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Posts Tagged ‘Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home’

Hicks: It Was My Idea To Kiss Kirk

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Twenty-five years ago, Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, with Catherine Hicks as Dr. Gillian Taylor, was released, and today, the actress recalls her memories of auditioning for and appearing in the movie.

Hicks wasn’t familiar with Star Trek or its history before landing the role of Dr. Taylor. “I think it charmed [Leonard Nimoy] that I was like the character,” she said, “utterly naive of the genre and the history of it.”

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Peterman Passes

Monday, February 21st, 2011

Cinematographer Don Peterman died earlier this month at his home in Hollywood of complications from myelodysplastic syndrome, a “pre-leukemia” bone marrow disorder.

Peterman was nominated for an Academy Award for 1986′s Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home, losing out to Chris Menges (The Mission). He was also nominated for an Academy Award in 1983 for Flashdance.

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