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#379: While You Were Gone II: The Wrath of Keith

July 27, 2009

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #343: The Thin Red Line; #344: For Pity’s Sake; #351: Don’t Be Crazy; #355: The Man Trap; #378: While You Were Gone, Part One

If you're not a Potter buff, you might not recognize Keith's last line as being spoken by Draco Malfoy in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. (It's in one of the trailers, though, so it's not like you need to have seen the movie to get that.)

I'm not 100% sure what all we'll be talking about tonight on The Triple Feature, but 500 Days of Summer is a sure thing. I caught In the Loop over the weekend (and it was excellent), so we may discuss that and another movie or two, as well. Tune in live at 9PM Central at TalkShoe! (Or download the podcast laterz.) 


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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:

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