Nichelle’s Beautiful Documentary “Woman in Motion”

I just watched this last night, and it brought me such joy (and a few tears too).

Nichelle’s story is so remarkable, and there is so much more to her than the Uhura we all love. With her determination SHE was the key to blast open the doors to NASA and the space program to women and minorities; something that is totally (and thankfully) taken for granted today.

With recent and archived interviews, we learn of Nichelle’s journey from a young dancer and singer who performed with Duke Ellington, to actress and icon through Star Trek and through her greatest achievements in integrating NASA and promoting women and encouraging young people to truly employ their talents and truly reach for the stars.

Watching this, I felt I really knew Nichelle for the first time. I just wanted to hug her and say ‘Thank You!’. She is an inspiration for us all to achieve our dreams and make a difference in the world. Woman in Motion will touch your heart and mind with a message of hope. We need this now. This was released in 2019 and is now streaming on Paramount Plus.

Nichelle, thank you for ‘Flying us to the moon’. We love you. ❀

A Closer Look: Details from my Humongous Nimoy Collage! (Gallery)

Hi Everyone!

Well, since my original might be a tad overwhelming, I made made copies of my massive homage and divided it up into eight bite-size pieces so you can see everything a bit better! This way you won’t have to got to the DeviantArt link as much either! Enjoy, and check the list below for images you might have missed! πŸ™‚

