Random Trek Tuesday – Star Trek: First Contact

Live long and prosper.

This seems as good a time as any to point out that all the films are in the list so they too can be randomly picked in our weekly random Treks and of course this week was Star Trek: First Contact.

I really enjoy First Contact as a film, I think it stands alone aside from Trek as a film for non-trekkies.

My only critiques are that I don’t like how Data was elevated above the rest of the cast and even though I think she’s amazing the Borg Queen does add a flaw to the Borg but then again they were already messing with them before TNG finished its run.

The end sequence with the Vulcans landing and making first contact is quite wonderful and I should mention that the soundtrack is beautiful. It’s a very easy Star Trek film to rewatch if not on the slightly gory side of things.

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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111 of 366 – Deadpool (2016): Wade Wilson / Deadpool

And please don’t make the super suit green. Or animated!

LOL, I knew I was going to have him break the fourth wall when I did this one and as soon as I worked out what he was going to say I giggled.

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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110 of 366 – Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017): Peter Parker / Spider-Man

I’m sick of him treating me like a kid all the time! It’s not cool!

I am not the biggest Spider-Man fan, I like him well enough and these MCU Spider-Man films have all been really fun.

I do, however, LOVE drawing him.

It’s such a fun character to draw and pose and generally just play around with. Which is why I decided to experiment a little with a new pen type for this one. It’s got more of a brush tip and requires a lighter tough than I’m used to.

Again though a lot of fun all round and the film was also fun and it was very cool to see Michael Keaton back in a comic book film.

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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109 of 366 – Batman (1989): Jack Napier / The Joker

You ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

It was with a lot of consideration that the 89 Joker was chosen.

Having to take into account which film would end up being represented by Batman himself and also picking which Joker I was going to draw. I was extremely tempted by the original Cesar Romero and of course the amazing performance of Heath Ledger.

But Jack Nicholson’s Joker will always be my personal favourite.

Right place at the right time I guess. I was the perfect age for when Batman 89 came out, I was just getting into comics on the eve of Bat mania and sitting in that cinema watching the Batwing pause for that beat in front of the moon was breathtaking.

Nicholson LOVED playing the Joker, he still loves the role. Here’s an actor as huge as Jack Nicholson who just revelled in the role. It was crazy but perfect.

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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108 of 366 – Rocky III (1982): Clubber Lang

Don’t turn yo’ back on me, sucka!!

I was surprised how much I enjoyed Rocky III when I rewatched it a while back, Mr T does a great job as an antagonist and his story does help the credibility of the driving force behind the film.

I mean sure we know that the first two made a lot of money which is why there is a third and a fourth etc. But they obviously spent time working out why Rocky would step back into the ring.

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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107 of 366 – Spider-man 3 (2007): Flint Marko / Sandman

I’m not a bad person, I just have bad luck.

Spider-man 3 is probably my least favourite of the Spider-man films although Amazing Spider-man 2 might be a contender. It’s clearly what happens when there are too many studios in the kitchen.

I’ve gone with Sandman who I’m really happy to say looks exactly like the comic book version which I always appreciate.  I also enjoyed playing around with his sandy fists.

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 – The Survivor (TAS)

The Vendorian attacks all three of them at once and escapes down the corridor

For this week’s Random Trek Tuesday it’s another TAS episode – the season one episode “The Survivor” (not to be confused with the TNG episode The Survivors).  It’s a reasonably tried and tested shape shifter story with some Romulan intrigue and a heavy does of the woman who used to love him but now serves on the Enterprise trope.

The alien in the episode is really interesting looking which of course is the benefit of an animated series.  The scene I’ve gone with is probably the most interesting of the episode simply because it is the alien interacting rather than just pretending to be someone else etc.

The very brief scene sees the alien grabbing Kirk Spock and McCoy and throwing them around a bit.  The alien is reminiscent of the alien in Independence Day (well vice versa, you know what I mean).

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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106 of 366 – First Blood (1982): John Rambo

There’s one man dead. It’s not my fault. I don’t want any more hurt.

People forget how truly good the first Rambo film actually is.  It like Stallone’s other franchise Rocky has been obscured by the media cliche they became.

First Blood is a film about a trained by the military killing machine who returns to an ungrateful country and he’s completely out of place.  The film is heart breaking.  Obviously the next two films didn’t do it any favours in dampening the cliche but I think two is still pretty solid and we don’t talk about Rambo 3 anymore.

John Rambo was an exceptional return to the franchise and I don’t know about the last one, it sounds horrible LOL.

Side note though – the First Blood soundtrack is fantastic.

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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105 of 366 – Pacific Rim (2013): Mako Mori

For the sake of my family!

Pacific Rim nearly derailed everything LOL.

Originally I wanted to draw Striker Eureka but soon discovered that I’m not a mecha artist and whilst I am living in my new home all of my paints and art supplies etc aren’t yet.

So I had a bit of an episode and took two runs at this film and hated everything. So this morning, deep breathe and back to basics LOL.

I haven’t seen Pacific Rim 2 yet, I’ve heard mostly awful things about it so I’ve avoided it as I love Pacific Rim so much – I mean come on!?!? A giant robot uses a ship to belt a giant monster like it was a bat!!!!

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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Mercy is the mark of a great man. Firefly: Shindig

Sure, it’s humiliating. Having to lie there while the better man refuses to spill your blood. Mercy is the mark of a great man.
Guess I’m just a good man.
Well, I’m all right.

I really wanted to include Kaylee’s dress as it’s such a wonderful element of the episode but it was pretty clear the dialog and scene that I’d have to go with.

Maybe sometime in the future I’ll do a seperate Kaylee scribble!

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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