Saturday, October 31, 2009

James Kirk: Exorcist!

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Happy Halloween! From Issue 5 of Media Spotlight magazine, published in October of 1977, comes this Halloween-themed article on Jim Kirk's talent for casting out evil in all its forms. It's a reprint from an earlier edition of The Monster Times. Enjoy!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

"Crazy" Spoof of "The Wrath of Khan"

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Featured this time is a "Crazy" magazine spoof of "The Wrath of Khan" from issue #92, published in December of 1982. Another winner of a cover by Bob Larkin, whose likenesses and accurate details never failed to delight a fan like me. And the inside spoof art is not too shabby this time, either. The last post I made with their ST:TMP story was merely a retread of old "Mad" art based on the TV show with a bit of the new movie script sprinkled in. But this time, the ships, sets, unforms and plot are represented well. It's a bit strange, though, that although the cover does give away Spock's death as a plot point, the story inside doesn't even touch on it. The last page feels rushed, in fact, as if there should have been more but they ran out of time. Anyway, enjoy!

Time Review of "The Wrath Of Khan"

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From the scrapbook this time comes the Time magazine review of "Star Trek II," published June 7, 1982. I don't have a single negative review of this movie in my scrapbooks; which is more than can be said for the first one. Even lukewarm reviewers still manage to give it a thumbs-up.

Below, two more of the 5 x 7 collector's cards.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

New "Trek" Is Full Of Fun

From the scrapbook this time comes a review of "The Wrath of Khan" from the New York Times, from June of 1982. This is a case where the reviewer was not a real fan of the original series, only a casual viewer, but still enjoyed the movie; which is a sign that it was made right. The lower insert photo was not a part of the article, only a clipping from a magazine, but it filled the space nicely under it in my scrapbook.

Below, a couple of collector's cards, 5 x 7 in size. I'll feature more from the set as I post clipping on this particular film in the series.

Monday, October 19, 2009

The Second Coming of Star Trek

Well, it didn't come on a cloud in great glory to judge the living and the dead, or to usher in a new age of peace and righteousness, but it did usher in a new age of good reviews and happiness in the lives of Trekkers everywhere.

Posted this time from the old scrapbook is an article on "The Wrath of Khan" from the Rolling Stone magazine, published in July of 1982. It was so much more rewarding reading the reviews of this movie than those of the last, ST:TMP.

As an aside, you may have noticed a slowdown on posts here and on my other blogs. I've been devoting myself to finishing a personal project, and now that it's done, I'm going to try to get back to a fairly regular schedule of posting again. Thanks for sticking around!

Below, another in the aborted 1967 Leaf card series.

Even back during the series original run, Bill and George had their problems.