Being Leonard Nimoy

Somewhere around third grade, I developed a habit of clasping my hands behind my back, “at ease”-style. I took to saying “Fascinating” whenever the situation even vaguely warranted it. And if I squinted one eye and tilted my head, I could just about fake raising a single eyebrow. Armchair psychology tells me I identified with […]

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Spock’s Booger

I can’t really remember when it happened. In fact, I’d forgotten about it completely until I was abruptly given a reminder. But it happened. And I admit it. I dared Dayton Ward to make Spock say the word “booger” in a Star Trek novel. More than dare, I told him I’d give him a shiny new dollar […]

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Starfleet’s Greatest Captain

Caveat: I haven’t read a lot of Star Trek fiction. Before 1988, I remember reading the novelizations of the first three movies. There were also a few original novels – definitely Spock Must Die, and Enterprise, and a couple of others. I’d have to look through a full list of Trek novels to jog my memory. I know […]

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Klingons Fart in Airlocks

Funny what sticks with you. When I was 12 I cashed out a savings bond given to me by my grandfather. I used the proceeds to buy Star Trek books. I still don’t regret it. Whenever we’d go to the mall bookstores (remember when there were competing bookstores in a mall? Good times…)  I’d hit the science […]

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Star Trek 365

So I got myself a present. It’s a big, fat book full of Star Trek. And I quite enjoyed it. It bills itself as the “definitive” guide to Star Trek, but, as the owner of manyStar Trek reference books, I beg todiffer. It’s got a lot of interesting stuff, a lot of stuff I already knew, and a lot of photos. Sadly, […]

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