James A. Chisem

Freelance Writer 

History. Politics. Football.


When William Shatner Took on The Politburo (and Won...)

"Back in June of 1987, as the Cold War was winding down, the World Wildlife Fund and Paramount Pictures organised a public screening of Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home in Moscow to celebrate the Politburo’s recent decision to ban all commercial whaling activities. It was the first time a Star Trek film had been shown in a Soviet cinema, and in deference to the occasion, Leonard Nimoy, who played Spock, and Harve Bennett, the film’s producer, decided to hop on a plane and make an appearance."