Tuesday, March 18, 2008
I'm sure many of you are familiar with the Twilight Zone episode, "To Serve Man."
Based on a Damon Knight short story, the episode revolves around the arrival of seemingly benevolent aliens, who show up with the intention of serving mankind. Their leader, played by Richard Kiel, even carries around a book with the title "To Serve Man" proudly emblazoned on its cover in alien script.
Just as heroic Lloyd Bochner is about to board the alien's spaceship to take a trip to their home planet, his pal finishes translating the tome and and yells at him not to go; "It's a COOKBOOK!", she screams. Too late, the hatch closes and Bochner is trapped, on his way to the big stewpot in the sky.
I was lucky enough to get a table across the aisle from Richard Kiel as he signed photos and I signed copies of The Future Was FAB: The Art Of Mike Trim in the autograph room at Omega Con in Birmingham, Alabama, last weekend. He's a truly nice man, and a very good sport as evidenced by the photo below.
As always, click to enlarge the photos as needed.
Wow, he really makes the book look small! Thanks Richard, and thanks to all who stopped by to talk or buy a copy of the book at Omega Con. Hope to see you there again next year!