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
1920 was certainly a lucky year for Star Trek Fans — Both DeForest Kelley and James Doohan were born in the same year, and only about two and a half months apart! Today I honor the memory of our beloved “Scotty”, James Doohan, who would have been 100 this year. (b.March 3rd 1920) Jimmy, you’re always in our hearts and a happy memory of our youth.
I was honored to meet Jimmy in 1976 at the Star Trek Bi-Centennial 10 Convention in New York City. My Mom has asked me to ask Jimmy to sing Roamin’ in the Gloaming, and to our delight he sang a line or two. <3 What a wonderful, loving, generous, sweet man. He was a true treasure to Hollywood and to his loving fans; always grateful for what Star Trek brought him. And as Nimoy acknowledged that he was somewhat Spock, Jimmy was definitely Scotty.
And never forget that Scotty may have been a bit of a miracle worker for the Enterprise, but James Doohan was a real-life hero as one of the first platoons to charge Normandy on D-Day; helping to save our real world for democracy. He later helped prevent a young woman from preventing suicide, and was truly touched when 8 years later, she told him she became an engineer! Remembering Jimmy today, and thinking of his family, especially his wonderful son Chris, who beautifully filled his father’s shoes as Scotty in the fan series Star Trek Continues. Bless you Jimmy, always in our hearts!
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
Occasionally I have Trek dreams, but haven’t had one in a long while, so the one I awoke from on June 23rd was remarkable!
Apparently it was 1989 and I was at a Star Trek convention in Germany, just as the Berlin Wall was being torn down. Thousands of people were at the Brandenburg Gate, cheering to be reunited with their relatives, and also, apparently a bunch of Star Trek fans. On a podium were Shatner, Kelley, Doohan, and Nimoy smiling and waving.
Then suddenly there was a scene from a never-before-seen blooper reel. There was Nimoy as Spock in a close-up tossing a red apple back and forth to someone off camera. We see it being tossed at him, and it bonks him in the nose! There is no audio, but we can see him mouthing “OW! That Hurt, Dammit!” then laughing it off!
Then I was back with the crowd, Bill, De, and James all looked like themselves but Leonard looked a bit odd. He was wearing the famous blue patchwork jacket and jeans, but his hair was down to his neck in an odd pageboy cut, kind of making him look like Robert Wagner as Prince Valiant!
Then there was another video, this one of Nimoy walking in a garden setting. This time he looked as he did on In Search Of… But it wasn’t so much where he was, but what he said. He was talking about making a good life, and he suddenly pointed to a flat stone on the path and said “Someday I will be buried here, but I’ll be alright.” ,then talked about how special every day is, and how not to waste it. He said he was happy with his life.
Then next I only saw the thousands of people moving forward past the broken Berlin Wall, cheering along with their Trek heroes.
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. <3
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!
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
Here’s today’s flashback: From March of 1977, James Doohan appeared locally at Binghamton University (then known as Harpur College, SUNY Binghamton) and amazingly, I did not go to this show! (at least I don’t remember going!) Maybe seeing him at the NYC convention was enough? This is a charming interview, and Jimmy is humble and happy with his life. He says that people wouldn’t want him to spout Shakespeare, but I think he would have been great in Macbeth or The Taming of the Shrew! Great guy, well missed. 🙁
And more questions, this time wondering if Bill Shatner liked that newfangled english Sci-Fi show –Space 1999? (Anyone here watch that? it was fun)