FArFri: ‘Mr. Spock’ by Crazzity

For this week’s Fan Art Friday, here’s a great, dynamic piece by young artist Crazitty on Deviant Art. The hands , facial expression and shadow are particularly intense.   Crazzity is only 19, and from Sweden. I am always amazed and delighted that these original Trek Characters still create an artistic buzz nearly 50 years later! I hope we’ll see much more from this talented artist!mr__spock_by_crazzity-d6rg210

Wideo Wednesday: The Shuttlecraft Galieo Rides Again!

Hey Kids,

Did you hear about what happened to the original  Shuttlecraft Galileo Prop for Star Trek?  Thanks to my brother John for sending this to me!  (Yet I find it ironic that the footage they show from TOS in the original series is not the actual prop, but the updated CGI effects!)   It appears that there is very little of the original prop left after the restoration, but hey, it’s the legacy that counts! And, at the risk of overuse, this was truly a (fan) labor or love!  Enjoy.  Maybe someday I’ll go see it in Texas…

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BEFORE: The very sad looking remains of the original Star Trek Shuttle Galileo.

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AFTER: Wow! Just like new! Where’s Commissioner Hedford?

Wideo Wednesday: Leonard Nimoy reads Desiderata by Max Ehrmann

The poem still holds true today, and perhaps even more so in our very loud, cluttered world. Written with great foresight by Max Ehrmann in 1927.    Beautiful.  Thank You, Mr. Nimoy.

I remember when this was made into a song in the 1970’s (partially spoken by Vincent Price).  Here’s the full poem:

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit. If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself. Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time. Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery. But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals; and everywhere life is full of heroism. Be yourself. Especially, do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth. Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should. Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul. With all its sham, drudgery, and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

Max Ehrmann, “Desiderata”