“It’s like anything else. It takes a little practice. Chances are, you didn’t drive the car real well the first time you tried. But with a little practice, you got very good at it. Of course, the other day, I met a driver I think had never done more than that first time. He almost ran me off the road.”
– Bob Ross
The Joy of Painting
Season 23, episode 2
Here is a stripped-down version of Star Trek: The Motion Picture. Because of their strange uniforms, I like to call it Star Trek: The Pajama Party. I like the way the visual style differs from the TV series and the subsequent films. This movie is the redheaded stepchild of the Star Trek franchise. (Please note the cell phones mounted in their bellybuttons. Gene Roddenberry was a true visionary.)
Here’s a show I grew up with. I discovered it one summer while I was spending the week with my grandparents in Tampa, Florida. The little black and white TV in my bedroom only picked up one channel, the local PBS station. I saw a promo for The Secret City and asked my grandfather to wake me up the next morning at eight o’clock so I could watch it. Ever since then, Mark Kistler (the guy you see drawing) has been a huge inspiration to me. Hope you get a kick out of it.