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#646: Be Prepared

December 1, 2011

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #642: Call to Adventure; #643: If Chins Could Kill; #645: If Wishes Were Horses

An early Festivus present for my readers: one less ad throughout the my site for December, at least.

The leaderboard ad has always bugged me, and I especially hate seeing it on my new Kindle Fire (thanks for the birthday present, big brother). So, I'm going to… at least temporarily get rid of it and feel better about myself.

Since it's the most intrusive spot, naturally, it's also the biggest revenue generator, so if you're especially thrilled with the less-ads consider buying the Multiplex book for a friend… or even a cameo appearance in the Multiplex kids' zombie movie (only 3 left in the first wave)!


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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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