Thursday, November 19, 2009

"Mad" Spoof of ST:TMP

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Ye Olde Collection Cabinet opens to reveal a well-done spoof of Star Trek:The Motion Picture from the pages of Mad magazine... issue 216, published July 1980. Long-time Mad artist Mort Drucker does his usual hilarious job of illustrating. Unlike the Crazy TMP spoof, which merely imitated Drucker's previous Trek parodies, this one was written after actually seeing the movie, and depicted the events, sets and uniforms fairly accurately... except where space effects of V'Ger are shown. Can't figure that one out. I hardly think the artist was working only from publicity stills. Maybe they found it too hard to put V'Ger down on paper?

Below, a cute caricarture of Three Men and A Babe found somewhere on the web, I know not where now.

And, today's Gratuitous Uhura picture, related to the post by virtue of it being from ST:TMP. Any excuse...

Uhura was put off by the junk-revealing jumpsuits that some of the male crewmen were wearing now.

Finally, a note I received about a couple of lucky (and rich) fan's opportunity to sit and shoot the breeze with ol' Pointy Ears himself... the latest bid when I looked was over $5,000!

Hey Frederick:

Taylor here from Attention with some exciting news for you and the readers of your blog My Star Trek Scrapbook.

I wanted to reach out to you about the Leonard Nimoy auction that is currently open at
Charity Buzz. Fans can bid now for their chance to enjoy a private tour of the iconic Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles with the one and only Mr. Spock. This auction is valid for two people and is your chance to spend the day getting to know the man who played Spock.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit RFK Center for Justice & Human Rights and was donated by Leonard Nimoy.

Thanks for your time and I hope you can share the news. If you have any questions feel free to send them my way.

Taylor Newby
532 Broadway, Fl. 10
New York, NY 10012

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