"who’s your favorite star trek captain?"
YOU KNOW I CAN’T ANSWER THAT!!!
Max Grodenchik and Aron Eisenberg appearing in costume at Star Trek conventions. They’re planning to continue making appearances during 2014.
I really hope poster collectors aren’t sick of me yet, because I have ANOTHER new print coming out with Mondo. And the subject this time around is Star Trek - specifically the original series.
This now joins the likes of Rich Kelly, Tomer Hanuka and Olly Moss who have also produced prints for Star Trek episodes, and I am hugely honoured to join that roster. Speaking of the wildly talented all-round good dude Mr Moss, he was the art director for this piece and his steady hand helped guide it to its finished state. Surely you all know Olly by now, but if you don’t then acquaint yourself with him.
Photos courtesy of Billy Garrett and Mondo
Black Trek Part 20: Tim Russ
Best known as Tuvok in Star Trek: Voyager, Tim Russ has been part of the Star Trek universe longer than most people realize. He auditioned for the role of Geordi La Forge before LeVar Burton was cast for Star Trek: The Next Generation. Not only did Russ continue to pursue roles in Star Trek, he is also the only actor to have appeared in scenes with all four captains from the 23rd and 24th centuries. While Jonathan Frakes appeared in a movie with William Shatner (Captain Kirk), they did not have any scenes together. Tim Russ is the only actor in all of Star Trek who has appeared in scenes with Shatner, Stewart, Brooks, and Mulgrew. One could argue that Patrick Stewart can claim this as well, but given that he is Captain Picard, it probably doesn’t count.
Despite not getting the role of Geordi La Forge, Russ appeared in Star Trek: The Next Generation as Devor in “Starship Mine.” In the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “Invasive Procedures” he played a Klingon named T’Kar. Then in the seventh film of the franchise, Star Trek: Generations, he played a lieutenant on the bridge of the Enterprise-B. During his stint on Star Trek: Voyager, in addition to playing Tuvok, Tim Russ also portrayed a number of “guest” characters including a hologram of Tulak. In the DS9 episode “Through The Looking Glass” Russ portrayed a mirror universe version of Tuvok.
Post-Voyager Russ has played Tuvok in video games as well as Star Trek: Of Gods and Men and Star Trek: Renegades.
Like LeVar Burton and Michael Dorn, Tim Russ has directed in and out of the franchise.
The Star Trek wiki site is a good place to read up on his other projects, many of which involve cast and crew from various Star Trek productions. He is probably most noted outside of Star Trek as the angry trooper from Space Balls who popularized the phrase, “We ain’t found shit!”
RANDOM TRIVIA: One of his favorite actors is the late William Marshall, previously honored as part of this series.
TNG: “Future Imperfect”: Ensign Maggie Hubbell, transporter chief aboard the USS Enterprise-D, played by April Grace. Ensign Hubbell appeared in five episodes of The Next Generation and in DS9: “Emissary”.
Jim: As soon as you’re settled I’ll arrange a tour of the ship. Mister Spock will conduct you.
Sarek: I’d prefer another guide, Captain.
Let’s all not forget that I-Chaya was Sarek’s sehlat also … .. …