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#841: RoboCopy

September 6, 2013

Notes from the Manager

Chunks of this strip’s dialogue were shamelessly stolen from a conversation I had with Tom Brazelton (Theater Hopper) and Brandon J. Carr earlier today on Twitter.

Obviously, it was about the RoboCop remake, the trailer for which is… right here:

One week of grad school down, 13-ish to go (this semester). If any of my drawing students, fellow grad students, or professors just read this strip after looking up Multiplex because I mentioned it in class, I just want to say, I’m sorry.

UPDATE: I hadn’t planned on doing this, but since a couple of people have asked for Jason’s “Movie Logo” T-shirt to become a real thing, so I’ve added it to the Multiplex Store. At this point, it’s just 1’s and 0’s on a computer, so the rest is up to you! Make it real by buying one today!


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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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