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Old March 6 2009, 08:22 AM   #46
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I was at a convention where he was there, and he wound up talking about a humorous story on the set of Buck Rogers.

i enjoyed meeting him. This is when I was in college, back in the early nineties. Piersis Kambata was at the same convention
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Old March 6 2009, 01:05 PM   #47
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I was at a convention where he was there, and he wound up talking about a humorous story on the set of Buck Rogers.
Go on, go on!
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Old March 6 2009, 10:11 PM   #48
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Being a long time trek fan, I can tell you as far back as the 70s Mr. Leonard had a great reputation with the fans. Say his name to any old time TOS fan and you can hear the sense of owe in their voice when they talk about him.

He brought about a sense of class and dignity that the writers built the entire Vulcan culture upon.

To my knowledge he was well respected by cast and crew of both TOS and TNG. I never heard a bad word about the guy.
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Old March 9 2009, 06:13 AM   #49
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I was at a convention where he was there, and he wound up talking about a humorous story on the set of Buck Rogers.
Go on, go on!

my memory is vague. either he played a robot with a removable head or someone else did, and well it was just something funny that happened. I don'
t remember much. it was ten years ago. I'll see if I can find it.

He was a great guy to meet though
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Old March 16 2009, 10:19 PM   #50
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In 1976, my older sister took me to one of the conventions at NBC plaza in NYC for my 9th birthday. (We lived nearby in Long Island.) I was pretty overwhelmed and too young to fully appreciate the whole event, but one thing I remember clearly is that the first actor to speak was Mark Lenard. He was as classy, sophisticated and enthusiastic a participant as you would hope for, and I appreciated Sarek and General Urko much more for having seen him. I was glad he was able to reprise the role and give it finality in TNG.

I still have the program from that event, and Mark Lenard is clearly featured in the photographs.
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Old March 17 2009, 02:06 AM   #51
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Mark Lenard always brought gravitas to any Trek episode or movie he appeared in. Great actor.

My one pseudo Mark Lenard story: When I was in high school, my local radio station in NYC, WNEW-FM, had this daily call-in contest called the "Morning Mind Exercise". Basically they would ask a trivia question, and the first correct caller won a prize. Well, one morning before school, celebrating the release of ST:IV, the question was:
"What actor played a Romulan, a Klingon, and Spock's father?"

I called in, and, amazingly won! I was on the air, saying, "Mark Lenard, of course!"

So with that, I won year's supply of crappy Krauser's ice cream (they sent me 52 coupons for half gallon tubs). I recall having a party and getting about 10 of them
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Old March 17 2009, 02:09 AM   #52
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Go check out the second episode of the (short-lived 1980's) TV series Otherworld. Mark plays the Commandant of the Zone Troopers. He's fairly badass in that ep.

You can watch the episode online, in fact. It's on otherworldonline.org.

(plus it's loaded with other Trek actors as well, like Brian Thompson and Robert O'Reilly)
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Old April 4 2009, 10:42 PM   #53
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Go check out the second episode of the (short-lived 1980's) TV series Otherworld. Mark plays the Commandant of the Zone Troopers. He's fairly badass in that ep.

You can watch the episode online, in fact. It's on otherworldonline.org.

(plus it's loaded with other Trek actors as well, like Brian Thompson and Robert O'Reilly)
Thanks for that link! I thought I was only one of two people who actually remembered that show! And the only thing I distinctly recall is "oh, you're a ZIT!" "What's that?" "A Zone Trooper in Training!"

I wonder why the show didn't last?
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Old April 5 2009, 10:55 PM   #54
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As a teenager back in the 60s, I fell in love with Sarek, and from then on watched everything that Mark did, little knowing that in the 9 last years of his life we would actually become friends. He was one of the brightest, funniest, and, most importantly, kindest persons I have ever known, and even now, after more than 10 years I miss him greatly. He treated every fan with respect and dignity, and it always saddens me to know that many of his fans never got the chance to experience seeing him in person and the treat that was. Nothing was more amusing than when he appeared in front of an new audience which expected a solemn diginified "Sarek", and instead were shocked to an lively and animated man who loved to tell his stories, --- and some of the corniest of jokes.....
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Old April 8 2009, 06:57 PM   #55
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One of his other Trek contributions was occasional voice work. He performed the readings for Sarek and Federation, as well as the "historical documentary" vids included with the CD-ROM Star Trek Omnipedia. He may have done some other stuff, too, but those are what I recall offhand.

His reading of Federation makes it one of my favorite audiobooks.
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Old April 9 2009, 02:03 PM   #56
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One of his other Trek contributions was occasional voice work. He performed the readings for Sarek and Federation..

His reading of Federation makes it one of my favorite audiobooks.
I didn't know he lived long enough to know about the SAREK novel, so that's great that he not only knew a novel was centered on his character, but that Mr. Lenard actually participated in it in a major way. I'm happy to learn of this.
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Old April 9 2009, 05:35 PM   #57
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One of his other Trek contributions was occasional voice work. He performed the readings for Sarek and Federation, as well as the "historical documentary" vids included with the CD-ROM Star Trek Omnipedia. He may have done some other stuff, too, but those are what I recall offhand.

His reading of Federation makes it one of my favorite audiobooks.
During the last years of his life he did a lot of voice work, not only Trek, but commercials and documentary narration, along with teaching acting classes in NYC.
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Old April 9 2009, 08:02 PM   #58
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One of his other Trek contributions was occasional voice work. He performed the readings for Sarek and Federation, as well as the "historical documentary" vids included with the CD-ROM Star Trek Omnipedia. He may have done some other stuff, too, but those are what I recall offhand.

His reading of Federation makes it one of my favorite audiobooks.
I love the Federation audiobook, too. I don't think I ever heard the one for Sarek - might have to track that one down.
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Old April 13 2009, 02:26 AM   #59
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He was certainly a solid actor, and when I saw him at a con in the mid 80's he was very gracious, funny and personable. I was certainly more "star struck" at seeing him in person than I was the other celebs there.
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Old April 13 2009, 02:50 AM   #60
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One of his other Trek contributions was occasional voice work. He performed the readings for Sarek and Federation, as well as the "historical documentary" vids included with the CD-ROM Star Trek Omnipedia. He may have done some other stuff, too, but those are what I recall offhand.

His reading of Federation makes it one of my favorite audiobooks.
I love the Federation audiobook, too. I don't think I ever heard the one for Sarek - might have to track that one down.
A third here for my love of the Federation audio book. Sarak is a great book as well but the ending is just plain sad and heart wrenching... I have a hard time listening to it because of that.
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