Happy Birthday De

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  1. PKerr

    PKerr Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Some of you may or may not know but today is DeForest Kelley's Birthday.

    A friend of my also found this on the net, got some really neat old pics (some I've never seen before) Enjoy!

    Happy Birthday De!
     
  2. Rulius

    Rulius Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Those pics were awesome!
     
  3. teacake

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    WOW they sure are and what a find!
     
  4. BigJake

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    The young DeForest Kelley looks like quite the ladykiller.
     
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    He totally looked like Gary Sinise in those pics.

    (I wonder if it's true that Sinise was actually offered the role of McCoy in STXI?)
     
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    Yes he does!!! (look like Sinise)
     
  7. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    Thanks for posting those pics - I'd not seen some of them.
     
  8. bbailey861

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    Thank you for those photos - it's always good to see new pics!! A belated Happy Birthday to DeForest.
     
  9. RandyS

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    Neither had I. I particularly liked the one of him kneeling and wearing the skates.

    At least, I think they were skates.
     
  10. kirsten187

    kirsten187 Napoleonic Power Monger Premium Member

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    I think that's what the article said.
     
  11. Flying Spaghetti Monster

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    DeForrest Kelly was always one of my favorite actors. When he smiled, it was always infectious. It always made me want to smile. Few actors could do that for me. He was a man of good humor, with a kind heart. He played McCoy so perfectly.

    I think Urban, for the most part, was a good choice to carry the torch. But I'm not sure if it's the writing or the performance, or the directing, but sometimes it seems Urban forces it a bit more than he should. It never seemed that De was acting. He was only natural. The only time I noticed, in twenty-five years of him playing the character, that seemed like he was acting was the scene in The Undiscovered Country when the Klingon's leave after the state dinner, when he says "I'm going to go find a pot of black coffee." He delivered the line perfectly, as only he can, but he had his hand on the uniform to peel it down so the flap was open for most of the shot, as if waiting for his cue. Aside from that, his performances were never anything less than perfect.
     

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