Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Daily Scrapbook: The Star Trek Newspaper Comic Part II

Here’s today’s flashback:  the next batch in my collection of the daily Star Trek newspaper comic. The plot thickens…



The Daily Scrapbook: The Star Trek Newspaper Comic Part I

Hey Kids,

As I start this week, I’m aware I’m getting dangerously close to the end of the third volume of my old Star Trek scrapbooks– in fact the items I post this week will be the last of Volume III!  Now I know that Volume VI is somewhere in this house, but I’ll have to keep looking!  Now don’t panic, kids, even when my Trek scrapbooks have run out, I’m sure I’ll find more fun stuff to post!  In the meantime, Here’s today’s flashback:

When Star Trek: The Motion Picture was released, Gannett Newspapers added a daily comic strip based on the movie in our local paper (The Evening Press) I’ve made reference to these comics before, and now I can share them with you.  (It actually wasn’t too bad!) I started to collect them, and before you knew it, I had collected  a whole adventure (well, give or take a few panels).   Unfortunately, we did not get the Sunday color comic, but I happened to find the opening Sunday Comic of this adventure online.   So here begins Star Trek: The Newspaper Comic from December 2 to December 11, 1979. Enjoy!  V3-025 cover  V3-025V3-026

The Daily Scrapbook 7/29/13 ST:TMP Bubble Gum Cards Part V-The Stickers!

Hey Kids, I meant to post these last Friday, but I was very busy preparing for a wedding on Saturday! (It was lovely!)  But here’s the final portion of my  ST:TMP Topps Trading Cards  — The Stickers! I was happy to get both versions of Spock.  The skull headed alien guy in #15 reminds me of David McCallum in “The Sixth Finger” episode of  The Outer Limits, or maybe they’re distant cousins of the torturing Vians in The Empath, eh? Hey, I’m thinking of putting the whole collection up on eBay– any takers?

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My Weekly Spock 7/29/13 Zombies of the Stratosphere! (1952)

zombiescoverLet’s start at the very beginning, shall we?  Mr. Nimoy goes to Hollywood–he’s gonna be a star! Well, not just yet…And even though he’s seen prominently in the movie posters for the Republic Serial, Zombies of the Stratosphere (1952) (a.k.a.Satan’s Satellites), he’s not mentioned in the cast list there! (A remastered colorized DVD version remedies this great mistake!) Original black and while stills here, as well as highly colorized screen caps from the DVD. Gotta give the man credit for following his dream!  And it gave him practice to be an arch-eyebrowed- second-in-command member of a  spaceship!


That’s Nimoy (as Narab) on the far left -yep, those are really secure seats!


An original poster for zombies…


And the still it was based on… Leonard is only 21 here! (bless him!)


Now look menacing!


I had a terrible dream I was in an awful serial… oh, right…


*sniff!* I just wanted a decent speaking part!


But where’s the Gamesters of Triskellion?


You know it’s a bum rap when you have to carry the director’s luggage…


Nimoy finally gets credit for this movie–(but would probably be okay without it!)

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The Daily Scrapbook: 7/23/13 Star Trek: TMP Bubble Gum Cards Part IV

Here’s today’s flashback — some more of my ST:TMP card collection…The crew has met the enemy and it’s doubleknit polyester! Decker gets glowing, Spock gets a haircut, McCoy has a beard, there’s a big hot foot on Vulcan, Ilia’s in her spa robe, the Klingons get bumpy, Klingon ships are still cool, as is Spock, and Kirk and Spock appear to be thisclose to a kiss!  (that promo shot always cracked me up!)

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It’s The Most Wonderful Time…of his cycle.

Nurse Chapel gets a little Christmas in July… It's the most wonderful time of

The Daily Scrapbook: 7/23/13 Star Trek: TMP Bubble Gum Cards Part III

Here’s today’s flashback – the next batch of ST:TMP cards I collected: More exciting ship interiors, and bad things happening to nice people.  Chekov gets zapped by invisible special effects, two people dance, I mean, get zapped in the transporter chamber by more unseen special effects, (Acting!) and everyone’s in the sickbay with Ilia getting a beaded tiara Kirk and Spock having a bromance moment.

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