Monthly Archives: October 2013

Toon Tuesday “Flirt”

After going through all those costume pictures yesterday, I couldn’t help but notice how often Nimoy was caught with impish, slightly flirty looks on his face, hence my inspiration here…

Flirt

There’s an awful lot of stills of Kirk looking at Spock with great admiration too, yeah, I think Kirk found Spock cute too…thereturnofthearchonshd676 🙂 (can’t blame him there)

My Weekly Spock – Halloween Edition; Spock goes Trick or Treating.

Since Halloween is this Thursday, I wanted to give all my Scrappers a treat!   It’s always so nice to see Spock out of uniform, :-P, so I thought it would be fun to recall all the times Mr. Spock had to conceal his…non-conformity. Nimoy must have been the costumer William Ware Theiss’ dream, with a tall slender but muscled physique that made him the perfect clothes horse!  Of course, if Spock came trick or treating, I’d give him the whole bowl of candy…then lock him inside for the night!  Happy Halloween, Everyone!

Here’s my 10 favorite Spock Costumes.sog (All collages by me, click on the thumbnails for more detail).

10)  I Wanna be a Cowboy–Not a full costume, but man, he’s totally working the  gun-belt!  (From Spectre of the Gun)

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9) Off-Duty — We never see when or where Spock changed into this green utilitarian jumpsuit (and lace-up army boots) but I have no doubt that Leila gave him a good excuse to tear out of his duty blues!

bac8)   The Slave – A simple look from Bread and Circuses.  Spock wears  grey trousers and nicely fills out the chain link sweatshirt of the  other ‘Sun Worshipers’ of the 20th century Romans, but conceals his points under a sleek knit cap. Extra points for bare biceps.

CEF collage7) Depression Laborer – Another knit cap, and they were sure lucky to find perfectly fitting ‘Mom’ jeans and shirts in Edith Keeler’s world! Extra points for the  green pea coat.  There’s got to be a gif of Spock tucking in his shirt somewhere! (The City On the Edge of Forever)

ROA coll6) Just another Archon – (Return of the Archons) Spock always cut a dashing figure in a cape, and this is my favorite! The draped cowl perfectly frames his angular features.   The sleekness continues with the sharp cut of his trouser and vest combo.

EOM collage5) A Dealer of Kevas and Trillium: (Errand of Mercy) Another cape, but none of the natives had any problem with his ears here (perhaps because they were really just blobs of energy to begin with!)  Bonus points for the lovely dark blue velvet, long skinny legs in tights, and for being a precursor to the 1980’s in furry dancer leggings!

pscoll4) A Platonian Serenader(Plato’s Stepchildren) Could you imagine how Spock would have reacted as he was forced to wear this green toga? (Most illogical!)  Spock’s gown was a lot more dignified than Kirks, and the lovely deep green set off his dark hair.

POF Col3) Nazi His Style — Spock got to wear two different Nazi uniforms in Patterns of Force, and although it’s true that the Nazi’s (here as Ekosians) were pure evil, they did have very sharp, beautifully tailored uniforms. (aside from Hitler’s name on the armband) Of course, Spock fans prefer when Spock isn’t wearing the top of uniform at all!–a whole 20 minutes of the episode.

MM2) A Pirate’s Life for Him— Now granted, this is the Spock from the alternate Universe,(Mirror,Mirror) but damn!  Alternate Spock’s uniform was given even more elegant detail than Kirk’s golden  vest;  The tunic was a shiny blue single-breasted jacket, piped in gold with gold sash, and the cravat at the neck accented his magnificent goatee (Swoon!), giving the look an almost gi quality. Wish we could have seen a sequel  episode with this Spock.  Note the boots also are practically thigh-high, making the look even more sinister.

apota1) A Piece of That Action – Spock goes gangster, and the crowd raves — fortunately Kirk and Spock yet again are able to steal perfectly fitting suits (and shoes) from the natives on Sigma Iotia II!   His pointy ears aren’t well disguised, but who cares?  He’s dressed to kill! (Gotta say, Bill and Leonard look so beautiful in this episode, I could die!–I’d go crazy if  these suits were still around and went up for auction!) (A Piece of the Action)

FArFri -10/25/13 — “The Morning After”

For this week’s Fan Art, a new StarTreKomic!  I haven’t made one of these in a while… you might call it the sequel to this one.

(be sure to read Spock’s word bubble first)    Silly me!

The Morning After

btw, Sorry I haven’t posted much lately, very busy with work and family, but I’ll have some more stuff next week! Thanks for your patience, Therese 🙂

My Weekly Spock (@1966) Forty Questions for Mr. Spock

Here’s a fine slice of nostalgia!  I found this on Tumblr — it’s an incredible, personal and very long interview from Mr. Nimoy in 1966, where he answers 40 questions from a movie magazine.  Love the opening shot if Nimoy talking into a state-of-the-art tape recorder (not so thrilled with the cigarette shot, but  everyone smoked in the 60’s)  Great insight into the 35 year old Nimoy’s mind! I wonder how much holds true today?

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FArFri –Eyeshadow and a Bad-Ass

Here’s  a couple of funny pieces of Trek Fan Art I found online.   It appears Spock is a bit obsessive about his eyeshadow, and McCoy is such a bad-ass!!!

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On Wednesdays. We Wear Blue Eyeshadow –Found on mememaker.com

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on deviantart.com

A Form Letter for Spam!

Hey Kids,

When one runs a blog, they cannot help but being attacked by parasitic spam comments!  I average about 6-10 of these a week in my comments folder; often they are ‘responses’ to long-ago written pieces here or are sometimes just attached to a Trek,  Nimoy, or movie photo I posted here.  What kills me is the cloying way these ‘comments’ go about praising an article or picture in the most general way possible, usually saying how something may ‘be best for the good of mankind’ or just how ‘very clever and insightful’ the item being referred too may be. Hmm, somehow I don’t think a photo of a thug in a black cap  is particularly earth-shaking.

computer-spamAs I cleaned out the spam folder here today, and usually, I just delete the massive quantities of junk without looking.   But this one caught my eye and I thought you’d get a kick out of it. It employs every option for every type of platitude and compliment while leaving space for it’s true advertising intent. Sometimes these are from the Ukraine, sometimes in they’re in Chinese or even Arabic, sometimes it’s just rambling non-sequitur, but they’re always hopeful that I’ll post them here as a legitimate comment. (No Way!)

Here’s the content of the actual spam; it’s a multiple choice (in brackets) of possibly enticing compliments with the choices unchecked! There’s an increase of intensity depending on how persuasive the company wants to be.  It’s totally absurd.   There’s even a smiley face option!  I’d add this to my list of other modern annoyances, although this still isn’t quite as annoying as robocalls!   I wish you all spam-free communications.spam

And thanks to “Tonia” for the insight in how this annoying practice really works.

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Netflix Rep Makes a Great Starfleet Captain

I came across this funny article today — There is a  Netflix  Customer Representative who portrays himself as a Starfleet Captain to his customers when solving their problems.  “Captain Mike Mears” safely delivers his customers through the wormholes of bad reception.  A particular  conversation he had with a customer recently was especially Trek-worthy; both Mike and his customer stayed in character through the whole conversation!  Best customer rep ever! (Jim Kirk would be proud!)

If I ever need to talk to Netflix, I hope I get this guy! Good to know that the universe is safe from bad reception!  Enjoy:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2459551/Revealed-The-Netflix-Star-Trek-fan-named-internet-best-customer-relations-worker-EVER.html

Customer Rep 'Captain Mike' from Netflix

Customer Rep ‘Captain Mike’ from Netflix (Photo from Netflix)