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#541: The Good Shepherd

December 23, 2010

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #534: It Is Your Destiny; #535: Movin’ On Up

Pretend this took place on Tuesday; some of you will note that a couple of these movies opened on Wednesday the 22nd. (A couple of them, like The King’s Speech, were out last weekend, too — but only in limited release. The Multiplex 10 didn’t have them yet.)

For you Monday/Thursday-only visitors, check out the two guest strips I posted earlier this week. Since guest strips don't show up in the Archives (via the nav links above and below the comic), you can use the calendar in the left sidebar… or, y’know, just use this link and this link. At least until I add them to the guest strips section properly, but it's sooo much wooork.

There will be another guest strip tomorrow. I'll be back on Monday, as usual.

Next week, in addition to the regularly-scheduled updates, we’ll have a couple more guest strips — at least one of them drawn by some guy named “Gordon McAlpin.” (People interested in submitting guest strips — or scripts — for consideration for next week, please drop me an e-mail!)

Merry Christmas, if that's your thing. Happy Pancha Ganapati, happy Kwanzaa, happy (belated) Winter Solistice, etc., etc. If you venture out into the wilderness to see a movie this weekend, drive safe, keep the phones off when you're in a movie theater, throw away your own trash, and leave the guns at home, please.


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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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