Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Happy birthday, Harve—and you can (please) tell him so!

He was the first guy of at least 3 or 4 post-TOS to get the byline "The Man Who Saved Star Trek"—i.e., producing Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan as a budget-minded megahit comeback to The Motion Picture, finding and inviting writer-director Nick Meyer to the fold, and heading the "middle four" TOS movies overall in the '80s.

Now, just two months after he talked on camera for our documentary The Con of Wrath, comes word via wife Jani that Harve Bennett has been admitted to an assisted living center in the week of his birthday, Aug. 17.

BIRTHDAY cards would be the best medicine right now, Jani says, and invites fans from all over to send Harve birthday wishes—even if a few days late. If you saw me on stage at Vegas we passed along the address, but here it is again; Jani did not mind sharing the mail address with everyone:

Harve Bennett
444 Granite Street
Ashland, OR 97520

We'll have a promo clip for The Con of Wrath up soon from the summer cons that includes Harve—so for now, get those cards and cards into the mail. As I say here often, we have 45 years of incredible history to preserve, and pass on to our own "next generation." Here's a chance to say thanks in yet another way.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting the info. My card went out today.