Here’s my Halloween ‘toon from a couple years ago – Enjoy, and have a Happy All Hallows’ Eve!
I’ve been working on this for a few weeks now -finally done! I had to get it in before October was over! I’m thinking Autumn is the favorite season on the Enterprise! I also love Bill’s face here; the gift that keeps on giving! And if you’re wondering what song Spock is singing, see this video from Cabaret. — I must have been subconsciously thinking of it when I created this! Willkommen meine Damen und Herren!
I was taking some pictures at a local park today for a project, and the first thing I came across was this beautiful black cat just serenely sitting under the trees! By some cosmic coincidence I just found out that it is “Black Cat Day” in England!! Enjoy this beauty!
Found this on Tumblr — So cute. Things go better with tribbles — even Spock is happy! The cartoon styling remind me of the kinds of characters you’d see in a mid century UPA cartoon! The cartoon is credited to annamariajung.com, but I did not see anything like it there.
Sorry I’m a little late today — very busy at work!
In one of his last photo shoots, Leonard Nimoy posed in this very dramatic, kind of spooky pose (Those glowing eyes!!) I think he would have made an excellent vampire- like Barnabas Collins from Dark Shadows! It’s a a really incredible portrait. Does anyone know if there’s more from this sitting?
So sad to report that another Star Trek original has passed. The wonderful Bruce Hyde, who will forever be the excitable Lt. Kevin Thomas Riley to Trek fans, passed away from throat cancer on October 13th. He was 74. 🙁
The character of Riley was featured in two of the the best original series episodes: The Naked Time and The Conscience of the King. Although he took a dramatic turn as the would-be assassin of the evil Kodos in Conscience… Hyde brought the character a likability beyond adorable. His navigator might have been bored in engineering, but no doubt was loyal and a favorite among the crew. One would love to be pals with the proud Irishman– especially if he could swing you some ice cream in a bowling alley! 😉 The little touches Hyde added to the drunken Riley — posing like a cowboy in the elevator, silently commanding a door to open as he left sickbay– were brilliant. I wish Riley could have been featured in more episodes, but two was probably enough for Hyde, who was surprised and delighted that his fame in this little role was still recognized nearly 50 years later.
I remember seeing Hyde at the BiCentennial-10 Star Trek Convention in NYC in 1976 — I was late to his appearance and just got there in time to see him sing Riley’s drunken ode I’ll take you home again, Kathleen to the crowd –they ate it up!
But I hope Trek fans will also recall that Hyde was more than an actor, but also an author and beloved professor emeritus of communication studies at St. Cloud State University in Minnesota, as well as an acting coach. He also appeared on Dr. Kildare and That Girl, as well as in Death of a Salesman on Broadway. You can read more about brilliant Bruce here.
Another wonderful Trek soul is beamed up, he’ll be missed but never forgotten. Thanks for the laughs Mr. Riley, there will be a dance for you tonight in the bowling alley of heaven! And as for Kathleen? I have to say “One…More…TIME!”
Recently I’ve come across these silly and often bizarre but very funny Trek toons by South Korean artist simengt. Sometimes the comics are based on actual episodes:
Sometimes she makes up situations:
And quite often, characters change gender:
Her style is somewhere between Chibi and Ren and Stimpy, (especially in the distorted histrionics) but it’s all fun! Keep up the good work!
The Bundy Museum in Binghamton, NY has a permanent display to local and national legend Rod Serling. Now as many of you know, Serling created, wrote for, and produced the marvelous Twilight Zone. The reason Bundy has this exhibit is because Serling, although born in Ithaca NY, grew up in Binghamton from the age of two. Life in Binghamton inspired many of the Twilight Zone‘s stories (Walking Distance in particular) and he’s long been our local hero.
Well here’s some exciting news — as Trekkies know, Leonard Nimoy appeared in the classic TZ episode A Quality of Mercy. Leonard’s face is the first thing you see in the episode, as his character is sending field reports on his walkie-talkie during a Pacific WWII battle. Imagine my surprise when I read this article in our local paper the other day — Leonard’s helmet has now become part of the permanent Serling display at The Bundy! I want to thank the 8 Serling fans who pooled their resources to buy the helmet, I can’t wait to see it!
Binghamton is just a stone’s throw away from me, so it’s nice to know that a little bit of Leonard’s legacy is now practically in my backyard! I’ll post again as soon as I see it!
Yes, smoking is bad for you, but he just looks so delightfully Sherlock-y here! These are in black and white, but that’s the same light blue top he wore at the space shuttle Enterprise’s unveiling! (see color detail below)