You might have noticed ads or images from the new Facebook App called FaceApp. This App was created a few years ago, but recently got a new boost with images featuring famous TV and movie characters. I bet a lot of you saw these of our TOS pals. The big fun is switching sexes of famous characters or making them old!
Well I couldn’t resist, and I put the app on my phone then played with a WHOLE mess of images from TOS! I gotta say, sometimes it’s astonishing how great some of our friends look here as the opposite sex – especially Bill Shatner, who said of one of his doctored images “I’d do me!” Enjoy!
Let’s start with gender-switching:
I gotta say, Bill has a great face for drag!
How about some guest stars?
Okay, enough gender-swaps! Another feature is playing with facial hair and aging, and some of the results were quite surprising!
Somehow I couldn’t get enough of the beard application…
And now some nerdy college professor types…
Then when we get into Aging, whoa!
FaceApp made a pretty good estimate of the real aged Spock too!
Well, I think I freaked you our enough today…One thing is for sure. We are all beautiful in our own way, male, female, young, old, nerdy, cool, and so on. We are more than what makes up our shell. May you find your way as pleasant! Happy Fourth of July, please stay safe and healthy!
Star Trek could be awfully romantic at times. And although most of the love stories featured Kirk, there was an occasional nod to lesser character’s love life. In honor of Valentine’s Day, I present to you 14 relationships that warmed or chilled our hearts. Be sure to relate your faves in the comment section. Happy Valentines Day ❤
Here’s an idea I’ve had for a LONG time and I finally got it to come to fruition. As I’m sure many of you have seen, in the past I have made many silly collages which combine the two best pop culture phenomenons of the 1960’s; Star Trek and The Beatles! You can see my previous ‘Beatle Trek’s’ here.
Anyway, for ages I wanted to recreate the famous Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band except make it with memorable Star Trek Characters. As the centerpiece, Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Scotty replace the Fab Four, and I poured over many pictures to find just the right character to fill in for all the originals (and a few more) for this cover.
You’ll note that the Klingons replace the waxworks figures of The Beatles, Mohammed Ali’s robed boxer is replaced with robed Lord Garth from Whom Gods Destroy, glamorous Droxine and Carolyn Palamas take over for Marlene Dietrich and Diana Dors. I’ve added many other characters in positions close to the originals: notice Miranda Jones’ hand behind Kirk, just as Issy Bonn’s hand was behind Paul McCartney’s head in the original! I also have many more women in this version than the Pepper album. But as The Beatles chose their favorite heroes for their album, I chose my favorite characters for this. And of course you will find our dear Celeste Yarnall (Martha Landon in The Apple) in the mix. Although she sadly passed before she could see it, her widower, Nazim assured me she would have enjoyed it. Indeed, I have always found creativity a balm for sorrow, and I recommend creating something yourself, anything with your heart and hands, to help you at your sad times.
You’ll notice that most of these characters are not crew members, as I did a massive collage of as many Enterprise members as I could in the past. I also intentionally posted some characters in black and white instead of color, like on the original. If you look closely, you’ll see Alexander from Plato’s Stepchildren in Shirley Temple’s place and Balok from The Corbomite Maneuver flopped out like the doll in Rolling Stones sweater too! I even used Star Trek plants to replace the flora of the original. And be sure to look out for 4 hidden Spocks (as well as the main one in the center)!
If you can’t identify all the characters, I created a numbered key for the poster below. Enjoy, and please let me know what you think! Thanks, Therese ❤
Key to Characters in“Captain Jim Kirk’s Comely Starfleet Brand
Ruk (Ted Cassidy) in What are Little Girls Made Of?
Editor’s Note: I had scheduled this for this past Saturday (8/25) but for some reason it didn’t come up!! Here you go and NEXT week’s puzzle WILL be on Saturday, September 1st! Sorry about that! -Therese
Ever since Star Trek premiered in ’66, the merchandisers have been there to get their cut. Here’s a few examples of some of the more ‘fascinating’ examples of Halloween costumes! The details are hilariously bizarre – characters always wear their likenesses on their uniforms! Lots of bad color choices in both the costumes and art (although the cover likenesses are pretty good. I suspect the actors rarely if ever got and percentage of these, don’t know if they’d want it either! Lots of cheap plastic here; most illogical!
But not the uniform!
Kirk wears pink on his off days; McCoy plays captain, and they both shift their insignias! How about that Yellow Submarine Shuttle?
A real Klingon would probably kill you if he had to wear this! Those masks got smelly after a while.
Original 60s Spock Costume
With extra eye shadow and lipstick for evening wear!
And Spock always wears The Enterprise on his shirt so he can be returned if lost!
Hi Everyone! It’s been a couple of crazy weeks for me, for I went through an awful bout of pneumonia! Happy to report that I am well recovered now, and just happy to be back to my normal silly self again!
Tomorrow here in the USA, it’s Thanksgiving. I’m baking some pies today and will make some nice turkey and fixings on Thursday. But in the meantime I thought it would be fun to recall five things about Star Trek TOS that I’m grateful for. Any of your favorites here? Be sure to add yours in the comment section. And for all our friends celebrating, Have a Happy And Safe Thanksgiving! ❤
#5: Gene Roddenberry’s Vision. Where it all began. In the fertile mind of Gene Roddenberry, the beginnings of a world where Earth lives in peace, harmony, and diversity. A dream we all still strive for and will ever hope to achieve. Maybe someday.
4: Dr. McCoy’s Baby Blues
If ever I was sick in TOS Universe, nothing would calm me better than the warm blue eyes and calm bedside manner of dear ol’ Bones.
3: Bill Theiss’s remarkable fashion design
Who knew the future would be so colorful? The glorious designs of William Ware Theiss not only implied a brighter future, but were often just bits of fabric pinned together! Theiss was a genius who inspires many to this day. (Me too; I make doll clothes!)
2: Kirk standing up for Humanity.
Kirk was well aware of Humanity’s flaws, but that never let that stop him from defending (and saving) the Human race from total destruction. Kirk has faith in the good of Humanity, and will always fight for it. May we all be examples of best in Humanity; Love, Respect, and Caring. And finally…
1: Just Spock, Wonderful Spock.
Of course, you know I’m a fool for that Vulcan. But Spock so much more than just a cool character. To me, Spock is so much of what Star Trek is about. the outsider trying to fit in. How many of us grew up identifying with Spock because we often felt the misfits in our world? Spock showed us that we could and would manage well if we just stayed true to ourselves, but also be caring and loyal to our family and friends. Every Trek series has an outsider/Spock character in it, but this Vulcan was the first, and probably the most beloved.