We Need a Kirk that Will Work
Gene Roddenberry first offered the role to Lloyd Bridges, who had become famous as a scuba diver on TV’s Sea Hunt. When Bridges said no, Roddenberry approached Jack Lord, who had just starred for one year as a rodeo cowboy in Stoney Burke. Lord may have missed the boat … er, starship … by demanding too much money, but he ended up making a bundle anyway, playing super cop Steve McGarrett for twelve seasons on Hawaii Five-O. Find out why Bridges said no and just how much Lord wanted to be shot into outer space, in These are the Voyages – TOS, Season One to be published by Jacobs/Brown Press in July 2013.
Watch for These are the Voyages — TOS, Seasons Two and Three, set for publication by Jacobs/Brown Press later in 2013.