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(Another BeatleTrek) Captain Kirk’s Comely Starfleet Brand…

Hi Everyone,

Here’s an idea I’ve had for a LONG time and I finally got it to come to fruition.  As I’m sure many of you have seen, in the past I have made many silly collages which combine the two best pop culture phenomenons of the 1960’s; Star Trek and The Beatles!  You can see my previous ‘Beatle Trek’s’ here.

Anyway, for ages I wanted to recreate the famous Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band except make it with memorable Star Trek Characters. As the centerpiece,  Kirk, Spock, McCoy and Scotty replace  the Fab Four, and I poured over many pictures to find just the right character to fill in for all the originals (and a few more) for this cover.

You’ll note that the Klingons replace the waxworks figures of The Beatles, Mohammed Ali’s robed boxer is replaced with robed Lord Garth from Whom Gods Destroy, glamorous Droxine and Carolyn Palamas take over for Marlene Dietrich and Diana Dors.  I’ve added many other characters in positions close to the originals: notice Miranda Jones’ hand behind Kirk, just as Issy Bonn’s hand was behind Paul McCartney’s head in the original!   I also have many more women in this version than the Pepper album.  But as The Beatles chose their favorite heroes for their album, I chose my favorite characters for this.  And of course you will find our dear Celeste Yarnall (Martha Landon in The Apple)  in the mix.  Although she sadly passed before she could see it, her widower, Nazim assured me she would have enjoyed it. Indeed, I have always found creativity a balm for sorrow, and I recommend creating something yourself, anything with your heart and hands, to help you at your sad times.

You’ll notice that most of these characters are not crew members, as I did a massive collage of as many Enterprise members as I could in the past.  I also intentionally posted some characters in black and white instead of color, like on the original.  If you look closely, you’ll see Alexander from Plato’s Stepchildren in Shirley Temple’s place and Balok from The Corbomite Maneuver flopped out like the doll in Rolling Stones sweater too! I even used Star Trek plants to replace the flora of the original. And be sure to look out for 4 hidden Spocks (as well as the main one in the center)!

If you can’t identify all the characters, I created a numbered key for the poster below.   Enjoy, and please let me know what you think!  Thanks, Therese ❤

