Spock on CUE Magazine, Dec 7, 1979

As I was sorting through some stuff in my basement, I came across this beautiful, flat cover from CUE magazine, dated Dec 7 1979. New York CUE was a weekly city entertainment guide. (You know, the analog age!) As its focus was the latest in city culture and big time movie and TV releases, it makes perfect sense that our dear Mr. Spock was on the cover! Star Trek: The Motion Picture was just about to be released and the anticipation was high!

I guess I must have bought the magazine solely for the beautiful publicity shot of Leonard Nimoy and his melting brown eyes. “Spock Has the Right Stuff” indeed. Alas, I did NOT keep the rest of the magazine! I was happy to find this cover in beautiful condition though.

My Cover (only) of the CUE magazine

Eager to read the contents of the article, I scrubbed the ‘net for a copy of the article, and fortunately, found these images on eBay. (If you’d like to bid on/buy the whole magazine, here’s the link.)

Excellent article “Star Trekking to Hollywood” by Michael Musto. It includes quotes from Nimoy, Shatner, and Roddenberry, and Robert Wise credits his wife with saying “With no Spock, there can be no Star Trek!”

She was right at the time, of course. But I bet they never realized that this movie would launch a fleet of even newer voyages in Roddenberry’s Universe. Although at the time I was not too thrilled with the final product, in these 41 years since (!) I have found the story of ST:TMP as true to the original source material as it could have been: To explore strange new worlds , one often ends up discovering Themselves. I’m very thankful that ST:TMP was made, it gave Trek to a new generation, and marked it in the foundation of American Pop Culture.

If you’ve never seen it, I highly recommend it! (just fast-forward through the overly long close ups of the Enterprise). The only thing I couldn’t get past were the jumbo onesies on the crew; so glad it was changed to something more sophisticated and flattering in Star Trek II!

There’s a bonus side bar by Daphne Davis about the other blockbuster hitting the screens that year too – The Black Hole.

Caturday with Spock #10

Spock knows you can trust a cat!

Silly Trek Tidbits

So… I got a couple of fun things for today.

First, I was watching the news recently and one of my favorite commentators was on. It’s Professor Jason Johnson, who is an associate professor of communication and journalism at Morgan State University as well as a regular political contributor to MSNBC and CNN.

Now in the past, I’ve noticed his Green Lantern Figure on his shelves, but he occasionally switches out his background art, and I was happy to see that on this day, he had the famous cover of Ebony from January of 1967 with Nichelle Nichols as Lt. Uhura! That was a nice surprise! Live Long and Prosper Professor Johnson!

And just yesterday on one of my favorite fashion websites, TomandLorenzo.com, the guys featured these bizarre fashion “Four-Toed- Boots” by AVAVAV. It was categorized under their Yay or Nay section, and I’d have to say Nay! I think the only advantage of these is if someone steps on your toes, you won’t feel it! (But Great for cosplay, I’m sure)

Uh Huh…

Now WHY anyone would wear these is beyond me, but hey, I know someone who’d really be into it…

Need I say more?? Hoping you’re warm and cozy wherever you are! ❀ -Therese

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Wishing you LOVE my fellow Trek Fans! ❀

Just Twelve More Bernies…

Yes, Yes, I know there’s a bunch out there, but I got some requests to make some more, plus I got a few more ideas and couldn’t resist! (Terribly addicting!) I especially enjoyed modifying Bernie and sometimes the other characters into the style of the photo or painting! Bernie as a Bedrock Character or how all of The Beatles are wearing Bernie’s mittens! Back to my regularly scheduled Trek stuff soon! Enjoy! Therese πŸ™‚

Some Bernie Memes I Made

Since everyone’s making “Bernie in his Coat and Mittens” meme since yesterday’s beautiful Inauguration, I had to make some too! Yes, there’s some Trek ones! (You know me with inspiration! Enjoy! – Therese

Bernie By Northwest.
Bernie’s Gone.
Breakfast at Bernies
Bernie Goes Lightly
The Bridge is Too Damn Cold
Still Too Cold!
Uncle Bernie!
I Was a Blurry Beatle.
Who’s That Little Old Man?
Citizen Bernie
And I Say Your Gotta Save the Damn Tribbles!

Farewells of 2020.

