In 1970, the National Urban Coalition created a public service message and a print ad with the words “Love Comes In All Colors”. Leonard Nimoy participated in both of these messages, and if you look closely at the video, you can see him in among the many celebrities and the cast of Hair singing Let the Sun Shine In (at :29 and at :36) He’s wearing a light plaid jacket and light green turtleneck.
In the early 70’s in a time of war, many truly believed we could change the world with love. It’s an enduring message that is more profound now than ever. As we say farewell to 2015 and to Leonard Nimoy, I only wish that the spirit of love and brotherhood will still endure in our frenzied and terribly divisive culture.Wishing you love and peace in the new year.
Leonard is in the third row down from the top, far left.
Here’s a treat for you! This is a wonderful documentary about actress Susan Oliver who all Trek fans revere as Vina from The Cage. But there was so much more about Susan as a actress, director, and aviatrix. An incredible woman with crystal blue eyes and a no-nonsense attitude who finally gets her due here. There are interviews with favorites here like David Hedison (Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea) and our own Celeste Yarnall. It’s so good to see Susan’s legacy get some respect here, I only wish she lived to see it. Enjoy this splendid documentary while it’s up on YouTube:
It’s the most Trek-iful time of the year! I looked up Trek and Christmas and came up with this:
First, these adorable Trek Christms Cards from nafftastic on Etsy. I love that Uhura is a singing angel, although I think Scotty should have the red Rudolph nose and Spock should definitely be an Elf!
Last week I shared some funny Trek/Simpsons homages with you, today it’s the other great Groening creation, Futurama, which often featured inside Trek jokes and even occasional Trek stars (or at least their heads) as guests!
Futurama is the tale of Phillip J. Fry, a pizza delivery boy who falls into a cryogenic tube in 1999, only to wake up 300 years later, where he’ll still be a delivery boy for Planet Express. His co workers include Professor Hubert Farnsworth, one-eyed Leela, crustacean Dr. Zoidberg and Bender, the smart-ass robot. If you’ve never seen Futurama, you can catch it on Netlfix, it’s a treat!
In “Why Must I Be a Crustacean in Love?” you get Futurama’s take on Amok Time — note the ‘national anthem’ at 2:19! 😉
Perhaps one Trek-iest episodes ever was Where No Fan Has Gone Before, where original Trek cast members and the crew of Planet Express find themselves prisoners of Melvar, the ultimate Trekkie, who insists on having a permanent Star Trek Convention, with the original series stars.
Happy 99th Birthday to another great “Captain Kirk”! Kirk Douglas! Bless you Sir, you ARE Spartacus! And one of my favorites of all time! ❤ ❤