Monday, April 09, 2018

SPITTING IMAGE - SPOCK BEING SPOCK



Everyone remembers Leonard Nimoy the actor whose Spock character appeared in Star Trek TOS approx 79 times. As it happens he's written two "Spock" books.



Turns out pointy ears 1975 autobiography protests his innocence at being typecast as the the cold blooded Vulcan Science Officer from the future, logically playing second fiddle to Captain Kirk commanding the USS Enterprise Ncc 1701.



So heres Spock, I mean Leonard Nimoy on Spitting 10 years later - 1987. Grandpa the real actor except God bless, he couldn't make his Vulcanian mind up..... and a sequel, titled. I Am Spock followed which he signed for me in 1995. Fascinating read, Nimoy conducts conversations with his half vulcan character in his head....

 Enjoy the spitting images hilarity, gotta love those floppy ears...


Live Long and Prosper



6 comments:

Liz A. said...

I'm sure how he viewed the role changed as he aged. And as the world perceived him differently. It's amazing how Star Trek was viewed in the '70s vs the '90s and beyond.

Susan Kane said...

I was at some event when I talked about the current movie that was out then. Blank face and blank eyes met mine, "What? Star WARS?" Heavy sigh here.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I remember Spitting Image. Didn't the band Genesis use those for one of their videos as well?

Spacer Guy said...

Star Trek has been around for so long I surprised aliens from outerspace aren't tuning in to watch Star Trek Discovery

Tony Laplume said...

I remember enjoying I Am Spock.

Maurice Mitchell said...

I remember this show and it's hilarious how they captured the feel of the celebrity as well as the exaggerated features. In the endhe embraced the character and we're all the better for it.

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