One of my favorite movies, and the best (and lowest budget) of the Star Trek films.

I’ve always wondered though… In the climactic scene Kirk rushes the “Mains” room to try to rescue the near-death Spock. (I assume here that most people know that Spock dies in this movie. If not, totally sorry.) Scottie and Bones grab him, along with this other guy that appears from nowhere, grabs Kirk low about the waist (presumably to avoid blocking the camera) and then, when Kirk calms down, this guy lets him go and fades away. We never see his face but he takes up a good chunk of screen with the back of his head. He’s a discordant note in an otherwise totally awesome scene. I figure he must be a friend of the director that got a “part” but no lines or face time, just proximity to Capt. Kirk’s groin. I hope he got paid as well…

This has been one of my favorite E9Ms to date and it coincidentally appears on my birthday. it was scheduled for last Wednesday but the emergency Superb Owl comic pushed it to here. Don’t worry about getting me any gifts. Except you Larry…