As yesterday was Veteran’s Day (and today it was observed), it’s a good time to remember our Star Trek friends who served their country. For Leonard, Gene, and DeForest, it was the United States. And for James Doohan, it was for Canada.
James was also a hero of D-Day, after killing two German snipers, having been shot at 6 times; 4 in the leg, one in the right hand, which cost him his middle finger, and one in the chest, but his life was saved by the silver cigarette case in his breast pocket, a gift from his brother. (for once, it was lucky he was a smoker).
Thank you our Star Trek brothers in arms for your dedicated service during WWII and early 50’s. We are honored and forever thankful. ❤
Capt Gene Roddenberry US Army Air Corps (Served 1941-1945)
Lieutenant James Doohan 14th Field Artillery Regiment of the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division.
DeForest Kelley, Army Air Forces-WW2-First Motion Picture Unit 1943-46
Sergeant Leonard Nimoy, Army Reserves 1950s
Re-posting a classic Trek Halloween ‘toon of mine! I’ve used it a few times since it’s premiere, but maybe I’ll make a new one for next year! Have a safe and fun Halloween!
Happy Fourth of July to all my fellow Americans! I was lucky to grow up in a time in America when innovation and seeking a brighter future were key to our growth. In the 1960’s, we Americans were excited as the prospect landing on the moon and discovering the wonders it would reveal to our senses. There was promise of new horizons, and the dream of making the whole world a better place through science and exploration.
And wasn’t Star Trek, that little sci-fi show, a beacon of that dream? In the midst of the hell that was Vietnam, and national unrest between races and generations, Star Trek reminded us that, yes, there will be hard times, but we WILL survive them and we CAN come together as human beings and live in tolerance and peace.
I feel that we are in turmoil here 49 years after the final original Star Trek episode ended, but I still believe in that dream, and the beauty of our Constitution and the Bill of Rights. And I pray that my beloved country will be able to find it’s better angels again, and that we can again strive toward the dream of unity, and love, that America, and Star Trek, presented.
My salute to the two great pop culture moments of the 1960’s; Star Trek and The Beatles. Wishing you Peace, Love, and Live Long and Prosper on this 4th of July.
Hey, even bad guys need a day off! I had fun manipulating this candid picture of Leonard during his run as King Arthur in Camelot (1973) into a relaxed Mirror Spock! Maybe he’s off picnicking with evil Nurse Chapel... 🙂
And Happy Spring too! I hope the snow’s all gone wherever you are! ❤
Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone! (When I found this old vintage ad, I couldn’t resist! )
To all my dear readers, I wish you a splendid new year with peace and prosperity. Keep Trekkin’ on! Love, Therese