May 2005- Collectormania 7

Hot on the heels of LFCC 2 I saw an ad for Collectormania 7. Same company, bigger guest list.

It took place in the concrete jungle that is Milton Keynes.

There was no way I could see all the guests so I had to pick and choose.

There were a couple of Trek guests, but the big draw for me was Uhura herself, Ms Nichelle Nichols. She was the first of the main 7 cast I had ever met. Was I nervous? Hell yeh! Spoke briefly about her work with Nasa, got a quick pic then off. She was very busy, but very friendly.

 

Other noteworthy mentions are Katee Sackhoff (Starbuck in the new-at-the-time Battlestar Galactica), Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca from Star Wars) and a last minute surprise guest and someone I knew personally.

 

Earlier in the year Doctor Who had been revived by the BBC. Noel Clarke was cast in the role of Mickey Smith (and in 2013 the role of Lt. Thomas Harewood in Star Trek Into Darkness). He was also from West London. He was also a pupil in the class in which I worked, so it was a surprise for both of us! We had a quick chat and a couple of pictures. We’d see each other again a couple of years later when he came back to the school to help direct the Christmas Nativity for SKY TV….my ugly mug got broadcast too.

Sky Christmas Nativity Link

 

Finally was Peter Mayhew (Chewbacca), Kenny Baker (R2D2) and Dave Prowse (Darth Vader) from Star Wars. Both Dave and Peter were very up themselves, thought they were the most important people, Dave especially so! Kenny on the other hand was a delight! Very friendly!

 

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