Sir Patrick Stewart Might Do Animated Star Trek Series

Captain’s Log: Stardate 2018:07.01. Happy Canada Day! Now this is something I can get behind! A possible animated Star Trek TNG revival with Sir Patrick Stewart reprising his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard? Make it so! Click here to read about it! Also check out the photo of me as Captain Picard below.

Roger as Capt Picard

Astronaut Julie Payette May Be A Star Trek Fan!

Captain’s log: Stardate 201806.11. Three or four months ago, I sent a letter requesting an autographed photo of former NASA/CSA astronaut and current Governor General of Canada, Her Excellency The Right Honourable Julie Payette, Commander-in-Chief of Canada. I told Her Excellency about both my Star Trek and Civic Education courses, and look what she wrote on the photo!

Julie Payette

My Late Father, Major Reg Thompson

Captain’s Log: supplemental. This entry has nothing to do with Star Trek, although my late father liked the original series.

This oil painting of my late dad, Major Reg Thompson, was created by digital artist Andres Salvatierra. Hope you like it as much as I do! By the way, A few months ago I wrote to the Royal Canadian Air Force Chief of the Air Force Staff, Lieutenant-General Mike Hood, about my late father, regarding his service in the Air Force. The general said this: “I have it on good authority from a member of my staff who had the honour of flying with your father, Brigadier-General Scott Howden, that Reg was indeed legendary, an inspirational leader and exceptional pilot in the Maritime Air community. I want to acknowledge your late father for his superb 35-year service to our great Air Force…” 

Spock Action Figure from The Cage

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201801.12.

I think Spock looks better without the field jacket, so he will stay that way. In other news, I finally got around to buying Voyager seasons 1 and 2 on DVD, which will complete my collection. I also ordered US versions of Star Trek 2, 3, and 4 on DVD even though I already have the Korean versions. I will keep the Korean DVDs at school for viewing in my class and the American ones for home viewing. Live long and prosper.

ScreenHunter_51 Jan. 12 15.11

Commander Riker

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201712.4. As some of you know, I have grown a beard, and as a result, I look more like Number One, Commander William Riker, than I do Kirk or Picard. So here I am on the bridge of 1701D as Riker. It makes sense really as it was Riker’s beard that got me interested in growing my own beard, albeit nearly 30 years after I first saw his. Also attached is a painting of me as Picard from season 5, but with hair. Make it so.


Voyage to Mars and My Beard

Captain’s log: Stardate 201710.5. Today I made arrangements for my name (and the names of my friends and Star Trek people I know) to go to Mars next year, courtesy of NASA. Attached is my boarding pass so my name can boldly go where no man has gone before. Also attached is a very recent photo of me with my new beard and a NASA polo shirt. So far both women and men seem to like my beard, and I’ve decided to keep the grey hair. Live long and prosper.


Roger Beard NASA 9 Sept 2017