Bob's ART du Jour

Hi, I'm Bob Eggleton and this is my painting and "life in general blog" but mostly paintings. Usually they're for sale. Anyway, if you like something contact me at and ENJOY!!

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Location: New England, United States

I am a Hugo award-winning fantasy/SF artist who works on both publishing projects and film concept work(such as Jimmy Neutron and most recently, The Ant Bully) but I have a passion for landscape work, small paintings and exploring the properties of paint. This blog will mostly showcase my "painting-for-the-day" as kind of a personal voyage. I'll also be inserting sketches,photos and ideas of projects I am working on, that I can, when I can, so look for those every so often(usually as paint is drying!)

Friday, May 08, 2009

Yes, Go and See Star Trek...

STAR TREK is fantastic. In a word. This "re-boot" is the best thing that could have happened to an aging franchise that ran out of new blood and ideas before even the last film was out. What this largely new cast does is not impersonations of the actors we knew so well onscreen, but they capture the CHARACTERS perfectly. Leonard Nimoy's appearance also gives the film a touchstone to tie it to the pantheon of the series. You'll see how it works.It's hard to descrbe and, I won't spoil anything for anyone. The visual effects are stunning. It has a great pace and sense of direction, and never feels like a TV film, which most of the 80's and 90's films somehow wound up doing. STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE(1979) for all it's faults was the last film that came out with a "big picture" feel to it, such as this new one does. I've been a fan since the start in 1966, so go out this weekend and enjoy this film.


Blogger Patrick j Jones said...

Hi Bob,

Just came back from seeing it on the Imax screen here in Brisbane. Felt the same way, thought the whole franchise was dead in the water, but wasn't it a great job done by all! Fantastic! Especially the young guy playing Spock,which was going to be hard to pull off, and the actress playing Uhura was stunning. Already looking forward to the next one...

Best wishes,


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Anonymous Joe Meils said...

I was walking on air as I came out of the theatre. The movie is not perfect, by any means, but they got the characters right. It's a grand re-start... I'm more excited now to see where these guys go next! Plus, I don't know about you, Bob, but watching the end credit sequence where the camera warps from one solar system to another to be possibly some of the best "porn" I've seen in ages! ;)

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