Captain’s Log: Stardate 201902.20. Here is a nice digital oil painting that I commissioned of my mentor and friend, the late Rear-Admiral Fred Crickard, Royal Canadian Navy (Ret.). This picture dates back to 1985 when the admiral was retiring and decided to wear his old RCN cap badge instead of the Canadian Forces cap badge worn by flag officers. He was like a second father to me and he is dearly missed. He passed away at age 81 in 2012, and you can read his obituary by clicking here. RIP.
PS: I recently came across a photo of Lieutenant Crickard in 1957, and asked my artist to colourise it. The result is below.
Captain’s log: Stardate 201902.17. I recently received an award from my fellow Star Trek fans for my blog, and I am honoured to present the badge I’ve earned. Live long and prosper.
I would like to end by nominating the following Star Trek blogs for an award:
Soul of Star Trek
Addicted to Star Trek
Captain’s Log: Stardate 201902.16 For those of you with little ones who need to be exposed to classic Star Trek at the earliest possible age, I recommend the new books I Am Captain Kirk and I Am Mr. Spock, both available on amazon.com, and are thankfully based on classic Star Trek, not the reboots. The artwork is outstanding, although Kirk doesn’t look much like William Shatner. I sent both books to my niece so she can read them to my four-year-old great nephew. Let’s get a new generation to love classic Star Trek! Live long and prosper.