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#834: Coupling, Part One

August 12, 2013

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #353: Right Hand Man

This isn’t really the start of an arc so much as a couple of strips set on the same night. More with Kurt and Angie and Jason and Becky later this week!

(Incidentally, Tease’s line isn’t really a spoiler since I haven’t seen Elysium yet and, duh, it’s obvious. Also, I think they show him on Elysium in the trailer, right? I forget. I’ve been avoiding the more recent clips and trailers for it, since I’m pretty excited about it.)

’Til then, it would be swell if some of you guys could help me test out the brand-new Multiplex Store. (By buying something, I mean.) There are still some things I can’t really test out without real live transactions going through. It currently accepts Paypal and Amazon Payments.


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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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