Joining us were our good friends Kirk and Laura, who made the trek up their with us. The event was held at the Hollywood Show located at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel on October 17-19 2014. Terry Becker (and his lovely wife) pictured at left, David Hedison, Allan Hunt & Derrik Lewis were all present. The cast was at a long table with a 50th tribute banner above them on the wall. Everyone was in good spirits, especially Allen Hunt, who is the youngest of the bunch. We also spent some time with Terry Becker and his striking wife.
I had also brought along my current project — an original VTTBOTS Diving Bell (screen used) miniature from the episode “Night of Terror” — this piece is going to be part of a small diorama or (vignette) setting with lights & sound effects. The miniature is part of Kirk’s wonderful collection of IA & Sci Fi props – we explained to Terry that this was from an actual episode and that one of the figures in the scene was him!
Allan Hunt was a pleasure to chat with, he still has that youthful spark he had on the show 50 years ago. Unfortunately, we didn’t really spend too much time with David Hedison, he seemed pretty busy signing autographs and talking with fans. However, we had spent some time with him at another event called “Monsterpalooza”
All in all a great day seeing everyone. It’s hard to believe the show is 50 years old, but it’s also amazing how well it’s held up. The way Voyage was presented is hard to beat even by today’s standards, great characters, awesome special effects, and amazing production values! -Lars
Here’s a very short video – sorry it’s so shaky – Cynthia