Star Trek is an American Treasure. Happy Fourth of July.

Happy Fourth of July to all my fellow Americans!   I was lucky to grow up in a time in America when innovation and seeking a brighter future were key to our growth.  In the 1960’s, we Americans were excited as the prospect landing on the moon and discovering the wonders it would reveal to our senses.  There was  promise of new horizons, and the dream of making the whole world a better place through science and exploration.

And wasn’t Star Trek, that little sci-fi show, a beacon of that dream?  In the midst of the hell that was Vietnam, and national unrest between races and generations, Star Trek reminded us that, yes, there will be hard times, but we WILL survive them and we CAN come together as human beings and live in tolerance and peace.

I feel that we are in turmoil here 49 years after the final original Star Trek episode ended, but I still believe in that dream, and the beauty of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  And I pray that my beloved country will be able to find it’s better angels again, and that we can again strive toward the dream of unity, and love,  that America, and Star Trek, presented.

My salute to the two great pop culture moments of the 1960’s; Star Trek and The Beatles. Wishing you Peace, Love, and Live Long and Prosper on this 4th of July.

My Weekly Spock: I Wonder…

I wonder where Leonard was when this funny one was taken!  No doubt in the  ’70s and a local channel was airing In Search Of… It must be odd to see a huge head of yourself in public, but looks like Leonard enjoyed it!

How many here watched In Search Of… back in the day or since.  Do you think it aged well?  I”m looking forward to the new reboot of the show with (appropriately) Zachary Quinto  as host!   I’m sure Leonard would approve!

Guess Who Was in My Home State Last Month?

I was really busy last month so I didn’t find out about this until the day after it passed, but dang! William Shatner was in New York State!

There’s this wonderful tourist attraction in Ticonderoga NY which re-creates all of the original Enterprise sets in a vacated Dollar Store property!  In May,a special “Weekend with the Captain” was held and William Shatner was the guest of honor!

I’m sorry I missed it, but my friend and member here Bobbie, did make it and got her picture with Bill. (Here’s Bobbie and Bill!)

Bobbie and Bill May 2018

Here’s my friend Bobbie with Bill Shatner on the bridge! Isn’t it amazing?

As you will read here, Bill really enjoyed visiting the remarkable set built with original blueprints by local, devoted Trekkie (and professional Elvis impersonator) James Cawley.  It was like going back in time and every detail is filled with precision and love.  No doubt an emotional experience for Bill, and I gotta hand it to the Shat-man: Bill is 87 and still enjoys seeing his fans and doing Trek events.  I hope I have his energy when I’m his age!  He is truly Living Long and Prospering!

Also, if you’re interested in visiting the Trek set replica or going to the annual ‘Trekonderoga’ convention, see info here.

Sorry I haven’t posted lately…

Hi Everyone!

Forgive me for not posting in a while, but May has (and often is) a very busy month for me.  The end of the school year is always a time of lots of running around and lots of events. I’ve been subbing all month for an aide at the high school, and between holidays (Mother’s Day, Memorial Day), my other job (fabric store) and personal events (my son’s 21st birthday, our 25th Anniversary) you can say I’m exhausted!

But I do have some articles in the pipeline once the school year ends and I look forward to sharing them with you!

For now I must say  Thank You to all my followers here, especially the newest ones who have brought Trekker Scrapbook’s following to 500!!!  Never thought I’d reach that! Thanks so much for your interest, and I’m glad you’re enjoying the 1000 plus posts that I’ve put here since starting this blog nearly 7 years ago! Your patience will be rewarded!

Thanks again, happy spring, and Live Long and Prosper! – Therese 🙂

Some More Fun with Trek Merchandise

‘If you build it, they will come” goes the old advertising adage, and when merchandisers saw what an impact that canceled sci-fi show was having on people in the 1970’s, they could smell a cash cow a mile away. They’d slap the Star Trek name on almost anything, even when it clearly has nothing to do with it! (note the pinball game).  Now how many of these sold is another matter, but  here’s more in my ongoing search for Trek merchandise and memorabilia.   Did you have any of these?

Let Spock and the captain help you with the dishes after the year ends!

Star Trek TOS never looked like this pinball game!

I’m guessing the manufacturers of the game couldn’t get licensed characters, so they just borrowed the name. Looks like fun though!

Well this is wicked cool! Although I didn’t have one of these, we did have a black portable cassette player which we’d record whistling sounds into to make it our ‘tricorder’

Great box too!

I saw these in drugstores all the time. The Trek logo here is the same as the one used for the Gold Key comics that had come out in the 60’s.

I’ve never seen or heard this album, but would be curious to hear if it’s any good. Great artwork, Spock as a hound-dog!

This Halloween costume is a bit better than the ones that came out in the 60’s (although I was not aware that crew members had hot pink uniforms as seen on the box art!

Where would we be without our Star Trek Zing Wing?

 

Leonard at the Library

In remembrance of Leonard on his birthday this year, I donated a copy of Fascinating: The Life of Leonard Nimoy by Richard Michelson to my local elementary school library!  I happened to donate it on Leonard’s actual birth date; March 26th, which made it extra special.  The librarians were very pleased with this beautiful book with its loving illustrations by Edel Rodriguez.  It tells about young Leonard grew up in Boston, discovering his ambitions to be an actor and photographer, and how his faith influenced a very important part of Vulcan heritage.

I signed the book to the students and urged them to follow their dreams as Leonard did, and of course to Live Long, and Prosper!  I hope the kids will enjoy it, and that Leonard’s legacy will live on with them ❤   You can buy a copy here.

The librarian was delighted!

My inscription to the kids.

I hope the kids will be inspired by Leonard’s story. (me with the book)

 

 

My Weekly Spock -Evil Spock on Spring Break!

Hey, even bad guys need a day off!  I had fun manipulating this candid picture of Leonard during his run as King Arthur in Camelot (1973) into a relaxed Mirror Spock!  Maybe he’s off picnicking with evil Nurse Chapel... 🙂