     Key to Characters in“Captain Jim Kirk’s Comely Starfleet Brand

  1. Ruk (Ted Cassidy) in What are Little Girls Made Of?
  2. Khan Noonian Singh (Ricardo Montalban) in Space Seed
  3. Kara (Tanya Lemani) in Wolf in the Fold
  4. T’Pring (Arlene Martel) in Amok Time
  5. Zarabeth (Mariette Hartley) in All Our Yesterdays
  6. Bela Oxmyx (Anthony Caruso) in A Piece of the Action
  7. “Koik” (William Shatner) in A Piece of the Action
  8. The Prosecutor (Kermit Murdock) in All Our Yesterdays
  9. The Keeper (Meg Wylie) in The Cage
  10. Marta (Yvonne Craig) in Whom Gods Destroy
  11. Harcort (‘Harry’) Fenton Mudd (Roger C. Carmel) in Mudd’s Women
  12. Yeoman Martha Landon (Celeste Yarnall) in The Apple
  13. Commissioner Bele (Frank Gorshin) in Let That Be Your Last Battlefield
  14. Ayelborne (John Abbott) in Errand of Mercy
  15. Dr. Thomas Leighton (William Sargent) in The Conscience of the King
  16. Lt. Uhura (Nichelle Nichols)
  17. Street Girl #1 (Dianne Thorne) in A Piece of the Action
  18. T’Pau (Celia Lovsky) in Amok Time
  19. Kissy Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
  20. Evil Sulu (George Takei) in Mirror, Mirror
  21. Ambassador Petri (Jay Robinson) in Elaan of Troyius
  22. Leila Kalomi (Jill Ireland) in This Side of Paradise
  23. Serious Spock (Leonard Nimoy)
  24. Jojo Kracko (Vic Tayback) in A Piece of the Action
  25. Number One (Majel Barrett) in The Cage
  26. Blasted Crewman in Arena
  27. Cyrano Jones (Stanley Adams) in The Trouble with Tribbles
  28. Mr. Atoz (Ian Wolfe) in All Our Yesterdays
  29. Sylvia (Antoinette Bower) in Catspaw
  30. Vina (Susan Oliver) in The Cage
  31. Zabo (Steven Marlo) in A Piece of the Action
  32. Miranda Jones (Diana Muldaur) in Is There in Truth No Beauty?
  33. Miranda Jones’ Vulcan Salute (Diana Muldaur) in Is There in Truth No Beauty?
  34. Kalo (Lee Delano) in A Piece of the Action
  35. The First Fop (Ed Bakey) in All Our Yesterdays
  36. Surak (Barry Atwater) in The Savage Curtain
  37. Andrea (Sherry Jackson) in What are Little Girls Made Of?
  38. Lenore Karidian (Barbara Anderson) in The Conscience of the King
  39. Joe Tormolen (Stewart Moss) in The Naked Time
  40. Alice  Series #3 (Alyce Andrece) in I, Mudd
  41. Stella Series #1 (Kay Elliot) in I, Mudd
  42. Alice Series #99 (Rhae Andrece) in I, Mudd
  43. Adam (Charles Napier) in The Way to Eden
  44. Sargent (Lincoln Demyan) in Assignment: Earth
  45. Trefayne (David Hillary Hughes) in Errand Of Mercy
  46. Claymore (Peter Brocco) in Errand Of Mercy
  47. Nils Barris (William Schallert) in The Trouble with Tribbles
  48. Flavius Maximus (Rhodes Reason) in Bread and Circuses
  49. The Romulan Commander (Joanna Linville) in The Enterprise Incident
  50. Vulcan Executioner (Russ Peek) in Amok Time
  51. Sister Edith Keeler (Joan Collins) in The City on the Edge of Forever
  52. General Trelane, Retired (William Campbell) in The Squire of Gothos
  53. Elaan (France Nuyen) in Elaan of Troyius
  54. Lord Garth ( Steve Inhat) in Whom Gods Destroy
  55. Korax (Michael Pataki) in The Trouble with Tribbles
  56. Captain Koloth (William Campbell) in The Trouble with Tribbles
  57. Commander Kor(John Colicos) in Errand Of Mercy
  58. Captain Kang (Michael Ansara) in The Day of the Dove
  59. Dr. Leonard McCoy (DeForest Kelley) in Operation: Annihilate!
  60. Commander Montgomery Scott (James Doohan) ) in Operation: Annihilate!
  61. Captain James T. Kirk (William Shatner) in Operation: Annihilate!
  62. First Officer Spock (Leonard Nimoy) in Operation: Annihilate!
  63. Mary (Pamelyn Ferdin) in And the Children Shall Lead
  64. Droxine ( Diana Ewing) in The Cloud Minders
  65. Balok’s Puppet (voiced by Ted Cassidy) in What are Little Girls Made Of?
  66. Lt. Carolyn Palamas (Leslie Parrish) in Who Mourns for Adonais?
  67. The Bartender (Guy Raymond) in The Trouble with Tribbles
  68. Evil Spock (Leonard Nimoy) in Mirror, Mirror
  69. Alexander (Michael Dunn) in Plato’s Stepchildren
  70. The Real Balok (Clint Howard) in The Corbomite Maneuver
  71. Magda (Susan Denberg) in Mudd’s Women
  72. Captain Kirk’s Aztec Fertility God
  73. Mr. Spock’s Vulcan Harp
  74. Mr. Sulu’s Beauregard and other plants from The Man Trap
  75. White and Brown Tribbles from The Trouble with Tribbles
  76. Mercury Bust from Space Seed and Mirror, Mirror
  77. Captain Kirk’s Golden Box from his quarters
  78. Spock (Leonard Nimoy) on monitor from The Corbomite Maneuver
  79. Ruth Bonaventure (Maggie Thrett) in Mudd’s Women
  80. Grey Tribbles from The Trouble with Tribbles
  81. Starfleet Delta formed in gold carnations
  82. Deadly Flower from The Apple
  83. The USS Enterprise in golden carnations
  84. The Spores from This Side of Paradise
  85. Eve McHuron (Karen Steele) from Mudd’s Women
  86. Sayana’s Headdress from The Apple
  87. The Horta’s Eggs from The Devil in the Dark

 

#79– All Our Yesterdays

The penultimate poster of my collection, and one of my all time favorites.  Forget Atoz and Kirk; Spock and Zarabeth were the heart of this story.

