Presented by James M. Tate / 12/11/2012 / 5 Comments / deforest kelly , grace lee whitney , science-fiction , sixties , william shatner
THE LAST STAND OF STAR TREK YEOMAN JANICE RAND
|The Late Grace Lee Whitney as Yeoman Janice Rand|
|Standing behind Kirk at a wedding ceremony|
And then, after the episode BALANCE OF TERROR, where Kirk and the Romulans have a "Mexican Stand off" resulting in a cat and mouse game in outer space, Yeoman Rand would be no longer.
|Grace Lee Whitney with William Shatner|
|Behind every good Captain...|
Maybe she seemed a possible anchor for the womanizing Captain Kirk, not fitting with his maverick prowess that, in future episodes, would romance humans and aliens alike, white or green.
|In THE MAN TRAP, Rand tells a crewman: "Why don't you go chase an asteroid?"|
Either way, it was a sad departure without an exit or explanation...
|DeForest Kelley and Grace Lee Whitney|
|The final scene with Janice Rand|
Someone to back her up, and rub her back... just like, in the following episode SHORE LEAVE, replacement yeoman Tonia Barrows (Emily Banks) does for a grouchy Captain Kirk...
|"Thank you Yeoman, that's sufficient"|
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|Rand's belated return in STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE|
|Grace Lee Whitney's non-Rand cameo in STAR TREK 3: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK|
|Her character's perspective of the Enterprise docking in STAR TREK 3|
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|Rand makes a DVD cover... but isn't on these particular episodes...|