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Trek Thanksgiving – Five TOS Things I’m Grateful For.

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! ❤

Here Goes:

  • #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.

More Rare Trek Stills from the Set

Here’s a few more of those rare Trek stills from dealer exliv on eBay I found. he’s offering the original negatives along with prints!  These are from Catspaw and Spock’s Brain

Sylvia toys with The Enterprise

Man, that wig was awful!

 

 

Sylvia and Kirk; The wig might be awful, but I loved that caftan!

Luma From Spock’s Brain “I am Luma, I am Eymorg, I am in the worst Star Trek episode ever!”

Kirk Checks out the hardware

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! ❤ 😀

79 Turnabout Intruder

 

 

 

#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.

76-Requiem for Methusalah

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