Thursday, February 9, 2012


I like Star Trek a lot, but by no stretch am I a 'Trekkie'. Yet I have to say that, in my opinion, Spock is maybe the most enduring and endearing sci-fi character ever created, and Leonard Nimoy magnificently brought him to life in all the films and shows.

Here, Bob Peak, also magnificently, created a powerful portrait of Spock for the third Trek film.

Bob Peak — Star Trek III - The Search for Spock


Artman2112 said...

i kinda teeter on the fence of being a trekkie, i really love the old show (and the next generation as well) and i had many a good time at the trek conventions meeting the actors and stuff (meeting James Doohan was a high point!!). i was never into the whole wearing uniforms and buying tons of merchandise and speaking nothing but Klingon on sundays and all that. i like the shows and films and enjoy the characters and the optimistic attitude about the future of mankind. i totally agree wtih you, Nimoy was brilliant and the Spock character is still just as fascinating as he was decades ago. i remember going to see Trek III on opening day, thanksgiving, a matinee showing, good times man! thanks for rekindling that memory for me!

CoryJay said...

(sigh)"Trekker", please. "Trekkie" is derogatory, or so a trekkie friend informs me.

The new movie convinced me Nimoy's deep, resonant voice is really central to Spock's character. I sorely missed it with the new Spock.

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

sigh—When I need to be politically correct in what I call someone obsessed with non-reality, well then, just beam me up Scotty! (I KNOW, Kirk never said that)

Nimoy was outrageously effective in the new flick. And I know what you mean, but the new Spock is young . . . maybe with time.

Annie said...

I grew up with Star Trek. It was a family event watching it, and I saw all of the episodes again many times through re-runs. The Star Trek movies expanded Spock's role, and made him a hero,and this poster captures the concept within the scope of the series perfectly. The writing for the Star Trek episodes and the movies, like you say, made Spock memorable and enduring, but it's the larger concept of the stories that made Spock and all of the characters endearing. Jean Luc Picard became a favorite, too; after seeing a particular couple of episodes, especially the one where he lives half a lifetime in the space of twenty minutes and carries those memories of love and loss forever, a wife and children, and a civilization that no longer exists. But... I'm not a trekkie, just a long-time fan. I enjoyed the new movie, too, once I got past my "objections."

Thomas Haller Buchanan said...

Annie! I'm so glad to see that you're a fan!

Kid said...

I don't consider myself a trekkie or trekker, but I enjoyed the original shows. Even have them all on DVD.