So I’m two days late for my usual “On This Day In” entry, but it turns out that it IS better late than never! Imagine Star Trek getting the Tarantino treatment! The only thing I could think of that would add to that would be if David Carradine were still alive (and still acting…but come on–like father like son, David would’ve probably worked until he literally died in the middle of a take.)
(Insert any tasteless comments and jokes here–I won’t add any because hearing about his death pi$$ed me off royally, thinking about all of the A, B, and Z grade movies he could’ve been making.)
As you all know, a certain show debuted tonight, FORTY EIGHT YEARS AGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No nerd worth their salt should ever forget that today, June 3, 1969, that the last Star Trek episode, “Turnabout Intruder” was aired. If you’d like to see William Shatner at his Shattnerist (on Star Trek, at least!) see this episode.
Think of it–in 1969, the Three Stooges were still touring, the moon landing was little more than a month away, and a couple of months later, a certain Family would be on everyone’s minds. Interesting time, when you look back on it as history. As everyday living, I imagine that it was pretty much like today.
Whether it’s a quick drawing Richard Boone (Google that, kids!) or,
a quickly made, high grossing comeback film, I suppose you could say that being a temp worker can be defined as “Have Position? Will Travel!” It can give you a feeling of overwhelm, anxiety, joy, exhilaration, and a deep feeling of “Why didn’t I try this before? What was I thinking?”
If you have held a position at a company for more than 10 years and suddenly find yourself on the outside looking in (aka: unemployed), temping could give you the shot in the confidence arm you so sorely need. (And trust me, you’ll need it!)
Degree of Stoogeration between Richard Boone and the Stooges? Four. One of the main writers for “Have Gun, Will Travel” was Gene Roddenberry of “Star Trek” fame. The star of “Star Trek”? (One of many!) William Shatner. Shortly before becoming Captain Kirk, Shatner had a starring role in an unsold TV pilot–“Alexander.” His co-star? One Adam West, who starred in the Stooges’ Columbia swan song, 1965’s “The Outlaws IS Coming!”
Isn’t history fun?