Live long and prosper
Now this… WAS brilliant.
Pure, black-hole busting entertainment as delivered by author Marcus Berkmann, and much to my surprise, his talk on 50 years of Star Trek attracted a largely female audience.
Sadly, no-one turned up in costume but I think there were a few Yeoman Janice Rands sitting frustrated in the Weston Lecture Theatre (I know because I sat there a frustrated Kirk).
Berkmann instantly switched on his audience with anecdote after hilarious anecdote and I wonder if he shouldn’t in fact organise classes for more serious writers on how to present their work.
Of course, the subject matter was, and is, a goldmine but with every clinical thrust of his spade, Berkmann dug out stories of pure diamond quality. And his audience just sat there, immersed in an after-glow of a 60-minute Trekkie love-in.
Truth be told, I’m still buzzing, and feel a certain sympathy for all those speakers I’ll be listening to later today.
Science Officer Berkmann has set the bar very high!
FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND THE CHILD IN ALL OF US) - CHAPTER TWO - MARCH 14 - 4.30PM - 2020
FOR YOUNGSTERS (AND THE CHILD IN ALL OF US) - MARCH 13 - 12.26PM - 2020
ACCESSIBLY CHILLED, ACCESSIBLY PRACTICAL - MARCH 8 - 7.59PM - 2020
THE TWO ‘A’S OF A GREAT FESTIVAL - MARCH 7 - 2.19PM - 2020
CHAPTER ONE… MARCH 1 - 7.10PM - 2020
BRILLIANTLY BEWILDERING - APRIL 7 - 4.59PM - 2019
WELL, WE CERTAINLY WEREN’T SHORT-CHANGED - APRIL 6 - 9.05pm - 2019