1161Re: [probe_control] SEARCH and fandom
- Feb 6, 2002--- dghprobe3 <dghprobe3@...> wrote:
> Hi Tom: Always good to hear from you. Yes, it wasYeah, it was kind of unusual to find the site. And
> a surprise for me
> when I discovered the website and this mailing list
> back in Feb.
yet, as I've said, Tony Franciosa (multiple awards and
nominations) and Hugh O'Brian (of course the lead on
the WYATT EARP series) were both well-known actors
back in the day. Not so much now (I recall
one-complimentary?-sketch Eddie Murphy did back in the
'80's which mentioned TF), afaik they're both more or
less retired...but both made "Current Biography"
magazine. Even Doug McClure was well-regarded in the
acting community, I can remember what I think was his
last role circa. 1995 on KUNG FU: THE LEGEND
CONTINUES...obviously ill but hanging in there to get
the job done.
As far as the SEARCH concept goes, it was IMO
ahead of its time. Maybe sort like TRON. The idea of
implants used as information "jacks" and so forth on
the side of good (or evil, though I don't know, was
this aspect was really discussed on the series..?) has
often been brought up in recent years.
> What's funny is that years later, after the premiereVery true. A good thing to remember is that there
> of Star Wars,
> something called media fandom emerged. Trek fans
> began perceiving
> that media fans were "invading" their Trek
> conventions. "Here come
> the damn media fans," as some of them lamented.
> Sometimes things
> come around full circle.
have been likely millions of ST fans of one or more of
the series who've never even been to one Trek
As far as SW goes, I only liked ESB of the four
films out so far. Maybe the next one...Most SW fans
are IMO okay, though the ones that camp out in front
of a theatre in hopes of seeing a SW movie are
> As for myself, I prefer "Star Trek fan" to "Trekkie"Sounds good to me...and I've watched ST since the
> or the
> supposedly preferred "Trekker."
first year of ST:TOS. Never could get into the
"Trekkie" vs. "Trekker" business. "Irwin Allen fan,"
"James Bond fan," "Dr. Who fan" and so forth make
sense...even if some want to additionally give
themselves some further designation.
> Likewise, I'dAgain, sounds good to me. Of course, my SEARCH
> prefer "Search fan"
> to "Searchie." But I guess we can call each other
> "Searchies" for
interest intersects somewhat with being a fan of Tony
Franciosa (and his own fandom connects to some extent
with that of, among others, Robert Stack in NAME OF
THE GAME...if one really wants to push it).
Anthony "attented exactly one ST-specific con
though many media/sf/writing conventions"
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