Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock 1972 Calendar
|Title:||Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock 1972 Calendar|
|Contributors:||Tim Courtney, Bjo Trimble|
|Fandom:||Star Trek: TOS|
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Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock 1972 Calendar has art by Tim Courtney, and was published two years after Tim's death.
The calendar, which contains two different pages for January, also included the dates of over two hundred fans who were club members. Some of those names were in CAPS, which highlighted their special status as honorary celebrity guests or their BNF standing.
All of the art was of Spock, except for the last illo. That one was one of the two Januarys, and was of Spock's father.
There were also a handful of space and NASA historical dates, as well as one lone notation for the birthday of a president: George Washington.
The calendar was printed on extra-long paper from the drawings, all of which were originally created on tissue paper.
It Included a Short Bio for Tim
Tim's father wanted a boy, so he named his only child —a girl— Timothy! A person of fantastic energy and verve, Tim went from top honors in college to modeling, world travel and nursing. Completing her nurse's training, Tim went to Africa and started a clinic there. She returned to the U.S. in time to see Star Trek on TV, and fell in love with Mr. Spock. During the long nights on Special Duty, Tim learned to draw, and naturally drew more pictures of Mr. Spock than anything else. Soon she was amusing young patients, who clamored for her artwork. Friends encouraged her to send art to fanzines, also. Then tragedy struck; Tim died of cancer in early 1970. She left these Spock illustrations as her legacy to Star Trek fandom.
An Explanation of the "Why" of This Calendar
It was created as a thank-you for club members who were patient (or not so patient, as per a jibe below!) with the club's president's health issues.
"Sam" has mothered, loved, scolded and encouraged more would-be writers and hopeful artists in Star Trek fandom than any other individual. She always has time for sympathetic words and empathetic reactions to anyone's problems, and a letter of cheer for troubled times, Last year she grew too ill to carry on club work for a time, but luckily the source of the problem was found and fixed. But the lateness of the club publications bothered her, she felt that the members deserved something more for having to wait so long. Few fan club leaders worry about this; a general "don't care" attitude prevails. But this is not "Sam's" way, and so as an extra goodie this year, a Good Luck sign for everyone, this calendar was devised so that Sam could gift every new and renewing member with something outstanding and fun! This calendar cannot be purchased outright; it can only be obtained by joining one or both of the clubs, and letting yourself in for a year or so of knowing a very good friend, Sam Cole.
You will notice that along with the birthdays of club members, in order to peak [sic] an interest of the space program, we have listed some of the steps towards actually seeing the Enterprise begin its five year mission.
The originals from which these reproductions are made were not created with offset printing in mind. Most were done on tissue paper, browning with age, and in either light pencil or colored pen. Bjo and I new [sic] of these problems but felt that club members would enjoy them, despite the regrettible [sic], but unavoidable quality loss.