Category Archives: Birthdays

Happy Birthday Celeste Yarnall!

Before the day ends, just to let you all know that today is our friend Celeste Yarnall’s Birthday! Let’s make it an even happier Birthday and please contribute anything you can to her cancer fund!   She’s getting closer; less than $6000 away from the final goal of $50,000!  We love you Celeste! Stay strong and may you truly LLAP! ❤ Here’s a little collage for you! ( I think you know the ‘Captain’!) 😉

Happy Heavenly Birthday to Dear Leonard.

There will never be another like him. Unforgettable ❤

Happy Birthday DC Fontanta! (March 25th)

A very Happy (if slightly late) Birthday Wish for the marvelous Dorothy C. Fontana (March 25) who penned many of the original Trek episodes that deepened Spock’s history and culture, and made him the beloved Vulcan he became!  (Amok Time, Journey to Babel),  You can read all about wonderful and inspiring D.C Fontana here.  (Thanks Corylea for the reminder!)

Hope you had a great day Dorothy! You are an inspiration to writers (especially women) everywhere! ❤

 

Happy 86th Birthday Bill Shatner!

Hey Captain! Our Captain hits 86 today!  Happy Birthday Bill! God bless you with another beautiful year and many many more!

BTW, Guess who I got my picture taken with last June at Star Trek: Mission New York?  — I was wearing my Dr. Miranda Jones costume and had Bill hold a faux red rose with me, just like in the episode!  (Silly me!) He looks perfectly flummoxed here, but it was totally worth it!

I’ll write more about my convention experiences from last year soon; very busy lately with my two jobs and also rehearsing for local production of Jesus Christ Superstar!

Happy 100th Birthday Kirk Douglas!!!

I couldn’t let today pass without a salute and congrats to the great Kirk Douglas, who turns 100 today!!   One of my favorite actors of all time and a Hollywood legend!  He IS SPARTACUS!   God Bless you Sir!  Even Captain Kirk would not challenge him!  (You can see my tribute to him last year here)

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Happy 50th Star Trek! (My Tribute Poster!)

Sorry this is a day late, but it is no less sincere!  It took longer than I imagined,   probably from colorizing the uniforms!)   For this celebration, everyone’s a captain! And special halos for our beloveds watching from above ❤

What a dull world it would have been without Star Trek.  Aren’t we lucky? Thanks to all who made and make this dream come true, and may the message of Trek’s human harmony Live Long and Prosper!  Love, Therese xo50

 

50 Years Ago Today, September 8, 1966…

Hard to believe it’s been 50 years ago this very day, September 8, 1966, that a little science fiction show called Star Trek premiered on the NBC television network.  And the world of Sci-Fi entertainment was never the same!

The first episode aired was actually the seventh episode filmed: The Man Trap.  Probably not the most cerebral of Season One episodes, but it did strike a balance between the action associated with the genre and the emotional  strangeness of the unknown. One felt the terror facing  an unknown shape-shifting, salt vampire, but also felt the emotional tug of a last of its species just trying to survive.  We also had the conflicting drama of McCoy’s feelings for his old love, who wasn’t what she seemed.  It’s really a great tragedy, even with it’s campy elements.(Spock belting Nancy is so bizarre, but I know Spock wasn’t fully developed yet!)   I always wished the vampire could have just been stunned instead of killed.

I’m working on a 50th Anniversary poster right now, and hope to have it finished before the day is through.  But for now, here’s my movie-style poster from 2011 for the episode that introduced Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock, Dr. McCoy, and the stalwart crew of the beautiful U.S.S. Enterprise.  Long may she ‘trek’!  Live Long and Prosper!    love, Therese xo

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