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#585: Where Are Your Priorities?

May 2, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #584: Who Can It Be Now?

Thanks to everyone who came out to visit me at Penguicon (and to everyone who came out to Penguicon and let me sucker them into buying a book, too). I had a great time, even though I mostly hid in my hotel room at night while all the poly sci-fi kids got there grooves on, working on this masochistically long, talky strip… and playing Civ 5 or Portal 2. (All work and no play makes Gordon a dull boy…)

Duncan and Angie are back! And Duncan actually talks a little more this time! (He's a quiet guy.) And Angie has a new haircut!

I hope you all had a great weekend. I'm going to sleep forever now.

 


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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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