Every year I try to make a tribute page to the wonderful actors, entertainers, writers, musicians, and newsmakers who have passed on. Originally I was going to add this to a bigger collage of this awful last year, but in 2020, there were so many, it was easiest to just make a big collage. (I’ll post a 2020 collage of events soon). So many wonderful lives here some long, some painfully too short, but all memorable. I’ve included as many as I can find, and forgive me if I left some out. But I hope you will find some beloved familiar faces, and discover some new ones! Lots of inspiration here. Gone but not forgotten, Rest in Peace.

I’ve included a Key to all the faces below. Let me know who you remember and enjoyed! ❀

Farewells of 2020 Key
1) Roy Horn, 75, Magician, (Siegfried and Roy)  2) Rebecca Luker, 59 Broadway Actress/Singer. (Sound of Music) 3) Sir Ian Holm, 88, Actor, (Chariots of Fire, The Hobbit). 4) Sam Lloyd, 53, Actor, (Scrubs) 5) Steve Priest, 72, Guitarist for The Sweet. 6) Eddie Van Halen, 65,Guitar God, Van Halen. 7) Tommy Rall, 90 Dancer, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). 8) Pierre Cardin, 98, Renowned Fashion Designer. 9) Ranjit Chowdray, 64, Actor, (The Office). 10) Ennio Marcone, 91 Composer. 11) John Prine, 63, Singer/Songwriter.  12) Betty  Wright, 66, R&B Singer/Songwriter . 13) Juice WRLD, 25, Performer/rapper ‘Hide’. 14) Astrid Kirtchherr, 81, Photographer, Beatles Friend. 15) Margaret Nolan, 76, Actress (A Hard Day’s Night, Goldfinger). 16) Chad Stuart, 79, Singer/Songwriter of Chad and Jeremy (Yesterday’s Gone, A Summer Song). 17) Ann Reinking, 71, Dancer/Actress (Annie, All That Jazz). 18) Hal Ketchum 67, Country Singer (Stay Forever). 19) Carl Reiner, 98 Writer, Creator of The Dick Van Dyke Show. 20) Alex Trebek, 80, Beloved Host of Jeopardy! for 37 years.  21) Terry Jones, Writer/Comedian (Monty Python’s Flying Circus) 22) Congressman John Lewis, 80, Civil Rights Activist and Icon. 23) Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 87, Supreme Court Judge, Women’s Rights Activist. 24) Helen Reddy, 78 Singer/Songwriter (I Am Woman).  25) Marge Champion, 101, Dancer (Show Boat, Lovely to Look At) 26) Sean Connery, 90, Actor/Proud Scot, The First James Bond (Goldfinger/Dr No, etc). 27) Whitey Ford, 91, Legendary Yankee Pitcher and All-Star. 28) Irrfan Khan, 53, Actor, (The Life of Pi, Slumdog Millionaire).  29) Tom Lester, 81, Actor, (as Eb on Green Acres). 30) Phyllis McGuire, 89, Singer (The McGuire Sisters, ‘SugarTime, Sincerelyly). 31) Phyllis George, 70, Sportscaster, Miss America 1970.  32) Larry Kramer, 84, Playwright, AIDS Activist.  33) John LeCarre,89, Author, (Tinker Tailor, Soldier, Spy). 34) John Saxon, 83, Actor, (Planet Earth, Enter the Dragon). 35) Paula Kelly, 77, Actress, Dancer, (Sweet Charity). 36) Chuck Yeager, 97, USAF Test Pilot, (1st to break speed of sound).  37) Kelly Preston, 56, Actress, (Jerry Maguire, Jack Frost). 38) Chadwick Boseman, 43, Actor/Playwright (Black Panther, 42,  Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) 39) Dame Vera Lynn, 103, Beloved British Songstress, (We’ll Meet Again).  40) Dame Diana Rigg, 82, Actress, (The Avengers, Game of Thrones) 41) Dawn Wells, 82, Actress (the beloved Maryanne of Gilligan’s Island). 42) Nikita Pearl Waligwa, 15, Actress (The Queen of Katwe) 43) Andrew Jack, 76, Actor, Dialogue Coach, (Star Wars I,II,III).  44) Jim Lehrer, 85, Journalist, PBS (The McNeil/Lehrer Report)  45) Hugh Downs, (99) Journalist, Novelist, Playwright, (The Today Show, 20/20) 46) James Lipton, 93, Host and Theater historian, (Inside the Actors Studio).  