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 always fun to find promo and behind the scenes pics from TOS! I’d love to have been a fly on the wall for some of these! If you come across any, feel free to send them to me here at email@example.com
Last week I shared some funny Trek/Simpsonshomages 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.
Leonard made a Christmas appearance on the game show You Don’t Say! in 1967 with host Tom Kennedy and June Lockhart (Lost in Space) He even wore a Santa hat, and June can’t stop playing with his pom-pom! Oh how I envy the little girl on his lap! I hope someday a video of this turns up!
It’s been a while since my last Celeste update, and I’m happy to report that Celeste is less than $20,000 away from her goal! I had hoped that she would have reached it by now, but I know it will be reached soon with our help!
Celeste will be taking part in a special Cancer treatment vaccine program in the Grand Cayman Islands next week (She leaves on Thursday 12/10). She is one of only 15 women selected for this clinical trial, and I wish her good health and a safe journey on this next chapter of her treatments.
Let’s make this Celeste’s HAPPIEST CHRISTMAS EVER and help her reach her final goal! You can contribute here. Celeste explains it all below in her latest update —
Here is some information on the therapy that I am embarking on and the first step for this particular treatment was to harvest my own cancer tissue and store them at StoreMyTumor for this treatment.
This is a Cancer Treatment Vaccine which is Developed With Immunotherapy
and Immunotherapy unlike chemo therapy has minimal side effects.
“Finding out that you or a loved one has been diagnosed with cancer is overwhelming.
Typical cancer treatments have a devastating impact on our bodies. This personalized immunotherapy uses the patient’s own tissues and cells, not putting anything foreign into the patient. Medicine will never produce anything near as effective as our immune system for disease eradication. The patient’s unique molecular profile is used to activate their immune system against the tumor to make this treatment much more powerful.
This facility offers a treatment for solid-tumor cancers with little-to-no side effects unlike other treatments available. The therapy teaches the body’s natural immune system to identify cancer cells and eliminate them. It is easily administered by injection once a month for four months. This technology’s safety and effectiveness has been proven in U.S. FDA sanctioned trials, and while the U.S. approval process is ongoing, the Health Practice Commission of the Cayman Islands has been approved for “Clinical Research” only and each participant will be carefully screened before admission to the research and full disclosure given prior to any potential participant.
The personalized cancer immunotherapeutics deployed at this clinic are licensed by and principally based on a particular doctor and scientists research breakthroughs, which helped launch gene-based medicine and other aspects of the biotech industry. And he is a world-renowned biomedical scientist, innovator and entrepreneur who has pioneered some of the past half-century’s most significant biomedical technologies used today in the study and elimination of cancer.”
So this gives you an idea of what I am taking part in as one of 15 women accepted for this treatment. And we leave for the Grand Cayman’s this upcoming Thursday 12-10-15 for 7 days. I so look forward to seeing the 7 mile beach as I understand we will very close to it!
Here in the photo below is an image of the beautiful Grand Cayman..can’t wait to see it!
Over the years, The Simpsons has occasionally referenced Trek TOS, and here’s a compilation of closing credits with Simpson Characters in full Trek drag! I’m pretty sure all of you know the references! I love Marge as Vina!
Most recently, an opening ‘couch gag’ featured Homer and the crew of the Enterprise (or should that be Donutprize?) fighting off the fierce couch –guess who won?
There were many other instances of Simpson/Trek crossovers and of course many references in Matt Goering’s brilliant Futurama, which I’ll get to next time! Have a nice weekend! Until next week…