Friday, May 1, 2009

Why De?

While I am a Star Trek Fan of some 30 odd years too young to watch it on its first run. I spend a lot of time searching for and watching anything with De Kelley in it pre Star Trek. I enjoy the westerns, movies and television eposides just as much as his Star Trek role.
Ribbed at times that DeForest Kelley was and still is an obsession. But I can't think of a better way to escape than watching or reading about a True Gentleman.


  1. Kris Smith's new book about our "true gentleman" is now available!

    Read on!


    New DeForest Kelley Book Debuts During Tenth Anniversary of Star Trek Actor’s Passing

    Kristine M Smith, author of DeForest Kelley: A Harvest of Memories (2001), celebrates the late actor’s enduring legacy in a new e-book

    Seattle, WA ( May 3, 2009 In the first edition of a newly-released 61-page e-book, The Enduring Legacy of DeForest Kelley: Actor, Healer, Friend, DeForest Kelley’s former personal assistant Kristine M Smith has compiled the memories and reminiscences of nearly two dozen fans and friends whose lives were blessed and changed forever by the career or kindness of the late actor who portrayed Dr. Leonard “Bones” McCoy in the original Star Trek television series and motion pictures.

    On the back cover of the new e-book, available via, Smith writes, “I was going to write a book about all the things I had to leave out of my first book about De (in order for readers to be able to lift the blasted thing!), but then got to thinking that enough of my own story has already been told. I don’t want anyone getting the impression that I was the only fan that DeForest and Carolyn Kelley took under their wings, because that simply is not true. The Kelleys were emotionally invested in their fans. They loved them, appreciated them, respected them – and it always showed.”

    The e-book reveals that many of Kelley’s fans went on to become doctors, nurses, medical technicians, social workers, and other helping professionals. One even went so far as to become a space nurse for NASA. Still others continue to impact the world as writers, actors and teachers.

    All have realized the impact that the iconic “Dr. McCoy” has had on their lives. Smith says, “The legacy of the reel McCoy has blessed the world with some very real McCoys who continue to boldly go where few have gone before, making a difference every step of the way.”

    Smith adds, “One goal of the book is to encourage other Kelley and Star Trek fans to ‘go thou and do likewise.’ De was always most proud of fans who took their inspiration from the series and elected to use it to help others. Another goal is to present the e-book as a keepsake to new DeForest Kelley fans who are too young to remember when he was among us. I don’t want anybody to miss out on his unique and continuing influence.”

    Author Kristine M Smith’s blog is located at Her copywriting service business URL is She can be reached at KRISTINEMSMITH@MSN.COM.

  2. Oops...forgot to mention to order the book about our wonderful De Kelley:

    The URL to order the book is

  3. Here's another opportunity to escape into the wonderful world of De Kelley!

    From Kris Smith:

    Blog event with Kristine M. Smith
    Author Kristine M. Smith appearing on wordpress.

    Event: DeForest Kelley: My Life and Times with a Remarkable Gentleman Actor"

    This is an online blog event and blogs are forever, so stop by anytime

    From May 12 at 9:45am till Friday, May 15 at 12:45pm
    Where: online -- this is a blog event and blogs are forever, so stop by when you can. To see more details and RSVP, follow the link below:\G7

    Stop by, ask a question!