Monthly Archives: July 2015

FArF: “Ladies of Kirk” by Kelley McMorris (kelleybean86)

I love these splendid images of all the colorful women that Jim Kirk kissed by artist Kelley McMorris (kelleybean86)!  They all bring the brilliant color and style of the original costumes back to life,  and adding a quote from each is the cherry on top!

I hope she’ll do all the ladies of Kirk, and Spock’s too! (She’s GOT to do Droxine!)

You can see all of her work and much more on Kelley’s Tumblr blog here:  http://ladiesofkirk.tumblr.com/   And Kelley will be starting a Kickstarter to get a book “Ladies of Kirk” a reality soon!   Good Luck Kelley, and thanks for all of your beautiful work!

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My Weekly Spock: Leonard, Bill, and Harlan

Here’s a wonderful photo of  Leonard and Bill with writer Harlan Ellison (The City on the Edge 0f Forever).  From the set design,  I’m guessing it was taken during the filming of  Mudd’s Women

Nimoy and Shatner’s autographs are so very typical of their personalities!

Nimoy: Harlan, Love you and your great credits” –  Shatner: “Who the kid in the middle?”Harlan Ellison

lol.   I bet they had a great time!

I’ve also see a version of this photo edited to appeal to all the ‘slash’ fans out there-with Harlan missing and L & N side hugging!  Can’t find a link but you get it.

Happy Birthday Celeste Yarnall!!

Today (July 26) is Celeste Yarnall’s Birthday!   Happy Birthday Celeste! And as you  recover from your hernia surgery, remember that LOVE is stronger than pain!  Hope you’ll be home soon, and enjoy this little poster!  (I colorized the famous black and white still of you and Walter from ‘The Apple”!)

And readers, let’s make Celeste’s birthday extra special and please contribute what you can to her cancer fund!   http://www.gofundme.com/kvo9xs

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Celeste Update: Successful Hernia Surgery.

Hi Everyone,

Here’s a quick update on Celeste Yarnall — She had successful surgery yesterday to remove the awful hernia she had.  She s resting, but in a lot of pain, so please keep her in your thoughts and prayers as she recovers.  Hell of a way to celebrate a birthday, but I’m sure she’s so glad to be rid of the hernia!

Her beloved  husband Nazim posted this message today:

Celeste’s Surgery was a 100% successful. …..Although she is in TREMENDOUS PAIN. post op, they are continuously trying to manage it, to get it under control. She sends you all Love, Blessings & Appreciation this her Birthday Weekend. …..Love & Light Nazim

And please remember to contribute to her cancer fund as it slowly but surely reaches its $50,000 goal (currently at 28, 090)  Let’s make this her happiest birthday ever donate whatever you can!

http://www.gofundme.com/kvo9xs

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Celeste and Nazim a few days before the surgery.

My Weekly Spock: More Fun Promos – Amok Time!

Some more fun promo and behind-the-scenes shots this week — this time from Amok Time.  Some of these I have never seen before, Like Spock and Kirk fighting in front of  T’Pring, and also the still of little bored T’Pring!  ( I love T’Pring’s huge sunburst ring too.

I think Amok Time is in most Trekkies top 10 lists.  Where does it rank in yours?

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And if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out the Spock/Nimoy tribute I made on YouTube; “Them There Eyes”:

My New Spock Video! “Them There Eyes” – In Honor of Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015

Hey Kids!

I’ve have had an idea to make a Spock/Nimoy tribute for a long time! (long before he passed).  When I first heard this song by the great Billie Holiday, I thought it would be perfect backdrop for Spock’s beautiful brown eyes.  I’ve combined clips of Mr. Nimoy as Spock and as Paris to make this little tribute. I hope it will bring joy to all who loved him.

It’s called Them There Eyes – In Honor of Leonard Nimoy 1931-2015.                 Enjoy, Thank you!

