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Whitney Passes

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015


Grace Lee Whitney, Star Trek‘s Yeoman Rand, is dead at the age of eighty-five.

The actress passed away this weekend.


Whitney: Revelations And Amends

Wednesday, May 25th, 2011

Grace Lee Whitney found that even in the jungle that is Hollywood; people were more than willing to meet her halfway once she got past her own personal demons.

Best-known to Trek fans for her role of Janice Rand, the character she played on Star Trek reminded Whitney of another female character airing on a popular western. “Rand was willing to learn to be a secretary to the captain, whom, of course, I immediately had a crush on,” said Whitney. “But, it was unrequited love, like Kitty and Matt on Gunsmoke. It could not be consummated. It had to be love from afar, an unrequited love between the captain and me.”


Creation Entertainment Star Trek Convention Highlights

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

Last weekend, fans who attended the Creation Entertainment Official Star Trek Convention were entertained by many actors from various Star Trek series, including Nichelle Nichols, Leonard Nimoy, Grace Lee Whitney, the Duras Sisters, Connor Trinneer, Dominic Keating, Nana Visitor, Rene Auberjonois and other guest stars.

On the first day of the convention, held in San Francisco, Richard Arnold, former assistant to Gene Roddenberry, started things off with a 45th anniversary slideshow and reminisced about 1970s fandom and the birth of the Star Trek conventions.