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.”