Detail #1 The Banner. Along the top I basically gave a Spock Timeline. Beginning with a concerned Sulu seeing Leonard in his tiny part from Them. Then Spock’s evolution from The Cage to The Corbomite Maneuver, with a nice fact-to-fiction composite of wee Leonard (age 10) learning water purification during WWII, and Spock fiddling with some chemistry hardware in a publicity still.* Then Spock plays a Vulcan harp and Leonard plays guitar while Flamenco Spock puppet-masters it over both! There’s Court Martial Spock through Hats and Bloopers (and laughing on Platonious) while Spock cuddles Isis. Publicity Profile of Spock and my profile portrait of Leonard in 2013. And to bookend Sulu’s screen, Nimoy’s Bookshelf!
Detail #2 The Writers Corner. Where the collage began. I did not want to make this exclusively Spock, so I started on Leonard’s creative pursuits. Writings include his poetry and photography books, greeting cards and the full lyrics to Maiden Wine. Also a poster and scene from Never Forget, a beautiful, touching letter he wrote to a bi-racial teenager about how Spock manages in the world as an alien. A pink telegram to the White House; it reads “In the name of decency, don’t pollute with bombs” Posing with McGovern supporters and supporting the Writer’s Strike. Images from his photography books include Shekhina ‘linking arms’ with The Satyr from Secret Selves. A 1978 poster from his lecture series ‘Mr. Spock and I’ (where I first saw him), and a couple images from that event. A row of theater moments with himself as Theo from Vincent in the 70s, and my photos from 2013 at the Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theater in NYC discussing Vincent. (what a joy). As a toddler, a very early publicity photo, and performing at the Pasedena Playhouse. Further down left, Young Mr. Nimoy with his parents, in High School, his Wedding to Sandra Zober, in the Army, Publicity still and poster image from Zombies from the Stratosphire, and family life with lots of love and dogs (more of this later).
Detail # 3 That Plaid Blazer and the Fan Girls. A cornerstone of Leonard’s wardrobe in the 70s was his beloved beige plaid blazer, worn here in everything from an early interview, through In Search of, Baffled!, public appearances and in The Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Pat Boone’s hat too! And even after Star Trek was canceled, Cleveland Amory’s article wondered why women were ‘spaced out’ over Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy modestly describes Spock as tall, dark, alien, and exotic, with a brilliant mind and “Oh, so cool!”. But we know better, right? He got lots of love from his fans too, (from beauty queens to Playboy Bunnies) and never denied them their chance to say hello or even a hug. I included my lucky self among the fan pictures, as well as Louise Stange (his fan club president) Theresa Victor (his ‘Girl Friday), and my friends Bobbie and Linda. πŸ™‚ I wonder who the 8 Lucky Ladies were who got to have Breakfast with Mr. Spock? I like to think women drove Trek fandom in the first place (e.g. Bjo Trimble, and fanzines like Spock Enslaved. Some prime examples of Spock/Nimoy canoodling here!
Detail #4 The Nimoy Kick Line. I had so many full length images of Leonard that it only seemed fair to give him a “Kick Line” (think Rockettes). The idea began with gun-belted Nimoy as a sheriff in The Virginian which naturally followed with Spock in a gun-belt in Spectre of the Gun. Three chilly Leonards in Patterns of Force, One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest and The Balcony, and so on with Spock, Paris, that amazing denim patchwork suit, bumping with Flip Wilson, Catlow, etc. You’ll see Dr. Mayfield giving Columbo a copy of I Am Not Spock and just above that, the same two actors in The Balcony.
Detail #5 Westerns, Family, Community, and Pets. Before Trek, Leonard made much of his bread and butter with TV Westerns and I found seven samples of him as a Native American, plus a couple of cowboys as well as all types of bad guys. But it all supported his family which made it all worth it. In this time his love of photography flourished, as well as pets. (Brunsie, Max, more) You see Adam and Julie grow from little ones to caring adults. And you see ‘Poppi’ with his grand and great-grandkids, as well as with everyday folk at telethons,political events, reading programs and ALS benefits. As Leonard wrote, “The miracle is this; the more we share, the more we have.”
Detail #6 We’ll Always Have Paris and Who’s in that Limo? Beyond Star Trek, Leonard found successful work on Mission: Impossible and so much more. I’d say that of all the Trek ensemble in the 70’s, Leonard was the most active. You can see him here with the cast of M:I and some prime Paris moments. He did Game and Variety shows. Yet through the rest of his life, Spock was never far behind, like those guys in the backseat of the Bangles limo here. Despite some initial trepidation, he embraced Spock and was grateful how that character led him to his dreams of photography and directing. From In Search Of to Three Men and a Baby, he kept on going, making many friends along the way.
Detail # 7 Golden Throat. Leonard engaging in his recording days, hence the Golden Throat. and animated Spock comforts crying Spock: “Hey, the albums weren’t that bad…” I threw a lot of similar themed pictures here, both as Spock and in real life. It wasn’t always easy, I’m sure it got tiring. But you could see the love in all he did. See several images of Nimoy just looking great, and four images of Leonard all looking up to their left. Bottom right Dr. McCoy and Spock with dear friends De Kelley and Leonard in front of them.
Detail #8 He Lived Long and Prospered in Life’s Garden. What better way to make a ‘finale’ to this piece than with a forest of “Live Long and Prospers”? The now iconic trademark gesture reminds us all to live our best lives, in the moment, in the world, with each other (it even helps us greet friends in the pandemic!) You’ll see Leonard with his sweet Buick Riviera, with his Piper airplane, with his wife Susan Bay and his Star Trek Friends. He passes the Vulcan greeting with grace and love for over 4 decades, beginning with its first appearance in Amok Time, to endless personal appearances, the double blessings at Conventions and in synagogue. In the center above his famous final quote, Leonard sends out a big hug. Near Leonard’s grave plaque, you see Spock nearing his death, but the memories and spirit go on. You can see an artist’s conception of the Live Long and Prosper statue that is being planned for the Boston Museum of Science.

Bonus Pop Culture and Silly Details: Spock and Nimoy inspired a LOT of pop culture. See if you can find all of these:

  • Funko Spock Figure in original uniform
  • Funko Spock holding Isis the Cat
  • Funko Dorbz Spock
  • Four Al Hirshfeld drawings featuring Leonard as Spock and himself. (Colorized by me!)
  • A “Trekkie on Board” sign
  • Animated Leonard with Spock Ears on Animaniacs
  • Leonard, in a Spock uniform fighting Bender on Futurama
  • Real life Leonard holding animated Leonard’s ‘head’ from Futurama
  • Leonard on The Simpsons
  • Working Daze cartoon featuring a tribute to Leonard shortly after he died.
  • The Nimoy Boar from Battle Cats
  • Mego Spock Doll
  • Mego Mirror Mirror Spock Doll
  • Mattel Spock Doll
  • Yellow Spock Stamp
  • A Spock Nutcracker
  • Calvin and Hobbes dressed as Kirk and Spock
  • Family Guy Spock
  • Squidward as Spock (aka Spockward, by Therese Bohn, 2012)
  • Mad Magazine, The Mad Star Trek Musical
  • A Dachshund figure dressed like Spock with “Live Really Long and Prosper” on its uniform shirt
  • A real Dog dressed like Spock
  • Spock as a Cat by artist Jenny Parks
  • Gold Key Comics Spock
  • Color Block painting of Spock (Artist Unknown)
  • Article -The Primitive Sex Appeal of Mr. Spock (Color corrected and reversed from original by me)
  • The Only appearance by Leonard as Spock in a 1960s Parade!
  • Leonard as Spock on The Carol Burnett Show
  • Leonard on The Beautiful Phyllis Diller Show
  • Leonard wearing a black eye-mask.
  • De, Bill, and Leonard ‘shaving’ with their phasers
  • Leonard on What’s My Line?
  • Leonard in The Alpha Caper
  • Two images of Leonard getting an honorary degree
  • Leonard with Gene Wilder
  • Leonard with Bernie Taupin (Elton John’s Lyricist)
  • Leonard with Arlo Guthrie and Michael Dukakis
  • Polaroid of Nimoy and Majel Barret in early makeup test
  • 3D Spock Animation (LLAP)
  • Spock with his tunic unzipped
  • Leonard in a bathtub in Catlow
  • Leonard in the plays Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The King and I, Equus, and Sherlock Holmes
  • Spock and Kirk as Muppets!
  • LLAP Emoji
  • Shatner as T.J. Hooker! (2)
  • Spock as a ‘Hood Ornament’!
  • Leonard ‘pinching’ Spock’s behind!

*Thanks to Bobbie for pointing this out πŸ™‚

My Leonard Nimoy Tribute Collage!

Finally! It is Finished!

Here is the link to my ultimate Leonard Nimoy collage! It was so darn BIG it wouldn’t fit here! I had to shrink down the original to post it here.

A Long and Prosperous Life: Leonard Nimoy
(Be sure to click on the link to see it in full size)

As you may know, I’ve been working on this collage for quite a while now, and whoa, I am spent! But working on this has been worth every moment, and even though we are past what would have been his 90th Birthday, I think this speaks well for the incredible life Leonard Nimoy lead!

I really didn’t think it would take nearly four months to complete this, as my Shatner Birthday Tribute only took about two weeks to make. But this was different; Nimoy’s life was so active and diverse, like an octopus with a three dozen tentacles, the more I researched pictures to use, the bigger and bigger it got!

I like to tell stories with my collages as opposed to just slapping random pictures together. And Nimoy’s life tells quite the tale.

It seemed easy enough to start with the basics, family, early career, StarTrek, and hobbies. But I found myself getting new ideas with every new picture I’d find. (e.g., There would be a picture of him in real life that correlated with a role he had on screen, or similar candid poses, or a particular laugh). Then there were his public appearances, promotions, conventions, charities, bloopers and of course dozens of images of him giving the Vulcan Peace Sign. So many I had never seen before, and I added some from my own personal collection as well (and some of m They all twirled together in my mind as well as my poor computer. Lots and LOTS of editing, from cropping and color balance, to making a 3D-ish banner and stacking pictures so they’d meld and compliment each other, as well as making ‘mini-collages’ to complete portions.

And then the ultimate choices, which pictures should I use? I think I found a lot of Spock/Nimoy greatest hits. Often I’d think “Oh I have to use that one!” and sometimes “How could I have forgotten that one?” Indeed, just as I proofed the final piece before publishing this here, I found a theater reference lacking that I know was very special to Mr. Nimoy, and I’m glad I caught and added it before posting it here!

You will find a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor throughout too; Spock as a hood ornament? Nimoy getting ‘pinched’? Who’s in the back of that limousine? You might need a magnifying glass to see some tiny details, but it’ll be fun πŸ˜‰ Like I said, the ideas kept coming. I might have to start a business of memorial collages; I love making these.

As ever, you are welcome to share this, just please don’t edit it in any way. I make no money on this, it is for pure fun and enjoyment. Thank you my friends, Therese πŸ™‚ ❀

Another Rare Nimoy Interview! (Mission: Impossible) 1970

Just came across another rare interview with Leonard! This time he’s promoting his second season of Mission: Impossible! (@1970) Although he seems delighted at the how his second season will explore the backgrounds of the MI characters, including Paris, we all know this was his last season with it.

