Monthly Archives: November 2015

My Weekly Spock: Gettin’ Cold!

It’s getting to be coat weather! Leonard always had a nice one, onscreen or off!

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Detective? 1950’s? Anyone?

With Herb Solow during TOS

With Herb Solow during TOS

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During Star Trek V

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With William Ware Theiss , Costume director, during “Assignment: Earth”

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1970’s casual suede and camera bag.

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Lookin’ Good!

FArFri: Kirk as Aristotle with Spock as Homer

This cracked me up… based on the painting Aristotle with a bust of Homer, by Rembrandt, Kirk admires a bust of his friend’s mirror image!  I don’t know who made this, but bravo! 12111997_911083478962305_3463114619088291304_n

Giving Thanks.

0LEadjhAs we approach Thanksgiving in America this week, we pause to reflect on things to be grateful for in our lives.  For me the reflection is simple; I’m just thankful for every moment of my life. Thankful that I had loving parents, for my siblings,  for my darling husband and children, for my dear friends and co-workers, and just smiles I share with strangers every day.   Thankful for my creative nature, and all the simple joys in life;  good health, music, food, laughter, baby smiles, kittens, sunsets;  everything I love and for all who love me.   Thankful that LOVE and PEACE still matter in this shattered world.

And of course I’m thankful for all of you who spend a minute or two on my little blog every once in a while. How blessed I am that I’ve been able to create it, and share a little fun with you. I’m hardly a social media superstar, but that’s fine.  I am free to create this silliness and it brings me joy to make others happy with it. It’s been lovely to learn about other fans through this site, and to even make friends with some of you!

As we tumble head long into the Holiday season, please try not to get too tied up in the frenzy that is the shopping extravaganza season.  So often I see people who are so concerned about the material things that they HAVE to buy or get for each other, or so worried that their dinner napkins don’t match,  or that there isn’t enough nutmeg for the pumpkin pie.  Trust me, if these are your biggest problems, consider yourself a lucky, lucky person.

Remember to treasure the moments with your loved ones – turn off your phone and talk to each other face to face. Laugh and reminisce, maybe even sing a song together.    You can do it.  Go on, I dare you!

And for God’s sake my fellow Americans, don’t do any retail shopping on Thanksgiving, that’s just wrong.   There’s plenty of other sales this month.  Besides, the greatest gift we can give each other is our love.

Bless you and all your loved ones this Thanksgiving, and every day of the year- love, Therese

My Weekly Spock: Romance Requited? The First Officer, the Nurse, and the Lost Scene.

When I started really watching Trek as a young teen,  I was enamored of the possible romance between Nurse Chapel and Mr. Spock.  I felt sympathy for her unrequited love for the tall cool Vulcan, and wondered if she’d ever melt his heart.

The original series only hinted at anything more between Spock and Chapel than mutual respect. Chapel was given her puppy-love moments in The Naked Time and Amok Time, but by the time she finally got an (albeit forced)  lip-lock with Spock, the original series was doomed to cancellation.   Sometimes I wonder if the series had continued if anything more would have become of Chapel’s infatuation, or even if she would have been given more than just the job of Enterprise Mom.

A recent discovery revealed a lot more insight within the  Spock/Chapel consciousness-sharing in Return to Tomorrow.  The scene was cut for length, and maybe just as well because what starts as a sweet sentimental moment ends as a somewhat stereotypical 60’s view of a woman’s mindset.  Here’s the scene: (found at Star Trek:The New Voyages)

CHRISTINE:  It was beautiful. (to Spock) I felt the same when I shared my consciousness with you.
Spock reacts; McCoy turns toward him:
McCOY:  That sounds almost immoral, Mister Spock.
SPOCK: I assure you, it was a most distressing experience. (to McCoy) Doctor, you could not believe the torrents of emotion I encountered…the… jungle of illogic…(Spock almost shudders) It was like being in the mind of an alien.
CHRISTINE:  (smiles)  Why, thank you, Mister Spock.
SPOCK: (puzzled) I don’t understand. Thank me?
KIRK: You just paid her a high compliment, Spock.
McCOY: Yes, you do turn a nice phrase
now and then, Spock. (to Christine) Thank the stars women are that different from us.
ANNE: (to Christine) Come along, fellow alien. If
he doesn’t understand, I doubt if we could explain.
SCENE 119 ANOTHER ANGLE
Kirk moving to his command chair. Spock is still standing there puzzled.
SPOCK: Captain… I really don’t understand.
KIRK: Sargon did, Spock. ‘Together… forever’. I hope some day with someone you’ll be able to
know what that means.
SPOCK:(considers it) Sargon was enormously advanced, Captain. I will consider this. Spock moves off to his station. Kirk and McCoy exchange looks; then Kirk turns toward the helm.
KIRK: Take us out of orbit, Mister Sulu.
SULU: Leaving orbit, Captain.
As they look up toward the Main Viewing Screen:
CUT TO:
SCENE 120 – INSERT MAIN VIEWING SCREEN
Leaving the planet, heading into star-studded space.
FADE OUT.
THE END

I think I’m happy with the way it was edited; her smile infers that her mind connection with Spock was quite a ride!  But then again, it’s nice to see Kirk wish Spock well with his future and Ann and Christine summing up Spock’s reaction to the meld.

I’ve heard that Roddenberry wanted Spock to end up with Chapel, but it was never to be in any current incarnation.  I’m sure there’s fan fiction about it, but my imagination is enough for now.  We heard about Spock’s wedding in an episode of The Next Generation; Picard says he attended but we don’t know the identity of the bride.   Maybe I’ll write a tale someday!

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“Oh I love you!”

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“It was beautiful!” (wink-wink)

At Last!

At Last!

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One more time! The last time we see Spock and Chapel together in 'Turnabout Intruder'

One more time! The last time we see Spock and Chapel together in ‘Turnabout Intruder’

Aww! Leonard and Majel in the 1990's

Aww! Leonard and Majel in the 1990’s

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FArFri: Spock by Alice L. Jones

From 1978, at the height of Trek revivalism, here’s a lovely sketch by artist Alice Jones. I believe this was either from a fanzine or convention program at the time. It has marvelous intricate detail, and such photo-realism. (If anyone has the source material let me know!)

*sigh* I miss Nimoy (and Spock’s)  quiet demeanor.

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Wideo Wednesday: The Good of the One – Spock Tribute – by Melodysheep

Here’s a splendid mashup — and “Live Long and Prosper” is auto-tuned!

#75 “The Way to Eden”

My Trek Posters are back!  Down to the last 5Here’s The Way to Eden — It took me a while to figure out how to present this bizarre episode; I ended up making it a 23rd century Dear Abby letter from “Edgy Ensign” to “Spocky”.  I especially like Spock’s pensive look!   I found the mandala design on a coloring page for moms, and added psychedelic hues, giving Dr. Severin a halo effect.

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