47) Chi-Chi Devayne (a.k.a. Zavion Davenport) Drag Artist, (Ru Paul’s Drag Race).   48) Mort Drucker, 91, Premiere Charicature Artist for MAD Magazine.  49) Rhonda Fleming, 97,Actress, (A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, Out of the Past). 50) Phil Neikro, 81, Pitcher for the New York Yankees, Creator of the Knuckle Ball.  51) Lynn Shelton, 54, Director, (Hump Day, Your Sister’s Sister) 52). Jerry Stiller, 92, Comedian (Stiller and Meara, Seinfeld).  53) Geoffrey Palmer, 93, Actor, (As Time Goes By). 54)  Jeremy Bulloch, 75, Actor, (Star Wars- Boba Fett).  55) David Prowse, 85, Actor, (Star Wars, Darth Vader).  56) Max Von Sydow, 90, Actor, The Seventh Seal, Hawaii, The Greatest Story Ever Told, The Exorcist).  57) Zoe Caldwell, 86, Broadway Actress (Master Class, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie).  58) Naya Rivera, 34, Actress, young mother, (Glee). 59) Harry Basch, 94, Actor, (Star Trek, Daniel Boone).  60) Richard Herd, 87, Actor, (Admiral Paris, Star Trek TNG).  61) Herb F. Solow, 88, Producer, (Star Trek).  62) Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, 62, (Star Trek Enterprise, Friday, Next Friday).  63) Erik Holland (86), Actor (Star Trek, Wink of an Eye).  64) Olivia de Haviland, (104) Actress, (Gone with the Wind, Robin Hood, The Heiress).  65) Baby Peggy, (101) (Real Name: Diana Serra Cary) Child Actress, (Captain January, The Darling of New York).  66) Kellye Nakahara, 72,Actress, (M*A*S*H) 67) Buck Henry, 89, Actor, Writer, Producer. 68) Ben Cross. 72, Actor, (Chariots of Fire, Dark Shadows, and Sarek in Star Trek 2009) 69)Orson Bean, 91,Actor (To Tell the Truth, Dr. Quinn) 70) Robert Conrad 85, Actor, (James West in The Wild WIld West, Baa Baa Black Sheep). 71) Nicholas Tucci, 38, Actor, (You’re Next).  72) Adam Schesinger 52, Songwriter, (Fountains of Wayne). 73) Stuart Whitman, 92, Actor, (Cimmaron Strip). 74) Johnny Mandel, 94, Composer (M*A*S*H Theme).  75) Silvio Horta, 45, Producer, (Ugly Betty).   76) Tim Brooke-Taylor 79, Actor, (The Goodies). 77) Charley Pride, 86, Country Singer/Songwriter (Kiss an Angel Good Morning). 78) Diego Maradona, 60, Soccer Legend, 79) Gene Deitsch, 95, Animator, (Tom and Jerry, Popeye).  80) Peg Murray 96, Broadway Actress, (Cabaret, All My Children).  81) Mac Davis, 78, Singer/Songwriter, (In the Ghetto, I Believe in Music). 82) Bonnie Pointer, 69, Singer (The Pointer Singers).  83) Honor Blackman, 94, Actress, (The Avengers, Goldfinger).  84) Florian Schneider, 73, Singer/Songwriter, Kraftwerk (Autobahn)  85) Conchetta Farrell, 77, Actress (Three and a Half Men).  86) Janet DuBois, 74, Actress, (Good Times, The PJs).  87) Robert Sampson, 86, Actor, (Star Trek, Bridget Loves Bernie).  88) John Winston, 91, Actor, Star Trek’s beloved Mr. Kyle (Passed on September 19, 2019, but his passing was not revealed until March of 2020). 89) Marj Dursay, 83, Actress (Star Trek, Guiding Light).  90) Maurice Roves, 83, Actor, (Star Trek, Days of Our Lives).  91) Gene Dynarsky, 86 , Actor, (Star Trek, Star Trek TNG).  92.  Kevin Conway, 77, Actor, (Star Trek TNG (as Kahless) Gettysburg, 13 Days) 93) Mel Winkler, 78, Actor, (Star Trek DS9, ST:Voyager , Doc Holliday, Devil in a Blue Dress). 94) William Dufris, 62, Voice Actor, (Bob of Bob the Builder). 95) Lyle Waggoner, 84,  Actor, (The Carol Burnett Show, Wonder Woman).  96) Harry Hains, 27, young Actor, (American Horror Story) 97) Bill Withers, 81, R&B Singer/Songwriter, (Lean On Me, Ain’t No Sunshine, Just The Two of Us) .  98) Terrance McNally, 81, Playwright (Ragtime, The Full Monty,  Kiss of the Spider Woman). 