Star Trek Acapella! (Video)

Something to get your weekend off on a happy start!  This wonderful acapella group does the five star Trek theme songs! Enjoy!

Happy Birthday Celeste Yarnall!

Today we wish a very special Happy Birthday to our beautiful friend and Star Trek guest star Celeste Yarnall!  (Yeoman Martha Landon in The Apple)

As many of you know, Celeste has been dealing with Stage 4 Ovarian cancer for nearly 4 years now, and unfortunately  it has returned.  However, Celeste is fighting it  with immuno-therapy and chemo, and she is carrying on with the strength of a tiger!  Let’s make this a special birthday for her and please contribute any bit you can to Celeste’s Cancer treatment fund .  You can read all of her updates and contribute there.  After 3+ years, she is nearly up to her goal of $55,000!   We have really helped her with her medical expenses, and every bit really helps! Thank you!

Also, Celeste asked me to make a special sign for her and here it is!  Keep Calm Celeste, but please don’t ‘beam up’ for a looooong time!  With all our love and healing thoughts, Therese and all of your friends here!  Happy Birthday and LLAP ❤

My Weekly Spock: Gentle Smile.

I recently purchased this beautiful photo of Leonard on eBay, and I just love it.  He’s not posing or smiling with a fan or group, just signing a autograph.  But you can see the gentle joy in his face and just a hint of a smile as he signs. I’ve seen other pictures of this particular event and it looks like he was really enjoying himself here, but there’s something about this image that just has quiet dignity to it..  He really cared for his fans and never took them for granted.  Weren’t we lucky?  Photo by Peter Warrack.

And by the way, if anyone knows where and when this was taken, please comment below.  I”m guessing it was during his Vincent tour.

Leonard signing an autograph by Peter Warrack.

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 🙂