Tag Archives: Kirk

A Smidgen of Extra Footage from “The Galileo Seven” (deleted bits)

Any time deleted footage from TOS is found, I’m like a kid on Christmas morning!  There’s only two lines of extra dialogue, but it adds to the drama!

50 Years Ago Today-‘The Menagerie’ (GALLERY)

Hey Kids,

Today is a special anniversary!  It was 50 years ago today, November 17, 1966, that Star Trek aired the first part of it’s only 2-part episode, The Menagerie, on NBC. 

The episode  conveniently helped keep production costs down by recycling Star Trek’s original pilot The Cage into a new story about Spock’s loyalty to his first captain, Christopher Pike. Pretty clever, actually, and aren’t we grateful for it! Gene didn’t want the pilot to be forgotten, and by making it the center of a new episode, it built up the canon of the original series.

But even more importantly, it offered first insights into Mr. Spock’s past, and revealed his devotion to his first captain, now seriously paralyzed, and willingness to risk court martial and even death to give his captain a better life.  It also gave us our first inklings into just how human this logical, stoic Vulcan could be. I’ll discuss more about it in a future post. But for now, I really loved this episode.   A shame there were not more two-parters made.

Do you have a favorite moment?  Here’s some images from the classic episodes – with my silly captions, of course! (Hmm, maybe I should turn this into a full fledged comic…)  But if you haven’t seen it, get thee to thy nearest streaming site! (Netflix, Amazon, etc)

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Fun fact: Did you know that ‘The Menagerie’ and ‘Court Martial’ were filmed back-to-back? Maybe they had narrow window for dress uniform rentals! 😉

The Final Poster! #79 ‘Turnabout Intruder’

Well, I did it!  After 5 years of creating, I finally finished all 79 posters in my Trek Episode Series!  At first, because it was the final episode,  I was going to add as many of the characters as I could for the sake of posterity.  But then, as much as I love the whole Enterprise crew, the real story here is between Kirk and Lester, and it just fell into place. Notice how the title mimics the female form!  It seemed fitting that the final episode’s tag line dovetail with the first episode we saw Kirk in: Where No Man Has Gone Before.   And one can only wonder, if the original series wasn’t canceled, how we would have seen Uhura, Chapel, and many other female character evolve in the writing during the budding Feminist movement.  I’m sure fan fiction and countless novels picked up the torch here, but there will always be room for more!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this series of  movie-style-inspired posters of the Original Series episodes.  I really delighted in creating them, even when it was an episode I didn’t like,  and it was fun to give them the thrilling mystery of the weekly serials.  What a ride!

If you’ve missed any, please be sure to see all of my Star Trek Movie Poster Gallery here.  What a pleasure it’s been to make this little dream of mine come true!  The only thing that would make me happier is your feedback! Please let me know what your favorites were and why, I’d love to hear from you!

It’s a little sad to come to the end of this series, but now I’ll just have to figure out something else to do with all those wonderful stills from Trek Core!  Thanks Everyone! ❤ 😀

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#76 – “Requiem For Methuselah”

Getting close to the end!  Here’s Requiem for Methuselah – I always felt bad for sweet Rayna (as heart-fully played by the beautiful Louise Sorel) and Kirk was so selfish.  But Flint was really a tragic character, and so well acted by James Daly.  Note all of Flint’s reincarnations on the wall! And my apologies to Eric Clapton for borrowing his lyrics here, but they seemed so appropriate!

Only 3 left, Thanks for your support!  You can see all my poster to date here.

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Today’s Toon: The Enterprise in “Hair Today” Part II

Well, it took me a few months, and to be honest, I didn’t think a certain candidate would be in the race this long…   It took a long time to add all the minute details here, but it was worth it! Here’s the exciting conclusion to Part I that you can see here.  Enjoy!Hair Today Part II

 

FArFri: Kirk as Aristotle with Spock as Homer

This cracked me up… based on the painting Aristotle with a bust of Homer, by Rembrandt, Kirk admires a bust of his friend’s mirror image!  I don’t know who made this, but bravo! 12111997_911083478962305_3463114619088291304_n

FArFri: Trek Like an Egyptian…Pop Culture Hieroglyphic by Josh Lane

Just came across a bunch of these pieces featuring pop culture characters as Egyptian hieroglyphics!  Kirk is naturally the pharaoh and Spock is can truly walk like an Egyptian!  This is clever in so many ways; I especially love the Gorn in the corner!   You can see more of these wonders here.

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