Monthly Archives: September 2013

FArFri – 9/29/13 “Spock” by Rebekah

For this weeks Fan Art Friday, here’s  a fantastic piece by artist Rebekah (a.k.a. Toilet-Llama) on Deviant Art. This is as sharp as Spock’s ears! Marvelous.

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The Daily Scrapbook: EW – Shatner Speaks

Here’s today’s flashback:

From the EW magazine I’ve been posting, William Shatner (age 63 in 1994) gives a great interview (and even greater presence in that dashing photo!) He discusses Kirk vs. Picard, and Kirk’s uncanny success with the ladies.

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The Daily Scrapbook 9/19/13 Kevin Pollack is “Doing Kirk”

Here’s today’s flashback:  More from the special edition of EW in 1994.  Here, actor Kevin Pollack nails his Captain Kirk impersonation-with hilarious perfection! Note the facial expressions. 😀 Chris Pine, take note! Priceless.

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The DailyScrapbook: 9/18/13 EW part III

Hey Kids,

Here’s the rest of Entertainment Weekly’s countdown of original Trek episodes from the special 1994 edition of EW. (Pardon the mix up last week, I accidentally forgot to include the second page of that article here, but it’s been fixed, you can see 29-51 there)  Of course you know which one came in last…(maybe it looked better on paper?)  Gotta love the sidebar about sweet Bruce Hyde (Lt. Riley), he can teach me speech communication anytime. 🙂 Happy Belated Birthday, Bruce! (September 14)

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Review for Local Cult Movie Festival

Hey Kids,

Last week I was tapped to write a local review for the inaugural Cult Film Festival at The Bundy Museum in Binghamton, NY. (my sister Nancy wasn’t available)  Thought you’d get a kick out of it, enjoy! -Therese

http://www.broomearts.org/broome-arts-mirror/review/bundy-film-series-offering-high-camp-at-low-cost-and-free-beer-too/

I might be asked to write more reviews – fine with me (and you get a free show out of it!)

 

My Weekly Spock: Singing Nimoy

There was a strange compulsion in the era of 60s and 70s AM radio to make singing stars out of celebrities not known for singing.  Richard Chamberlain, Noel Harrison, William Shatner,Telly Savalas and of course, Leonard Nimoy, all fell into this camp. (Chamberlain actually wasn’t too bad).   I never became aware of Nimoy’s vocal contributions until I joined the LNAF in the 1970’s, and I remember actually buying a couple of his albums for fun.  Yet I couldn’t actually bring myself to listen to them.  Rhino Records compiled many of these recordings into their “Golden Throats” collection; it’s the type of stuff you’d hear on NPR’s Annoying Music Show.

Now to be fair, Nimoy did do a few musicals in the 70’s (Camelot, The King and I, and My Fair Lady) but alas, I’d rather hear his speaking voice on vinyl!  Here’s some covers:

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Sunday Afternoon Movie – American Grafitti

Here’s another in my Sunday Afternoon Movie Stills — This week we’ll say one last goodbye to summer with American Graffiti, the landmark film of the early 70’s which started America on a nostalgia trip for the early 60’s.  This star- studded comedy featured Ron Howard, Paul LeMat, Cindy Williams, Richard Dreyfuss, Charles Martin Smith, Candy Clark, MacKenzie Phillips, Harrison Ford, Suzanne Somers, Bo Hopkins, Kathleen Quinlan and Wolfman Jack. You can read my review here.  Enjoy the memories.

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