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I Dream of Blooper Reels and Conventions…

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 his 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.

That was it, but it was quite amazing!   It inspired me to make this collage:

 

My Weekly Spock: Veteran Trekkers

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

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

 

My Weekly Spock: That First Trek:TMP Press Conference (1978) (Gallery)

136740475And 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!

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Happy Veteran’s Day

james doohan veteran

Happy 48th Anniversary to Our Favorite little Space Opera!

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! trek 48 Love, Therese

The Daily Scrapbook 10/18/12 Jimmy Doohan comes to town!

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)