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My Weekly Spock: This Rare Color Picture Got Me Amok!

Hi Everyone!   Occasionally I’ve seen candid, on-set photos from TOS – but this week I came across one that totally blew me away! I have NEVER seen before!   Enjoy this very rare COLOR photo of Arlene Martel and Leonard Nimoy on the set of “Amok Time”!!!  Leonard is totally in character as he contemplates the script.  Arlene casually peruses her script while keeping her costume clean wrapped in a blue robe!  I love this!  I hope more are unearthed! 13754238_10154396290742431_740500958687866314_n

My Weekly Spock: More Fun Promos – Amok Time!

Some more fun promo and behind-the-scenes shots this week — this time from Amok Time.  Some of these I have never seen before, Like Spock and Kirk fighting in front of  T’Pring, and also the still of little bored T’Pring!  ( I love T’Pring’s huge sunburst ring too.

I think Amok Time is in most Trekkies top 10 lists.  Where does it rank in yours?

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And if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out the Spock/Nimoy tribute I made on YouTube; “Them There Eyes”:

Arlene Martel 1936-2014

Amok2Alas, it’s turning into a hard week.

So sad to report another beloved celebrity passing.  Arlene Martel, who became immortal as Spock’s betrothed T’Pring, passed away today at the age of 78. Arlene was a fixture at Trek conventions and had numerous TV appearances on classic TV series like The Monkees, Wild Wild West, and Hogan’s Heroes and Columbo.

Arlene shared a lesson she learned from her T’Pring experience on her official website:

“The primary lesson for me on Amok Time was a lesson in K.I.S.S. (“Keep It Simple, Stupid”). Our director Joe Pevney, contrary to what most directors usually request of the actor, said “give me less, give me less”. Previous to that, most of the women I played had been highly charged with emotion. Playing a character as emotionally controlled as “T’Pring” was certainly a first for me. It was a welcome challenge,” she continues. “Controlling my energy was a very wonderful discipline, and playing a person who was ruled by logic was also a new experience. Now, hopefully, I’ve integrated both, but at the time it was my first professional encounter with an analytical and objective being.”

Arlene was a lovely, talented actress, writer, and producer who will be sadly missed.  Rest in Peace dear lady.

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Leonard Nimoy with Arlene at a convention in 1976

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A lovely, recent portrait of Arlene

 

 

 

FArFri 2/8/13 Uhura Wins! By DK Cissner

Uhura_Wins_by_DKCissnerThis has to be one of my favorite Fan Arts of all time, by creative, whimsical artist DK Cissner on DeviantArt.    Her  caricatures always have such a fun vibe and slightly Disney feel (big eyes and expressions)  I just love how she draws Spock too.  If I could hone my sketch drawing to be as good as hers I’d be very happy!