These Are The Voyages: What Were Star Trek's William Shatner & Leonard...
These Are The Voyages: What Were Star Trek's William Shatner & Leonard Nimoy Really Like?
“These Are The Voyages” author Marc Cushman and “Star Trek” first season Associate Producer John D.F. Black chat with Access’ Scott “Movie” Mantz about Season 1 of the series. Where did the myth that the show was a flop come from? Plus, what was it really like between William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy?
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