99) Charlie Daniels, 83, Singer/Songwriter (The Devil Went Down to Georgia). 100) Norm Crosby, 93, Comedian, (a.k.a. ‘The Master of Malaprop’). 101) David Onley, 71, Folk Singer/Songwriter, (Little Sparrow, What Would I Do Without Your Love?) 102) Earl Cameron, 102,The Prisoner, The London Pool).  103) Raymond Allen, 91, Actor, (Sanford and Son, The Jeffersons.  104) Nick Corderro, 41, Broadway Actor, (Waitress, A Bronx Tale). 105) Logan Williams,15, young Actor, (The Flash, When Calls the Heart).  106) Gene Reynolds, Producer (M*A*S*H TV series).  107) David Lander, 73, Actor, (‘Squiggy’ of Laverne and Shirley) 108) Raphael Coleman, 25, young Actor and Animal Rights Activist.  109) Ann E. Todd, 88, Actress and Entertainer, (The Stu Ervin Show, Destry Rides Again) 110, Elizabeth Sellars, 88, Actress, (Desiree, The Barefoot Contessa).  111) Tom Long, 51, Actor, (Sea Change, Strange Planet). 112) Jack Kehoe, 85, Charactor Actor, (The Sting). 113) Clive Cussler, 88, Novelist,(Raise the Titanic, Sahara). 114) Lupo, 7, Dog, Beloved family pet of Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge.  115) Lorenzo Brino, 21, young Actor, (7th Heaven)  116)  Bob the Cat, 14, Best Friend of and Lifesaver of Busker James Bowen. 118) Michael “Moose” Cuisack, 64, Athlete and  Multiple Medalist who inspired the Special Olympics. 119) Regis Philbin, 88, Beloved Talk Show Host, (Live!) 120) Grant Imahara, 49, Genius, Actor, (Mythbusters, White Rabbit Project, Star Trek Continues (as Sulu).  121) Patricia Bosworth, 86, Actress, Biography Author, (A Nun’s Story, Montgomery Clift) Ken Osmond, 76, Actor, (‘Wally’ of Leave it to Beaver). 123) Fred Willard, 86, Actor and Comedian, (Fernwood 2 Night, Everybody Loves Raymond). 124) Abby Dalton, 88, Actress, (The Joey Bishop Show, Falcon Crest). 125)  Tom Kennedy, 93, Game Show Host (You Don’t Say!, Name That Tune).  126) Kevin Dobson, 77, Actor,(Kojack, Knot’s Landing)  127) Peggy Pope 91, Actress, (Nine to Five)128) Neal Peart, 67, Drummer for Rush.  129)  Kenny Rogers, 81, Country Music Icon, ((The Gambler, Lady, Islands in the Stream).  130) Lynn Cohen, 86, Actress, (Sex and the City), 131) Mary Higgins-Clark, 92, Novelist, (Kiss the Girls and Make Them Cry).  132) Curley Neal (77) Legendary Player of The Harlem Globetrotters.  133) Kobe Bryant, 41  L.A. Lakers legend, with daughter Giana, 13 (Tragic Helicopter Accident).  134) Kirk Douglas, 103,  Actor, Producer, Icon (Spartacus, Paths of Glory, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea), 135) Brian Dennehey, 81, Actor, (Cocoon, Death of a Salesman).  136) Anthony James, 77, Actor, (In the Heat of the Night, Unforgiven). 137) Little Richard, 87, Rock n’ Roll Legend, (Tutti-Frutti, Lucille, Long Tall Sally, Good Golly Miss Molly). 138) McCoy Tyner, 81, Jazz Musician/Composer, (Passion Dance, Wave).  139) Peter Green, 73, Founder of Fleeetwood Mac (Green Manalishi, My Heart Beat like a Hammer). 140) Millie Small, 73,  Pop Singer, (My Boy Lollipop). 141) Roscoe Born, 69,  Actor, (All My Children).  142) Danny Goldman,80. Actor, (The World’s Greatest Athlete, Young Frankenstein),  143) James Drury, 85, Actor, (The Virginian, Ride the High Country) .  144) Marge Redmond,  95, Actress (The Flying Nun, The Trouble with Angels).  145) Johnny Nash, 80 Singer/Songwriter, (I Can See Clearly Now, Cream Puff) 146) David Collings, 79, Actor (Scrooge, By the Sword Divided). 147) Shirley Knight, 83, Actress, (Sweet Bird of Youth, Dark at the Top of the Stairs). 148) Mark Blum, 69, Broadway and Off-Broadway Actor, (Lost in Yonkers, Twelve Angry Men).

