Monday, December 20, 2010

Animated M'Ress Bio

In her brief appearances M'ress managed to show more tail on the bridge than Uhura did, and that's saying a lot.

Last time, we looked at one of two bios of the new alien characters from the animated series that I bought in the early 70's from Lincoln Enterprises. We've seen Arex's dossier; now let's look at the other, for the intriguing cat-like M'Ress. A quick Google-image search for her name will reveal that quite a few fans found her sexy and worthy of much fan art depicting her in various poses, uniforms, and stages of undress. Here's a forum thread with M'Ress appreciation as its topic.
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Below, a pencil drawing I made of M'ress sometime in the mid 70's, when I was about 16 or 17. I've posted this before, but thought considering the topic it would fit good here in case some had missed the earlier entry.

"Okay, who's the wise guy that put the flea collar on my chair?"

Bonus: Below we see the cover of the second Blish original Star Trek novel, started by him before his death and finished by his widow, Judith Ann Lawrence, who often co-wrote his books with him and had in fact finished the last adaptation, #12, when Blish sadly passed away before completing it. "Mudd's Angels" was published in May of 1978. The cover art is by one of my genre favorites, Bob Larkin, who invokes the feeling of the earlier adaptation covers depicting the starship in close proximity to similar alien planet surfaces.

"Ahh, th' pimpin' life is good, me lassies!"

Below is the back cover, continuing the style seen in all the other direct adaptations in the series.


Rob Bignell said...

Any idea when the bios came out, Frederick? It's interesting that the bios link "Star Trek" with Niven's Ringworld universe; it's speculated that Roddenberry later said TAS was canon because of the Niven episode that places the Kzinti contemporary with the Federation.

I understand that Harry Mudd is one of the potential villains for the next Star Trek reboot movie. If so, he's going to have to do something a lot more criminal than peddling a Venus drug. Any votes for Mudd as a trader in Orion slave girls?

Rocky WonderPug said...

Those old Bantam covers are great. The combination of Star Trek and retro rocketship-and-ray-gun sci-fi are very imaginative.