Remembering Leonard on his birthday is always a little sad, but it gives a moment to remember his incredible life and just what a fine person he was. This year, I thought I’d honor his memory with some of the wonderful fan art that’s been produced over the years. A happy heavenly 87th birthday Mr. Nimoy; you inspired many works of love <3
Here’s a great piece created by artist Joshua Budich. It’s part of an upcoming exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Star Trek, titled Star Trek 50 Artists, 50 Years Surprisingly, Spock has the biggest head in the picture (instead of Kirk), and you don’t even see his ears! This works for me! I feel Spock was Star Trek, or at least a good portion of what if was all about.
This exhibit features artists from around the world and will be displayed (so far) in Canada, California, Las Vegas the United Kingdom. (Usually as part of conventions) You can see more info here.
startrek.com is revealing the pieces bit by bit on their site (what a tease!) You can see more here
Sorry I’m a little late this week — for this week’s Fan Art, here’s three lovely representations of Nurse Chapel, Lt. Uhura, and Yeoman Rand by artist Jason Potratz. Nice to see Yeoman Rand, who isn’t often seen in Fan Art, and I also like Uhura’s expression; as if she’s really about to give someone what for!
Since it was recently the heavenly birthday of DeForest Kelley I thought I’d find some fan art of our favorite doctor, and the artists didn’t disappoint! We have everything from animated gifs to embroidery to plushies! I especially love “Joanna” with it’s artist’s depiction of civillian McCoy with his daughter. I imagine that is exactly what she would have looked like! Enjoy!
Occasionally we have seen Trek in various forms through satirist cartoon — here are a few funnies I found this week. Bloom County was a wonderful comic that I miss dearly, ‘Far Side’ was pure genius, and This Modern World (by Tom Tomorrow) ties Trek into its deliciously acerbic political parodies. (it totally nails the modern obsession with all things I-Phone) Glenn and Gary McCoy have The Far Sidestyle cartoon of The Flying McCoys. (Makes sense!) Even Donald Duck gets into the action here but I have no idea where it came from) Enjoy! (Disney better not buy Trek too!)
Stumpaa strikes again! This artist often morphs Trek characters with earthly creatures, and this time, Spock takes a go under the sea! Before I even saw the title, I said “That ‘s a Spocktopus!” Pretty clever, if unusual! (although he needs some chest hair!)
Now don’t get excited — Alas, this is not an interview with Leonard Nimoy, but if I were ever lucky enough to interview him, this is what I’d ask. Some are philosophical, some are totally fan girl…Who knows, maybe he’ll read this and send me a reply! 😉 Get out your pencil, Sir!
You wrote, produced, and and performed the marvelous Vincent; –Do you think that creativity and sanity are linked? That is, is there really is a fine line between sanity and genius and/or that creativity that nurtures and protects our sanity?
We’ve always heard about how teenagers created the youth culture the 1950’s with their rebellious music and style, but you were a teenager in the 1940’s — what was life like for your age group then? Were you all just mini-adults expected to act like your elders, or were you rebellious too?
Any chance that Baffled can be rebooted? I think it would have made an excellent mystery/suspense series. (And I think Jon Hamm would make an excellent Tom Kovack)
What was your favorite guest appearance in a TV series?
What’s your philosophy for a life well lived?
Just a few Star Trek questions that I hope are unique. I don’t know if you’ve seen a lot a fan art, but a lot of it is just saturated with “Spirk” a.k.a.”slash” art which features Kirk and Spock in, well, let’s just say compromising situations. Personally, I don’t care for it, but what is your take on this trend?