I always found that bald head quite kinky. I could just picture her telling Kirk (in those robot cadences), "Ve-jur will fel-late the car-bon u-nit if the car-bon u-nit rubs Ve-jur's scalp."
News flash: most people in the entertainment industry never happen.
Also, that particular Star Trek film was a notorious bomb.
It was a critical flop, but earned two hundred million dollars, which is why there were sequels. Persis deserves alot of credit for sticking with Star Trek through the entire process of Paramount vascillating between making another series or a movie. Spending four years in flux.
She engendered bad vibes in Hollywood when she jumped the gun and declared that she had been cast as one of Charlie's Angels. Spelling and ABC were so furious they awarded the role to Tanya Roberts instead. This ended her career in Hollywood leaving her to appear in European cheapies.
"My vow of celibacy is on record, Captain. May I assume my duties?"
It's like a sex addict 12 step quote.
I didn't know about the Charlie's Angels thing. That would do it. I imagine Aaron Spelling made life hell for her after that.
I liked Star Trek: TMP more than most people. Yes, it was an hour-long story stretched out to 2+ hours, but there's something charming about it.
Wrath of Khan is often lauded as the best of those movies, but Nicholas Meyer (the director and uncredited scriptwriter) was a hack who had never seen an episode of the original series, and it showed.
It's hard to argue with the results though. Roberts went on from Angels to have a stellar career that spanned decades and was even a Bond girl.
R2 Star Trek: The Motion Picture was not universally loved by movies fans, but it was far from a bomb. In adjusted dollars it made more than any other Trek film (except, of course, that 2009 Abrams abomination). It could be considered a bomb among critics, but not in money made.
Star Trek: TMP was a little slow (trying to emulate 2001: A Space Odyssey), but it was a rewarding film. I dug it on opening day in Dec. of '79 and I still like it today. Persis was a beautiful woman. If I had been straight, she would have easily given me an erection.
Shatner's Curly Toupee
I'm another one of those rare people who liked Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Yes, it was too slow and the beloved characters sort of took a backseat to everything, so it came across a bit cold. But it was still very intellectually ambitious and the most visually beautiful Trek movie to look at. And beautiful to listen to, with old Jerry's wonderfully bombastic score (nobody is allowed to dislike that terrifying "blaster beam" instrument). It had a very pure, hard-core sci-fi feel in spite of its various flaws.
Interestingly, it still has the best special effects of any Trek even after 30+ years.
What's brown and soft, and found on the Starship Enterprise?
The Captain's log.
Don't know this bitch, but anyone walking around with a name like that should be shot.
Could her career of run out of steam cause she DIED?
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You do realize, R12 that Khambatta was from India and Indian names tend to be very different from European names.
R13, her career ran out steam long before she died. She had moved back to India some years before, IIRC.
Persis Khambatta is a fucking fabulous name. If there isn't a drag queen out there somewhere with that name, there damn well should be.
Does anyone remember her Trek co-star Stephen Collins in 'Loving Couples'. He was a swinger with Shirley MacLaine, James Coburn and Susan Sarandon. He only did tv afterward.
[quote]that particular Star Trek film was a notorious bomb.
Actually, while it didn't have the quality of writing & acting that The Wrath of Khan and the subsequent films had, it made a lot of money and received several Oscar nominations, including for Jerry Goldsmith's score and for the visual effects.
[quote]Does anyone remember her Trek co-star Stephen Collins
I remember that he tried to upstage William Shatner in the Trek movie by wearing pants so tight you could see the outline of his cock.
It sounds familiar, R18. Stephen Collins was paired with Shirley MacLaine? That man was beautiful back in the day. He's not bad now, but he was positively stunning then.
Bomb or not, Persis Khambatta was the best thing in Star Trek.