He also discusses his pet shop, Pottery, Assault on The Wayne, and mentions his trip to Europe with Sandy.

https://www.10tv.com/embeds/video/530-580f1183-570e-40ed-a9ef-cadfec631a2b/iframe

Nimoy Collage Sneak Peek!

Well, I’ve been working on this a while now–and I appreciate your patience! It’s the collage I was making to commemorate Leonard’s 90th Birthday — Maybe I should just call it a BirthYear Anniversary! Ah well, he would have been 90 all year!

When I started it in mid February, I didn’t think it would take too long — but no!

I had finished my Shatner 90th collage, and started making this one on my same ancient format (don’t laugh-much) Printmaster 16 from 2010! Well, suffice to say, that program, though easy to use, was getting overwhelmed by the 100+ photos I was using here and it kept crashing! It wouldn’t let me transfer the image to another file so i could finish it properly, so I decided I’d have to start ALL OVER AGAIN! (Time to ditch that program)

But it was worth it — Photoshop to the rescue. Not only am I learning better as I go but I’m also editing my overzealous use of too many photos! And yes, there are SO MANY wonderful pics of my subject matter, it’s a little hard to choose what to edit, but it’s worth it. Also, in the original, the various pics didn’t always work together, and I like to tell a little story in my collages. It’s gelling up nicely. πŸ™‚ Here’s a little portion celebrating Leonard’s favorite plaid jacket!

Sooo, if you can all hang on a little longer, I hope to have this up soon!

Thanks! -Therese πŸ™‚ LLAP

SAMPLE of Collage by

Therese Bohn

Rare Nimoy TV Interview uncovered from 1971!

Hi Everyone!

Well, if you’re wondering I’m still working on the Nimoy collage. Every time I think I have enough I find another great picture or get another idea about placement! But I hope to have it finished by this week’s end. Thanks for your patience!

In the meantime, in my search for good pics for the collage, I came across this incredible and well preserved local TV news video of a rare Leonard Nimoy interview from 1971!! He discussed his role in the play The Man in the Glass Booth at the Old Globe theater. This was his first big foray back in to theater after his stints on Star Trek and Mission: Impossible. What he says in the beginning about war and revenge still sadly rings true today. I would have loved to have seen him in that production.

And he’s wearing his beloved plaid sport-coat.

This is a delight from start to finish, glad it was found!

Who Wore it Best?

Wink, Wink!

Gorgeous Andra Day at the Oscars in Vera Wang, and Lt. Palamas ala Apollo!

William Ware Theiss proves again that he was ahead of his time! Ah, Youth!

Just a Little Haircut…

And now for something completely different… Last month I decided, “Hey, it’s Spring, time to donate my hair.”

So I did! You might recognize some of the music. πŸ˜‰

You can donate your hair to Locks of Love here: https://locksoflove.org/hair-donation/

That Nimoy Collage, and the Catharsis of a Fall.

Gee, making my 90 Birthday Tribute to Mr. Nimoy is taking longer than I thought! I’m still combing through and choosing a million images to format into the piece! So many good pictures, and I find it a bit harder to get it all together. Maybe this is because I think I’m more emotionally invested in Mr. Nimoy that I ever was in Shatner. you know? Patience my friends!

Hope you’re al having a lovely spring week and getting some fresh air! Oh how I love Spring!

Spring is a time of rebirth and reflection. Yet, as I turn 60 at the end of this month, that milestone surely puts one’s time into perspective. As Michelangelo said “There is no greater harm than that of time wasted.”

Scanning the many images of Mr. Nimoy I’ve found, I can see that he nary let a moment go by wasted. Cliche as it may seem, life does seem to pass ever faster for me now. Just when I was getting used to being in my 50s too! I try to make my days useful and active, and I am determined to never take my health for granted. Speaking of which…

As I mentioned recently, I had taken an awful fall a few weeks ago, on Palm Sunday. And as I am pushing this birth milestone, it put me in mind of my own mortality. Here’s what happened:

I had been taking a lovely walk around town, taking lots of pictures of local sites and the industrial area around the old IBM complex here in Endicott NY. But only blocks from home my toe just hit some raised sidewalk and I could see myself falling in slow-motion. Tried to catch myself but to no use, and at the last second, my left temple hit the cement pavement. (Damn!) I rolled onto my back to catch my breath.

