Aboard the USS Voyager

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201808.30. Digital artist Scott Jackson has painted another portrait of me, this time as Lt. Tom Paris at the helm of the starship Voyager. Once again, an excellent job. In other news, my class has 59 cadets enrolled at the moment, and will begin next Friday. After taking attendance and orientation, we’re going to watch a sample episode so that cadets can see what Star Trek is all about. To that end, we’ll watch “Errand of Mercy”. Most have never seen TOS before so this is a great opportunity to expose them to a classic that launched such a massive TV and movie franchise.

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A New Semester Is About To Begin

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201808.26. To quote Kirk, “The impossible has happened.” A new semester of the Ethics of Star Trek is about to begin at Kyung Hee University, in Korea of all places. With that in mind, here I am again as Captain Kirk in the green wraparound shirt. It’s based on a tiny little gym ID photo from 10-12 years ago, before I grew my beard, and I think it’s pretty good. PS: I’ve heard that William Shatner had to shave his chest to play Kirk, but I am unwilling to do so, so my chest hair is not visible in this painting!

 

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