Monday, August 02, 2021

Welcome to TREKKING WITH CLIPPINGS!

Yep, fellow TREKaholics, it's another month of stuff I cut out from mags and papers back when there were only a few STAR TREKs.









This is from the January, 1980 Playboy.  Yes, I only bought it for the articles!

For mucho moreso info about STTMP, buy our book These Are the Voyages: Gene Roddenberry and Star Trek in the 1970s, Volume 3 (1978-1980), And don't forget Chapter 14, "The Merchandising Adventure Continues (1979-80)," written by yours truly!

See you on Thursday for more TREKKING WITH CLIPPINGS!
  

Sunday, August 01, 2021

Glad to Be in Your August Company

How can it feel like fifty years ago to remember part of August, 1971?

The odd little humanoids appear to be harvesting some sort of seaweed, rolling it into bundles, then unrolling the bundles and hanging fronds up to dry.  Seems like a few extra steps there in the middle.

Above is the cleaned-up version of the calendar page.
Friday, August 13, 1971 was an unlooked-for, momentous day for me.  I was dropped off at a church teen activity night by parents who were probably glad to be free for a few hours.  There I met a girl from Cortland, New York, the cousin of a church friend.  I was 14 and she was 13.  We talked and held hands.  I was allowed to ride along with her cousin's family as they took her to the place her family was staying.  I walked her to the door and kissed her very clumsily.

Yes, Lori was my first girlfriend.  The sense-of-wonder and the commencement of the civilization of this beast (yours truly) commenced here.  Best wishes, young lady, wheree'er ye be!

See you Monday, August 2nd, for the commencement of a month of TREKKING WITH CLIPPINGS!
  

Thursday, July 29, 2021

From March 1976, It's DETENTE TREK!

 It looks like a Gold Key Star Trek comic, but it's really from the March 1976 National Lampoon.






The art is by real-life comics artist Alan Kupperberg, famous for Spider-Man and others.

You can tell that President Ford plays Kirk, while Henry Kissinger is in the Spock role.  SOMEBODY tell me who is supposed to be Dr McCoy?!?! 

After a visit from the August calendar page from 1971 and today, join us on Monday, August 2nd, for an entire month TREKKING WITH CLIPPINGS!

 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Julie Schwartz -- American Hero!

 It's one of my eternal regrets that I DID not make it a point to meet Julie Schwartz when he was a SoonerCon guest in November 1992 here in OKC.

This interview with the cultural giant is from Comics Interview #88, in 1990.















See you on Thursday for the last installment of this cockeyed salute to some of the crazy, glorious facets of this spiffy country.

IN AUGUST:  MORE TREKKING WITH CLIPPINGS!

  

Thursday, July 22, 2021

From 1986: Superman at War!

This is from Comics Feature #49, November 1986.





A greater fan than I will have to produce Part 1 of this article.  Alas, I ain't got it!

Come back Monday for more illustrations of insufficiency from Yours Truly.

  

Monday, July 19, 2021

We're in Space to Stay!

 That is, according to the April 27, 1981 issue of Newsweek.











Kids, I can't tell you how exciting it was to watch the Shuttles fly!

PS every Monday you can see a new clipping about the space program and Apollo at MARK'S MOON MEMORIES, one of my other blogs.

  

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