Halloween is almost upon us, so since everyone’s in costume, this week I look at Nimoy who, like his idol, Lon Chaney, was as a man of many faces, especially in his early years when he had a lot of ‘heavy’ roles, and in the Seventies when he did a wide range of characters in theater roles. Theater was his first love, and I bet he loved getting back on a real stage! A classmate of mine got to see him as King Arthur in Camelot one summer (1973) I was so jealous! Let’s just call this ‘Nimoy at the costume shop’. What should he be for Halloween?
A Doctor? (The scheming Dr. Barry Mayfield in Columbo)
A Navy Captain? (Assault on the Wayne 1971)
There’s always a cowboy
Maybe a Magician (from M:I, ‘The Amazing Paris!”)
Maybe a Zombie! (from the Stratosphere!)
Nah — I think King suits him best! (As King Arthur, Camelot, 1973) Heck, I wish my legs looked that good!