Wednesday, February 15, 2012
The Bronze U.S.S. Enterprise
I debated whether to purchase it since I wasn't really a TOS fan. I was more of a Trekker and a fan of TNG and DS9. Something just told me I needed to purchase this ship and I did.
I remember walking around the convention center with this 3 1/2 pound desktop statue. I even stood in line for two hours waiting for the autograph of actress Robin Curtis (Vulcan Lieutenant Saavik), who was delayed because of a small earthquake.
After getting Robin Curtis' autograph, I noticed my dad walking through the crowd towards me.
"Are you okay?" he asked.
I was confused since I really didn't know what I heard was an earthquake. Yes, the ground moved, but I thought it was a diesel truck moving above the ground. Nope, it was an earthquake and I was in it.
I then noticed the stack of headshot photos in my dad's hands. One of them being of Majel Barret-Roddenberry--yes, Gene Roddenberry's wife.
My dad had presented himself as a concerned parent looking for his son who was just in an earthquake. Naturally, they let him in. And like my father, he was able to obtain autographs of actors in his attempt to find his 17 year old son.