In the Star Trek (TOG) episode ‘What Are Little Girls Made Of?‘ Sherry Jackson plays Andrea the alliterating Android.
William Ware Theiss, the man who designed the outfit Sherry wore in that episode, has a theory named after him. It is called the ‘Theiss Titillation Theory’, and it goes something like this:
… the degree to which a costume is considered sexy is directly proportional to how accident-prone it appears to be …
So, according to Theiss, the reason I have never managed to shake Sherry Jackson out of my brain is that the revealing top portion of her outfit consists of two crossing straps of material that connect to just one piece of Sherry’s trousers.
Dammit. Are men that simple? Unfortunately, I think Theiss may be correct in his theory. But only up to a point. Because here’s the thing. Sherry Jackson is also a really talented actress.
Post Star Trek, Sherry went on to star in ‘The Rockford Files’, ‘Starsky and Hutch’, ‘The Streets of San Francisco’, ‘The Incredible Hulk’, ‘Fantasy Island’, ‘Barnaby Jones’, ‘Charlies Angels’, and ‘CHiPs’. That’s some career. That’s some actress. That’s some woman.
Today is Sherry Jackson’s birthday. Many happy returns Sherry. To celebrate, here’s a an interview in which she explains just how deep she had to go inside herself to play Andrea the alliterating Android. As well as revealing a little more than I ever wanted to know about William Shatner’s kissing technique …