Monday, January 08, 2007

Leonard Nimoy's Memories Part 4

Sure the guy is standing with his hands in his pockets in the part 3 video. Don't judge the book by it's cover or let the 1983 attire puzzle you. He's the same dude! Our friend Mr Spock!

Leonard Nimoy aka Mr spock is the coolest alien in the universe and he's donned the starfleet uniform on national tv, on his own spaceship Enterprise NCC-1701 with Kirk, Scotty, McCoy, Uhura, Checkov and Sulu. So there! scoff not! Theres sweet Star Trek stuff to be had from these playback vids. Godbless Mr Spock! and Leonard Nimoy of course. He's the real dude.

Watch Spock

"There is of course a catch that I'm sure all Star Trek fans have realised. In science fiction is death the final chapter of life or just the beginning of another story" Leonard Nimoy.


Colm said...

Ah, what nostalgia these clips inspire! And it's with some regret I see a few brief glimpses of the beautiful Persis Khambatta who died tragically at only 47. Her transformation into the avator of V***ger somehow justified the wearing of a very short dress, recalling the costumes of the original ST series. I wonder if her career was blighted more by her unwillingness to appear nude than her so-called lack of acting ability.

The women of Star Trek had rather more significant roles than those in other programs aimed at young males, like say Daisy in the Dukes of Hazzard. But we had to wait until the Voyager series before a woman had one of the lead roles on the deck of a starship. This was an important milestone because ST from the outset sought to portray an ideal future of peace and equality between earth races; it is only fitting that it should also be one of the first TV shows to also portray a woman leading an enterprise, rather more convincingly than Geena Davis in the more recent Commander in Chief.

I admire Roddenberry for his vision that assumed we had solved all problems here on Earth, and so the next step was "out there". But it is perhaps telling that the most emotive moment in Apollo 13 (recently screened on public TV in Ireland) is when Jim Lovell (played by Tom Hanks) looks out the porthole towards Earth, and it seems far more important to return to it than to try to land on the moon. We have so much to do here to achieve a lasting state of peace, environmentalism, third world development and inter-cultural tolerance.

Spacerguy said...

I couldn't have said it better myself Colm.

Ray Virzi said...

Wow, thank you so much for finding and posting this little gem of a show! I thoroughly enjoyed watching it :)

The films were the golden age of the franchise. I have a series on it at the link:

Keep posting
R Virzi

Ray Virzi said...

Thank you so much for finding and posting this little gem of a show! What a treat to watch :)

Spacerguy said...

You welcome Ray. Leonard Nimoy is totally interesting in this video series. The Spock idiom for this is I believe, Fascinating.

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