Kelso’s column in the Statesman today reveals a side of Leslie that we never knew before. We learn that he owns clothing other than a bikini and a tiara, for one thing. He was arrested in Utumwa, Iowa (MASH fans will recognize that name) for public intoxication…
…while wearing a Star Trek uniform.
“It’s cold up here, so I put my Star Trek outfit over my normal clothes,” Leslie said, explaining his choice of traveling attire when I talked to him Wednesday on his cell phone. “By the way, I’ve got commander rate, so you can call me Commander Cochran.”Statesman.com via Archive.org
I was captain of a local Star Trek club, years ago. We were always concerned about loosing old membership and getting ‘fresh blood’ into the club. I recruited a few people over the years, some of whom have gone on to make several people ask, “why did you bring him here?”
For the record, I’d like it known that I could have done worse. Maybe.