Captain’s Log: Stardate 201811.30. Today we watched Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, and learned about what Jeremy Bentham and Nietzsche would say about this outstanding movie. I remember seeing this at age 17 back in ’82 when it was released, with my mom and dad. The ending had me all choked up, and even now it still triggers an emotional response. Let’s just say I could not be a utilitarian like Spock. I also received today this portrait with me as Admiral Kirk and two of my students as Spock and McCoy. Live long and prosper.
Captain’s Log: Stardate 201811.14. Greetings, TNG fans. Here I am as an older man without glasses portraying Admiral William Riker from the TNG series finale, “All Good Things”. I never expected Riker to make admiral given that he had turned down several opportunities to command his own ship so he could stay on the Enterprise.
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.
Captain’s Blog: Stardate 201810.11. Here’s another nice portrait of me as Cadet James T. Kirk at Starfleet Academy. I got the idea for the uniform from the character Cadet Finnegan, Kirk’s nemesis, in the TOS episode Shore Leave. Did you see the cool Federation seal in the background? Hope you like it.
Captain’s Log: Stardate 201809.6. I am pleased to show off the latest work of my preferred digital artist, Scott Jackson, who specializes in Star Trek art. Here I am as Captain Kirk in his full dress green uniform. What do you think? Not bad, huh? Looks like a scene from The Menagerie.
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.”