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Jonathan Frakes’ Full Plate

via Skybound

via Skybound

Jonathan Frakes ’74 has a lot going on in the near future, as the former Star Trek: The Next Generation star will work on a pair of projects on the big and small screens.

Frakes will reportedly join the third season of The Librarians as an executive producer and a director. In the past, Frakes directed a few episodes of the show, which is an adaptation of a series of made-for-TV movies. As one review explains, the show is based around Librarians, who are members of “an ancient organization tasked with recovering and protecting mythical and magical treasures.” You can catch The Librarians on TNT.

Additionally, Frakes will play a role in the sequel to the superhero film Guardians of the Galaxy. The original is widely considered one of the best superhero movies of all time, and Frakes will provide the voice of the father of one of the film’s main protagonists, Star-Lord.

Bill DiFilippo, online editor

March 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm 2 comments

A Fabulous Time-Waster

The Alumni Association's own John Black ’62.

The Alumni Association’s own John Black ’62.

This could be one of the best Penn State-related time-sinks ever. The University Libraries today officially launched the new online La Vie project: All of the old yearbooks from 1890 through 2000 have been scanned so that you can view them online. Just go to, find the year you’re interested in, and browse away.

[Update as of Oct. 14: The link has moved. Try here instead.]

I’ve already located the senior photos for our senior editor, Ryan Jones ’95, our class notes editor, Julie Nelson ’86, and longtime Football Letter editor John Black ’62 (shown here). And it’s not just the senior portraits that are online—it’s the entire contents of the yearbooks.

The interface takes some getting used to—I can zoom in, for example, but haven’t yet figured out how to zoom back out. But some evening when I have nothing better to do, I plan to waste a few hours on the couch with my laptop, looking up famous Penn State alums—from Lydell Mitchell ’72 to Jonathan Frakes ’74 to Valerie Plame ’85. The possibilities are endless.

Tina Hay, editor

April 24, 2009 at 6:02 pm 2 comments

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