Tag Archives: Nurse Chapel

Caturday with Spock #8

Well, if Jim is having emotional support dogs, I say for Spock, turnabout is fair play! ūüėČ

Caturday with Spock #6

Not quite the sleepover Nurse Chapel was expecting!

13 Times The Animated Star Trek Mimicked the Original

Lately I’ve been reacquainting myself with the animated Star Trek series (TAS -1973-4).¬† I remember being a 12-year old and excited that my favorite show was being brought back (at least in animation) and that maybe the Enterprise could finally finish its five year mission!¬† For the most part, it was pretty good, I only wished I had a color TV to watch it on!¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Anyway, recently I’ve seen a few episodes on Netflix and it really seemed all new to me again, as I hadn’t since the early 70’s.¬† I was taken by the lovely backgrounds and the simple, but accurate way the animation captured the faces and subtle nuances of the original actors. (Can a cartoon male be handsome? You bet!).¬† But something that also stood out for me was how the series often mimicked the original (TOS) in angles and style; the creators at Filmation clearly did their homework as you’ll see in these examples. ¬†¬†Lets’ start with some opening Enterprise shots. The makers of the series did a beautiful job recreating the ship.¬† There’s much more detail in the orbital images than the character scenes, but it’s lovely.¬† Rotoscoping anyone? thejihadcatspaw¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† magikscage-12

 

 

 

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The Enterprise in its animated form: Top: Orbital views from ‘The Jihad’ and ‘Catspaw’ Center: Clever rotoscoping seen in “The Magicks fo Megus-Tu” taken from “The Cage”. Bottom: Shoulder view of the Enterprise in ‘The Terratin Incident’ and “Who Mourns for Adonais?”

But wait, there’s more.¬† There were several detail and character scenes that were clearly influenced by the original (if sometimes with subtlety):

Scotty in a shaft in "Once Upon a Planet" and in the Jeffries Tube in "The Naked Time".

Scotty in a shaft in “Once Upon a Planet” and in the Jeffries Tube in “The Naked Time”.

Digital time panel in "The Counter-Clock Incident" and "The Naked Time"

Digital time panel in “The Counter-Clock Incident” and “The Naked Time”

Eyebrow City - Lara from 'The Jihad' and Zora from "The Savage Curtain"

Eyebrow City – Lara from ‘The Jihad’ and Zora from “The Savage Curtain”

Ready for my super close-up: Magna in 'The Time Trap' and Sirah in "The Omega Glory"

Ready for my super close-up: Magna in ‘The Time Trap’ and Sirah in “The Omega Glory”

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They HAD to do this one! Kirk’s booted feet with tribbles in “More Tribbles, More Troubles”, and in “The Trouble with Tribbles”

In¬†Once Upon a Planet, the Enterprise crew visits the amusement park planet again as they did in Shore Leave – so of course Alice and the White Rabbit are there, but then there’s a clear reference to Catspaw, when a giant cat menaces the crew from a doorway:once-shorejpg onceshore once-capspaw

Another¬† revisited character was Harry Mudd – this time in Mudd’s Passion, peddling love potion to Nurse Chapel in her eternal quest for Spock’s affections.¬† Here, he offers her pills, just as he did to his ‘cargo’ in Mudd’s Women: muddspassionwomenjpg

Finally, this one surprised me the most: In Albatross, Nurse Chapel checks on  sleeping patient Kol-Tai in practically the same angle she checks in on a sleeping Spock in Amok Time!  albatross-amokjpg

Well, this was a fun visit to the Saturday morning cartoons of my youth (modern kids don’t know what they were missing!)¬† If anyone here knows of any more similarities between TAS and TOS, let me know! I’ll post them!

Next Time: The Backdrops of TAS.

It’s SpOck-toberFest!!!

I’ve been working on this for a few weeks now -finally done!¬† I had to get it in before October was over! I’m thinking Autumn is the favorite season on the Enterprise! I also love Bill’s face here; the gift that keeps on giving!¬† And if you’re wondering what song Spock is singing, see this video from Cabaret. — I must have been subconsciously thinking of it when I created this!¬† Willkommen meine Damen und Herren!¬† SpOcktoberfest

Star Trek Poster #61 “Spock’s Brain”

Jumping ahead 20 episodes here; I had a great idea for a Trek poster when I woke up on Sunday, didn’t write it down, but fortunately remembered it later in the day!¬†¬† However, I’m afraid Spock’s Brain was such an awful episode that I couldn’t glorify it with a movie poster; but a Murdoch-style¬† tabloid worked just fine!¬† Couldn’t wait 20 posters to share it with you, enjoy! Be sure to click on it for full size so you can read all that’s fit to print! (and 2 points if you recognize the “after” in the lower right!)61- Spock's Brain

 

 

My Daily Spock 5/31/12

Nurse Chapel (and her incredible eyeliner) finally gets her wish, albeit forced.¬†¬† I see a pattern here in Spock love scenes — he’s always on the right! (Best kissing angle?)