Notes from the Manager
First things first: I know. Several of the "facts" in here have since been debunked. This strip takes place on Tuesday, immediately after the news broke -- and some of these debunked facts are still being reported in supposedly legitimate news outlets, like the bit about pills being "scattered about" his body. Anyway. Bear with me. I'm going somewhere with this.
Second: I'm not trying to make fun of his death, so don't yell at me about that. Bear with me, and when this is all done, if you think it was in poor taste, then yell at me, and I'll tell you how little I care.
Third: I liked Heath Ledger as an actor, in the handful of movies I've seen him in, and I felt he was on the verge of a breakthrough in his career with Dark Knight. So, really. I'm not making fun. Bear with me.
Thank you again to Shayna Marchese for the guest strip on Monday. If you missed it, go read it. It's in-continuity, and all of you love Devi, so of course you want to know what's been up with her, right?
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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:
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