Random Trek Tuesday #17 – Time and Again (Voyager)

The chain reaction has shattered subspace, Captain.

I was excited when this one came up because I just listened to the Delta Flyers podcast about this episode!

It’s a solid early episode of Voyager and I really wanted to capture the shift into the past so I could do both colour schemes.

This is part of the Random Trek Tuesday. I have gathered together EVERY episode of Star Trek, every season, every series and every film except for Star Trek Picard and put them into a big spreadsheet. Every week I let the randomiser pick one episode out which I’ll watch and then draw a scene from. You’ll find the original over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night (unless already sold).

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Random Trek Thursday (née Tuesday) #16 – Night (VOY)

CHAKOTAY: Seven, I want good news. That’s an order.
SEVEN: Then I must disobey. I have no good news to report.

This week’s Random Trek is late because I’ve got a floater in my eye that has chosen now to make its presence very known. It’s very slowly drifting out of focus and I’m getting used to it but it was unsettling on the first day,

This week’s random Trek episode though is finally a Voyager one, the Season 5 opener “Night“.

And for a ship in a bottle episode it’s a surprising cracker of an episode. Chakotay has a lot of solid work to do in this episode which makes for a pleasant change. In fact everyone gets to shine a bit.

We also get introduced to two new species as well as a classic Star Trek moral dilemma. Also the crew all mutiny and I hope that Janeway court martials the lot of them when they get back to the alpha quadrant.

Hard to pick a specific visually appealing scene to draw (I’ve drawn the opening scenes in black and white a lot so I wrote that off).

I just really enjoyed Chakotay in this episode and his order to Seven of Nine for some good news is a great example of what kind of Starfleet Captain he would make.

This is part of the Random Trek Tuesday. I have gathered together EVERY episode of Star Trek, every season, every series and every film except for Star Trek Picard and put them into a big spreadsheet. Every week I let the randomiser pick one episode out which I’ll watch and then draw a scene from. You’ll find the original over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night (unless already sold).

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127 of 366 – Resident Evil (1992): Alice

I don’t remember the truth!

I’ve only briefly played Resident Evil the game.

I don’t do horror games, I don’t have the right temperament for it. So all I knew about Resident Evil when I first saw it was that it was based on a video game, it was a horror franchise and there were either zombies or mutants.

I watched the first one and actually really enjoyed the trashiness of it, which I mean in the nicest possible way of course. Then as the films got bigger and arguably sillier (or is that just more fun) the franchise earned a spot in my heart. I love that they keep doing them.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Random Trek Tuesday #15 – Prophet Motive (DS9)

Rule number two hundred and eighty five. A good deed is its own reward.

Not two weeks ago I was saying how little I enjoy Grand Negus episodes and yet here we are with the randomness of the universe dropping another Negus episode in my lap.

But, like all the random episodes I gave it a proper watch and I have to say.

I really enjoyed it!

It was clever, there was a little slice of life b story in Doctor Bashir being nominated for an award that he secretly gets his hopes up despite the odds being firmly against him. It’s a nice character piece especially between him and Dax. I like seeing some of the more “office” like stories.

But the Negus being influenced by the Wormhole Aliens is quite clever and enjoyable. When Rom is reading the new rules out and poor Quark starts to get dizzy, it’s quite delightful.

The best scenes though are Quark’s promise to the Prophets that no Ferengi will bother them again.

It’s just a really fun episode.

This is part of the Random Trek Tuesday. I have gathered together EVERY episode of Star Trek, every season, every series and every film except for Star Trek Picard and put them into a big spreadsheet. Every week I let the randomiser pick one episode out which I’ll watch and then draw a scene from. You’ll find the original over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night (unless already sold).

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126 of 366 – Mortal Kombat (1995): Lord Rayden

The essence of Mortal Kombat is not about death, but life. Mortal men and women defending your own world.

Before anyone starts I know how to spell Raiden but the film spells it Rayden.

I don’t know why they would do this but here we are.

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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125 of 366 – Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017): Gamora Zen Whoberi Ben Titan

What if this man is your David Hasselhoff? Listen, if he ends up being evil, we’ll just kill him.

Yes this installment has been a long time coming, in fact I inked this weeks ago! I just needed a break from the 366 Project whilst things settle into a routine. I will get the 366 done by the end of the year as planned though!

I love Gamora and this scene in Guardians 2 was just beautiful so it was hard to pass it up and what a great movie to return with!

This is part of the 366 Characters from 366 Films project running throughout 2020. The original illustrations go on sale over on the Lee Draws Stuff store the same day (around 9:00 am Brisbane time) and are available until someone snaps it up.

