Thursday, February 25, 2010

1976 Deforest Kelley Interview

I've posted items before from the great 70's fanzine "Enterprise Incidents," and today I'm revisiting it again with material from issue #2, published in July of 1976. This time we open it up for some items on Deforest Kelley, everyone's favorite sneaky-bad-guy- turned-irascible-humanitarian (as far as roles are concerned).

First up below, a reprint from the Archives page of a TV/Movie Life article on De, probably published in 1967 or early '68.

Below, another TV/Movie magazine clipping on De, from 1968.

And below we begin the magazine's actual interview with De, conducted in 1976.

Bonus: Below is another of the Random House Star Trek greeting cards, put out in 1976. Since McCoy was the focus of this entry, I thought it was a good time to post the card that featured him. The inside text says " can't keep a good man down!"

All of the above items were bought by me in the late 70's at the (sadly, now defunct) store in Ft. Lauderdale called "Starship Enterprises." Below you will see the younger, and much skinnier Fred inside the store during one of my visits. I was about 19 at the time; please don't hold this picture against me. I'll be posting more pictures that I took there in future entries.

I still have my copy of the life-size Spock poster behind me, and the black and white ST:TMP promotional stills on the wall in the background. And yes, I even have the U.F.P. badge I was wearing. I would look back and laugh at myself as a geek, except for the fact I still have all that stuff and really haven't changed much except put on some weight.


mmtz said...

Frederick: Do you have more issues of Trek? I'm trying to find out which issues of Trek contain reprints of British Star Trek comics strips. For example, Trek #5 reprints two pages of Star Trek comics in B&W, like this page. Trek #6 and #7 also have UK strip reprints, but issues #1, #4, #8 and #11 don't. Would you please let me know if there any comics in #13 and any other issues of Trek you might have? thanks

Jay said...

Gosh what a sweet fella. You can never have too much DeForest Kelley.

Frederick said...


Love your comics checklist! I will go through all the Trek and Enterprise Incidents issues I have and see what there is. I'll get back to you when I have a chance to do it and let you know! I plan on featuring those strips soon, myself.

Kev72 said...

Frederick: Love the posts on the Enterprise Incident! I was able to find two issues and can't wait to get them!


Lisa said...

Hello, Just bloghopping. Great blog!

Be Well :)

Bones said...

I want to read the interview but the 2nd page's link is broken. Halp? ;(

Frederick said...


Thanks for the heads up, sorry about that! I have fixed it, enjoy!