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).

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124 of 366 – 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968): Dr David Bowman

Open the pod bay doors HAL.

Yeah I’ve definitely fallen behind on the 366 again though to be fair this was inked about a week ago and I only just got around to painting it today.

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 #11 – This Side of Paradise (TOS)

That one looks like a dragon. You see the tail and the dorsal spines?

The obvious scene to draw in this episode was of course Spock hanging upside down with a very angry James T Kirk frowning. But I did that a couple of years ago so I felt I wanted to do something different.

It’s a great episode that really intensifies the mystique around Spock as we discover that it’s his turn to have an old flame (well as close as Spock might come) show up.

Side note this episode has one of the only shots of the empty bridge which was a shot reused in the TNG episode Relics for the full bridge shot on the holodeck.

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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123 of 366 – Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003): The Bride (code name Black Mamba)

 Those of you lucky enough to still have your lives, take them with you! But leave the limbs you have lost. They belong to me now. 

I was really excited when this one came up in the list and I spent ages trying to get the yellow I wanted as a base. I’m a big fan of the Kill Bill films, there’s bits and pieces I could do without but I love the fusion of cowboys and samurai and Tarantino.

It works.

Also the soundtrack is, as always with QT exceptional.

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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122 of 366: Big Hero 6 (2014): Baymax

Hairy baby! Hairy baaaabyyyy.

Big Hero 6 was such a breath of fresh air when it came out, a solid comic book movie with some heart and adorable characters.

I didn’t watch the series though and maybe one of these days I’ll check it out.

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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121 of 366 – Robocop 2 (1990): Officer Anne Lewis

That son of a bitch is getting away with it. We can’t even touch him.

I love Lewis, she’s a true arse kicker and a great character that really balances out the Robocop films.

She’s this non-nonsense bubblegum chewing officer who is probably Robocop’s truest friend.

I love how she’s leading the charge against Cain at the end of the film and has no doubts when distracting him as Robo gets ready to ambush him.

Just solid great character.

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 #10 – Lessons (TNG)

 Now perhaps you can tell me what was so important that it required depriving the Captain of his cup of Earl Grey?

After drawing hundreds (mmm I suppose it would be easily over a thousand now) of Star Trek scribbles you would think that such a simple exchange would have little appeal or interest but I really enjoyed drawing this one.

There’s a more obvious scene later in the episode where Picard and Lt. Commander Nella Daren play a duet in one of the turboshafts but I’ve only semi recently (in the last year) drawn that scene and I just really enjoyed the opening of this episode so I went with Picard and Daren’s meeting.

I never noticed until this episode that the pants with the jacket uniform are a bit reminiscent of the monster maroon uniforms from the films.

It’s a solid episode that gives us a hint at why Picard doesn’t pursue romantic relationships whilst in command.

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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