The Enterprise Crew can’t catch a break with all those Tribbles in this delightful piece by Sara Manca (heiligerShadowfax on DeviantArt) I think that’s McCoy’s arm!
I started this blog in 2011, and have filled it with my clippings, anecdotes and art related to the original series of Star Trek. So far I have posted entries from my three original Star Trek scrapbooks (hence the blog title) that I collected in the 1970’s. I do have a fourth scrapbook somewhere but haven’t found it yet! You may have noticed that my blog is somewhat Spock/Nimoy centric 😉 , since I’ve been in love with the man for 40 years now! I hope you’re enjoying it and I hope you will explore the many different categories. I am especially fond of my original ‘StarTreKomics‘ that I post from time to time, and I also have been working on a series of Star Trek Posters that present the original 79 episodes as old style movie posters, among other things. There is also ‘My Weekly Spock’ segment every Monday that presents one or photos of Nimoy as Spock, himself, or as the many other characters he’s played. (for more pics, see my original version ‘My Daily Spock‘) Often on Wednesdays I have Wideo Wednesday where I post a fun video of whatever strikes my fancy (sometimes Trek) Every Friday I have FArFri, which stands for ‘Fan Art Friday’ where I showcase the unique and marvelous Star Trek art I have found on the net.
Of course I have many interests outside of Star Trek, (see categories on right) and they get mentioned here from time to time. If you should need any more info about me, just click on the “ABOUT” link at the top of the page. (where you’ll see a silly 20 year old picture of me in my home-made Trek uniform!) If needed, you can also Contact me here. Keep those
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BTW, I produce this blog in the most old fashioned of ways — on my Desktop Computer with an old IBM keyboard! I have a fun time posting and creating, and nice way to say “Hi!” to Trek fans from all over. Of course, I don’t post every day, and am very busy with my work and family, but if I can bring a little smile to you, my work is done! Knowing that anyone even reads this is a pleasure to me, Enjoy, and I wish you all Peace and Long Life! -Therese 🙂
Last night Mr. Nimoy tweeted the following:
I quit smoking 30 yrs ago. Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP
— Leonard Nimoy (@TheRealNimoy) January 30, 2014
COPD is the following:
COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary (PULL-mun-ary) disease, is a progressive disease that makes it hard to breathe. “Progressive” means the disease gets worse over time.
COPD can cause coughing that produces large amounts of mucus (a slimy substance), wheezing, shortness of breath, chest tightness, and other symptoms.
Cigarette smoking is the leading cause of COPD. Most people who have COPD smoke or used to smoke. Long-term exposure to other lung irritants—such as air pollution, chemical fumes, or dust—also may contribute to COPD.
Sad to hear this, although not too surprised. I recall Mr. Nimoy had a awful coughing fit during the above appearance, and he was brought water which helped. Unfortunately there is no cure, but at least there are treatments and lifestyle changes can help one feel better, stay more active, and slow the progress of the disease.
I was a little surprised that Mr. Nimoy announced this problem publicly, but I suspect he knows his fans, and like a good Dad, (or Grandpa, as he wants his fans to call him) he wants his ‘family’ to know. He knows he won’t live forever, and in his grace, he’s letting us down gently.
I have no doubt that Mr. Nimoy knows how much he is LOVED by so many people around the world, and how happy he has made so many of us. Sir, if your reading this, we send you our love and prayers, and best wishes for a comfortable, healthier existence. May you truly Live Long and Prosper. Many hugs and thanks “Grandpa” Love, Therese
I’m an avid classic movie buff and my go-to station on cable is TCM (Turner Classic Movies). Often I’ll be watching a old flick and suddenly I’ll think, “Hey! Wasn’t that guy on Star Trek?” Depending on the movie there could be anywhere from 1 to a half dozen or more character actors we’d recognize from Trek. Of course they did a lot of TV too! The casting directors of Trek always found the best actors they could use for the series, many who were seasoned professionals. It’s fun to see them in their other roles, and nice to know that they were well employed! Here we go…
Gambit was a fun movie and I recommend it for a good escape. See you next time on “Hey,That Guy was on Star Trek!”
I just read that actress Sarah Marshall passed away on January 18th. Trekkies remember her as Dr. Janet Wallace in the Star Trek episode The Deadly Years. Another of her famous roles was as the mother in the classic, suspenseful Twilight Zone episode “Little Girl Lost”. Born in Britain, Ms. Wallace made her film debut in The Long Hot Summer. As Janet Wallace on Trek, she flirted and fretted over the rapidly aging Captain Kirk, and I admire her for wearing what have been an awfully uncomfortable burlap pink and yellow pantsuit in that episode!
Alas, she was only 80, and sadly died from stomach cancer. She’s survived by her husband and son. May she rest in peace. l leave you with these stills of this lovely actress.
Sad to see that the compassionate folk singer Pete Seeger passed away on Monday. He was always one of my favorite performers and a truly great American. Pete lived strong every day of his 94 years, performing to the end, and never missing an opportunity to speak out for justice for the common man. He gave hope to what we’ve been, and what we can become. I hope his legacy of compassion will endure and grow in future generations, and remind people that it is never wrong to question authority. Pete often asked his audience to sing along, and sometimes we all need to sing, it makes our world a better place. Feel free to sing along with some of these, his most revered works. Farewell Pete, and Thank You. <3
Where Have All the Flowers Gone?
We Shall Overcome
Here’s a great recording of my favorite, If I Had a Hammer
Goodnight Irene (with The Weavers)
The iconic – Turn Turn Turn (famously covered by The Byrds)
Mr. Nimoy made a lot of personal appearances in the 70’s, and here’s a typical 8×10 glossy from the chain store Two Guys. I found this on the site plaidstallions.com which is the mother load of all things 70’s! (Especially bad fashion, but Leonard looks great here!)
Hey Kids, I’m back! Feeling much better now, thanks for your patience. Now, here as promised a while back – a bunch of nice stills from Leonard’s appearance on The Mike Douglas Show in 1973– in that glorious blue denim patchwork suit! Pretty “in-your-face”, really! Douglas himself , in his awful brown polyester, is in awe of it. And you can see that he gets “the ear question” from little Mason as he motions around his famous ears!
Enjoy, and good to be back, Therese