Therese

# 74 The Cloud Minders

Only 5 left!  Trek tackles an ageless problem here that still applies today.  This episode had a good premise, but could have been executed much better.  I give it credit for bringing up the disparity between classes though.

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“Hey That Guy Was on Star Trek!” — To Kill a Mockingbird (1963)

I was just watching the marvelous To Kill a Mockingbird recently, such a beautiful film, and one of my forever favorites. Gregory Peck as Atticus is one of my all time heroes, and the entire movie was perfectly cast.

For those of you unfamiliar with it, To Kill a Mockingbird recalls the tale of young Scout Finch (Mary Badham) growing up in Alabama during the Depression, her father Atticus is a trial lawyer.  When Atticus is called upon to defend a black man accused of rape, we see the tale unfold through Scout’s eyes. It’s a tale of prejudice and suspicion, but also a tale of the simple wonders of childhood, and how Scout learns compassion and tolerance.  I cannot recommend it enough. (And as for the new prequel, Go Set a Watchman– at first I was eager to read it, but now not so much as Atticus has been recast late in his life as a bigot…Can’t bring myself to read it–Yet.)

Anyway, it may seem trivial to point all the actors here who also appeared on Star Trek, but it just goes to show how caring the casting directors of Trek took great care to hire the best character actors. Enjoy.

First of all, Atticus’ friend and Sheriff of the town, Heck Tate, is played by Frank Overton, who TOS fans recognize as  Elias Sandoval from This Side of Paradise:

Frank Overton as Heck Tate and Elias Sandoval

Frank Overton as Heck Tate and Elias Sandoval

Scout’s summertime friend Dill Harris is played by  a tiny John Megna, who would grow quite a bit a mere three years later to play the nasty ‘Bonk Bonk!” boy in Miri:

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John Megna as little Dill, and as the “Bonk, Bonk!” boy in ‘Miri’

The father of the mysterious neighbor Boo Radley is played by  veteran actor Richard Hall, who was also Goro in The Paradise Syndrome. 

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Richard Hall as Mr. Radley and as Goro

At the trial, Judge Taylor is Paul Fix, who’d be Dr. Mark Piper in Where No Man Has Gone Before.

Paul Fix as the Judge and as Dr. Piper.

Paul Fix as the Judge and as Dr. Piper.

Atticus’ opponent, Prosecutor Mr. Gilmer is played perfectly by the versatile  William Windom, who cemented his Trek fame as Commodore Decker in The Doomsday Machine.

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William Windom as Prosecutor Gilmore and as Commodore Matt Decker.

And finally, although he wasn’t in the original series, the poor defendant, Tom Robinson, is played with heartbreaking anguish by Brock Peters.  Peters would later have prominent roles in Star Trek IV (Voyage Home) and Star Trek VI (Undiscovered Country) as Admiral Cartwright and in Star Trek Deep Space Nine as Joseph Sisko, the father of Commander Sisko  🙂

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Brock Peters as Tom Robinson, Admiral Cartwright, and as Joseph Sisko.

Happy 75th Patrick Stewart!

Today was the 75th birthday of beloved Trek TNG actor Patrick Stewart!   I love this guy!  Not only a great asset to Star Trek, but a marvelous Shakespearean actor and just a wonderful human being!  It’s so easy to think of him as serious characters as Captain Picard and Professor Charles Xavier, but in reality he’s proven many times just how un-serious he is! Bless you on your Birthday Sir Patrick, and may you Live Long and Prosper!

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(And check out this song and dance tribute from Patrick to Gene Roddenberry! )

My Weekly Spock: Chess; On Screen and Off

(Sorry I’m so late today — had a busy day between work and  errands!)

Well, after all these years, I haven’t figured out how 3-D chess works, but it’s nice to know that Mr. Nimoy enjoyed an occasional game of chess like I do!

When’s the last time anyone here has played chess?  I love playing it with my sons — dig out the board sometime and see if you still got your winning moves!

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