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Fishboy's Story

Fishboy was born several years ago when my partner obligingly pulled a silly face that inspired me to create a whole scenario around its combination of wide eyed innocence, hope and fear. 362 more words

Erica Madelin

29th December 1945

Dear Mom & Dad & Jean,

At the moment of writing I am on leave and am writing this in the house of a Mr & Mrs Norton of Roseville, near Sydney. 573 more words


23rd December 1945

Dear Mom & Dad & Jean,

I expect you have had my other short note telling you that I have got a ship at last. She is a pretty new ship, built during the war and is a battle class destroyer. 588 more words


Shore Leave

“The more complex the mind, the greater the need for the simplicity of play.”

If you watch the original series in the order that NBC aired the episodes instead of production order, it may seem that Ensign Martine gets over her fiancee relatively quickly.   683 more words

Star Trek

16th November 1945

A continuation of the previous letter.

We are now three days out of Capetown and the weather is not too brilliant, quite a keen wind blowing My watch is still keeping good time, it hasn’t lost a second yet, touch wood. 594 more words


14th November 1945

Dear Mom & Dad & Jean,

I am writing this about a day out of Capetown which we left yesterday morning at ten thirty. I suppose you heard over the wireless how we all took “French leave” when leave was refused, and went ashore. 633 more words


#12- Every Planet Looks Like Vasquez Rocks (50 Things I've Learned from Star Trek)

The universe is immense. It seems like with each passing year we learn more about its vastness. If that is the case, then it seems like there ought to be a nigh infinite diversity of landscapes out there beyond our galaxy. 109 more words

50th Anniversary