegate.jpg

http://i17.photobucket.com/albums/b6...ps5910d1d1.jpg

Hey, good call! I never noticed that until you pointed it out. :techman:

AtoZ June 10 2013 01:30 AM

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Gary7 wrote: (Post 8220823)
Did you ever read her book? I have to imagine that she probably talked about her time immediately after being let go from Star Trek. I've not read it yet, but intend to eventually getting around to it. :)

I'm in the process of getting a copy. Having cut my teeth on TOS, in a sense, I view the cast as old friends. Add to that some of the revelations that have come out over the years, the Justman/Solow book and whatever one finds floating on the web, Whitney's story has for me taken on a dramatic new shade.

Sir Rhosis June 10 2013 01:34 AM

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Great pic, Maurice.

Sir Rhosis


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