Captain’s log, stardate 202107.16. Another online semester is over (I taught two Star Trek classes this time) and I received very good feedback from my students, well above the departmental and university average. In the news, I am pleased to present the work of a new artist, who has depicted me as Kirk (with a beard) on the bridge. I know the panels in the background are not accurate, but I think he captured my essence quite well. Live long and prosper.
Captain’s Log: Stardate 202103.11. Here’s a minimalist portrait of actress Gates McFadden, who played Dr. Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation. When I tweeted her about my class, she replied “How wonderful! The world certainly needs ethics.”
Captain’s Log: Stardate 202103.5. Good evening. I would like to present my artist’s latest work from Star Trek. It’s based on a public domain black and white photo, and I believe this could be the first colourised version. Kirk and Yeoman Rand.
Although I am a Star Trek professor, I also like other SF series, including Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea. I recently commissioned an artist to paint a portrait of Admiral Harriman Nelson circa 1970 when he was still on active duty. I think he did a pretty good job. Enjoy.
Captain’s Log: Stardate 202102.20. In addition to Star Trek TOS, TNG, Voyager, Picard and Lower Decks, I am a fan of the short-lived animated series (TAS) from the early 1970s. I note that TAS is available on Netflix Korea, and certain episodes like Yesteryear are mentioned in the readings assigned to my class, so I just might assign an episode or two from the series as extra credit. Anyway, here’s a painting of me as Kirk in the TAS style. Hope you like it. I think it’s a pretty good likeness.