RIP John Winston

John Winston, the English actor who played Lt. Kyle in the original Star Trek has died aged 91.

Born in Leeds, West Riding of Yorkshire in the UK, John appeared in many shows including The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Charlie’s Angels and the first episode of the Irwin Allen show Time Tunnel, in which he played a crewman on the RMS Titanic in the first episode “Rendezvous with Yesterday”.

John appeared in 11 episodes of Star Trek as Kyle, whose main role on the USS Enterprise was the Transporter Chief. During the famous 5-year mission under the command of Captain James T Kirk, Kyle also assisted in Engineering and from time to time was known to take the helm or science station.

Kyle also appeared in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. By this time he had been promoted to Commander and was the Communications Officer on the USS Reliant under the command of Captain Clark Terrell with ex-Enterprise shipmate Commander Pavel Chekov as First Officer.

Mr Winston also appeared in an episode of the fan series Star Trek: New Voyages- Phase II as Captain Jeffries.

Rest in Peace John. One to beam up!

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