Here’s today’s flashback: A planetarium program a relative sent me from Rochester – notable because Leonard Nimoy narrates one of the shows (highlighted). (With that rich voice and “alien” background, Nimoy did a lot of voice work, usually for something related to space or mystery) A mention of In Search Of… meeting Vincent Van Gogh, and a snippet mentioning how Star Trek is still popular in it’s common syndicated time-slot of 6-7p.m. (My mom hated me bringing my dinner into the living room to watch Trek (ah, the days before DVRs!)
This is cute! Nimoy’s taken a page from Shatner’s book of self-satire! And Quinto (*sigh!*) Note references to Trek, Chess, and even Bilbo Baggins! I could never afford an Audi though. (I’m very happy with my 2002 Avalon!)
He just can’t get enough of those neck scarves!
Neckscarf AND man-purse – so 70′s!
Nehru and Neckercheif with Barbra Bain and Martin Landau
Speaking of Mission: Impossible, a totally hip Paris
To knot or not to knot
Paris again, wondering what’s wrong with his neck wear
Fire the Stylist!!!
With the Landaus & Sandi
Sexy personal appearance
The softer side of Leonard Nimoy…
Here’s today’s flashback: From January 1979, an article about the Trek movie winding down, and some interesting takes from the stars — I love De Kelley, who was just enjoying the show, much more laid back about being a part of the whole thing. Says De:
…I’m not as ambitious as Bill and Leonard…I had a good career before Star Trek, playing mostly heavies, and I’m content to take it easy. After all, I’ve been around a while.
(Kelley was 58 at the time of this article, bless him.) Also, a note about Nimoy’s next project “Seizure” and another boffo ad for Invasion of the Body Snatchers, And for all those nerds without dates there’s also was a showing of” The The Trouble with Tribbles” at a local branch of the Library. (Mind you, this was the era before Netflix, and Trekkies had to get their fixes anywhere they could!)
Here’s today’s flashback: from January 1979, a rare article from Us Magazine (the rival to People) about Nimoy somewhat literally spreading his wings,and apparently still fighting the Spock Identification. As usual, the author of this piece has little respect Spock or Trek, describing Spock as ‘green-skinned and bat-eared’
A few more tidbits from around the pre-release of ST:TMP. That dramatic photo of Bill as Captain Kirk got a lot a circulation, even backward (as it was in this post). Nimoy says he’s more like Spock in ’78 than ’68, and a fan question from a movie magazine to Rona Barrett, gossip columnist to the stars, concerned that the new Trek may not live up to the old. Rona reassures the reader that everything’s just rosy and encourages him to read the Trek feature in that magazine. By the way, the questioner’s name is Michael Jackson (could it be THE Michael Jackson?). Jackson did live in Encino, CA at the time, and was indeed a Star Trek fan, as you can hear here. (around 4:00) (I’ll post the article Rona refers to tomorrow)
Here’s today’s flashback: From 1978, a reprint of yesterday’s article from our local paper, a quick blurb with a picture of Leonard and Sandy (yeah, I scoured a lot of movies magazines to find any new pictures on Leonard and Trek people, (Man, was I loser or what?) . Is it me or does Sandy always look shocked or worried in pictures? And yet another Grin and Bear It comic, another stereotypical jab at female astronauts (still cute though)
Here’s today’s Flashback: From August 29th and September 10, 1978 –First Nimoy replies to the many fabrications made about Spock over the years, and a quick blurb about how security was tightened for the movie after blueprints were stolen. I especially like how Nimoy reminds those not familiar with Spock that the character is NOT cold and unemotional, just trained to hide his emotions, which I’m sure isn’t easy for a half-human!
Here’s today’s flashback: From Starlog Magazine, May 1978, a look behind the scenes on location for the remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers with director Phillip Kaufman, Donald Sutherland, Kevin McCarthy and Leonard Nimoy. Up to this point I had never seen the original Invasion… and would not see it until those things called VCR’s were more common, but once I saw the original it became one of my fave sci-fi films of all time. I thought this version was very well done too, (and definitely more terrifying) but I haven’t seen in in a ages. I’ll have to rent it sometime.