Another online semester is about to begin

Captain’s Log: Stardate 20208.19. In a few weeks I will begin teaching another semester of classes online, although only Kyung Hee students will have access to the lectures. We’ll use Netflix Korea to watch Star Trek, which I am pleased to say offers the remastered versions, so there will be fewer comments about outdated special effects. Also, please check out my new handmade TOS face mask. Finally, here’s me as Will Riker again. I know you can’t see my facial features, but the hair, eyebrows, ears and beard make it easy to recognize me. Captain out.

A Painting of Gene Roddenberry

Captain’s log: Stardate 202007.28. I commissioned a digital artist to do a portrait of the late Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, to pay homage to him. What makes it unique is that it is a composite of two photos, and it shows The Great Bird Of The Galaxy in the engine room of the Enterprise. I will have this framed and hang it on the wall of my office. No copyright infringement intended.

The Enterprise at the National Air & Space Museum, Washington DC

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201906.30. So I wake up this morning and receive an email from one of my former students, who goes by the nickname Dodo. She writes: “Hi professor, This is Dodo . I visited the National Air and Space Museum in Washington and just saw this Star Trek spaceship hehe. It reminds me of our class! Have a great summer .

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A Review of Two New Star Trek Children’s Books

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201902.16 For those of you with little ones who need to be exposed to classic Star Trek at the earliest possible age, I recommend the new books I Am Captain Kirk and I Am Mr. Spock, both available on amazon.com, and are thankfully based on classic Star Trek, not the reboots. The artwork is outstanding, although Kirk doesn’t look much like William Shatner. I sent both books to my niece so she can read them to my four-year-old great nephew. Let’s get a new generation to love classic Star Trek! Live long and prosper.

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