Captain’s Log: Stardate 201707.19. With the purchase of an inexpensive acrylic stand from a vendor on eBay, the repaired starship Enterprise has been recommissioned and is on display in my office, as per the photo below. I was prepared to buy a whole new model just to get a replacement display stand, which would have been expensive, but luckily that was not necessary. By the way, note the title of the book next to the Enterprise. It seemed appropriate. Live long and prosper.
Captain’s Log: Stardate 201703.18. In addition to loving Star Trek TOS, plus TNG and Voyager, I am also an avid fan of Star Trek Continues, a very professional fan film series. I have made donations to help the production, which will terminate this year with a total of 11 episodes. I have corresponded with various cast members such as Vic Mignogna, who plays Kirk, Michele Specht, who plays Dr. McKennah, and Larry Nemecek, who in addition to being a Star Trek expert, played Dr. McCoy. I’ve used episodes of STC in my class both as part of the required viewing and also as an extra credit assignment. Attached is a very nice photo signed by many of the cast members of STC. It hangs on the wall of my office alongside autographed photos from TOS stars like William Shatner, Leonard Nimoy, Nichelle Nichols, Deforest Kelley, Grace Lee Whitney, Sean Kenney, Walter Koenig and George Takei. STC is highly recommended for fans of the original series and is a great alternative to the last three “reboots” which I intensely disliked.