Friday, August 14, 2015

Dr. Smith Meets Captain Kirk

The Doctor and the Captain

William Shatner Jonathan Harris
The look.
I don't know what the occasion was, but there was a day on the Paramount Desilu lot in the '60s when the stars of all the different shows of the time got together to meet and greet some fans. Star Trek, Lost In Space, Batman ... they were all there. I am guessing it was some time in 1967, perhaps the fall of that year. But, it just as easily could have been late 1966 or early 1968.

Anyway, the point of this post is just that one photo and the one below. I've posted other shots from that day, such as Adam West with Leonard Nimoy, Jonathan Harris and Leonard Nimoy. So, to that collection, we add here Jonathan Harris with William Shatner.

William Shatner Jonathan Harris
Angela Cartwright joins the festivities. Notice how she and Jonathan are holding hands, it must have been a good set. Also, notice Jonathan's perfect handkerchief in his breast pocket, the man had class.
It wasn't particularly difficult to get them all there. They filmed on adjacent soundstages. However, the juxtapositions are still intense for fans of the show.

If anyone knows what the date and event were, drop me a comment. It was a magical day for fans of '60s television, the true golden age. Since Yvonne Craig was there, and she was on Batman during the '67-'68 season, I am going to take a wild stab and say it was September 1967, to promote the new season.

By the way, I pity the young boy (I think) in the lower right of the top photo, who just missed immortality by being out of frame.


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