Monthly Archives: February 2014

FArFri- Sarek and Amanda by nyyrikk

Happy Valentine’s Day! Enjoy some adorable Sarek and Amanda! by artist nyyrikk

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Latest Trek Poster: The Doomsday Machine

Hey Kids, Here’s my latest Star Trek Movie Poster — The Doomsday Machine. What a great episode!  35 down, 45 to go!  For you newbies, you can see the rest of my movie-style Star Trek posters here.  I’m creating them in order of production, not original air date.

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Wideo Wednesday ‘The Flood’ by Katie Melua

Sometimes life comes at us like a flood.  My husband showed me this song and I love it.  The video is a bit wonky, but the song and lyrics are beautiful, and reminds us that sometimes you have to let go.  Enjoy “The Flood” by Katie Melua (lyrics below)

Broken people get recycled
And I hope that I will.
Sometimes we’re thrown off our pathways
What I thought was my way home
Wasn’t the place I know
I’m certain nothing’s certain
What we own becomes our prison
My possessions will be gone
Back to where they came from

Blame, no one is to blame
As natural as the rain that falls
Here comes the Flood again

See the rock that you hold onto
Is it gonna save you
When the earth begins to crumble?
Why d’you feel you have to hold on?
Imagine if you let go

Blame, no one is to blame
As natural as the rain that falls
Here comes the Flood again

Wash away the weight that pulls you down
Ride the waves that free you from the dusk?

Don’t trust your eyes
Its easy to believe them
Know in your heart
That you can leave your prison

Don’t trust your mind
It’s not always listening
Turn on the lights
And feel the ancient rhythm

Don’t trust your eyes
Its easy to believe them
Know in your heart
That you can leave your prison

Blame, no one is to blame
As natural as the rain that falls
Here comes the Flood again

Today’s Toon — TLC (For Leonard Nimoy)

TLCI think Spock needs a little TLC…

“Olympic Smoker” Nimoy on Piers Morgan (Partial VIDEO)

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Mr. Nimoy gave a fine and heartfelt interview on CNN last night with Piers Morgan.  In this segment he talks about how he was an ‘Olympic Smoker’ and the ignorance of tobacco dangers when he was young.  Here’s that part of the interview’;  I hope to get the full interview up later.   He did great! Rock on, Grandpa.

http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/10/leonard-nimoy-on-contracting-lung-disease-i-was-an-olympic-championship-smoker/

Nimoy to be on Piers Morgan Live Tonight on CNN

Heads up! Mr. Nimoy announced that he’ll be on “Piers Morgan Live” tonight on CNN — 9:00 EST.   You can probably watch it on their website later .

Thanks for all the outpouring of concern. Looking forward to talking to Piers Morgan on Monday on CNN. LLAP

My Weekly Spock– Some Sublime Spock Lighting

I got to looking at some stills from Season 1 of Trek and I gotta tell you, I think the lighting in season 1 was some of the most beautiful in the history of television.  The lighting had film noir  quality with lots of shadows and ‘baby’ spotlights on the eyes.   By Season 3, the budget was tighter than ever and the lighting just wasn’t as ethereal and painterly as it was in the first two seasons.

Anyway, here’s some sublimely lit Spock for you…

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By the way, have you ever wondered why the background color on this site is lavender purple? Now you know! All the walls of the Enterprise sets were painted gray, but the lighting gave them their beautiful pastel shades. Kudos to Director of Photography Jerry Finnerman for his light artistry.

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50 Years Ago Today…The Beatles on Ed Sullivan February 9, 1964

Where has time gone? Still an energizing and happy moment… 😀

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You can see a video here:

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/videos/watch-rare-beatles-footage-from-the-ed-sullivan-show-in-1964-20140203

I’m such a geek, I’m wearing my Beatle T-shirt today 🙂  The design on it is this…(By Al Hirshfeld).   Sending out love to Paul and Ringo, and Heavenly Hellos to George and John!  Congrats boys, you passed the audition! 😉

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People Magazine’s Take on Nimoy’s COPD

Here’s People Magazine’s recap of Mr. Nimoy’s ailment.  Keep fighting the good fight, Leonard!

Leonard Nimoy Diagnosed with Chronic Lung Disease

02/06/2014 at 07:50 PM EST

Leonard Nimoy Diagnosed with Chronic Lung Disease
Leonard Nimoy
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Leonard Nimoy has announced he suffers from chronic lung disease and is speaking out about the dangers of smoking.

The actor best known as Star Trek‘s Mr. Spock says he he has been diagnosed with obstructive pulmonary disease. COPD is a general term that can be used to describe several lung diseases, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis and non-reversible asthma, according to the COPD Foundation.

“I’m doing OK. Just can’t walk distances. Love my life, family, friends and followers,” Nimoy, 82, Tweets, adding, “LLAP” – for “live long and prosper.”

“I quit smoking 30 yrs ago,” he says. “Not soon enough. I have COPD. Grandpa says, quit now!! LLAP.”

“Smokers, please understand. If you quit after you’re diagnosed with lung damage it’s too late. Grandpa says learn my lesson. Quit now. LLAP.”

But Nimoy reassures his followers that he is still going strong: “Just taped my comments for Star Trek Fest to be aired on EPIX Feb. 16th. Still enjoying my life. LLAP”

You can see the video here:

http://yonggi61.wordpress.com/

FArFri – MC Escher-Inspired Spock by Rabbittooth

Hey Kids,

This week’s fan art is is a splendid  work by the artist Rabbittooth on DeviantArt.    Isn’t this fab? It was inspired by MC Escher’s Hand with Reflecting Sphere with the Spock image borrowed from Day of the Dove.  I love this.

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