Thursday, April 16, 2009
Leonard Nimoy Stuns Trekkies
Star Trek the real World Premiere took place in Austin, Texas at the Alamo Draft House theater three hours ahead of Austraila's Trek Premiere! On Monday 6th April 2009 Leonard Nimoy beamed in out of the cosmos and received a rapturous explosion of cheering from surprised Trekkies who were delighted to see him. I was gobsmacked to see "MR SPOCK" materializing before my eyes on....ahem youtube. The Trekkie flames of passion engulfed me and a huge smile lit up my face. I was totally amped. I don't know how but the curvature of the space time continuum was being altered to allow star trek fans in texas (and I wished I could have just been there), the movie writers and Leonard Nimoy to make contact without causing a rupture in space time! It was happening before my eyes on youtube. Trekkies were energized with excitement, and were busy high fiving, while others cryed and laughed for joy. I have no doubt they will treasure this moment forever.
Fans were originally invited to a screening of the 1982 film "The Wrath of Khan" and a ten minute preview of the new star trek movie. Robert Orci, Alec Kurtzman and Damon Lindelof voiced concerns about taking on trek because of its mythic significance. "Thats another reason why we came down here, so that you could kill us if you hate the ten minutes initially." But surprise...surprise.... the camera focuses on a guy wearing a black baseball cap joining them onstage. Its Leonard Nimoy! I noticed Trekkie hands giving the Live Long and Prosper greeting shooting up from the audience in response to Leonards famous vulcan salute.
"What happened to the film?" queried Leonard. Someone responded "It went on fire." I can picture De Forrest Kelley looking down from above and saying "Sounds like sabbotage to me." Leonards talking to the audience now. "Tonight three hours from now, in Australia they're running the Star Trek Premiere for the new movie. Would'nt you rather be there?" It must have been weird to have all those expectant trekkie eyes staring at him right after the time when the film for "The Wrath of Khan" turned to ashes. What did the trekkies say? Watch and find out.
It turned out Tim League of Alamo was on a secret mission to thrill and the whole show was prepared in advance. The event organisers even played the films opening credits for "The Wrath of Khan" which melted and burned away apparently. Everyone was psyched out. Trully Awesome!
Live Long and Prosper!