Notes from the Manager
So I'm doing a few guest strips between Book 6 and 7, it looks like. Possibly to be followed by a short, self-contained storyline that doesn't have anything to do with anything (and maybe not even Multiplex-related). It's all in the interest of giving me time to map out the start of Book 7 a little more clearly.
This guest comic was written and drawn by some guy named Gordon McAlpin…? I guess he used to do a comic called Stripped Books a long time ago. Anyway, this was colored by the inimitable Joe Dunn of Joe Loves Crappy Movies and Another Video Game Webcomic, too, so thanks, Joe! And thanks again to Jaydot Sloane of Vanity Games for Wednesday's guest comic.
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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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