I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Shatner several times, often backstage at Star Trek conventions when we were both guests. FAVORITE MOMENT: When I was to follow Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner on stage at Creation’s HUGE mega Trek con in Vegas, and after me, Mr. Shatner and Mr. Nimoy were to follow. There was a moment, while waiting for Mr. Frakes and Mr. Spiner to come off stage, that Mr. Nimoy and Mr. Shatner were standing close to me talking backstage, and Mr. Nimoy looked over to me and said “You know, you don’t have to stand there all alone.” I walked over to them, they both shook my hand, and they proceeded to talk about photography. Mr. Nimoy often engaged my opinion or thought, which I found gracious and incredibly polite. I got about 15 minutes in chatting with them, when Mr. Frakes and Mr. Spiner were through, walked off stage and into the back where we were, and while the crew cleared chairs onstage before I was to go on (I was put between their talks due to a scheduling change… an awesome change of circumstance), I had about 10 minutes of standing there chatting with William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Jonathan Frakes and Brent Spiner about basically everyday things. It was my turn to go on stage for the next 30 minutes to discuss my then-current popular webcomic “The Trek Life (which ran at the official STARTREK.COM 3-times weekly for 3 years)), and I shook their hands and headed onstage, realizing I, mortal ol’ cartoonist David Reddick had the rare pleasure of standing among Star Trekkian royalty and made to feel, well, equal. I find that most of the TV and movie stars I meet are typically gracious and kind and always professional, which I find inspiring, and a good example to follow!
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