The really wonderful thing about Trekonderoga is the access to the stars. All of us TFW members had multiple engaging moments with them over the weekend. Being able to walk through the sets with Walter Nichelle and Eddy Paskey for the first time in 47 years and seeing their reaction to what we had created brought me to tears! The picture of The Eddy and Me earlier in this tread was the high point of my weekend. James and I as well as three others from our set building crew took Eddy through the sets the first time. Each time we came into a new room on the sets he would pause a moment bow his head with tears in his eyes and say in disbelief “l can’t believe this is here”. We all were tearing up along with him! Once we got on the bridge I asked him how did we do? Did we get it right? He said you sure have! He looked at James and said " What a wonderful life l’ve had".
Nichelle walked the entire set with a ear to ear grin on her face! Also as many of you know she is not as mobile as she used to be but set walked the entire distance of the sets, she didn’t want to miss a thing! Half way through we paused for a few minutes in the briefing room and see had some time with the Vulcan harp. She is such an elegant woman, truely the queen of Star Trek!
Then there is Walter, he has a dark sense of humor! He would say something a bit of color and then give you a devilish grin, he was a hoot during the tours he gave. He was so full of history while filming on the sets, both about his fellow actors as well as the production people. He was quite the ham as well, we would introduce him by having him on the other side of the set doors, the door would open to a frail looking stooped over, limping old man saying “enter” he got a chuckle out of the crowd as soon as they realized it was just an act!