Saturday, October 25, 2014

Saturday, October 18, 2014

30 years Today: Remembering Jon-Erik Hexum

Today is the 30th Anniversary of Jon-Erik Hexum's death. I've been through a lot and have been extremely busy of late, but I have not forgotten. 

Let's remember him with smiles and fondness. He brought a lot of joy to his fans in just two short years, more than many other entertainers do in a life-long career. We will never know the "What if?" But it's fun and heartwarming to imagine. 

"I'm white bread as hell, from the Midwest and all. I don't think I'm a real bad actor, either. I have a generally consistent ability to regard myself objectively. I hope to be open, friendly, considerate and unpretentious."

An oldie but goodie from me. 

Through the years, fans have put together some remarkable tributes, websites and pages filled with pictures and information to keep his memory in full bloom. Take some time today and go through them all.

Here's a Phineas ticket from me for a full free day of Voyagers! watching and reminiscing. ;)

Life will not always be so hard and short – lived. But for now we try our best to live it to the fullest.

"From the power of the Grave I will redeem them;
From death I will recover them.
Where are your stings, O Death?
Where is your destructiveness, O Grave?" Hosea 13:14

"Your dead will live.

My corpses will rise up.
Awake and shout joyfully,
You residents in the dust!
For your dew is as the dew of the morning,
And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life." Isaiah 26:19

Everyone has their own beliefs. And they are echoed throughout their emotional and stirring tributes and postings. And I highly respect that.

The Resurrection of the dead to a future paradise on earth is a Bible promise I firmly believe in. That time when we will see Jon-Erik and all the loved ones we lost. Death will be powerless and brought to nothing. Even though we mourn now, it's an amazing prospect to hope for and keeps us going in the present. 

Friday, October 17, 2014

Voyagers go Greek!

2-sided clipping from a Greek Magazine in 1982 or 1983. If anyone can translate, that would be awesome. :) 

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

That would be me!

From Tiger Beat Magazine, March, 1983. It's so cute! Thanks to L.R on the Voyagersguidebook Facebook group for posting it.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sunday, September 7, 2014

More Rare Voyagers!/Jon-Erik Hexum Articles!

Great article about how Jon-Erik Hexum landed in Hollywood and what it was like first filming Voyagers! with Meeno Peluce.

According to Jon's friend, by the time the cast made Episode 12 – Buffalo Bill and Annie Oakley play the Palace, they knew the show wasn't going to be renewed, so it was a somber time filming. It makes sense, since Episode 13 –The Trial of Phineas Bogg– felt like a series ender. However at least we got to see 7 more episodes, and even the return of the show's villain, Voyager Drake. 

You can see how the budget was slashed with less action, less time traveling, and more character driven, story lines. Which is not necessarily a bad thing.