Unsung hero: Richard Chronister was an electronic special effects genius. He worked on KITT the car's scanning red light on Knight Rider, and he masterminded the moving red "turbolift" lights on the big ship cutaway at the back of the Starship Voyager bridge. When we were running behind schedule on control panels during preproduction of Star Trek VI, I asked him if he'd come in for a couple of weeks to help out, which he did, to my great relief. Toward the end of his stint, I found out that he had not turned in any timecards. I asked him about this, and found out that he had just retired, which meant that he was not allowed to do any work in the industry for a certain amount of time. Seems Mr. Chronister didn't want to let Star Trek down, so he came in and helped out anyway. I tried to find a way to pay him the money he deserved, and I felt terrible that it was simply not possible. But still very grateful for his expertise and hard work.
EDIT: It seems that I may have mis-remembered the film title. It may have been Star Trek: First Contact, not Star Trek VI.