It’s a very TOS #Trekmas – a festive #StarTrek scribble

It’s a very TOS #Trekmas – a festive #StarTrek scribble
I weary of the… oh a pressssent!!!

With half of Australia on fire and the heat soaring I just can’t bring myself to draw another snow scene LOL.

As my aircon is reasonably old and even when first installed were placed in the wrong parts of the house to be effective I’m strategically moving from room to room and doing my best to avoid bursting into flames.

So I thought for the TOS one we might visit the unnamed world that fights the Gorn on and appears to be on the warm side and deliver some Christmas cheer instead of a chest full of diamonds and a flying double leg kick.

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It’s a very Disco #Trekmas – a festive #StarTrek scribble

I know everyone’s favourite character isn’t there but I honestly had to balance the piece and so I could just jam everyone in there – so three from Discovery and three from Enterprise and one rogue element 🙂

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It’s a very NX-01 #Trekmas – a festive #StarTrek scribble

It's a very NX-01 Trekmas - a festive Star Trek scribble featuring the crew of the NX-01 - by Lee Sargent

It’s that time of year again where I visit all the Star Trek series and get into the Trekmas spirit.

I’ve done this four years running now so it’s a bit of a tradition for me in December. This year I add another show to the group with the upcoming Picard series.

Colin over on Patreon highlighted concerns about Porthos’ poor little paws in the snow and now he has Enterprise issue dog boots. I figured if I was going to take the NX-01 crew ice skating then I may as well bring their favourite Andorian along who would of course be in his element!

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There’s a dinosaur in our backyard. A #TheLostWorld #JurassicPark scribble

There's a dinosaur in our backyard.

This is by no means an endorsement of the end of The Lost World, I have so many problems with this scene which is a shame as the rest of the film is pretty fun.

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No thank you. I believe I’ve spent enough time in the company of death. A #TheLostWorld #JurassicPark scribble

No thank you. I believe I’ve spent enough time in the company of death.

I know I’m not supposed to like Roland but it’s really hard not to.
He’s got several cool lines (and one awesome cut scene) and there is a level of complexity about him which is intreaging despite the whole great white hunter routine.

Like yesterday’s piece I find myself wondering and speculating on the motivation.  Why he drugged the T-Rex instead of killing it as he originally intended.  Surely he had other bullets he could have loaded into that rifle?  But he’s made the decision to capture rather than kill which has opened the gates for InGen to try and recoup the expedition.  Something I can’t imagine Roland caring all that much about.

To be honest I think you can turn the film off here.  The whole ship set up is so unbelievably executed it is frankly mind-boggling that a director of Spielberg’s caliber would mess it up so completely.

It’s such a disappointing ending.

I may, however do one last scribble from The Lost World, but it won’t mean I approve of the scene!

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Don’t go into the long grass! A #TheLostWorld #JurassicPark scribble

The Lost World Jurassic Park scribble by Lee Sargent
Not into the long grass!!!

I really love the long grass scene though it makes very little sense why they would run out into the long grass know what’s in there.  Particularly RJ who warns them continuously not to go into the long grass yet follows them anyway.

He also throws his backpack off which our heroes later find and use to call for help.  did he know he was about to die?  Was he leaving the bag for Roland or the others to find in the hope they might be saved? 

I should really pop the audio commentary on to see if that’s explained or not.

I think the scene shot from above showing the raptors approaching the group is fantastic, almost shark like and so I had to scribble the attack!

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Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. A #TheLostWorld #JurassicPark scribble

Oh, yeah. Oooh, ahhh, that’s how it always starts. Then later there’s running and screaming.

I really love The Lost World but I really hate it too.

The follow up scene to this with Dr Harding messing with the baby stegosaurus and then three minutes later lecturing them on good scientific no impact observation.

Just really irritates me especially since there’s so much potential in this film.

I’ll save my rant about the San Diego end section for a later date.

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I’ve found something – a #TheLostWorld #JurassicPark scribble

I wasn’t going to go straight into The Lost World but I was on the plane today and I was mapping out dinosaur scenes in my notepad and then I got it in my head to pop the film on and here we are.

Interestingly this is one scene I didn’t write down, completely forgot they took the scene from the original novel and moved it to the sequel.

It’s a great opening scene for the sequel though so it was a great idea to graft it on to this film.

I don’t know how regular this set is going to be but we’ll see how I go.

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Welcome to Jurassic Park – a #JurassicPark scribble

My A4 scanner doesn’t do this one justice as it is twice the size as the others and not cropped so tightly.

Easily one of my most memorable film moments whilst growing up.

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Invaders from the Fifth Dimension – #LostInSpace

Apart from one of the greatest title for an episode of television, this is again a fascinating portrayal of aliens or as they refer to them “anti-humans”.

Their appearance in the last episode showing that they were watching the Robinsons was menacing and their appearance is a wonderful production, vaguely disembodied heads, though clearly, we can see that they’re wearing black, the effect is nonetheless very effective. As is the spaceship which is very alien and their motivation really makes this episode a solid story, the production design work on this show is brilliant and I’m shocked at the creativity around it all.

The anti-humans require a humanoid brain to augment their computer power to calculate a trajectory home to the fifth dimension. Dr Smith in his usual self serving manner offers up Will Robinson’s in his place. Apparently, he is too large for the alien scanning device and would have to be altered in some way.

Smith is more interesting than I expected as he feels a lot more complex than a one-dimensional foil.

The aliens are indeed forcing his cooperation and he does at times seem legitimately interested in betraying them.

When the aliens get Will they place him in a wonderfully alien-looking contraption but his human emotions make him incompatible and the aliens release him after accepting failure.

They are destroyed.

Poor Judy tried to warn them early on that something weird was going on but was dismissed. There was a moment where she has the slightest hint of vindication but I might have been projecting that on her behalf.

The cliff hanger is then Don seemingly being crushed by a boulder whilst working on their water extraction system (which I think is a great idea – the water thingie not Don being crushed).

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