Captain Tracy wrote:
"Commodore STONE a descendant of yours"???,... Did anyone every tell you're a wise-@ss Dakota LOL!!!!!!!!
Actually, I had fans give me that gag back in the 1970s by virtue of my last name. The subtext made it -- at that time -- a bit more scandalous.
I'm extremely white and rarely even tan; Commodore Stone is obviously a black man. Other fans would giggle and occasionally joke about how I must be going to marry a black girl some day.
My response was always, "Absolutely. I'm going to marry Nichelle Nichols."
As I say, in the 1970s it was a bit more scandalous than it would be now. However, the gag didn't originate with me, but other fans. Blame Star Base Andromeda
-- I've just been repeating it for 35 years.