Actor and author Steven Lance joined us in our virtual studio to discuss his upcoming film festival presentation as well as his unique connection to Star Trek conventions which lead to an on-screen role in Star Trek: The Motion Picture.
On April 1, 2017, Steven Lance will host a screening of For The Love Of Spock at the 15th Annual Garden State Film Festival in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Immediately following the screening he will present his special panel, “Where One Man Has Gone Before: From Cancellation, to Convention, to The Motion Picture.”
In his presentation Steve will share the story of his journey from being a fan to hosting Star Trek conventions in New York during the ’70s, to becoming close friends with the iconic Star Trek actors including James Doohan, Grace Lee Whitney and more, to becoming an on-screen alien science officer in Star Trek’s first feature film. Fans won’t want to miss him sharing his unique perspective and unparalleled experiences in the period where fans kept Star Trek alive after Star Trek was cancelled and before the Motion Picture relaunched the franchise. Steve also authored the book “Written Out of Television: A TV Lover’s Guide to Cast Changes: 1945-1994.”
Listen to our interview with Steve below, and a special bonus from our “after-interview” chat.
The Garden State Film Festival runs from March 30 to April 2 at the Resorts Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Steve’s screening begins at 2:30pm in the Resort’s Superstar Room 3, and the panel begins at 4:45pm in the Resort’s Producer’s Room. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.gsff.org.
Steven Lance entry at Memory Alpha.
Photos courtesy of Steven Lance and NoodleHead Productions.