Wideo Wednesday Part II — TNG ‘Sings’ Let it Snow’ (Sort of!)

This is just so clever and beautifully timed! This just made my Christmas Season!

Wideo Wednesday Part 1 – Rare TOS Footage from The Roddenberry Vault

I can’t stop watching this! So great to see these outtakes and Leonard’s concentration on making Spock just right!  I know what I want for Christmas! I’ll have another fun video coming up soon, so stay tuned!

 

My Weekly Spock – Baby Love

Continuing my series of pics of great Nimoy smiles – Here’s Leonard with Sandi and Grandson Alexander, and Leonard in 1979 as a happy godfather :-)  Aww!l-s-a

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Silver Fox Nichelle

Going through my files I just found this magnificent portrait of Nichelle Nichols taken in 2010! She is radiant! Her expression speaks volumes of an incredible life. I love this lady, hope to meet her someday❤

18 Sep 2010, Calabasas, California, USA --- Actress Nichelle Nichols photographed outdoors in Calabasas. --- Image by © Frank Trapper/Corbis

18 Sep 2010, Calabasas, California, USA — Actress Nichelle Nichols photographed outdoors in Calabasas. — Image by © Frank Trapper/Corbis

My Weekly Spock – That Friendly Smile

Something that always makes me happy is seeing a great picture of Leonard smiling.  He had such a warm, genuine smile.  Weren’t we lucky he was a public figure?🙂 For the rest of this year, I’ll post a pic of smiling Leonard every week!

FArFri: Uhura Can Do It! (by me! -Therese)

I made this earlier this month when I was inspired by the old Rosie the Riveter poster!   I hope to make more, but not sure how it would work with other female Trek characters.  But Uhura works wonderfully! Enjoy! uhura-can-do-it-scan-copy

50 Years Ago Today-‘The Menagerie’ (GALLERY)

Hey Kids,

Today is a special anniversary!  It was 50 years ago today, November 17, 1966, that Star Trek aired the first part of it’s only 2-part episode, The Menagerie, on NBC. 

The episode  conveniently helped keep production costs down by recycling Star Trek’s original pilot The Cage into a new story about Spock’s loyalty to his first captain, Christopher Pike. Pretty clever, actually, and aren’t we grateful for it! Gene didn’t want the pilot to be forgotten, and by making it the center of a new episode, it built up the canon of the original series.

But even more importantly, it offered first insights into Mr. Spock’s past, and revealed his devotion to his first captain, now seriously paralyzed, and willingness to risk court martial and even death to give his captain a better life.  It also gave us our first inklings into just how human this logical, stoic Vulcan could be. I’ll discuss more about it in a future post. But for now, I really loved this episode.   A shame there were not more two-parters made.

Do you have a favorite moment?  Here’s some images from the classic episodes – with my silly captions, of course! (Hmm, maybe I should turn this into a full fledged comic…)  But if you haven’t seen it, get thee to thy nearest streaming site! (Netflix, Amazon, etc)

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Fun fact: Did you know that ‘The Menagerie’ and ‘Court Martial’ were filmed back-to-back? Maybe they had narrow window for dress uniform rentals!😉