Captain Pike Signs

Actor Sean Kenny will sign his autobiography Captain Pike Found Alive! at Mystery & Imagination Bookshop on Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Kenney played the crippled Captain Pike and Lt. DePaul, on the original Star Trek series, shares his memories of the early days on the set of the Enterprise.

Mystery & Imagination is at 238 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale, CA.

[Thanks to John King Tarpinian for the story.]

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7 thoughts on “Captain Pike Signs

  1. I’m always a little surprised by how obscure an actor can be and still be found at autograph sessions. Does the technician on one of the other science positions on the bridge, whose face you never see, also give autographs?

  2. This observation was used in GALAXY QUEST, referencing the bit part played by Sam Rockwell in the fictional TV series.

    Eventually, walk ons and Red Shirts will have their day.

    On another observation: why are actors given credit for voice overs in anmated cartoons, instead of the artists who bring the to life?

  3. The animators are given credit — at the end of the film, in tiny little letters. Only wives and mothers ever sit through all that though. As for voice actors, the studios seem to think that major names will draw audience. Does it? I’ve never thought to myself, “Tom Hanks does the voice of the drunken boojum, so I have to see this film,” but perhaps some people do. If the studios are right, obviously it does no good to bury the stars’ names in the end credits, where nobody will notice them. If nothing else, the actors’ agents won’t allow it.

  4. If the voice of Orson Welles in Ed Wood (played by Vincent D’Onofrio — the Bug in Men in Black, Detective Goren on Law & Order: Criminal Intent) doesn’t sound like D’Onofrio, but more like Brain in Pinky & the Brain, it’s because both were voiced by Maurice LaMarche, dubbed over D’Onofrio’s voice in Ed Wood.

  5. As time goes on, it seems more and more film actors with big names *are* drawn to animated features, doing voice-overs. They get their names right after the title of the film, on all the promotion and top billing as the credits roll by, right after the director and producer. In fact, it’s possible that major film stars will drive regular voice actors out of the business, eventually. Nobody other than those who are in the animation business, or fans, know who Maurice LaMarche is, so it makes no sense from a Hollywood point of view to put his name on the screen right after “Ice Age 9” or “Shrek 7.” Not when you can hire Tom Hanks or Hugo Weaving instead.

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