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#577: Insidiolicious, Part Two

April 6, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #576: Insidiolicious, Part One

It's a tricky one to talk about without getting too spoilery, but you can check out my review of Insidious over at Deleted Scenes.

I'm aiming to get another strip up on Friday and also a review of Source Code, but I'm not sure yet.

Long-time readers should recognize Angie's boyfriend, Duncan, from his earlier appearances (dating back to #418). He's been quiet so far, but I revealed his name in #434 — and if Jason's going to start watching a bunch of horror movies, you can bet Angie and Duncan will be along for some of them. Point being, you'll get to know him better soon.


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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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