"I am intrigued that some of the actors have problems today with William Shatner. Makes one wonder if Kirk's character was a projection of Shatner's own personality?"
Nah, Kirk was a sweetheart compared to Shatner. :) I guess you must have heard (or read) about the problems between the minor actors and Shatner's ego, as it's fairly common knowledge these days. When I got my first clue, however, it wasn't such common knowledge. I was backstage with Jimmy Doohan (who played Scotty, you'll recall) at a convention, waiting for Jimmy's cue to go out on stage. And he was chatting quite openly about the old days. (He was also knocking back a quart of Scotch, and this was around 10 o'clock in the morning, as I recall.) And Jimmy kept referring to Shatner rather derisively as "The Star". He said a few other things, as well, which I won't repeat here. Suffice it to say that it was all pretty entertaining, actually. :)
Heheh, Phyllis must be a psy-chick, to have brought up Dr Who. Tom Baker's early years were my own, particular favorites. :)
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