Herb Solow has died

Discussion in 'Star Trek - The Original & Animated Series' started by gottacook, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. gottacook

    gottacook Captain Captain

    Apr 27, 2005
  2. ZapBrannigan

    ZapBrannigan Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 7, 2013
    New York State
    Very sorry to hear this. I'm glad he and Justman got Inside Star Trek written when they did.

    Apparently, putting his name over the Balok puppet in the end credits was a deliberate in-joke, and he loved it. And that frame was parodied in Futurama once, with a picture of Kiff looking like Balok. That was funny.
  3. Sir Rhosis

    Sir Rhosis Commodore Commodore

    Nov 17, 2001
    Cincinnati, OH
  4. MANT!

    MANT! Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 14, 2005
    in Atomo-vision
    Damn..well 89 years is a great run and he is remembered by his body of work..
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  5. Neopeius

    Neopeius Admiral Admiral

    Nov 3, 2001
    55 years ago
    Whenever some legend dies, I now always think, "The 55 year countdown-timer has started."

    Well, he's got a good run left back here in 1965.
  6. Lord Garth

    Lord Garth Vice Admiral Admiral

    May 7, 2011
    Aug 10, 1999
  7. Phaser Two

    Phaser Two Commodore Premium Member

    Jun 21, 2016
    Los Angeles
    :weep: RIP. Herb really added quite a lot to our favorite show, as his and Bob Justman's book made quite clear (while managing to remain very humble, not to mention funny!).
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  8. johnnybear

    johnnybear Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Sep 7, 2014
    I'll raise my whisky glass in his honour this evening! RIP Herb Solow! :(
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  9. John Clark

    John Clark Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jul 4, 2008
  10. Tallguy

    Tallguy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    May 2, 2005
    Beyond the Farthest Star
    RIP. I had no idea he was so YOUNG when Star Trek was made! Early 30's?
  11. Ronald Held

    Ronald Held Vice Admiral Admiral

    Feb 21, 2005
    On the USS Sovereign
  12. JoseNoodles

    JoseNoodles Commander Red Shirt

    Jul 18, 2018
    RIP and thank you for contributing to one of the greatest TV shows ever made.
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  13. ChristopherPike

    ChristopherPike Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Jan 13, 2006
    Inside Star Trek is one my treasured books on the shelf. One of the first Executives to demystify the series, and contradict some of the entertaining tales told by the actors. He obviously had as much of hand in making Mission: Impossible what it was too. A great loss, as I'm sure he probably had as a unique perspective on that and later going to work at MGM, we never heard in as much detail about.
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  14. Harvey

    Harvey Admiral Admiral

    Oct 8, 2005
    Los Angeles, California
    RIP, Herb.

    Inside Star Trek
    is one of the key books about the making of the original Star Trek. I was just consulting it to answer a question this morning. I'm glad Solow was able to write it when he did, when so many people who worked on the series were still alive and could be interviewed for the book. I wonder what happened to all the raw interviews? Those would be a treasure trove if they ever turn up.

    He was working on a memoir, Going Solow, which presumably would have covered that period in more detail. I wonder how much was complete at the time he died?

    Solow joined Desilu in 1964, I think. He would have been 34. His boss at the time, Oscar Katz, was older (51).
  15. DarthPipes

    DarthPipes Vice Admiral Admiral

    Mar 3, 2006
  16. BillJ

    BillJ Canon Warrior Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2001
    Escaped from Trumpistan
    I somehow missed this when it was originally posted.

    RIP Mr. Solow. Thanks for going to bat for Star Trek.
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  17. Spock's Barber

    Spock's Barber Commodore Commodore

    Oct 9, 2014
    Standing Next To Kirk
    RIP, Mr. Solow. Now you can soar with the real stars!
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  18. trynda1701

    trynda1701 Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

    Mar 21, 2012
    Somewhere in the stay at home lockdown - again!
    I totally missed this sad story too, but it's been a stressful last month of so for me.

    RIP, Mr Solow, and as others have said, thank you for your contributions to Star Trek and its history. I must try and get a copy of the book.

    Condolences to his family and friends. :(
  19. F. King Daniel

    F. King Daniel Fleet Admiral Admiral

    Nov 5, 2008
    King Daniel Beyond
    Inside Star Trek was a fascinating read. Thank you for your contributions to Star Trek, Mr Solow! And RIP.
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  20. Keith1701

    Keith1701 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

    Dec 26, 2002
    Warner Robins Georgia
    Rest in Peace.