Alas, I found one more – Trini Lopez, 83, wonderful singer and actor (If I had a Hammer, The Dirty Dozen) Heaven sings!

Happy New Year! 2021!

My Friends, before the day ends, let me wish you all a very Happy, Healthy, and Blessed New Year!

Arise, for a new year has dawned, another chance for hope and light!

Can you believe that this year trekkerscrapbook.com turns 10??? I’m astonished myself! When I started this “little blog” nearly 10 years ago, I never thought anyone would even read it let alone follow it! Thank you all my readers, loyal and new, for giving me the chance to entertain you! I look forward to this year, but above all, I offer you prayer for your good health and happiness this year. May we all continue to Live Long and Prosper!

love, Therese πŸ™‚

Happy 88th Birthday Nichelle Nichols!!

WE LOVE YOU!! Thank you for your talent, beauty, and your inspiration from all of us! Stay well and Safe! love, trekkerscrapbook.com!

(GALLERY) Elf on a Shelf -Trek Style! The Finale! #’s 8,9,10,11,12 and So On!

Merry Christmas Eve Everyone! Sending you ALL the rest of my silly Trek-Style Dad-Joke Elf on a Shelves for your Holidays, as well as all the ones posted already! (I can’t believe I’ve made 20 of these!) Love you All and Wishing you a very happy, blessed and safe Christmas and New Years! Please let me know which are your favorites! See you in January! Hugs, Stay safe! – Therese xo

Elf on a Shelf-Trek Style #7

Hmm, I wonder what Miri wants for Christmas?

Winter Whopper in NYS

We interrupt our usual Trekkie stuff to bring you some Weather news…

Well, as some of you know, I live in New York State, not too far from Binghamton, NY. As you may have heard we had quite a whopper of a snow storm (technically a “Nor’Easter”) tear through my area on Wednesday night! Binghamton NY had a record 40″ in a 24 hour period, at times falling 5″ and hour!! We even made the national news! It started lightly on Tuesday afternoon, but by Wednesday morning, we woke up to this:

Backyard

Front stoop

About 36″
There’s two cars under here on the driveway (hedge in foreground)
My brave husband! For reference he’s 6″2″.
This was after I dug out 2/3rds of the front walk – note the height of the snow on the roof!
Here’s my husband about to turn into the front walk to get the rest of what I dug out plowed!
I got a bit spattered by the snow spray!!
Our sons — we plowed so much we had to refill the snow blower!
The snow atop the cars was almost as high as the cars themselves!
Like digging out the Materhorn!

We were all pretty knocked out after all this snow work — it took about four hours!!

Wishing you a relatively safe and cozy winter season, and I hope we won’t see another one like this for a long time! But yeah…2020.

Elf on a Shelf-Trek Style #5 and #6

Two for one today! (So be sure to go to the post!) I dedicate these to my friend, actor David Frankham, who played Larry Marvick in the TOS episode “Is There in Truth, No Beauty?” Merry Christmas David! ❀

Elf on a Shelf-Trek Style Number 4

Sometimes I miss the analog age, but not this much! Be sure to use his nickname…

Elf on a Shelf-Trek Style! – Number 3

Sorry I’m a little late with this — I got busy decorating for Christmas yesterday (Sunday). More to come in the next couple of weeks!