My Weekly Spock– Nimoy in Marco Polo (1982)

The late 1970’s and 80’s were a prime time on TV for the miniseries. With the success of  Shogun there was a rush of other grand adventures created. Here is Marco Polo from 1982.  An all star cast included Leonard Nimoy as Lord Achmed –  who is sort of good and evil, a bit conniving.  (Well, of course he’s evil, look at that beard!) He did well with a moderate part, although he first comes off as a bit…Shatner-esque?  (A bit breathless with lots of pauses in his speeches) But by the time his character dies we at least get a feeling for some of his personal traits! Nimoy never got the girl in these movies, and was again relegated to a ‘heavy’ – but hey, he got a free trip to China!

5 responses to “My Weekly Spock– Nimoy in Marco Polo (1982)

  1. epic, I didn’t know about this one

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  2. Excellent captions – love the one about the pith helmet:-)

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  3. You sure he wasn’t playing the mirror Lord Achmed? I mean…look at the beard…it’s a dead give-away!

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  4. Thanks for taking all these screenshots for us!

    Wow, that beard makes his face look even longer. I do love that unusual face. 😉

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