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Star Trek

Star Trek, Enterprise, Space Ship, Science Fiction, TV, Television

Exhibited at the “Star Trek Experience” in 2006 in the Las Vegas Hilton. On the left, is “Voyager”
from the show of the same name, and the Enterprise from Star Trek:The Next Generation.


Television Universe

Television Universe

My life on Television.

(The televisions were part of a display in the
Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
After taking the photograph, I added my own images on the screens.)


Star Trek – Happy 50th Anniversary!

star-trek-romulan

I have been a Trekkie/Trekker since the beginning. Or almost the beginning. I started watching at the 3rd episode in 1966 and haven’t stopped. I, along with some friends, were at the first (and I do mean FIRST) Star Trek convention in New York City at the Statler Hilton Hotel in 1972. (The hotel has since changed hands and is across from Penn Station.) 500 fans were expected to show up. Over 3000 did, along with Gene Roddenberry and other notable guests.

As the years passed, I have watched hours of Trek reruns, the new spinoff shows, the movies, etc. In my heart, the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy is (and always will be) my favorite.

The photograph above was made in 2006 in the Las Vegas Hilton. For several years the “Star Trek Experience” was on display there. There were gift shops, several restaurants and actors dressed up as characters from the show. Pictured above is an alien known as an “Orion” standing next to my son.


Star Trek Beyond

Star Trek, Enterprise, Space Ship, Science Fiction, TV, Television

I have been a Trekkie/Trekker since the beginning. Or almost the beginning. I started watching at the 3rd episode in 1966 and haven’t stopped. I, along with some friends, were at the first (and I do mean FIRST) Star Trek convention in New York City at the Statler Hilton Hotel in 1972. (The hotel has since changed hands and is across from Penn Station.) 500 fans were expected to show up. Over 3000 did, along with Gene Roddenberry and other notable guests.

As the years passed, I have watched hours of Trek reruns, the new spinoff shows, the movies, etc. In my heart, the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy  is (and always will be) my favorite.

The photograph above was made in 2006 in the Las Vegas Hilton. For several years the “Star Trek Experience” was on display there. There were gift shops, several restaurants, 2 Trek adventures (sorta like a ride), actors dressed up as characters and plenty of props and a history of Star Trek. And hanging from the ceiling were several ships. Very BIG ships. Above, on the left, is “Voyager” from the show of the same name, and the Enterprise from Star Trek:The Next Generation.

And tomorrow is the opening of the new movie – Star Trek Beyond. I’ll be there!


Star Trekker

Star Trek, Enterprise, Space Ship, Science Fiction, TV, Television

I have been a Trekkie/Trekker since the beginning. Or almost the beginning. I started watching at the 3rd episode in 1966 and haven’t stopped. I, along with some friends, were at the first (and I do mean FIRST) Star Trek convention in New York City at the Statler Hilton Hotel in 1972. (The hotel has since changed hands and is across from Penn Station.) 500 fans were expected to show up. Over 3000 did, along with Gene Roddenberry and other notable guests.

As the years passed, I have watched hours of Trek reruns, the new spinoff shows, the movies, etc. In my heart, the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy  is (and always will be) my favorite.

The photograph above was made in 2006 in the Las Vegas Hilton. For several years the “Star Trek Experience” was on display there. There were gift shops, several restaurants, 2 Trek adventures (sorta like a ride), actors dressed up as characters and plenty of props and a history of Star Trek. And hanging from the ceiling were several ships. Very BIG ships. Above, on the left, is “Voyager” from the show of the same name, and the Enterprise from Star Trek:The Next Generation.


The Prisoner with Patrick McGoohan

The prisoner balloon

If you know the show, then you recognize the image.

I found it washed up on a shore.


Breaking Bad…

Breaking Bad

…hearing the end.

The photograph is my version of the final poster found on AMC website.


Breaking Bad

Breaking Bad

Not the real stars…..


The Walking Dead

Walking Dead Zombie

Portrait of a future zombie.


Star Trek

Star Trek, Enterprise, Space Ship, Science Fiction, TV, Television

I went to see the new Star Trek movie this weekend. I loved it.

