Notes from the Manager
Aaaand, that's the end of this arc, more or less. Obviously, things will be followed through with, because we've got a whole lot of comics left in Book 5. :)
I've added a few new prints to the selections, including #100 panel 7 (the Texas Chainsaw Massacre panel) and #355 panel 7 (the popular panel of the girls in their Star Trek uniforms) and large prints of the three classic movie theaters that Jason and Devi have visited in the past. I'm sure the movie theater print will only appeal to a handful of people, but… whatevs. I'm proud of those drawerings.
As always, if there are other panels or strips that you'd like to see prints of, just let me know!
UPDATE: By the way, in case you don't remember Chewie not getting a medal, here's the clip:
And now we know what Chewie's saying just before the credits roll: "Where's my fuckin' medal?!"
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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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