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Random Trek Tuesday #14 – Yesteryear (TAS)

SPOCK: One small thing was changed this time. A pet died.
KIRK: A pet? Well, that wouldn’t mean much in the course of time.
SPOCK: It might, to some.

It’s a heartbreaker for this week’s Random Trek Tuesday with the second episode of the Animated Series Yesteryear.

Yesteryear is probably the best episode of TAS and certainly the one that deserves to be canon the most. So much of Vulcan and Spock is drawn from this episode. Huge kudos to Enterprise who would in their fourth season reference this episode a lot. Also the 09 Star Trek film nodded heavily with the three Vulcan bullies taunting Spock.

It’s an extremely well crafted episode and I’m incredibly moved by Spock’s line when he returns:

SPOCK: One small thing was changed this time. A pet died.
KIRK: A pet? Well, that wouldn’t mean much in the course of time.
SPOCK: It might, to some.

Having only lost a pet myself a year or so ago it is a particularly poignant exchange to me.

I was also very impressed with the look on Amanda’s face when young Spock returns to declare his intentions to embrace his Vulcan heritage. It pauses briefly on her and it’s a powerful scene.

The fact that this comes from a somewhat dinky animated show from the 70s does this episode a great service.

This is part of the Random Trek Tuesday. I have gathered together EVERY episode of Star Trek, every season, every series and every film except for Star Trek Picard and put them into a big spreadsheet. Every week I let the randomiser pick one episode out which I’ll watch and then draw a scene from. You’ll find the original over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night (unless already sold).

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I swear by my pretty flowered bonnet, I will end you. Firefly: Our Mrs Reynolds

Now think real hard. You been bird-dogging
this township a while now. They wouldn’t mind
a corpse of you. Now you can luxuriate in a nice
jail cell, but if your hand touches metal, I swear
by my pretty flowered bonnet, I will end you.

Despite this scene not really having all that much to do with the rest of the episode it’s too good a scene not to use for the episode.

Of course for the main story we’re introduced to “Saffron” who will later return in another episode and is just brilliant.

It’s a fun episode (heck ain’t they all in their own way).

The original for this is available on the Lee Draws Shop.

This is also part of the Big Damn Print Set which is a limited print set available for pre-order now!

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Random Trek Tuesday #13 – The Negus (DS9)

NOG: Planets in the Bajoran. What’s that word?
JAKE: System.
NOG: System.
JAKE: That was pretty good. Want to try some more?
NOG: The lar, largest planet is Bajor. It has three moons?
JAKE: You got it. Keep going, keep going.
NOG: The third moon, it has

Today’s random Trek episode is the Season 1 Deep Space Nine episode “The Nagus”.  Now I’m not the biggest fan of the character of the Nagus but I think this was a solid Ferengi world builder.  The more interesting ideas in the episode for me though come from Nog’s storyline.  Kept from learning by his family, considered a bad influence on Jake and the recipient of prejudice.  It’s a fascinating story especially knowing where he ends up.

I very much liked the scene towards the end that had Sisko uncovering that Jake is sneaking out at night to tutor Nog so he doesn’t fall massively behind.

It’s probably DS9 at its best, challenging misconceptions and portraying a positive single father and son dynamic.

This is part of the Random Trek Tuesday. I have gathered together EVERY episode of Star Trek, every season, every series and every film except for Star Trek Picard and put them into a big spreadsheet. Every week I let the randomiser pick one episode out which I’ll watch and then draw a scene from. You’ll find the original over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night (unless already sold).

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Random Trek Tuesday #12 – Singularity (ENT)

Do you think a cup holder’s too much?

The episode for this week’s random trek tuesday is the ninth episode of Enterprise season two –  Singularity.  Whilst I was really happy to see an Enterprise episode come up I was a little wary of a season two episode and I remembered a bunch of people being annoying in the story.

It was so unbelievably nice to sit and watch a standalone episode of Enterprise and just enjoy the little tangents each of the characters go down.

It’s a surprisingly strong solid episode that smacks of TOS and it was just a pleasure to watch.

I went to great lengths to get the chair right. 

This is part of the Random Trek Tuesday. I have gathered together EVERY episode of Star Trek, every season, every series and every film except for Star Trek Picard and put them into a big spreadsheet. Every week I let the randomiser pick one episode out which I’ll watch and then draw a scene from. You’ll find the original over on the Lee Draws Stuff shop immediately after publishing here on a Tuesday night (unless already sold).

Remember if you dig my stuff and wouldn’t mind seeing semi-daily journal entries which include sneak peeks, behind the scenes and first looks then head over to Patreon and subscribe for as little as $1 (US) a month.