Happy Halloween

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201810.31. Today is Halloween, and my day off, although I do have to grade exams today. In other news, here’s the first two-person Star Trek portrait I’ve commissioned, featuring a younger me as Kirk and my former student and good friend Tomoka Yamamoto as the yeoman. Tomoka was in my class eight years ago and I still call her by her nickname, which is, believe it or not, Cheeky Rabbit.

Roger Kirk Cheeky Yeoman

Me with a Phaser Rifle

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201809.22. I am pleased to present another Star Trek portrait of me by Scott Jackson. Here I am (circa 2007) as Captain Kirk from Where No Man Has Gone Before, complete with phaser rifle. As I’ve probably said before, this is one of my favourite episodes, and I would love to have a 1:1 scale model of the phaser rifle. “Above all else, a god needs compassion, Mitchell!”

Roger Kirk Phaser Rifle

Me as Adm. Kirk from ST:TMP

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201809.12. Here’s another digital painting of me as Kirk, this time from Star Trek: The Motion Picture. I love this uniform and have good memories of the film, which I saw when I was in high school in Los Angeles. Not as great as The Wrath of Khan, but a masterpiece in its own way. The art was done by Scott Jackson. “The human adventure is just beginning.”

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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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