I have been a Trekkie/Trekker since the beginning. Or almost the beginning. I started watching at the 3rd episode in 1966 and haven’t stopped. I, along with some friends, were at the first (and I do mean FIRST) Star Trek convention in New York City at the Statler Hilton Hotel in 1972. (The hotel has since changed hands and is across from Penn Station.) 500 fans were expected to show up. Over 3000 did, along with Gene Roddenberry and other notable guests.

As the years passed, I have watched hours of Trek reruns, the new spinoff shows, the movies, etc. In my heart, the original Star Trek with Captain Kirk, Mr. Spock and Dr. McCoy  is (and always will be) my favorite.

Onto the new movie. Wow! Some serious Trek fans will debate the story and how much it deviates from Trek history and canon, but not me. They didn’t change anybody’s name (he’s not Captain Hornblower), it’s still called the Enterprise and the Federation and Karl Urban NAILS the character of Dr. “Bones” McCoy. (Urban must be channeling DeForest Kelly from the afterlife.) But it wasn’t just Urban, everybody did a wonderful job.

I won’t give any spoilers away for those wanting to see the movie but there were many references to the original TV show – including “tribbles”. And there was also a reference to the LAST spinoff Trek show “Enterprise”. Early in the movie, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) was being called on the carpet for his actions and, in the background, are a collection of federation star ships and one of them was the Enterprise from the television show starring Scott Bakula.

The photograph above was made in 2006 in the Las Vegas Hilton. For several years the “Star Trek Experience” was on display there. There were gift shops, several restaurants, 2 Trek adventures (sorta like a ride), actors dressed up as characters and plenty of props and a history of Star Trek. And hanging from the ceiling were several ships. Very BIG ships. Above, on the left, is “Voyager” from the show of the same name, and the Enterprise from Star Trek:The Next Generation.


Hollywood on the Thames

London, England, Thames, Filming, Movie, Hollywood

Photograph taken years ago.
For those never having been to London,
this is where the London Eye will be built.
I wonder what they were filming.


Breaking Bad – The Sequel

One more portrait.


Breaking Bad

Portraits of Mr. White and Jesse in an alternate universe.


The Television Universe

My life on Television.

(The televisions were part of a display in the
Smithsonian National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C.
After taking the photograph, I added my own images on the screens.)


CNN – iReport – Help the Employed Lose Their Jobs!

I’m not one who uses the Daily Show or Stephen Colbert to keep me up-to-date on the news, but it was on the Colbert Report that shows the damage that free reporting – aka “CNN’s iReport” is doing to the jobs of editors and photojournalists in the field – 50 of them are being laid off. When a CNN viewer photographs/videotapes an event and uploads it to the news organization – they are working for free, letting CNN profit off their work and putting Americans out of a job. That momentary elation of “look Ma, my photo/video is on the the news!” has evolved into employees losing their jobs. Free reporting is obviously not a good idea.

If I’m ever in a position to photograph a newsworthy event, I will be paid for my services. I don’t work for free.

Click on Colbert Report – CNN iReporter to take you to the video.


Television Universe

Okay, here are my Top 8 television shows of all time (it’s not that I can’t have a top 10, I just have 2 empty spaces waiting to be filled):

1- Farscape – those who share my love for this series understand my addiction to it.

2- Star Trek (original series) – I watched every sequel – TV or movie, liked some, hated some, but I still love Kirk the most.

3- Seinfeld – I highly recommend the Kramer Reality Tour in New York City. Google it for info.

4- Andy Griffith Show w/Don Knotts – an American comedy  that rises above everything else.

5- The X Files – The first 7 seasons. Always knew that there were aliens but loved the ambiguity.

6- 24 – I want to be Jack Bauer

7- Eureka – Can’t explain it, but I love this series.

8- Dexter – I knew about Dexter, and was familiar with Michael Hall from “6 Feet Under” but didn’t think that I would like a show about a serial killer. All I can say, this show catapulted to the top almost immediately. I am on the edge of my seat watching it.

Now I have plenty of second tier shows that I love – Battlestar (Ron Moore edition), Green Acres (it’s hilarious), The Invaders – if I started a list of top ten show openings, this one would be at the top of the list.

So, this is my list. What’s yours?