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!”
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.”
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.
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 sketch!
Captain’s Log: Stardate 201808.13. Digital artist Scott Jackson has come through for me again! I don’t have the command wraparound green tunic in my starfleet uniform collection, but that didn’t prevent him from putting me in one! I think he did an awesome job. Live long and prosper.
Captain’s Log: Stardate 201807.27. A new portrait of me as Commander Riker from Star Trek: The Next Generation. I think the artist, Scott Jackson from Vancouver, Canada, did a really good job. I welcome your feedback. Live long and prosper.
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.