The kiss is the ‘shock factor’ of this poster, as this is very un-Spockian behavior!

78 All Our Yesterdays

Hey That Guy was on Star Trek! Marplon & Zarabeth in the Jungle…

Found another one! It’s Drums of Africa (1963), an exciting tale of love and slavery in the darkest continent!  that is, A teen dream musical with Frankie Avalon!  What I mean to say is, it’s marvelous  really a marvelous piece of crap!IMG_8932

Let’s see…A guy goes to Africa in the 1910’s to survey a railroad site for his boss, brings along his boss’s lightweight teen son and goes on safari, employing ‘the best guide in Africa’ and falling for the lovely young missionary woman who works with the guide.  Unfortunately, there are greedy slavers loose in the jungle, and his lady love is their main target!   Sounds exciting right?  Well…

Here’s our hero, David Moore (Lloyd Bochner, right) and teen-sidekick-that-he-didn’t-want-to-bring-along Brian Ferrers (Frankie Avalon) seeking out their guide. IMG_8942

With all this nice manliness on screen, the film inexplicably gives viewers a major beefcake valentine of…Marplon! (Torin Thatcher as Jack Cuortemayn ) IMG_8935IMG_8937

 

(Okay, Sorry about that — I better cleanse your memory palate here…)

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Much better.

Anyway, Marplon spends the rest of the movie proving his virility to the other two guys by insisting on keeping his shirt unbuttoned…

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And on the way out of his office, who should come screaming out of the jungle and into the arms of our hero but Zarabeth.(Mariette Hartley as Ruth Knight)IMG_8940

 

She’s being chased by slavers who  find her pure whiteness a  perfect target for their evil trade.   Zarabeth’s  Ruth’s fresh faced beauty has  the three  men gaga for her and pitching woo.  Of course for Frankie, that means–IMG_9252

Aaaaugggh!   And what a sappy number it is (The River Love)

This was a step down for Hartley’s career. She had recently finished the brilliant  Ride the High Country and compared this  job to going from president to janitor in two days. Of course she’s virginal and sweet here, and has been too busy in her young life to know love.  In one of queasiest moments of dialogue, Marlpon confides in Zarabeth that the only problem with their relationship is that they’re friends.  Ugh! IMG_8946 But Zarabeth isn’t into a May-December with Marplon, or a  December-May with Frankie, and despite the awesome gorgeousness of Marplon’s man-servant Kasongo (Hari Rhodes)…

See?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

…she can’t help but find herself attracted to bland white bread David (no surprise there).  But first she has to do an obligatory Dove soap commercial… IMG_8950

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He meets her after she’s squeaky clean, of course, compares trunks with a baby elephant, and she admits that his kiss ‘brought her world alive!”  Please.   Little does she realize that years later, her lover will change his name to Cecil Colby and die while copulating with Edith Keeler (In her Alexis Karrington years) on Dynasty!  But that’s another post…  IMG_8951 IMG_8955

IMG_8956 IMG_8958After much inter-cut animal action from King Soloman’s Mines, the pair live happily ever after in the jungle.  Did the railroad come through? Did Marplon ever button his shirt?  Did Frankie find Annette?  Can’t remember, think I fell asleep…  All in all 2 stars our of 5.

 

 

FArFri 2/22/13 Spock and Zarabeth by Marcello Baez

Spock_And_Zarabeth_by_Marcelo_BaezContinuing our romantic theme for February, here’s a beautiful, if sad moment in Star Trek history.  Spock reluctantly  bids Zarabeth goodbye in Spock and Zarabeth by artist Marcelo Baez. You can really feel the cold here.   It’s nice to see that many modern artists still like to draw characters and images from this classic series, and Bael is a wonderful artist!   I recall wishing that Spock could have taken her with him!  Well, they’ll always have that cave!

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!

My Daily Spock — 5/29/12

One of the most romantic Spock moments ever, the pre-kiss kiss.  He kisses her quickly as if he might get stung, then decides it’s a good idea! Beautifully acted by Nimoy and Hartley.  Man when I was a teenager, this was my go-to rerun (it was on about 8 times a week, pre-VCR’s).   I wanted Spock to live happily ever after in the Sarpeodon Ice age!

By the way, today I celebrate the most romantic day in my life–My sweet husband and I have been married 19 years! 🙂 ❤  Viva L’amour!