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Red Shirt Blues (A Star Trek Tribute)

Posted in art, ASCII Text Art, calligrams, concrete poetry, pattern poetry, poems, poetry, shape poems, typography, Uncategorized, visual poetry with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 16, 2009 by ecko


Red Shirt Blues Photo


“Red Shirt Blues”  Copyright © 2009 John Ecko.  All rights reserved.

  I just saw the new Star Trek movie and was very impressed.  It was action packed, humorous and full of heart.  I haven’t seen a decent Trek film in  a while and this one was refreshing.  I can’t say it was the best one.  Star Trek 2 “The Wrath of Kahn” is still the best one (in my opinion).  But this new one is on the right track.  Definitely worth seeing if you are an old trekkie like myself or even if you’ve never seen any of them.  I thought the cast did an excellent job playing younger versions of those classic characters.  Well done J. J. Abrams. 

This was my attempt at visualizing a battle scene between the Enterprise and a Klingon Bird of Prey.  The poem itself, “Red Shirt Blues” is based off the old joke from the original TV series where everytime Captain Kirk and team beam down to a strange planet, the poor souls wearing red shirts almost always end up dead (with the exception of Scotty…don’t know how he pulled that off…lol)