Intergalactic Bachelor Bash

Jim Huth encounters aliens, babes and more...

On December 7, 2000 my buddy, Jim Huth, took the plunge and entered the world of marital bliss. It's traditional for the best man to give the groom a bachelor party. Fortunately, Jim did not want a traditional bachelor party... which was a good thing since I was the best man. We were quickly running out of time before the wedding so we combined an Indianapolis Sci-fi convention with Jim's bachelor party. We renamed the convention the Intergalactic Bachelor Bash.
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It was my goal to find an attractive sci-fi star to make nice with Mr. Huth. There were several potential beauties at this convention to choose from; Counsellor Troi (Marina Sirtis) from Star Trek: The Next Generation, Ezri Dax (Nicole DeBoer) from Star Trek: Deep Space Nine and finally... Claudia Christian from Babylon 5, HIghlander, etc.

Our quest began at 9:30 am on November 24th when we picked up Jim at his humble abode. As expected, Jim was on the phone with Erica. After we surgically removed his ear from the phone we loaded up the car and were on our way. Besides Jim and myself, our little group included my wife Jo Ann and our constant companion Sarah Burgett.

Our 3+ hour trip to Indy was unremarkable... but I was quite happy to let Jim handle a great deal of the driving duties. Shortly after noon we arrive at the hotel, check in, then scope out the convention. Jim was getting a little nervous... he had been to a small convention in Evansville but that was nothing compared to the unusual people you're likely to meet at a bigtime Sci-fi convention.

Bachelor boy surrounded by a bevy of Klingon beauties... today is a good day to die!!

To calm Jim down, we decided to head down the street to Red Lobster and eat ourselves silly. After our meal, we entered a local shopping establishment to stock up on supplies which included a sweater, antihistamine and a Playstation 2 adaptor. I failed to mention another aspect of the Intergalactic Bachelor Bash was the planned PlayStation 2 marathon. At this point, I must interject our extreme appreciation to Jim's father and his brother George for saving us a place in line at Wal-Mart so that we could purchase a PS2 on opening day!! We salute you!

Claudia Christian, as she appeared in the October 1999 issue of Playboy.

For those of you have never attended a Sci-fi convention, opening day is usually pretty quiet. The dealer room is open so that you may spend your hard-earned money on a set of Mr. Spock ears, there may be some lesser known stars signing autographs but usually... that is it. This convention, however, offered a live stage performance by Claudia Christian and Robert Krimmer. Robert Krimmer was on Babylon 5 but he is probably best remembered for his ongoing role on One Live to Live as Rev. Andrew Carpenter. Their performance was a mixture of comedy skits, classic radio shows and humorous readings. After the show, we retired for the evening.

The next morning, the Klingon members of our group began there transformation from human to alien warrior. It's not always a pretty sight, so Jim and I decided to wander about the convention. We grab a seat in the auditorium and listen to the stars speak about their lives, show business and answer questions from the audience.

As soon as Claudia Christian completed her little segment she set up camp at her table and started signing autographs. At this point I decided that this is the woman. I needed to get video of Jim with a beautiful Sci-fi babe. The fact that Claudia had appeared last year, sans clothing, in the October issue of Playboy may have had something to do with my decision. Prior to our departure I had created business cards for Jim that read as follows:

    HELP ME...
    I will be happily married in less than two weeks and this convention is the closest thing to a bachelor party I'm likely to have... so any cheap (or free) thrill will be greatly appreciated.

      Thank you,
      A grateful husband-to-be

"Dude!! I'm being kissed by a chick that was in Playboy! Sweet!!"

When we finally reached Claudia Christian I handed her the card and said that this was for my buddy here who was on the verge of holy matrimony. Claudia quickly read the card, jumped from her seat, flashed Jim a smile... then looked at the camera and said "Erica, too bad you couldn't be here." At this point she turns to Jim and plants a big wet smooch on his cheek. Mission accomplished. Thank you, Claudia!

The remainder of the convention was, for the most part, uneventful until we were preparing to depart the next morning. Jim spied Jeremy Bulloch, more commonly known as Boba Fett from Star Wars. After a brief encounter with the extremely approachable Jeremy Bulloch we piled into our car and headed back to Evansville.

Boba Fett, the most feared bounty hunter in the Star Wars universe, is in reality the very polite Jeremy Bulloch.

When we dropped Jim off at his home, little did we realize that he probably wouldn't sleep again for weeks. There was still a great deal of last minute wedding preparations to be completed. Boy howdy!!

It may not have been a traditional bachelor party but, at least it was memorable. Congratulations to the new couple... Jim & Erica Huth!!

Aren't these two just adorable together?

Not so much... : (