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#149: Be Kind, Rewind

July 9, 2007

Notes from the Manager

So tomorrow is Multiplex's two-year anniversary -- and #150 is just around the corner. It's due later this week, probably Thursday. Yay, Multiplex! As a birthday present, you could blog about the strip or otherwise tell your friends whom you think might dig it... ;)

The strip's come a long way since the early days. The art is a little more involved -- and, I think, better for it. Obviously the dramatic elements (as some people have noticed) which have been around all along have taken the spotlight more and more, particularly in this past year.

Anyway, thanks are due to Tom, Joe, Shayna, Jena, and -- of course -- Kurt for their help with the strip (in some form or another) over the past year. And, as always, thank you for reading.

THIS WEEK ON THE TRIPLE FEATURE TALKCAST: I'm not entirely sure what we're talking about on the show tonight, but I expect we'll do a little bit of talking about Multiplex, because of the anniversary. So if you've got any questions for me (like when the funny is coming back, or whatever) or you just want to hear me blather away about the strip for a little bit, call in or tune in live TONIGHT (6/11 at 9PM Central) or download the podcast!


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Leonard Nimoy (1931–2015)

Sunday, March 1, 2015

I was never a huge Star Trek fan, exactly. I love some of the early episodes, and I think Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan is one of the greatest science fiction movies of all time. I enjoyed Star Trek III and IV, too, for what they were. I read a bunch of the DC Comics Star Trek stuff at that time, because my brother bought them. And I watched a bit of the Next Generation and then fell off the wagon. Kirk and Spock were my Star Trek, and the Star Trek 2–4 “era” was its peak for me, warts and all, because that’s the “era” that really hooked me. And really, for me, it was all about Wrath of Khan.

In addition to playing Mr. Spock, of course, Leonard Nimoy did a lot of other things. He was on Mission: Impossible. He directed a few movies (Three Men and a Baby!). He was a photographer. He was the voice of Civilization IV. But one thing I really loved of his was Standby: Lights, Camera, Action, on Nickelodeon from 1982–1987, which provided a behind the scenes look at movies like Star Trek III, Return of the Jedi, 2010, and more. Nimoy hosted and occasionally interviewed guests like George Lucas. As a budding film nerd in the pre-Internet Dark Ages, behind the scenes specials like Standby: Lights, Camera, Action were hard to come by. I ate that show up.

Anyway, as you’re undoubtedly aware by now, Leonard Nimoy passed away on the 27th. As cartoonists do when they’re sad about these kinds of things, I drew a picture:

Leonard_Nimoy

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