Thankfully, I was conscious throughout the whole ordeal, and, as good people are, within minutes two wonderful young men pulled over and helped me through the scary moments. There was Joey, who called my home, and Kyle, who had been in the military and knew all the right questions to ask and advice on what to watch for in the next 24 hours. So thankful for my ‘street angels’. They kept me calm until my family arrived.

An amazing ‘goose-egg’ evolved on my temple within minutes. About two inches big. My son drove me home to wash up then straight to the walk-in which was pretty much empty because of Covid. I had been wearing my mask the whole time, and had had my second vaccination a few weeks earlier, so I wasn’t too concerned. The fact that I was awake through the whole ordeal assured me that I didn’t have a concussion, which was the greatest of my fears. The goose egg lessened over the next few days, but boy, did I have a big purple-donut black eye that lasted just over two weeks. There’s just a tiny black and blue left as I write this; isn’t the human body grand?

As many of you know, I am not a constant blogger here; I usually post 3-4 times a month or less. I like posting about old Trek, making funny collages,and such. In many ways, my art and collages are a bit of a catharsis for me; they make me happy and if I make you smile, that’s good for me! I’ll be posting other interests too, like Old Movies, Costumes, Photography, Crafting, Some Pop Culture, and Travel. Not to mention a good book or two!

I hope I’m lucky to be around in 30 years when I hit 90! Sadly, Mr. Nimoy was taken too soon, but a life well lived carries on in hearts around the world. Meanwhile Shatner seems to be aging in reverse and I have to commend him for being one of the strongest Nonagenarians I know of; as well as beloved David Frankham! (95!)

So while I assemble my Nimoy collage, you may see things here off and on that have nothing to do with Trek, but hey, variety is the spice of Life! I’ll be posting those pre-stumble and fall pictures here shortly. Love to all, Therese. xo

Relax Spock, I’ll be okay!

Hi Everybody!

Just a note to let you know that I’m still working on my Nimoy 90th birthday tribute- hope to have it finished over the weekend! Wishing you a lovely Spring weekend and a good rest. πŸ™‚

A Bit Late but no less Sincere- Shatner 90th Birthday Collage!

Hi Everyone! I know I promised this last week, but life happens (I had a nasty fall last week, but I’m fine now) and I finally finished this today. (Working on a belated Nimoy 90th tribute too)

Happy Belated 90th Birthday to Bill Shatner – what a life! I think I’ve captured a moment from all nine decades you’ve been around. If you look closely, you’ll see pictures with a few couplings of Bill with actors he worked with more than once, dappled with some memorable Kirk moments as well as LOTS of humor. I especially like all the “Bills” having a group ‘hug’ at the bottom. Even Spock is having a laugh! So be sure to zoom in to see all the details!

I hope we can all be as sharp and active as The Shat Man is when we hit 90! Best wishes Always, Therese.

Leonard’s Heavenly 90th

Hi Everyone!

As many of you know, today, March 26th, would have been Leonard Nimoy’s 90th Birthday! I haven’t forgotten, and as I am almost done with William Shatner’s 90th Birthday collage, I also working on Leonard’s 90th Birthday Tribute Collage too! I would have had both done today, but I had some glitches with my computer (probably from making so many collages!) But I hope to have them BOTH posted here tomorrow!

By the way, Today, in Honor of Leonard’s 90th, Leonard’s home town of Boston Massachusetts has declared today “Leonard Nimoy Day”! I’d like to think he’s enjoying it from above ❀

This declaration of Leonard Nimoy Day makes me so Happy! ❀

Thank you for your patience, and for now, enjoy this, some of my most favorite photos of Mr. Nimoy ever ! ❀ What a pleasure to have lived in the same time period as he did! Happy Heavenly 90th Birthday Sir! We’ll never forget you! ❀

(I took the photo on the right in 2013, a happy day)
If anyone knows what show this is from…
You can almost hear the laugh.
We’ll always have Paris…
Kitty Love
Most Logical.

William Shatner is 90!!!

Hey Everyone! Before the day ends I have to send a birthday greeting to the one and only William Shatner who, as of today, is an official Nonagenarian! Happy Birthday Bill, and I hope I’m as active as you when I hit your age!!

I am working on a collage to commemorate Bill’s milestone, but for now, a few pics of this delightful man, who probably never imagined he’d become an icon to millions. I will post the new collage tomorrow! 3/23!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

May this be Our luckiest year yet! ❀

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 You 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!