Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Remembering Arlene Martel

I was saddened to hear today that Arlene Martel, T'Pring in "Amok Time", has passed away after a heart attack.


Martel's T'Pring was the first female Vulcan we ever met on Star Trek and she would be the prototype for all those who followed.


Martel's career spanned seven decades.  She made many memorable appearances on TV series like Twilight Zone, Have Gun - Will Travel and Perry Mason.  More recently, Martel appeared in films like A Walk to Remember and Star Trek: Of Gods and Men.


Martel was active on the Star Trek convention circuit, appearing at events like 2012's Spock Days.  She was much beloved by fans and will be dearly missed.  Parted from us, but never parted...

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Leonard Nimoy on ARTST TLK

Leonard Nimoy was recently interviewed by Pharrell Williams on ARTST TLK.


The full 25 minute video is online.  People who are quite familiar with Nimoy will have heard answers to the first few questions before but Williams does manage to dig a bit deeper and cover Nimoy's photography, time in the US military and what it means to be an artist.

Until now, I was only familiar with Pharrell from his work with Daft Punk but, chances are, you've heard his work without knowing his name.  He has collaborated with dozens of chart-topping artists as a producer through his music label, Star Trak Entertainment.


A quick Google search showed me that Pharrell is often seen promoting his label and Star Trek fandom by throwing up the Vulcan salute.



Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tim Russ as Tuvok

Most Trekkies will know that Tim Russ has been busy directing and starring in a new Star Trek project.  The team hopes to sell Star Trek: Renegades to CBS as a pilot for a new Trek series.


Here are some publicity shots of Tim Russ breathing life into Tuvok once again.



Saturday, July 20, 2013

Galaxy Pop Spock

As I posted yesterday, StarTrek.com has been adding lots of new exclusive merchandise to their shop this summer.  One of the new categories is called "Galaxy Pop."  It features artwork inspired by the Gold Key Star Trek comics of yesteryear.  Products include mugs, T-Shirts, hoodies, iPad covers and more!



Friday, July 19, 2013

Tokyo Invasion Supokku!

This summer, StarTrek.com has quietly been adding a lot of exclusive merchandise to their shop.  They've added a slew of products under the "Tokyo Invasion" heading.  These include pop Japanese inspired designs for the original Star Trek crew on products that range from iPad and iPhone cases to T-shirts, hoodies and mugs.  There are two designs of interest to Vulcanologists: Spock and Nerve Pinch. Here's a small selection of the products to give you an idea:



Who knew Spock translated to Supokku in Japanese?