The Man Who Co-Wrote Star Trek Episode 'The Tholian Web' Goes Hollywood...Again
Brentwood, CA, Sept. 10, 2022. Chester L. Richards Surrounded by Lady Wrestlers at 2022 DPA pre-Emmys Event?
Amazing! Chester, the most voluble of storytellers, actually was a bit tongue-tied by the bevy of beauties from Total Divas. We wonder why.
It was a day full of fun at the DPA pre-Emmys event. And the moment in this pic was one of the most special. Kandi Krush, on his right, impressed Chester with firmness of her lady wrestler grip. And being surrounded by the bevy of beauties...well, you can see for yourself....
See more photos on our home page, and more are coming soon showing Chester with a slew of talented actors, writers, producers, creators and other behind the scenes folk who make the magic happen onscreen. Reporters and influencers who help get the word out also brightened the day and are in photos to come.
The people whom we met were a diverse lot indeed, and all had their own fascinating stories of course. Chester's proud to say many seemed genuinely intrigued when hearing about the tales in his book.
In fact, that stack of books had greatly dwindled by day's end.
From the author on his adventure at the DPA swag bag event two days before the 2022 Awards were announced and presented: "What an eye-opening experience. Another adventure. My editor tells me I'll be writing about it one of these days. Meantime, wishing luck tonight to the brilliant nominees."
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Ford vs Ferrari
Welcome back to Adventures with Chester L. Richards on our new YouTube Channel @ChesterLRichards.
Do come with us this time as we go on a racing adventure: “Ford vs Ferrari.” Learn fascinating facts about the genius behind the legendary Ford GT engine that defeated Ferrari in the 1966 Le Mans, as depicted in the widely acclaimed film starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, "Ford v Ferrari." Nominated for Best Picture, the film lost to Parasite, but did capture two Oscars: Best Film Editing and Best Sound Editing.
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New video on the Chester L. Richards YouTube Channel
Welcome back to Adventures with Chester L. Richards. Join us again as we go on a new adventure: “Flying Rockets in Space is Fun.” What does that have to do with crystals? Or bedrooms? Tune in to find out.
Los Angeles, California. Welcome to our new author's YouTube channel, Adventures with Chester L. Richards. First in the series featuring the beguiling storyteller as he weaves tales recorded in his new book, "From The Potato to Star Trek and Beyond: Memoirs of a Rocket Scientist."
From Chester: "Do pull up a chair and sit back as we go on the first of a series of explorations, some to exotic lands, a number hair-raising. And some, like this one, musical. The Great Music Stands Adventure takes you back to my high school years playing in a band. As you’ll see, it turned out to be pretty hairy, though not one of my brushes with death.
"I hope you enjoy the tale, and more to come in the weeks ahead."
I know we had a lot of fun interviewing this multifaceted man. Enjoy!
It must be genetic. That’s the only possible explanation. Of course, this really isn’t an explanation, but it will serve for now.
For many placid northern Europeans, people in Mediterranean lands must be baffling: they furiously wave their hands while peculiar noises flow forth from their mouths. Italians are particularly outlandish in this regard. And then there are the Sicilians. If the Italians gesticulate in rhythm with their words, florid Sicilians are a cut above, or below, depending upon your viewpoint. A Sicilian simply cannot talk without his whirling hands. They are what convey his real meaning — the emotional subtleties underlying his words.
And Sicilians are very emotional. I should know. For I, too, am Sicilian. And I, too, suffer from this affliction. Or, I once did, though now I suppress my uncontrollable hand waving deliberately. Actually, I am half Sicilian. My maternal grandparents were born and raised on that noble island. My father’s side, New Englanders, passed down gloom. I have suffered a lifelong conflict between these two opposing genetic strains.
I well remember the moment when this fundamental Sicilian characteristic was excised from me — out of necessity, of course. In the American society of that era one had to show proper reserve to be taken seriously. Advancement in the world precluded being too Italian, much less Sicilian.
Mom did the appropriate surgery. And surgeon she was, for Mom was a skilled and tenacious registered nurse. Given the troubles she had handled in the past, curing my Sicilian affliction was well within her capabilities. Pure Sicilian herself, of course she understood my problem, and almost certainly had undergone a similar discipline.
Mom’s operation on me occurred one afternoon when I was particularly excited by some event of the day, talking a mile a minute, pouring out all the wonder I had recently experienced. Mom, with the voice of authority, commanded a cease fire. She grabbed my hands, put them together in her firm grip and said: “Talk.” I opened my mouth and . . . nothing came out! I literally could not say a word without my hands being in motion. I tried. I really did. But nothing.
After a bit Mom released my hands and allowed me to speak. Haltingly I was able to convey some of what had excited me, but the emotional fire was gone.
After that initial trauma we had several sessions of basic training in American customs and civilized discourse. Dad sat on the sidelines, watching with amusement.
Eventually the newfound discipline stuck and I can now usually converse without waving my hands. But sometimes my excitement does get the better of me and I temporarily revert to my Sicilian heritage. Fortunately, my friends let these brief moments of insanity pass without comment.
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From Chester L. Richards
Hello, and happy to see you here! A little about what's behind these stories: Having retired from the world of aerospace engineering, I now spend time reading, inventing, listening to music, taking photographs and sharing them with friends. And writing stories. Often about people I've met as I've traveled to exotic places, learned about music, surfing, white water rafting, optics, photography. Every story is true. I hope you enjoy them.