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March 27th, 2015

I’d like share with you what I did to celebrate Leonard Nimoy’s birthday yesterday: I finally got the Starfleet sciences tattoo that I’ve been wanting for a few years. Just in case it is not apparent, the tattoo is located on my chest in the spot where it appears on the uniforms. Originally, I wanted it to look as if my skin had been ripped to reveal a Starfleet uniform, but then my artist suggested a space background instead of plain blue and I loved it. It’s sort of a visual representation of Carl Sagan’s, “We are made of star stuff,” an extremely personal, almost religious concept to me — the universe is within us. My friend Nikita also got her Star Trek tattoo (that’s hers with the “Boldly Go” banner). We have pretty much been discussing these tattoos since we met in 2009, thanks to Star Trek. Our friend Jen will be getting her own version in the near future. The work was done by Dan Abner at Trinity Tattoo in Longwood, Florida.


Afterward, we stopped by Best Used Books where I traded in a bunch of my unwanted books and, naturally, picked up some replacements! I have been slowly collecting Original Series books for years — I have a list that I refer to, it’s very serious. I picked up Sarek in hardcover, Planet of Judgement, James Blish’s Star Trek 4 and 5, the novelization for The Undiscovered Country, Vulcan’s Forge, and Strangers From the Sky. I’m most excited about acquiring Star Trek: The New Voyages and The Official Star Trek Cooking Manual, however. The New Voyages is an anthology of short fan fiction that was published in 1976. It’s edited by Sondra Marshak and Myrna Culbreath whose own Star Trek books are always a particularly weird treat, so I’m sure they picked some great stories! As for The Official Star Trek Cooking Manual, I have been searching for this book for quite some time. It’s pretty rare (published in 1978) and was marked at $50! I had enough credit from my trade-ins to get it at half off, so I treated myself. I skimmed through it and there’s a recipe section for each major faction, as well as every member of the crew and it’s amazing! It also features a section in the back with special picks from the cast. I can’t wait to share some of them with you all!

 

I hope you have found this post enjoyable because I will probably be doing more of this type of blogging in addition to the usual. Let me know what you think!

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New look!

March 27th, 2015

We have a fresh new layout here at Spock Lives. For some reason our blog comments are still not working properly, but we hope to have the issue solved soon. Please feel free to direct any comments toward our Facebook page or Twitter in the time being!

So what’s new? We have added the review for Into Darkness to the Movie Guide, updated actor bios for both Leonard and Zach, as well as updated the Links page.

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We miss you.

March 26th, 2015

Today would have been Leonard Nimoy’s 84th birthday.

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Zachary Quinto Remembers Leonard Nimoy.

March 24th, 2015

On March 17, Zachary Quinto was on CONAN to promote his most recent series, The Slap (Thursdays on NBC). The recent loss of Leonard Nimoy was a topic that came up during the interview; see what he has to say in the clip below. And ICYMI, Quinto also authored this piece  about Nimoy for Time, published March 2.

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Spock Tribute Rap.

March 18th, 2015

Sam Miko of 5:am asked us to share his tribute to Leonard Nimoy. You can also view the video on our YouTube channel’s favorites. Thank you, Sam!

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