Tuesday, July 20, 2010

TV FLASHBACK : STAR TREK .... THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER .. 1967

FAN ART POSTER
Paramount Television
Presents
A Desilu Production

STAR TREK
Starring

WILLIAM SHATNER     LEONARD NIMOY
   DE FOREST KELLEY  GEORGE TAKEI       
     NICHELLE NICHOLLS   JAMES DOOHAN    
           WALTER KOENIG
"THE CITY ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER"
                 Guest Starring....

  JOAN COLLINS as Edith Keeler    

MONTAGE PROMO CARD
KIRK & SPOCK ENTER THE PORTAL
JOAN as EDITH
JOAN READS HER SCRIPT ON SET
This episode from the classic series "Star Trek", proved to me one of the most memorable episodes ever and a continued fan favourite. Joan plays the role of Edith Keeler, a social worker in the 1930's, who runs the 21st Street Mission, where she dishes up free dinners for the unemployed and the down and outs. But as they say there is no such thing as a free meal!  Edith preaches to the hungry masses about hope and optimism and how she wants them all to hang in there and survive to reach a better future! She eventually comes across Captain Kirk and Mr Spock, who entered a time portal to find a crazed Dr McCoy, who accidently overdosed on cordrazine and then went beserk in a delirious state jumping through the time portal into 30's New York! Now Spock and Kirk must find him and on the way come across Edith after they hide in the basement of the mission.. Captain Kirk eventually falls in love with Edith, but the course of love never runs smooth...    It turns out because of McCoy's invasion of the portal and the fact they had to follow him, has changed the timeline and the course of history. Edith was due to die in a traffic accident, but now she will live in this timeline to preach her message which in turn will delay America's entry into world war two and thus Germany will have time to build the atom bomb first and win the war!  In the end the only way to keep the timeline on course is to let Edith die and Kirk must let her cross the road to her death.!!

KIRK & EDITH FALL IN LOVE

 Joan is as lovely as ever as the saintly Edith and this episode has stood the test of ..dare I say time! Joan as always brings a touch of style and elegance to this one her many guest appearances in many of the world's most popular television series of all time....     

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