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#663: Won’t Somebody Think of the White People?

January 30, 2012

Notes from the Manager

Related Strips: #111: Spitting Image; #294: Identity Crisis; #353: Right Hand Man; #653: Home for the Holidays; #658: Calling the Shots, Part One; #659: Calling the Shots, Part Two; #660: Calling the Shots, Part Three; #661: Splat Shot; #662: Second Unit

I'm afraid to promise three updates this week, because I don't really know how my work week is looking after Tuesday — but I'm going to try for it. We shall see! We shall see.

I've been seriously movie-deprived for the last couple of months, which is kind of embarassing. What movie currently playing in movie theaters do you consider a must-see?


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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, and 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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