Neurologist Oliver Sacks, author of Awakenings, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, and An Anthropologist on Mars confesses he was a big Star Trek fan. He certainly brings unusual insight to the series:
I never missed a Star Trek, or very rarely. I would put off important engagement – I don’t think there was easy recording at that time – and I’d put off important engagements because I needed to be by the television at 8 o’clock, and that was that. On one occasion, I went… when I was inLos Angeles I went to the studio, because I wanted to… and I met Brent Spiner, who was Data. And I told him he… he was the icon of autistic people everywhere, and I think he looked rather puzzled and he wasn’t quite sure what… what to make of my comment, which was meant to be a high compliment.
This excerpt comes from a wide-ranging and captivating interview with Sacks posted on Web of Strories.