Star Trek Cats And The Meme Contest
I had fun reviewing Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks, published by Chronicle Books. Plus I am announcing a new contest for the G & T Show that could place this wonderful book into the hands of one of our very lucky listeners. But more on the contest later. First of all, the book and its author, Jenny Parks.
Jenny Parks is a trained scientific illustrator. Her website (JennyParks.com) offers a few examples of her field work, but it’s her other illustrations that got me excited. A quick glance and it’s apparent that she’s a devoted cat lover. However, her love of the feline form and imagination has no limitations as she merges them with science fiction, fantasy, and the superhero genres. Parks’ website offers dozens of unique cat illustrations from a wide variety of genre television shows and movie franchises. These include: Firefly, X-Files, DC, Marvel, Star Wars, Harry Potter, Supernatural, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, and Sherlock to name a few.
Park’s portrayal of the feline form in her art work is phenomenally accurate. This makes each of her cuddly creatures come to life, while recreating our favorite characters and scenes from all of our favorite franchises. In addition, her anthropomorphic cats never lose their cat-like and playful qualities, despite being placed in decidedly un-cat-like situations. Take for instance, the portrait of Uhura seated on the bridge with her communications earpiece. She reaches for the earpiece with a hind paw. Or, how about the away team on the transporter pad playing with the transporter effect as they start to beam down.
Star Trek Cats
Star Trek Cats is the perfect book for children, cat lovers, and Star Trek fans. It may not tell a unique story, but it doesn’t have to. Because this book reimagines Star Trek: The Original Series and offers a glimpse at the universe if our heroes were of a feline purr-suasion.
Iconic scenes from throughout the series are found within its pages. Kirk battling the Gorn in Arena. The barroom scenes with Klingons from The Trouble With Tribbles. Spock and Kirk fighting with Lirpas from Amok Time. In addition, Kirk and Khan facing off in Space Seed. Spock and Kirk with the Guardian of Forever. Plus Spock playing his lute while Uhura sings. Also, Spock mind melding with the Horta. And so much more. The entire crew is represented; from Scotty in the Jeffrey’s Tube to McCoy in Sickbay. Even Swashbuckling Sulu can be found in the pages of this wonderful little book.
Get Your Copy Today!
Star Trek Cats by Jenny Parks is available now, so pick it up from your favorite book sellers, or order it online through Amazon and enjoy these playfully wonderful cats recreating the best scenes from Star Trek: The Original Series today!
However, we’re not done yet.
The G & T Show has a copy of Star Trek Cats to give away to one lucky listener. For your chance to win your very own copy of this wonderful book, all you have to do is post on our Facebook page your punny Star Trek: Cat memes. So you can use one of the images provided below, create your own, or screen capture something from Catspaw or one of the many TNG episodes featuring Data’s Cat Spot. Give me a pun-tastic kitty caption and if you can make me laugh a hearty Klingon laugh, you win! It’s that simple.
So, put on your thinking caps and let the puns begin!
Jenny Parks Illustration’s Website – http://www.jennyparks.com/
Tumblr for Jenny Parks Illustrations – https://jennyparks.tumblr.com/
Jenny Parks Illustration on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/jennyparksillus/
But, wait. There’s more.
He is the co-owner of Busy Little Beaver Productions and is the producer and co-host for G & T Show and Gates of Sto’vo’kor. He’s directed voice actors, and produced and edited audio podcasts and dramas because he doesn’t have the face for video. He plays well with others and is always on the look out for the next project, the next thing, the next next. If he wasn’t working on something with a half dozen other projects waiting in the wings, somebody please check to make sure he’s still breathing.
During the day, he’s a mild-mannered computer repair man who dabbles in web design in his small, rural, Central California community. He lives with his lovingly dysfunctional family and loyal canine companion and spends most of his time in the closet concocting some hair-brained scheme or another. He’s got an unhealthy obsession with Lego video games, Klingons, and Star Trek Online that borders on the neurotic.
Despite all this, he still finds the time to write the words. Find out what he's doing here.
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