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to watch Star Trek, which I am pleased to say offers the remastered versions, so there will be fewer comments about outdated special effects.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.

Spock Action Figure from The Cage

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201801.12.

I think Spock looks better without the field jacket, so he will stay that way. In other news, I finally got around to buying Voyager seasons 1 and 2 on DVD, which will complete my collection. I also ordered US versions of Star Trek 2, 3, and 4 on DVD even though I already have the Korean versions. I will keep the Korean DVDs at school for viewing in my class and the American ones for home viewing. Live long and prosper.

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Commander Riker

Captain’s Log: Stardate 201712.4. As some of you know, I have grown a beard, and as a result, I look more like Number One, Commander William Riker, than I do Kirk or Picard. So here I am on the bridge of 1701D as Riker. It makes sense really as it was Riker’s beard that got me interested in growing my own beard, albeit nearly 30 years after I first saw his.

cropped-me-as-riker

 

Starship Recommissioned

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.

Enterprise Acrylic Stand