Merry Christmas Eve Everyone! Sending you ALL the rest of my silly Trek-Style Dad-Joke Elf on a Shelves for your Holidays, as well as all the ones posted already! (I can’t believe I’ve made 20 of these!) Love you All and Wishing you a very happy, blessed and safe Christmas and New Years! Please let me know which are your favorites! See you in January! Hugs, Stay safe! – Therese xo
Hi Everyone, Today is the last day of Hanukkah, and the 5th day of Christmas. Sorry I didn’t get this out sooner, but I was working on my most recent Trek Holiday collage and it took longer than I thought it would be! (Lots of digital cut and paste) I also made a simpler holiday post earlier, with Spock playing his lyre! And of course just yesterday was Nichelle Nichols 87th birthday, and I made a little poster for her too! <3 . Be sure to scroll down to see all of them! Thank you my readers for checking out my blog now and then. And I send you all blessings for this holiday season, and may 2020 bring you good health, much happiness, blessings, and serenity. Here’s a taste of my Holiday ‘Greatest Hits’ Love you All, Therese xo
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 <3
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 xo
And the band got back together! As the latest Trek movie was released the other week, I thought it would be fun to look back on the first press conference for the movie that started the series way back in March of 1978. Here’s Leonard and company looking splendid on that happy day. He looks so genuinely thrilled at this impromptu nearly-10 year reunion! Love that velvet blazer! Bless them All!
I’m a fool for original TOS Publicity Photos! These are just GOLD! I just came across these from the site Addicted to Sci-Fi. The funnything here is, of course, that Rand and Spock rarely had any scenes together (and were hardly this snuggly) on the series!
RIP Leonard and Grace, your smiles are with us always <3
Inspired by today’s Anniversary, I made this little poster; 48 images for 48 years! Happy Birthday Star Trek! With Love to Bill, Leonard, George, Nichelle, Walter and Grace!! Congratulations on being part one of the best and happiest parts of American culture! May you truly LIVE LONG & PROSPER! Love, Therese
Hello Scrappers, today’s flashback features the 4-day schedule of events that was the Star Trek Bi-Centennial-10 Convention in NYC. Looking back on this now I realized that, although we saw a lot at the convention, we missed a lot too! How could I have missed visiting the replica of the Enterprise Bridge and Transporter Room!!!??? I remember we got there on Friday in time for the Spock Look Alike Contest, and at one point my sister Kathy shared an elevator with Walter Koenig, who looked pretty tired. Sorry I missed the Anniversary Dinner (that one had to be pre-registered for) but I remember seeing a girl dressed as “The First Female Captain of The Enterprise” — a novel idea at the time– I recall she wore a long gold gown. I did get to go to an “Autograph and Rap” session with Grace Lee Whitney. (You see, this was back in the day when you didn’t
have to pay for an autograph, and you were actually allowed time to chat with the stars for a couple of minutes!) I asked Grace about the wig she wore on the show — I remember saying “How much of that was real?” I’m sure she’d heard that question a million times before, but she was sweet and game to answer it yet again. (to be accurate, she said that the basket and fall down the back was fake,but the bangs and sides were all hers! Very sweet lady. (Hi Grace! Thanks for the autograph!) — it read “To Therese w/love, Grace Lee Whitney” — and another first, that was the first time I was aware that you could write the word ‘with’ as “w/” — I’ve used it ever since.
I came across a bunch of old publicity stills from Season 1 –many of these were used during Trek’s syndicated heyday in the 70’s; a fact I found a bit frustrating at the time because (and this will sound so geeky) the uniforms are not the final form used, but the ones used for the two pilots and the first episode filmed; The Corbomite Manuever. Real Trekkies knew that the sleeker, more streamlined uniform shirts with thinner contrasting collars were the norm on the show, whereas these were a bit chunkier. I’ve noticed that the stills favor Nimoy’s right side, but both sides of that angular stone face looked fine to me! The other interesting note here is how prominently Grace Lee Whitney (Yeoman Rand) featured, although she only lasted 13 episodes and her look was radically altered. (Although I must admit, I loved the women’s uniforms with pants; they were much more practical for scaling all all those fiberglass mountains!) Also, I love Spock’s gentle smile in this group shot.
I’ve fixed the color and noise in most of these pictures, which is par for the course with this kind of thing. As example, this quick shot of Nimoy and Hunter between scenes was faded and beat up. But as I look at this image afresh, one can only imagine how different Trek would have been if it had not been radically changed by the time it aired. (You can read speculations about this in the great guide, Star Trek FAQ by Mark Clark)
BTW, the color photo here of Spock holding the Enterprise was a poster on my brother’s wall for years. As a child of 5 when Trek first aired, the photo actually scared me a little, (!) for Mr. Spock seemed so…sinister! Of course by the time Trek hit syndication I was madly in love with him, and the poster had been transferred to my bedroom walls for a good 5 years! ( oh, how life’s opportunity was misused!)
I also have a new publicity photo of Spock as well as one of Kirk and McCoy from eBay that I’ve never seen before! This being Thanksgiving week here in America, it’s truly something to be thankful for! Boy, he looks mad here!