Monthly Archives: October 2015

Happy Halloween!

Here’s my Halloween ‘toon from a couple years ago – Enjoy, and have a Happy All Hallows’ Eve!

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It’s SpOck-toberFest!!!

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!  SpOcktoberfest

A Black Cat on Black Cat Day!

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!

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The pretty black kitty in the park today (10-27-15) Photo by Therese Bohn

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He (or She) spotted me! (Photo by Therese Bohn)

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A little more out in the open before disappearing! (Photo by Therese Bohn)

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Speaking of black cats… Sylvia in her cat form in ‘Catspaw’

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I know someone who loved kitties!

My Weekly Spock- Young, Younger, Youngest, and just So Young!

Here’s some wonderful portraits of young Leonard I had never seen before — so young!  You can imagine the dreams of success in his young mind. These all appear to be taken in his early to mid 20’s, but in the bottom two he looks barely out of his teens!   Glad these were taken!

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FArFri: Adopt a Tribble!

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.

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My Weekly Spock: Barnabas Nimoy?

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?

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No Dance Tonight — Bruce Hyde 1941-2015

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.   😦

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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.thenakedtimehd0495

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!thenakedtimehd0801

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Bruce as Willy Loman in Death of a Salesman on Broadway in 2006.

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!”

“No dance tonight!” I’d dance with you, Riley. ❤