I interrupt my hiatus to bring you some sad news — Yvonne Craig, whom legions of fans remember as BatGirl on the original Batman series, passed away on Monday; she was 78, from complications of breast cancer.
She was a wonderful dancer and actress, and her memorable Marta, the Green Orion in Whom Gods Destroy was the perfect crazy sidekick to Garth.
I remember watching her on Batman as BatGirl, and thinking how cool she was! As a child though, I couldn’t understand how her hair was so short and black as Barbara Gordon but so long and luxuriously red as Bat Girl! (my 7 year old brain hadn’t figured out wigs yet!). After the series ended, she did a funny promo for the Federal Equal Pay Law; something we’re still waiting for…
Here’s the NPR report on her passing:
Here’s the compelling statement from her family:
“Wish Number One, is that her family, friends and fans would know how much she loved them and always treasured her time with them. Wish Number Two, was that no one waste a moment of their time in mourning for her loss in sadness but instead celebrate the awesome life she had been fortunate enough to live. She felt that she lived a wonderful life and was blessed in many ways.”
Rest in Peace lovely lady, actress, and dancer. 😦
(I’ll be back on September 30th)
Coming down the wire on the last 9 TOS movie-style posters! Hard to believe! I’ll miss this series when I’m done, but where TOS is concerned, I’m sure I’ll always come up with something else!
Here’s Whom Gods Destroy, yet another Captain-gone-mad episode and a semi-rehash of Dagger of the Mind. But Steve Inhat as Garth was deliciously loony, and Yvonne DeCarlo’s a lovely limber dancer!
I’ve always been fascinated by the beautiful use of light and color on the Original Series. Those colored gels on what were really just grey walls gave the series a magical, yet cozy feel. For a sci-fi show on a tight budget, it gave the whole series a special nuance of calm; like stained glass windows in a church.
Inspired by this lighting magic, I started playing around with images on Photoshop the other night and created these ‘stained-glass’ images. I kept the faces clear of lines so as not to distract from their beauty.
I bet I’ll do a lot of these! (I’m even giving them their own category).Here’s Spock from Whom Gods Destroy and Uhura from The Tholian Web.
Enjoy the serenity, Therese ❤
One aspect of the Original Series production design that always intrigued me was the use of openwork grids as dividers in crew quarters, engineering, and other areas on the Enterprise and sometimes on planets. The honeycomb grids were often repainted in different colors and used wherever needed. They were definitely reflective of mid-century style, which was probably considered most futuristic. Yet somehow, as industrial as the grids looked, I somehow found them strangely cozy; maybe it was the way they were lit or especially the way their shadows fell on the characters at stealthy or dramatic moments.
All the grid-work inspired me to manipulate screen caps into this little collage, along with some other fancy openwork panel dividers that set the mood! If you zoom in on this, you can see some of the characters. 🙂
Posted in My Star Trek Posters, Star Trek: The Original Series
Tagged Charlie X, Court Martial, Dagger Of The Mind, For The World Is Hollow And I have Touched The Sky, grids, honeycomb, Mudd's Women, Star Trek, The Conscience of the King, Turnabout Intruder, Whom Gods Destroy
Been a while since I’ve done one of these. And Kang, you got some ‘splainin’ to do! Enjoy!
Posted in StarTreKomics!, Toon Tuesday
Tagged A Private Little War, Chekov, Cyrano Jones, Day of the Dove, Dr. McCoy, Finnegan, Green Orion Slave, Kang, Kara, Klingons, Mara, Marta, Michael Scott, Mr. Spock, Nona, scotty, Shore Leave, Space Station, Star Trek, Steve Carrell, The Office, The Trouble With Tribbles, Tyree, Uhura, Vina, Waitress, Whom Gods Destroy, Wolf In the Fold, Yeoman Tankris
Yesterday , January 8th, would have been Elvis’ Birthday — in that spirit, here’s a couple of videos showing the Elvis/Star Trek connection! (Well, some of the Elvis movies and Star Trek were both made by Paramount, so that’s not too surprising!) I always thought Kirk was the Elvis of the Galaxy!
Posted in Movies, Wideo Wednesday
Tagged 68 Comeback Special, A Private Little War, Angelique Pettyjohn, Assignment: Earth, Catspaw, Celeste Yarnall The Cage, Clambake, Dagger Of The Mind, Dr Helen Noel, Dr Tristan Adams, Elvis, Emily Banks, Gary Lockwood, Gary Mitchell, Haren Scarum, James Gregory, Julie Parrish, Kissin' Cousins, Korob, Laurel Goodwin, Live a LIttle Love a Little, Lov eMe Tender, Marianna Hill, Marta, Michael Ansara, Miss Lincoln, Nancy Kovak, Nona, Paradise Hawaiian Style, Sayana, Shari Nims, Shore Leave, Star Trek, Tanya Lemani, Teri Garr, Terri Garr, The Apple, The Gamesters of Triskellion, The Menagerie, Theodore Marcuse, Trelane, Where No Man Has Gone Before, Whom Gods Destroy, William Campbell, Wolf in Fold, Yeoman Martha Landon, Yeoman Tania Barrows, Yvonne Craig